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Mastering Autodesk® Maya® 2012 by Eric Keller, Todd Palamar

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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 you can use to add fur, hair, and clothing to characters.

In this chapter, you will learn to:

  • Add fur to characters
  • Add dynamic motion to fur
  • Create dynamic curves
  • Add hair to characters
  • Style hair
  • Use hair constraints
  • Paint nCloth properties

Adding Fur to Characters

In this section, you'll add Maya Fur to a model of a hound dog's head. Maya Fur can be used on NURBS, polygon, and subdivision surfaces. ...

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