Thank you for the tip about seeing all the hair, but I did already know that (but thanks again for the tip—maybe someone else who reads this didn’t know and it will help them).
And that’s just it. I don’t want to see all the hair at once. A lot of the hair does not identify who it is for in its name, so that leaves me hunting through it trying to remember who it’s for. And as for trying to “make them work” on the model?
Why would I want to spend 30-minutes fiddling with a hairpiece in the hopes that it will fit perfectly, only to create a high-def render where I see a shadow from the skullcap? Or just find that it just doesn’t look quite right (hairline is too low or too high)?
Sometimes I don’t mind doing this—but not often. When I’m creating a character that will be used in many renders, it’s best to use hair, clothes and props designed for that figure. It saves a LOT of time when posing the figure and minimized problems down the road.
Honestly, without the Smart Content Pane, I might as well just be using the Content Pane—which is what I have to do about 80% of the time anyway. It’s just that it would be nice to have contextual filtering (i.e. smart content) available on all content so I could speed up my workflow.