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Ragdoll 2021.09.27 awaits.
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Ragdoll ships as a Maya Module for Windows and Linux.

Installation for Windows

On the Windows platform, there's an executable you can run.

  1. Run the .msi installer
  2. Restart Maya

Alternatively, unzip Ragdoll into your ~/maya directory. You should end up with something like this.

Installation for Linux

On Linux, installation and upgrades are done in the same fashion.

  1. Unzip the .zip into your ~/maya directory
  2. Restart Maya

You should end up with something like this.

Installation for MacOS

Sorry, MacOS is currently not supported.

Let us know this is important to you, and priorities can be shifted.

The plug-in is now available via the Plug-in Manager.

Everything ok?

No menu

You've booted up Maya, but there is no menu, what gives?

Maya Modules work in mysterious ways. Try installing it the old fashioned way.

from ragdoll import interactive
No module named 'ragdoll'

A clue! Let's go deeper.

import os
modules_path = r"c:\Users\marcus\Documents\maya\modules"
ragdoll_path = os.path.join(modules_path, "Ragdoll-Maya-2021_11_06\scripts")

import sys
sys.path.insert(0, ragdoll_path)

from ragdoll import interactive

Make sure you replace the version number (date) with the version you are using. At this point, I expect you've uncovered why your module wasn't working in the first place and should probably revisit that as this process would require you to manually update the version number in that path each time you upgrade. No fun.

Something else happened

Oh no! I'd like to know about what happened, please let me know here.


What are my workstation requirements?

Anything capable of running Maya can run Ragdoll.

  • Windows 10+ or CentOS 7+
  • 64-bit Intel® or AMD® processor
  • 4 GB of RAM
  • Maya 2018-2022
What are my licensing options?

See Pricing.

What happens when my licence runs out?

Your scenes will still open, but the solver will be disabled. Contact for renewal of your licence.

What happens when I skip frames?

The simulation gracefully pauses until you revisit the last simulated frame.

How do I disable the ground?

A static collider is automatically added on the Maya grid per default, it can be disabled on the rdScene node via the .useGround attribute.

Can I use Rez?

Yes, the only environment variable needed for Rez is MAYA_MODULE_PATH, such as:


Where the Ragdoll-2021_07_28 folder and Ragdoll-2021_07_28.mod file resides at {root}.

Why not use nHair for overlapping animation?

Ragdoll simulates your translate and rotate channels, whereas nHair simulates point geometry. You can convert those points into translation and rotation, but given the choice why would you? Besides, Ragdoll has far more robust collisions, control and constraints than nHair or nCloth could ever hope to achieve, at much greater performance.


As of Ragdoll 2021.09.27 these are the current known limitations of Ragdoll.

  • Maya 2022.0 crashes when calling Delete Physics, use Maya 2022.1

Last update: 2021-08-06