Maya Cache DLL Project

Maya Cache DLL Project is an open source C library aimed to write Maya nCache for nParticles (check out the GITHUB Project Page, too).

The library allows the user to write nParticles’ main attributes to single-file or┬ámulti-file .mc caches.
It’s important to state that, presently, the library’s features are quite limited, since it was conceived for a very specific use (see Bad Boids).

Instructions

Being pretty basic, the library is very easy to use.
Nonetheless, we thought it’d be useful to explain it with some code and example; so we chose not to mess up this page, and collect all technical notes in a separate page.
Also, we were suggested to prepare a document describing the bit stream we observed in .mc files. You can find it in the Download section, right below.

Downloads

Here you have the DLLs:

… and here you are the bit stream documentation:

Maya Cache Bit Stream Documentation

Future Implementations

We have in mind a variety of further functionalities, which might be implemented in the next future, such as:

  • custom attributes caching
  • custom frame increment
  • single-file/multi-file conversion
  • Maya Cache/Alembic conversion
  • fluid, nCloth, geometry caching

More contents will be added soon.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *