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Ragdoll is a real-time physics solver for Maya, similar the native nCloth and nHair solvers except it works on transforms rather than points. That makes it better equipt to integrate with your existing animation controls and doesn't require translating from points like people did in the 90's.

This domain contains Ragdoll learning resources, for a more general overview see the Product Page.

Where to Find Help?

Depending on where you are and what you are looking for, one of these should fit the bill.

# Source Description
discord Chat Come join the party on Discord!
documentation Documentation Read about each command available to you in Maya
Release Notes Every new release has examples of every new feature and squashed bug.
Search Top of every page, you know what to do ☝️
UI Help Find help without leaving Maya
youtube YouTube Videos Long-form walkthroughs and examples.
Tutorials Long-form, written tutorials for learning Ragdoll from the ground up.
Reference The Reference page lists all menu items, item options and node attributes of Ragdoll along with descriptions and examples.
Node Reference Every node is detailed in the "Nodes" section to the right, such as rdRigid.
Community Inspire and be inspired via the Ragdoll forums
Support Get us involved and let's make some waves

What's Next?

Here are some options for getting into Ragdoll.

Route Description
Install & Explore Tried and true, who reads documentation anyway?
Watch & Learn We've made a number of videos demonstrating how to use Ragdoll.
Read All About It Keep clicking that next button at the bottom of every page.


Mentions of Ragdoll in the press.

Date Source Title
2021-12-18 Escape Studios Ragdoll Dynamics for Maya
2021-09-21 80lv Development and Capabilities of Ragdoll Dynamics
2021-08-03 CGChannel Ragdoll Dynamics adds real-time physics to your Maya rigs
2021-07-30 CGPress Ragdoll Dynamics plugin for Maya
2021-07-28 80lv New Tool Lets You Animate With Physics in Real-Time

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Last update: 2022-04-04