Xgen Hair in mental ray

Part of building a better user experience for mental ray in Maya is providing information on how to use features in Autodesk Maya 2015 like Xgen hair.

Sandra and Julia at NVIDIA ARC have written a quick tutorial on using Xgen hair with custom shaders and expressions to control hair rendering in mental ray.

Take a look at their post here. There’s also a comments section if you have a question on the tutorial.

Happy rendering!

Expressions in Xgen

About David

I am a VFX artist that specializes in Lighting and Rendering. I spend a fair amount of my time supplying clients with artistic solutions as well as technology solutions. With a background in fine art and technical animation training, I strive to bridge the divide between the artist and technologist.

Posted on November 10, 2014, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. That is impressive hair. I’d like to see fur with XGen.

  2. @ Christopher:
    This is a tutorial I found on the net about both Fur and Hair using XGen
    http://www.creativebloq.com/3d/how-master-hair-and-fur-maya-71412500

    Thanks also for David for posting that tutorial here from Sandra and Julia at NVIDIA ARC,,, I like this blog , David, cheers..

    • Thanks for the Link Hazem, the pictures of the example of fur with XGen on the link you provided is very good, except it doesn’t look as “fluffy” to me, maybe it’s within the settings, can anyone verify this ?

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