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Creating hair from curves
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Papa Georgio

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Papa Georgio
Learn to style, texture, light, render, and dynamically drive hair using Shave and a Haircut for Maya. Contains over 3 hours of project-based training. Perfect for artists new to Shave and a Haircut for Maya. Popular highlights include: Shave Interface Overview; Using Hair Presets; Creating Hairstyles based on Curves; Growing and Scalping Techniques; Styling Guide Hairs using Brush and Cut Tools; Guide Selection Modes; Hair Attenuation; Popping Hairs; Shave Node Overview; Working with Various Attribute Maps; Frizzing to Create Ruffled Hair; Kinking to Create Curly and Wavy Hair; Using Multi-Strand Properties to Create Trendy Hairstyles; Setting Render Options with the Shave Globals; Exploring Hair Shadows and Lighting Techniques; Rendering and Compositing with Shave Buffer; Rendering Shave Hair with mental ray; Outputting Hair Passes; Setting Collision Surfaces; Driving Shave Hair with Maya Fields; Working with Shave Dynamics; Hair Instancing for Alternative Uses; Duplicating and Transferring Hairstyles.
Introduction and project overview
1

Introduction and project overview

 
01:09
Primer to Shave and a Haircut
2

Primer to Shave and a Haircut

 
04:22
Growing and brushing hair
3

Growing and brushing hair

 
05:02
Exploring the Brush tool modes
4

Exploring the Brush tool modes

 
07:12
Splitting guide hairs
5

Splitting guide hairs

 
03:06
Working with the Cut tool
6

Working with the Cut tool

 
02:20
Guide selection modes
7

Guide selection modes

 
06:43
Popping hairs
8

Popping hairs

 
02:49
Saving time with Attenuate and Recomb
9

Saving time with Attenuate and Recomb

 
03:16
Growth techniques: scalping
10

Growth techniques: scalping

 
07:07
Styling techniques: comb with curves
11

Styling techniques: comb with curves

 
03:50
Overview of the Shave node
12

Overview of the Shave node

 
03:18
Material properties: color and variation
13

Material properties: color and variation

 
03:14
Material properties: mutant hairs
14

Material properties: mutant hairs

 
02:36
Material properties: ambient & diffuse
15

Material properties: ambient & diffuse

 
02:19
Material properties: controlling highlights
16

Material properties: controlling highlights

 
04:22
Material properties: shadows
17

Material properties: shadows

 
05:05
Material attribute maps
18

Material attribute maps

 
05:11
General properties: hair count and passes
19

General properties: hair count and passes

 
04:38
General properties: cut maps for hair definition
20

General properties: cut maps for hair definition

 
04:21
General properties: density map
21

General properties: density map

 
05:46
General properties: scale and random scale
22

General properties: scale and random scale

 
03:20
General properties: root and tip thickness (for pinatas!)
23

General properties: root and tip thickness (for pinatas!)

 
03:56
General properties: displacements
24

General properties: displacements

 
05:39
Multi-strand properties (for spiky hair!)
25

Multi-strand properties (for spiky hair!)

 
04:40
Multi-strand properties maps
26

Multi-strand properties maps

 
04:56
Frizz displacement
27

Frizz displacement

 
03:42
Kink displacement
28

Kink displacement

 
04:55
Introduction to dynamics
29

Introduction to dynamics

 
05:45
Dynamics properties
30

Dynamics properties

 
05:06
Using Maya's fields
31

Using Maya's fields

 
06:01
Locking hairs from dynamics
32

Locking hairs from dynamics

 
01:59
Frizz animation
33

Frizz animation

 
03:32
Shave lighting and shadows
34

Shave lighting and shadows

 
07:48
Working with Shave and mental ray
35

Working with Shave and mental ray

 
06:13
Rendering Shave as passes
36

Rendering Shave as passes

 
04:45
Creating hair from curves
37

Creating hair from curves

 
04:28
Alternate method for creating hair from curves
38

Alternate method for creating hair from curves

 
05:27
Hair instancing
39

Hair instancing

 
06:00
Shave UV linking
40

Shave UV linking

 
05:51
Bonus lesson: using NURBS
41

Bonus lesson: using NURBS

 
02:34
Bonus lesson: Reusing hairstyles
42

Bonus lesson: Reusing hairstyles

 
03:13