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Bake Simulation

Convert physics into regular keyframes with Bake Simulation.


Usage

From the Ragdoll menu, select the Bake Simulation from the Animation sub-menu.

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Learn more with this tutorial on YouTube.


Bake Duration

On completion of a bake, it'll tell you how long it took.

Not showing up?

The message is an "in-view" message that needs to be enabled for anything to appear. Head into the Maya Preferences, under Interface | Help.

Or run this from your Script Editor.

from maya import cmds
cmds.optionVar(intValue=("inViewMessageEnable", 1))

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Bake Options

Find a few more options in the Options dialog. Hover over each item to learn more about it.

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Bake Selected Scenes

Sometimes your simulation is split across multiple scenes. Use this option to bake only the selected scenes, leaving the others active.

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Last update: 2021-08-08