Introduction to Hair and Fur in Houdini 15

In this course, we will explore Houdini 15's Hair and Fur toolset. We'll examine the Hair shelf tools, taking time to understand how these tools work and how to use them to generate the initial building blocks of hair and fur.
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(14)
Level
Beginner
Updated
Jan 5, 2016
Duration
1h 45m
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Description
Course info
Rating
(14)
Level
Beginner
Updated
Jan 5, 2016
Duration
1h 45m
Description

In this course, we will explore Houdini 15's Hair and Fur toolset. We start by examining the Hair shelf tools, taking time to understand how these tools work and how to use them to generate the initial building blocks of hair and fur. We'll explore the grooming tools and learn how to create different hair styles easily with the onscreen brushes. We will learn how to create different "looks" for a single groom just by modifying the Mantra Textured Hair shader. We'll discuss "Best Practices" for rendering Hair and Fur and wrap things up with a look at adding dynamics to hair and fur. This series of lessons was developed for an artist with a solid understanding of basic 3d concepts and a general understanding of Houdini's interface. If you're brand new to Houdini, check out our newest "Introduction to Houdini" course before taking on this material.

About the author
About the author

John is the resident Houdini and dynamics author at Pluralsight.

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Course Overview
Hi, I'm John Moncrief, and in this series of videos, we will explore Houdini 15's Hair and Fur Toolset. We'll start by examining the Fur geometry node, taking time to understand the key parameters and how to use them to generate the initial building blocks of hair and fur. We'll explore the grooming tools and learn how to create different hairstyles easily using the onscreen brushes. We'll learn how to create different looks for a single groom just by modifying the Mantra Textured hair shader. And we'll wrap things up with a discussion on best practices for rendering hair and fur. This series of videos was developed for an artist with a solid understanding of basic 3D concepts and a general understanding of Houdini's interface and contexts. If you're brand-new to Houdini, I recommend checking out our newest Introduction to Houdini course before taking on this one. With that in mind, let's dive right in to the Houdini Hair and Fur Toolset.