So I am trying to use blenders quick effect smoke but I am stopped every time I try because the smoke gen isn't sticking with the object I am using. I have tried following tutorials, but this doesn't happen in their videos. I also haven't been able to find evidence of this anywhere online. What is going on?
You have at least three choices when blender becomes stubborn in cleaning up its cache:
- Go to the (Domain) folder with the particle cache and delete all the subfolders to clean up:
Coax a cache clear by changing a Domain parameter (like Resolution Divisions) and then change it back.
Change the simulation cache setting to Type = Modular, then it will be easier to "Bake", "Free", "Resume" (from an interrupted simulation if you hit ESCape
And yes, you have my sympathies that many things in blender can be a bit quirky and frustrating at times!