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Hoods, Hair, and Genesis
Posted: 15 November 2012 01:52 PM   [ Ignore ]
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I’ve been having a heck of a time with getting the hoods to look right. If I leave my Genesis model bald, the hood fits correctly. However, when I place the hood on a Genesis model with hair, the hair pokes through the hood… EVERYWHERE. It’s like the hood conforms to the Genesis model but ignores the fact there’s hair. I’ve tried using the hair as a collision item (if it’s available). Not all the hoods have the option to select a collision item, but even then, the hood is warped.

If anyone has any tricks are techniques to share, that would be great. I’m a bit bummed I’ve had to remove the hoods for my renders.

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Posted: 15 November 2012 02:34 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Use Deformers on the Hair to push it below the Hoods surface. I know at least one item is in the store to do this easily but I forgot the name.

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Posted: 15 November 2012 02:35 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Cheap way that will work for some hair/hood/hat combos…

Use a sphere primitive, place it around the head shrink it to be just outside the hair, use the ‘eye’-con (Scene pane) to turn it invisible…then set the hood to collide with it.

Not too expensive way that works with a wide range of them…

http://www.renderosity.com/mod/bcs/sickle-super-hat-and-hair-fixer/95296

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Posted: 15 November 2012 02:38 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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mjc1016 - 15 November 2012 02:35 PM

Cheap way that will work for some hair/hood/hat combos…

Use a sphere primitive, place it around the head shrink it to be just outside the hair, use the ‘eye’-con (Scene pane) to turn it invisible…then set the hood to collide with it.

Not too expensive way that works with a wide range of them…

http://www.renderosity.com/mod/bcs/sickle-super-hat-and-hair-fixer/95296

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Posted: 15 November 2012 03:06 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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Thank you all greatly. I’ve seen renderosity mentioned in the forums but have never tried the site. Guess it’s time to break out of my shell. smile The product does work with DAZ, right?

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Posted: 15 November 2012 04:03 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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Another option is to do two renders, one with hair and one without. Layer the with hair one on top of the without in your image editor and erase the areas with pokethrough to leave bare hood from the lower image, while keeping the hair wheer it should be visible.

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Posted: 15 November 2012 04:09 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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Thanks… good idea. I’ve been neglecting Photoshop lately. I’m sure it’ll be glad to have me back. smile

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