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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.
- Run the
- 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.
- Unzip the
- 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.
- See Release History
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 interactive.install()
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 interactive.install()
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?
What happens when my licence runs out?
Your scenes will still open, but the solver will be disabled. Contact email@example.com 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
Can I use Rez?
Yes, the only environment variable needed for Rez is
MAYA_MODULE_PATH, such as:
Ragdoll-2021_07_28 folder and
Ragdoll-2021_07_28.mod file resides at
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.
Ragdoll 2021.09.27 these are the current known limitations of Ragdoll.
- Maya 2022.0 crashes when calling
Delete Physics, use Maya 2022.1