Join Aaron F. Ross for an in-depth discussion in this video Converting the follicle simulation method, part of Creating Hair with Maya nHair.
…Like all dynamic simulations, nHair can be calculation intensive.…In order to speed up calculations, we can use passive follicles.…And passive follicles have output curves just…like dynamic follicles do, but the output…curves of passive follicles are merely interpolated…from the output curves of nearby dynamic follicles.…And that's how we can speed up calculations.…However, if you want to use passive follicles,…then you'll want to actually create them as dynamic…to begin with and then convert them, because then…you have the option to convert back and forth.…
If follicles are created as passive to begin…with, then they cannot be converted to dynamic.…Okay.…So, to illustrate this, I'm going to go…through the Create Hairs options, and we're going to…create some passive follicles on this simple surface.…I'll go ahead and select it.…Go to the nHair menu and choose Create…Hair options, and I'll just reset the settings.…For this simple demo, I don't need any strokes…per se, I can just look at curves only.…That will help us to see it a little bit more clearly.…
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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