Bake Objects

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Author Name: 
Lorne Brooks

Allows baking of keys on transform tracks for selected objects.

Options include:
- Time range limiting and incremental baking (step size).
- Assign a new shared parent for the selected objects after baking.
- Bake the motion from a picked target object.
- Linking to the picked target object.
- Unlink from the current parent (if using the target object option).
- Bake the motion from the current parent of each selected object.
- Align the selected objects to either their current parents, a new shared parent or a target object.
- Undo button (kinda fake: essentially it just holds the scene when baking then undoing will fetch it back).

- Objects can use any type of constraint, animation layers, as well as linking.
- All constraints and animation layers will be removed.
- Objects will be unlinked by default.
- Does not currently support hierarchy preserved baking (e.g. character skeletons).



Version 1.31 (hotfix);
- Fixed the baking time range settings to update correctly if the range is adjusted in the scene while the UI is open.

Version 1.3;
- Major UI changes; removed redundant buttons and added more features and options.
- Consolidated previously separate bake buttons into one.
- Baking now resets all transform controllers on selected objects to their defaults (PRS, PositionXYZ, RotationXYZ, Scale Bezier).
  This effectively removes any type of constraint, as well as animation layers.
- Added the ability to bake the motion from the current parents of each selected object.
- Added the ability to align to either the current parent, a new parent (shared), or a target object.
- Added a fake undo button (basically it uses a scene hold during the bake process then a fetch when undoing).

Version 1.2;
- Contact email changed.

Version 1.1;
- Recoded script as a struct to minimize global variables.
- Major UI changes.
- Bug fixes.

Version 1.0;
- First release.


Additional Info: 

The script can be found in category “LB Tools”.

The script creates its own macro to be placed as a toolbar icon or a keyboard shortcut added.


Drag the MZP file into your Max viewport.

Files will be copied to...


Version Requirement: 
3dsmax 2008-2017
lbtools_bake_objects.mzp4.07 KB


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ALI3D69's picture


can you update it please?
its not workingwith 2016.
when i opened script and chose evaluate all, nothing happened!

kuang123456's picture

tested in max8 is OK

copy to X:\3dsmax8\Scripts\Startup\

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