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Old 03 March 2013   #1
Preferences not saving some options ever

There is quite a few preference options which don't do anything and never save.
At the moment crucial one:
1. Dynamics - echo collision commands , on or off does the same (it's on), and if I save preferences, it loads with on always.



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Old 03 March 2013   #2
You are correct...that option saves but doesn't read back in correctly. I've logged a defect, and will get it fixed, but if you want to implement the fix yourself locally I can show you how.

The proper fix would be to edit initialStartup.mel (either directly or by making a copy). Search for "dynPref" and you'll see the block of code where we read back in the optionVar's. You will need to add this line right after the existing ones:
dynPref -ec `optionVar -q dynPrefEchoCollision`;

If you don't want to mess with existing MEL files, then I think you could probably execute that line from pretty much anywhere when Maya starts.

Were there other options to fix?
Old 03 March 2013   #3

Thanks, I will try that.
There are other options but this is sort of important at the moment.
I'm doing some simulation with rigid bodies. After baking keys, I'm not sure which way to switch them off to just run the animation instead again simulation. Switching rigid body solver doesn't do it. Strange enough, if there is only few objects everything seems to be working fine.
I guess nobody uses rigid bodies anymore...
I noticed that when using replace objects, it doesn't mater which option I use, they always do shape instancing.
I remember there were other options in preferences, I will get back to you when it comes up.

Thank you so much for your help!

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Old 03 March 2013   #4
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