Tutorial, Fur with new particles


#21

Great tutorial, that was real easy, thanks :slight_smile:

I have the same question as Max Power AND -Can you ‘comb’ the hair using guides ? That would be cool for long hair.


#22

Of course! :slight_smile:

Check out the videos linked from here: http://www.blender.org/cms/New_Particle_options_a.721.0.html


#23

I found this tutorial so easy and great to follow that I figured it would be good to “PDF” it so people can download and save it so here it is…

[http://www.savefile.com/files/5232575](http://www.savefile.com/files/3316396)

Thanks Aids:thumbsup:

Added the Paint partical step Aidan provided. The link has changed to the one above.


#24

Wow thanx man thats very helpfull, im glad you enjoyed the tutorial could you post what you got id be interested to see


#25

Your welcome.:slight_smile:

I will post it now.

Its the WIP Lufa character.


#26

this is prolly one of the most useful tuts I’ve found on blender. and by that I mean something thats useful and looks good. Thanks

Do you happen to know how to make clouds? and use them in the enviorment? I know there are other cloud tuts out there but I can’t follow them very well.

EDIT: hey when I try to render the fur…all I get is a blue screen…the sphere disappeared?


#27

ok did you have the texture maped to alpha?


#28

oops I should’ve responded earlier…but um yeah stupid mistake I forgot to click on the Static button.


#29

cool tutorial, but I have a questions about this as it relates to human hair.
How do you mirror one side to another? I have made hair kinda the way I want on the right side of the head, but now I’d like to duplicate & reverse it to make the left side. Things go haywire if I try.


#30

How do i stop the mesh from dissapearing when i render?
And where is the Vgroup thing?


#31

In the Display section of the Particles tab, make sure that the Mesh button is selected. And the VGroup input is also under the Particles tab.


#32

What he said ^


#33

I need help with the “soft” quality of the hair. This is what I have gotten so far “I have done this tutorial about 20 times with the same result. I hate memorized all of the steps :D”


#34

--------Double Post--------


#35

Has something to do with the alpha blending values, and the ray, or z-transp functions. If I recall correctly, one of those had to be on to get the soft, fade-out effect.


#36

Strand settings:

  • Start 1 or 2
  • End 0.25
  • Shape -0.09 or the lowest possible value you can drag the slider

Material settings:

  • Z transparency
  • 0 alpha
  • you can change the preview type from the sphere to hair strand preview. There is a button next to the little material previewer in the F5 menu that allows you to change to hair preview type.

Map Input:

  • Strand coordinates (you must first have some particle hairs before you can see this option)

Map To:

  • Alpha channel only (take off all the other channels)

Texture:

  • Add a blend texture, and use the colorband for the blend texture.
  • Blend from black, fully opaque to white, fully transparent

#37

This is what the new result is from your tips!


#38

hey,

i had the same problem too. I am using 2.43 and here is my solution:

Strand settings:

  • Start 1 or 2
  • End 0.25
  • Shape -0.09 or the lowest possible value you can drag the slider

Material settings:

  • Z transparency(this is under render pipeline)
  • 0 alpha
  • you can change the preview type from the sphere to hair strand preview. There is a button next to the little material previewer in the F5 menu that allows you to change to hair preview type.

Map Input:

  • Strand coordinates (you must first have some particle hairs before you can see this option)

Map To:

  • Alpha channel only (take off all the other channels)
  • put the “mix” to multiply in Texture Blending Mode.

Texture:

  • Add a blend texture, and use the colorband for the blend texture.
  • Blend from black, fully opaque to white, fully transparent

then you will see the blurry alpha.

hope this help :slight_smile:

sooon


#39

Great tutorial!
Can I translate this tutorial to portuguese and use the images? I’m from Brazil…


#40

well, this is just my opinnion, but you probably can, just as long as you give credit where its due! :wink: