Digital Hair Styling

Figure 3.9 The style used for Jack's hair

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Creating a convincing head of hair is difficult to do. With the hundreds of different styles and techniques available to the hair stylist, just figuring out how a style was created is daunting.

The first step in creating digital hair is determining what the hair should look like. Jack will have what is commonly referred to as a shag cut: a multilayered cut with a disheveled appearance. An example and the reference for Jack's hair is shown in Figure 3.9.

The character's head geometry is important, especially if you need to match an actor's hair style. Hair falls differently with gravity ...

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