After using Blender for a few month, learning tons, fighting through issues and always finding a solution in the end - I really hit a wall this time. Hard. Huge bump on my forehead.
If anybody could help or point me in the right direction it would be greatly appreciated.
I really need your help here guys!
This is the problem:
I’m having several, ripped parts of clothes hanging on a character. Very few faces pinned, the rest hanging loose.
I did a first, rough test - and it worked very well.
Here’s a short clip:
Afterwards I refined the cloth and added some more pieces.
Obviously I was expecting to get some longer baking time.
But instead I got Blender to freeze completely. When baking it ‘pretends’ to work. But nothing really happens. Even after a full night. Cancelling the bake, is endless.
Caching by hitting the play button (or space bar) results in a spinning wheel, and Blender freezing.
I’m really surprised about this as the difference between the test and the refined version is not that big.
This is the test: (updated, I first posted a wrong picture here.)
The cloth here has about 5800 verts.
This baked without problems
Now the refined version:
Here the cloth has about 6700 verts.
It’s still not a dense topology. (yes, the topology won’t win any beauty contests - but it should not freeze blender!?)
In both versions I used only 1 subdivision (for render and for viewport).
While parts of the cloth in the test intersect with the collision body (the creature), in the refined version everything is perfectly neat and clean. I do have quite a few more pinned faces though.
Normals are all perfect in both versions by the way. (otherwise the cloth would go nuts.)
My first thought was to split up the cloth into two objects and bake them separately. But this doesn’t work either. It would not bake either of the halved object.
Somehow I must have created a problem for Blender, when refining the cloth mesh. But I have not the slightest clue what it could be.
And this is a major issue for me. Just as a thought I understood the challenges & little quirks of the cloth sim - I got slapped in the face!
I couldn’t find any help on the net.
So I hoped maybe some of you guys (and girls) have experienced similar issues and could have an idea what the problem might be?
Any help, even the smallest pointer, is greatly appreciated and will be rewarded with the dearest ‘thanks’ imaginable.
Btw, I’m working with Blender 2.82 on an iMac Pro with 64 GB RAM.
Oh…and sorry for the long message. I’m actually glad if someone is still reading this line.