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How to delete rigid body cache?

I can't delete rigid body cache from scene. When I delete old objects and add new ones they are acting like the old objects. I tried all options under rigid body cache panel in scene properties, Free ...
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How can I keep a single frame of a smoke cache?

I have an 8GB smoke sim cache directory for 250 frames. I only want the sim results for frame 15 - 13mb. How can I just retain this single frame across the 250 frames of the file? I guess a kind of ...
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What are the advantages of turning on “cache BVH”?

What are the advantages of turning on cache BVH for a cycles render? Not sure how to elaborate. I'm not necessarily looking for a technical description, just a better idea for when to use it, and ...
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Is it safe to delete the cache?

Does deleting the cache files in the USER directory hurt anything? The user directory where the cache in question is: ...
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Can I save the baking cache?

Is it possible at all to save a physics cache with a .blend file, so that when I open it back up, I won't need to cache it again? P.S. I do understand the implications, that the .blend size can be ...
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Transfer particle cache from one file to another

As the title states, is it possible to transfer the particle cache of one file to another? I apologize if this is a duplicate, but I don't think I've found a relevant answer I thought to use the ...
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How to pack cache files?

Is it possible to pack the smoke cache files into the blend file, like can be done with images? How can I do that? I only need the cache of one single frame.
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Why is Blender's V.S.E. Slow?

What I know about blender's V.S.E. is that it can cache a certain amount of frames before dropping frames(Related). But, on my Ipod I have video editors like Imovie, and Cute Cut and there is never a ...
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Unable to bake fluid after changing cache folder

So I've been studying Blender's fluid simulation and I realized that after I set the folder's path to somewhere else other than Window's temp folder (C:\Users\User\AppData\Local\Temp) the bake ...
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How to Cache Frames Faster in Movie Clip Editor?

I'm trying to track a fairly short (~30 second) video, however while playing through the video it takes FOREVER to cache in all the frames. So far, I have only got to about half way through the clip ...
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Reload smoke cache from file

If I bake a smoke simulation, then then save-as the file as a new name, I lose the smoke cache. Is there any way to reload it?
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Particle cache step of less than 1?

I have a particle system, and an emitter. Sometimes the emitter moves extremely fast, and leaves gaps between particles. I'd like to lower the Cache Step below 1, is there any way I can have blender ...
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Clear the sequencer memory cache?

I'm doing some motion tracking, and to quickly edit things I preload the frames into the memory. However, this fills up my ram, and sometimes (e.g when I'm not working with the footage) I want to ...
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How to enlarge dynamic paint cache size (Blender 2.8)?

I try to create 900-frame animation using dynamic paint in Blender 2.8. When I try to play animation or bake all dynamics calculations are made until frame #250 and that's all. Does anyone know ...
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Is it possible to bake dynamic paint waves simulation as a black and white displacement map texture?

I am working with the dynamic paint waves function to simulate ripples along the surface of a sphere. I was wondering if it is possible to bake the deformation into a black and white displacement map ...
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Rigid Bodies giving me hard time

I’m new to blender. Right now I’m working on a music video clip and I made these music notes (simple models) falling from the sky and hit the ground (simple plane). The notes are active rigid body and ...
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Only Keeping a single frame of Smoke Simulation

I have a smoke simulation that I want to render and the frame I want to render is around the middle of the whole sequence. Since I'm going to upload this on a render farm, I must keep the cache size ...
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Convert Animation Nodes to Object and Keyframes

I have This Node Tree in Animation Nodes: As you can see it creates objects and edit their location. but When I render, even If I normally bake all the Dynamics, the cache disappears and then it ...
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blender cache on several computers

I have multiple low-performance computers, and I was wondering: could blender cache the same animation on all of them? Now notice, I want to cache, not render. I know there are lots of answers out ...
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Cache to Stop and Start Movement in an Animation?

So I am working on an animation that is about 4 minutes long and various elements that use physics in the scene come in and out of shot, namely fire and moving cloth. I am wondering if there is an ...
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How to reverse particle Cache in Blender 2.79

I'm hoping to somehow reverse a baked particle cache (that took ages to bake, based off of a smoke sim). My goal to run the simulation forward at a fixed camera angle, and at the end of the simulation ...
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Wind Field freeze at frame 250. Where can it be changed?

I have setup a project of 250 frames with a flag and a wind force field. It works fine until I change the length of the project to 520 frames, then the flag is frozen after frame 250. There must be a ...
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Why does blender delete the headlessly baked cache on startup?

So I am baking my smoke simulations on a headless machine. I am using the following snippet of python (bake-all.py): ...
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Did I destroy my 12 hour render trying to save it?

I got up this morning and I went to save my overnight render, I turned on the screen and saw it for a moment, then I went over to Image to save it and at this point I think my mouse accidentally ...
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Modify a softbody during animation

I am hoping to grow a branching shape while softbody animation is underway. I am using a bmesh to update the object's mesh as the branching shape grows. However once the softbody animation is underway,...
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Do “no cached” simulations give the same result in multiple computers?

If a file has no disk cache and is rendered multiple times in multiple computers.. Does the physics simulation give the same result in every computer every time? (same file and not changin' the seed) ...
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Render of Smoke/Fire shows nothing

I am doing the Blenderguru tutorial on Making Fire. After the initial setup he does a render and so did I .... Probably I did something silly but I cannot find it. I already did delete the circle ...
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Blender Overrides Smoke Cache Files To Original On Startup

I wanted to create a reverse smoke simulation.In other words, the smoke moves in reverse as the time goes on. What I did was first create an external library and then,I rename all the blender smoke ...
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.PLY animation to alembic/cache

I know similar questions have been asked elsewhere here but, the most recent answer is over 3 years old and we've have b2.8 drop in the interim. I have captured some depth footage using an Intel ...
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How do you clear the cache?

So I have been having trouble with this blend file I am working on, different parts of the animation process keep glitching and very inconsistently. For instance if I run an animation I have made the ...
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key frames with physics simulations

im creating a scene where i have a cloth simulation and a smoke simulation at at the same time it is for a still image (with scope to animate it in the future). my problem is this, with both ...
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Is it possible to “pack” a .mdd mesh cache animation into the .blend?

I've successfully loaded a mesh cache .mdd file to create an animated mesh. However, if I choose File > External Data > Pack All Into .blend the mesh sequence ...
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Problem in particles cache link

We made a car animation in blender - dust animation using blender’s smoke and baked the simulation in our network folder. We can open the file from any computer, render it locally. Every thing is ...
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How do I create an Alembic geometry Cache or animation from a series of meshes

I have a series of meshes that I would like to export to unreal and have them read as a geometry cache or animation. I have about 60 meshes and I would like each mesh to be a single frame of an ...
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How can I fully utilise all CPU cores for a hair dynamics bake? [duplicate]

I am working on a huge grassy field using a hair particle system that has 500,000 hairs. I have some forcefields blowing the grass around. When I bake this particle system to the disk, one of my CPU ...
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Can't get rid of old data after copying fluid sim

My situation I have a fluid sim in which a cube standing in a puddle melts entirely into a puddle To make the melting simulation more realistic i set the speed of the fluid sim to a very slow pace. ...
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Clear Blender BVH Cache

A lot of times when I'm rendering in Cycles, I enable BVH caching to speed up my render time. The only downside to doing this is that in scenes with high geometry my hard drive fills up quickly. Is ...
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Cache slow animation?

Let's say I have an animation that my computer can only process at an incredibly slow rate (A forest, for example). Is it possible to cache the animation so I can work with it (and only have to ...
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Hair simulation cache

I am trying to cache a heavy hair simulation (picture and blend file below). I have two problems: I tried to cache "in file" by disabling the "disk cache" box. The file seems to be getting bigger and ...
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specify cache output folder?

Can I set my cache output folder? I'm using Cycles Rendering, with GPU mode, my computer sometimes show a message that I have little space left. This happens while I work, sometimes without even ...
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How can I get import an .FBX point cache animation to Blender?

I'm trying to export an .fbx from Cinema 4D of a skinned object that I baked to a point cache and import it to Blender 2.81. The point cache is working with Maya, but not with Blender. Here is a ...
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How to save Animation Nodes cache without baking to mesh?

It seems like all caching data from Subprogramm is purged after closing a file, but can we re-use this internal cache? I was thinking about running few instances ...
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Why won't blender 2.8 bake more than 250 frames?

I have changed the cache, and also extended the frames length. Here is a Video that shows the problem. It is recorded after baking the animation. Here is the video. to me it seems like a bug because ...
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Blender 2.82 Fluid Simulation can't resume baking

I have simulated a pool of water and was baking the mesh for the water. My system crashed and I could not resume baking. I backed the mesh folder up and freed the mesh. I put the files back in place ...
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How to change cloth caches

Using a cloth simulation, is it possible to have the animation switch in which cloth cache is viewed at a certain time? I want to have one cloth cache and switch it to a different cache after the ...
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Where is the disk cache in blender 2.81?

I just downloaded blender 2.81 and tried to render via sheep it render farm. When my render was complete, the render didnt include the water simulation baking. When i did further research, i read i ...
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Standard OpenVDB implimentation for Blender

Any support for OpenVDB? Not a full I/O but accessing the VDB points through the attribute node would be enough. so is there any way I can maybe trick blender into writing those OpenVDB points to a ...
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How can i move a particle cache without rebaking?

I am trying to make a short cyclic animation with fire embers moving across the screen. my plan is to bake the embers (already done, looks perfect) and bake them longer (850 frames in cache) than my ...
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Is there a way to cache the video in the sequence editor?

In the sequence editor, when you load an image strip, it can be slow. You have to play the video twice to "cache" the video. Is there a way i can just click a button to do this, like how you bake a ...
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Smoke not Appearing in Render Using Render Garden

I am attempting to use my University's render garden to render an animation involving smoke. The version of blender I am using is 2.79. The render garden requires all external data and the .blend ...