Maya Dynamics: nHair, Xgen, and Interactive Grooming

This course will introduce users to the most important basic functions and workflows found within Maya 2017 to create hair using nHair, Xgen, and interactive grooming splines. Software required: Autodesk Maya 2017.
Course info
Rating
(32)
Level
Beginner
Updated
Feb 28, 2017
Duration
5h 18m
Table of contents
Course Overview
Introduction to nHair - Part 01
Introduction to nHair - Part 02
Introduction to Xgen - Short Hair & Fur
Introduction to Xgen - Long Hair
Introduction to Interactive Grooming Splines
Description
Course info
Rating
(32)
Level
Beginner
Updated
Feb 28, 2017
Duration
5h 18m
Description

Creation of hair in CGI, once a difficult and time consuming task, is becoming far more accessible and easier to create with every release of Maya. This course, Maya Dynamics: nHair, Xgen, and Interactive Grooming, will introduce users to the most important basic functions and workflows found within Maya 2017 to create Hair. First, you will begin learning about the nHair toolset. This will include several methods of hair creation as well as setting up dynamics for hair. Following this, you will be given a crash course in creating hair in Xgen. This will include working with groomable splines for short hair, as well as hair splines for longer hair. Finally, you will be introduced to the amazing new interactive grooming feature in Maya 2017, a feature that is sure to become the future of hair creation in Maya. By the end of this course, you'll know multiple methods, as well as the pros and cons of each of these methods, to create hair inside of Maya 2017. Software required: Autodesk Maya 2017.

About the author
About the author

Peter is a CGI artist with many years of experience in the Film, Animation, and Video Game Industries.

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