No, I did not, ‘cause it’s not in the YouTube tutorial. I’ll look forward to trying it though. Do you mind my asking - how did you pull things down in the Style section without causing them to vanish into the head? How did you do tails? Are they a separate hair piece extruded from a smaller section of the head?
hm…. i kind of thought moving the length slider like that was intuitive! Different strokes I guess!
Let’s see, different questions…
1. two different ways to fix style. One is ultra fast, and I just brush all the hair straight down, turn off occlusion, hold down space bar, make the brush very large, and gently pull the roots up and out a little bit. if you over lift, just pull down on the hair tips a bit. Also some folks don’t realize that you can brush UP the hair as well as down. Sometimes when i dont want to disturb the top hair but want to change something in the middle, i brush up from a lower section. Second, i start the hair short, and usually in “mirror” or symmetry mode, make sure you have occlusion on, and apply small amounts of spherize and small amounts of length and shape it as i grow it.
Tails also have more than one method. Some have one group of hair for the gather, and some for the tail, such as with anime hair style Kuru. That has the benefit of letting other people restyle the tail quickly and easily without changing the rest of the style (tho they can if they wish).
I also used ponytails on my YoungTeen hairstyle JulieRuby hair, 5 gathers…. but these were each actually styled. I started growing them long, spherizing on the Z axis (TIP: when you spherize, there are tiny little ‘xyz’ and by default only Y is orange highlighted… this means it will pull hair DOWN on the Y axis, so you can pull hair up, by reversing the slider, back by only selecting z , forward by reversing, and all combinations). Then i’d hold spacebar, make the brush small, and gather the hairs into a point. Each ponytail has its own group. You are welcome to try it though of course it is as lopsided as my hair looks in real life.
Other things: I like to to overlap groups sometimes. I like to use a separate group for fine detail like wind. Why? easier to change in a scene than to change a style. i try to set up the hair styles, since i make them for people to use, to be changed and altered conveniently.