Shag fur and vray ?

Become a member of the CGSociety

Connect, Share, and Learn with our Large Growing CG Art Community. It's Free!

THREAD CLOSED
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  12 December 2001
Question Shag fur and vray ?

I'm trying vray and it's true it seems powerful and impressive.
Chrom gave me some good advice and i could quickly understand how to make it work.
However i have a problem with shag fur, it doesn't work with vray, does anyone know how to turn the fur to a geometry ?
__________________
> My homepage <



 
  12 December 2001
I'm almost positive that you cant convert any shag:Hair to geometry. What you could do is to render the hair in a seperate pass with all the appropriate render elements and comp all of it together. Not exactly the same, but I think you could get it decently close. Hope that works

-RM23
__________________
2319.... 2319
 
  12 December 2001
You can convert shag hair/fur to geometry, something that is well documented and fairly straight forward.

Set up for geometry in the enivironmental roll out, and then
convert the helper object. It'll now be compatible with any renderer,
but beware as it'll kill all but the highest spec machines.
__________________
Matt Clark
The Pixel Hive

Last edited by Matt-Clark : 12 December 2001 at 05:03 PM.
 
  12 December 2001
So I guess u can say it this way.
In theory it can be done, but it´s practicly impossible
 
  12 December 2001
Ha ha....learn something new everyday.
__________________
2319.... 2319
 
  12 December 2001
No, it's not impossible, it's just that if you need to know about the settings to keep the geometry down.
You wont have much fun recreating the environmental look
with geomtry, especially with dense hair, but you will get
decent looking 3 dimensional hair strands.

It's also good for other effects, here I used it for creating
some shoulder/shin pads on a character:


__________________
Matt Clark
The Pixel Hive
 
  12 December 2001
DANG that's cool...great idea man
__________________
2319.... 2319
 
  12 December 2001
Yep - that certainly is fantastic...

I'd like to take this oppertunity alos to point out that RenderMonkey23 has my dream "board Nick"... Damn you!
__________________
SKETCHBOOK
MDI
moonjam.com
 
  12 December 2001
Thanks a lot Matt, i'm going to try it. Let you know how it works for me.
__________________
> My homepage <



 
  12 December 2001
I can't make it work, my problem is that i can't find how to convert the helper.
The helper is named Furview and is invisible right ?
When i try to collapse it in the modifier rollout it crashes max. Is this the thing to do ?
__________________
> My homepage <



 
  12 December 2001
Ok i found the reason why, apparently it works with shag hair but not with shag fur.
I'm going to experiment more.
__________________
> My homepage <



 
  12 December 2001
It looks cool if u want thicker hair, but not so good for thin hair, right ?
 
  12 December 2001
Apparently it works with every kind of hair but it's too demanding on the machine as every hair is turned into a mesh.
It's an interesting technique for small areas with large hair (less mesh).
__________________
> My homepage <



 
  12 December 2001
Quote: Originally posted by AJ_23
Yep - that certainly is fantastic...

I'd like to take this oppertunity alos to point out that RenderMonkey23 has my dream "board Nick"... Damn you!



Haha....I was actually supprised that I was the 104th to join this forum. I check it like a zillion times a day. Damn winter break (I slept in)
__________________
2319.... 2319
 
  01 January 2006
Thread automatically closed

This thread has been automatically closed as it remained inactive for 12 months. If you wish to continue the discussion, please create a new thread in the appropriate forum.
__________________
CGTalk Policy/Legalities
Note that as CGTalk Members, you agree to the terms and conditions of using this website.
 
Thread Closed share thread



Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
CGSociety
Society of Digital Artists
www.cgsociety.org

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright İ2000 - 2006,
Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Minimize Ads
Forum Jump
Miscellaneous

All times are GMT. The time now is 09:30 AM.


Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.