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Mastering Maya® 2009 by Anthony Honn, Eric Allen, Eric Keller

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Chapter 15. Fur, Hair, and Clothing

Maya 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. This chapter takes you through a number of techniques that can be used to add fur, hair, and clothing to characters.

In this chapter you will learn to:

  • Add fur to characters

  • Add dynamic motion to fur

  • Render fur with mental ray

  • Create dynamic curves

  • Add hair to characters

  • Style hair

  • Use hair constraints

  • Render hair

  • Create clothing for characters

  • Paint nCloth properties

Add Fur to Characters

In this section you'll add Maya Fur to a model of a hound dog's head. Maya Fur can be ...

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