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Creating Hair with Maya nHair

Course Summary

Learn to create, style, animate, and render realistic hair with Maya nHair.       

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    Course Syllabus

       Using the exercise files
    1. Getting Started with nHair
       Understanding Nucleus nHair
       Loading nHair examples
       Prepping a model for nHair
       Laying out UVs
       Adding nHair
       Choosing Create nHair options
       Analyzing the nHair node structure
       Displaying curves and converting selections
       Tuning the Nucleus solver
    2. Defining hairSystem Attributes
       Setting display quality
       Choosing a simulation method
       Setting dynamic properties
       Controlling stiffness with Bend Resistance
       Controlling collisions
       Adjusting forces such as mass and drag
       Defining Clump and Hair Shape attributes
       Adjusting Clump Twist, Clump Flatness, and Clump Curl
       Changing hair shape with displacements
       Shading the hairSystem
    3. Working with Follicles
       Creating follicles with the Paint Hair Follicles tool
       Selecting follicles in the viewport
       Moving follicles in UV space
       Trimming and extending follicles
       Painting follicle attributes
       Painting follicle color
       Setting individual follicle attributes
       Converting the follicle simulation method
       Linking objects to surfaces with follicles
    4. Styling nHair
       Creating production-quality nHair
       Transforming curves
       Using Start Curve Attract
       Modifying curves
       Creating long hairstyles
       Locking curve length
       Editing curve CVs
       Applying nConstraints
    5. Rendering nHair
       Creating an nCache
       Rendering in Maya software
       Rendering in mental ray
       Enabling Multi Streaks


Course Fee:
USD 25

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4 - 5 hours / week

This course is listed under Development & Implementations and Digital Media & Games Community

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