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Maya Visual Effects The Innovator's Guide: Autodesk Official Press, 2nd Edition by Eric Keller

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Chapter 8

nHair and Fur Effects

Autodesk® Maya® software’s nHair and Fur tools are usually thought of simply as tools to make models of pretty girls seem prettier or hairy ogres seem hairier. In fact, they are both systems that can be used for a wide variety of creative effects. Maya 2013 introduces nHair, which allows dynamic hair curves to be treated as nucleus objects. This means they can interact with other nDynamic systems such as nParticles and nCloth. Maya’s Fur tool can be connected to texture, which unleashes a wide array of interesting possibilities. In this chapter, you’ll look at some examples that show the creative potential of ...

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