In this series of Maya tutorials, we'll explore the fascinating Maya Fur toolset. We will spend most of our time with the core node of this system, the Fur Description. This tutorial is a perfect review of the Fur Description for those of you who are already using Fur as well as a perfect overview for new artists using Fur for the first time. We will go through the process of loading the plugin and go through each of the attributes one by one in the Fur Description node. By learning more about what the individual attributes do, you will be armed with the knowledge to tackle your own fur projects. This is the first part of a two-part series covering the fur system in Maya. Software required: Maya Unlimited or Maya 2010.