It happens sometimes that after finishing bake (e.g., for fluid simulation) we wish we could continue the simulation for two more seconds :(

How to use the cached bake to continue the simulation?

We played with the settings, but with no success.

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  • $\begingroup$ I'm in the same situation. Now, I change the viewport to "final" to check the last few frames because the resolution can greatly affect the state of the fluid. $\endgroup$ Jan 29, 2015 at 15:31

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The domain simulation of doing bake can't be resumed, it always starts from 0. Offset is for holding or use the cached animation later.

  • $\begingroup$ That's not the answer we want to hear. $\endgroup$ Aug 12, 2017 at 3:25

This answer refers to my experience with smoke simulation, I can't say if it applies to others:

  • First, be sure to have your actual simulation cache loaded
  • Go to the last calculated frame in your scene
  • Press Ctrl+A to play the animation. Blender will then increment your cache and extend the simulation frame by frame
  • Press Ctrl+A again to stop both playing and simulation

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