Introduction to Shave and a Haircut for Maya

Learn to style, texture, light, render, and dynamically drive hair using Shave and a Haircut for Maya. Software required: Shave and a Haircut 4.5, Maya 8.5
Course info
Level
Beginner
Updated
Feb 5, 2007
Duration
3h 6m
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Description
Course info
Level
Beginner
Updated
Feb 5, 2007
Duration
3h 6m
Description

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. Software required: Shave and a Haircut 4.5, Maya 8.5

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Introduction and Project Overview
[Autogenerated] Hi and welcome to the Shave and a haircut for Maya training kit presented by digital tutors. My name is Papa Giorgio, and I'll be your host through this training session. The goal of this training kid is to get you up and running with shave and a haircut as fast as possible. We're gonna talk about how to grow hair off of your surfaces. Then we'll go into actually styling their hair and using all of the tools available in that process, as well as how to really define your hair and give it the color and the materials to give it just that extra off. We'll also talk about the process of rendering out your hair and getting that ready to go into your compositing package. There's a lot of information that we're going to cover, and this is just the beginning for the shave and a haircut. Siri's. If you enjoy this training, please let us know we're working on a shave and a haircut Practical guide, which will show you a sneak peek here at the end of this training session. Well, without any further ado, let's get started on our first lesson, which is getting shaven, haircut installed and loaded