Join Aaron F. Ross for an in-depth discussion in this video Trimming and extending follicles, part of Creating Hair with Maya nHair.
…Now we'll look at best practices for trimming and extending existing hair.…You may notice in the nHair menu that…there is something called the Scale Hair Tool.…And I want to steer you away from that.…All it does is scale the curves up.…And what it does is it doesn't just make the hair…longer, it makes the hair larger, which means it will be thicker.…And it also means that things like curls and braiding…will not work properly.…So again, I don't recommend that you use the Scale Hair tool, and I…don't recommend that you scale the follicles…or curves using the ordinary scale command.…
Instead, you want to use the Paint Hair Follicles tool.…To start you'll select the object to which the hair's been applied.…In this case it's the scalp.…So I want to un-reference that scalp so I can select it.…And then go to the nHair menu and…choose Paint Hair Follicles > Options.…And now you've got different modes available to you up here.…Previously when we went in here we could only create follicles, but…now we can trim and extend hairs and edit the follicle attributes.…
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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