Join Aaron F. Ross for an in-depth discussion in this video Rendering in Maya software, part of Creating Hair with Maya nHair.
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…To render hair in the Maya software renderer,…there are a few considerations you'll need to make.…Let's take the look at the settings to render hair in Maya software.…The first thing that I want to do is play the simulation…for a few frames in order to get the simulation to settle down.…Now the hair at about frame five or six is now settled into its resting position.…The first thing I'll do is change the Maya…software renderer setting to give it a production quality preset.…We'll go into the render setting window.…Go to the Maya software tab and set the Quality to Production Quality.…
And that just gives us better anit-aliasing throughout.…Let's render this.…I've got three lights in my scene and no shadows yet.…So we'll do a test render and see what it looks like without any shadows.…As you can see without shadows, the hair looks a bit over lit.…We'll store that image so we can compare it to others.…And let's enable shadows for the key light.…I'll click in the main viewport and tap the space bar.…Go over to the top view and select this light here, which is point light one, and…
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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