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Baking?

Wed, 16 Oct 2013 22:00:34

Briffault

I keep hearing folks talk about baking procedural bones. What the heck does this do? And when should the utility be used? After I've finished making the animations? Thanks guys!
Wed, 16 Oct 2013 23:19:33

Ganonmaster

You know how some models have jiggle bones? Like breasts that jiggle even though you didn't animate them? Those are also known as Procedural bones.(because their motion is procedurally/automatically generated) Sometimes when you have a nice complete animation loop, you will notice that the jigglebones "pop" when the animation starts over.(when the jiggled bone doesn't line up with the first frame and the last) Or that you want to adjust how a jigglebone moves. This is when you might want to bake the procedural bones. It turns any existing procedurally generated motion into animations, and turns the jigglebones into bones that are accessible in the Animation Set Editor so you can make changes like you would to any other bone. Generally you should use it if your animation is finished or you are close to finishing it, as the procedural bones can't be restored once they've been baked and big changes to your pose might make the existing jiggle animation look weird.
Thu, 17 Oct 2013 00:11:21

DemonicLemon

"Ganonmaster" said ...
Generally you should use it if your animation is finished or you are close to finishing it, as the procedural bones can't be restored once they've been baked and big changes to your pose might make the existing jiggle animation look weird.
Actually they can, just click the part that asks you to reenable procedural bones when following the process to bake them in the first place.
Thu, 17 Oct 2013 00:32:08

Ganonmaster

"DemonicLemon" said ...
"Ganonmaster" said ...
Generally you should use it if your animation is finished or you are close to finishing it, as the procedural bones can't be restored once they've been baked and big changes to your pose might make the existing jiggle animation look weird.
Actually they can, just click the part that asks you to reenable procedural bones when following the process to bake them in the first place.
Oh cool, I don't use the feature that often so I didn't know that.
Thu, 17 Oct 2013 01:28:32

Ermac

I thought this was a thread about physically baking stuff, I'm disappointed
Thu, 17 Oct 2013 22:15:16

Briffault

Sweet! Thanks for the info! Perfectly clear. And that's no small feat since I have the IQ of a potato chip.......thanks kindly!