Chapter 14 Hair and Clothing

The Autodesk® Maya® software offers a number of tools for adding fur, hair, and clothing to characters. Creative use of these tools adds believability and originality to your animated characters. In addition, many of these tools can be used to create engaging visual effects.

In this chapter, you will learn to

  • Add XGen descriptions to characters
  • Create dynamic curves
  • Add hair to characters
  • Style hair
  • Paint nCloth properties

Understanding XGen

XGen is an arbitrary primitive generator. With XGen, you can place any number of primitive objects in a scene. Regardless of the type of object you use, XGen gives you the ability to control attributes such as size and shape. Using XGen, you can create grass, hair, or ...

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