Join Aaron F. Ross for an in-depth discussion in this video Using the exercise files, part of Maya: nHair.
If you're a premium subscriber to lynda.com, then you can download the exercise files that come with this course. If you're not a premium subscriber, then you can create your own files as you go. Either way, you will have to set or create a Maya project folder. Let's go through that process quickly. First, if you don't have the exercise files, you'll need to create a project folder, and you'll want to go into the File menu, and choose, Project Window. Currently, the project is set to the default project, I want to create a new one.
And I'll call it, In Air Project, and you can put it anywhere, I'm just going to opt to leave it in the default location, which is, Current User > Documents > My Projects. And I don't need to change any of these fields here, I just go ahead and click Accept. And now when I try to open or save a scene, it will always take me directly to that folder. So if I go to file open scene, it takes me directly to Aaron F Ross, Documents, Maya Projects, In Air Project Scenes. And you need to do this of course because Maya needs to keep track of lots of different types of files, including caches and rendered images and so on.
If you have the exercise files, than all you need to do is set Maya to that exercise files folder. And, as I show you, I've got it on my desktop. So I'm going to minimize Maya, just get rid of it for a moment, and you can see here that I've got the exercise files on my desktop, and in the scenes folder, there are a whole lot of scenes for the course. And there are also some sample renderings here in the images folder. OK. So I'll bring Maya back up again. And we just want to set to that project, since it already exists.
Go into the file menu and choose set project. And navigate to that location. In this case I can just go directly to desktop, and choose exercise files. And I don't need to drill down into that folder, just select it, and then click set. Then when I go to the File, Open menu, it should take me directly to desktop exercise files scenes, and they're all the scene files for the course.
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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