Here is a demo for how to use Maya's Viewport 2.0 to get better animation playback speed. Maya 2015 Service Pack 4 was used for this demo. "Jack" rig used courtesy of AnimSquad.
My system specs:
CPU: Intel i7 4790k (4.0ghz Quad-Core)
GPU: NVIDIA GTX 780ti (3gb Memory)
MEL Playback code:
int $rangeStartFrame = `playbackOptions -q -min`;
currentTime -e $rangeStartFrame;
playbackOptions -playbackSpeed 0 -loop "once" -by 1;
playbackOptions -playbackSpeed 1 -loop "continuous";
Python Skin Cluster Code:
import maya.cmds as cmds
sceneGeo = cmds.ls(g=True)
charSC = 
for skin in cmds.listConnections(sceneGeo ,type='skinCluster'):
if skin not in charSC:
for sc in charSC:
cmds.setAttr((sc + '.deformUserNormals'), False)
From this post - http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?p=7048984#post7048984
A fast and easy way to copy attributes from one object to several others.
Works for any channel in the channel box! :)
First select all the objects you want to copy Attributes TO, then shift-select the object you want to copy Attributes FROM.
Then select an Attribute and HIT TAB, repeat.
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