Join Aaron F. Ross for an in-depth discussion in this video Controlling stiffness with Bend Resistance, part of Creating Hair with Maya nHair.
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…The other primary dynamic property that we need to adjust…for hair, is the stiffness, also known as bend resistance.…You may see in the Maya documentation, at least…for version 2014, references to an attribute called stiffness.…Well for nHair, in fact, stiffness doesn't exist.…There is no such attribute.…What they meant to say was bend resistance.…And that will probably get fixed in a subsequent version of the documentation.…But for version 2014 and earlier, just know…that when they say stiffness, they mean bend resistance.…
So let's look at that.…I'm going to select the hair and go to the Attribute editor, Ctrl+A.…And in the dynamic properties we will see bend resistance.…And its got a low value of one right now, and if we…rewind and play the simulation we'll see there's basically no stiffness at all.…If we increase bend resistance up to a value of let's say around…100 and rewind and play back, we will say that…in fact yes, now we're getting some nice stiff hair.…So that's how you control the stiffness.…
AuthorAaron F. Ross
- Prepping a model for hair
- Adding nHair
- Setting dynamic properties
- Adjusting clump, curl, and twist
- Painting follicle attributes
- Creating long hairstyles with curves
- Applying nConstraints
- Creating and rendering an nCache
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Getting Started with nHair
2. Defining hairSystem Attributes
3. Working with Follicles
4. Styling nHair
5. Rendering nHair
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