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.
|Chat||Come join the party on Discord!|
|Documentation||Read about each command available to you in Maya|
|Release Notes||Every new release comes with examples of every new feature and squashed bug.|
|Search||Top-right on this website there's a field to search for any word or phrase on this domain, including node attribute reference.|
|UI Help||Find help without leaving Maya|
|YouTube Videos||Long-form walkthroughs and examples.|
|Tutorials||Long-form, written tutorials for learning Ragdoll from the ground up.|
|Examples||Download and play around with some example scenes.|
|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
|Community||Inspire and be inspired via the Ragdoll forums|
|Support||Get us involved and let's make some waves|
Here are some options for getting into Ragdoll.
|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.
|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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