Guides or Hair Update Problems 

 

Problem 

When the distribution mesh used for guide or hair generation is deforming in any way the hair generated from it doesn't update when scrubbing the timeline. For example, if you animate the radius of a sphere primitive over time and add hair to it then scrubbing the time slider will not update the hair position until the slider is released.

 

Affected Versions 

Maya 2016 and newer, all operating systems.

 

Cause 

This problems stems due to current incompatibility of Ornatrix with Maya's new parallel evaluation mode.

 

Solution 

  • Go to Maya's main menu, Windows, Settings/Preferences, Preferences.
  • In the Preferences dialog select Settings, Animation category.
  • In the Animation options set Evaluation Mode parameter to DG.