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Hair & Fur in 3ds Max

By Luca Broglio
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Date Added: 20th January 2010
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Try to use frizz and kizz parameters and watch how they influence the anemones. If the base mesh isn't subdivided enough you'll see sharp and unrealistic corners (Fig.06 & Fig.07).

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Fig. 06

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Fig. 07

Now that you're confident with most parameters, try to set them properly. Then if you go in the rollout dynamics you can add a simulation to the anemones that will make them behave like hair, falling and folding. If you click on the "live" button you'll see the mesh gradually deforming (Fig.08).

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Fig. 08

Do not forget that they will always remain "hair", so why not comb them? The toolset for hairstyling will work, so you can use it to achieve an interesting look (Fig.09).

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Fig. 09


Once you are satisfied with styling you can assign a material and proceed to render, and your anemones will finally be alive (Fig.10)!

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Fig. 10

You can change the density or even assign a map to it. Here are some examples of what can be done (Fig.11 - Fig.13).

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Fig. 11





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