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Posted: 18 June 2012 02:38 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 121 ]
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On a related topic to exporting, what about saving? Does the LamH data save as part of a conventional scene file (or, with the new D|S4.5, a .duf file) — and, just as important, does it reappear with no differences when the scene is re-loaded? Or do we save a separate Renderman-compatible data file with the hair settings?

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Posted: 19 June 2012 07:27 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 122 ]
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SpottedKitty - 18 June 2012 02:38 PM

On a related topic to exporting, what about saving? Does the LamH data save as part of a conventional scene file (or, with the new D|S4.5, a .duf file) — and, just as important, does it reappear with no differences when the scene is re-loaded? Or do we save a separate Renderman-compatible data file with the hair settings?

The way it works now, LAMH saves all the follcles and hair in a file that you can load back and apply to the same figure or object it was designed for. Once the project is loaded, you’ll need to do the export again (exporting as RenderMan just take 2 seconds). Loading back the project means that the hair will be there just as they where saved.

I’d like also to add the possibility to save a scene which contains RenderMan objects, or an object itself as .dsu or .dfu; however, I’ll wait for the 4.5 SDK to be final. I had troubles using the save to .dsf/.dsu functions and I believe there is a bug somewhere in the SDK.

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Posted: 19 June 2012 09:50 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 123 ]
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As from the blog: “Mandrill
A mandrill, created out of the Genesis Gorilla. Exported the head and neck in ZBrush, morphed it, made a very basic texture and imported in LAMH. Created the hair, styled, rendered. Made some adjustments and a little bit of HDR toning in second image.
Hair are way too thick (visible especially near the mouth), anyway is a good result.”

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Posted: 22 June 2012 04:00 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 124 ]
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I just found this thread.  All I can say is Wow!!!  I can’t wait for this product.  The pictures are awesome.  Thank you for making such a great future product.

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Posted: 23 June 2012 04:13 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 125 ]
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Fay68 - 22 June 2012 04:00 PM

I just found this thread.  All I can say is Wow!!!  I can’t wait for this product.  The pictures are awesome.  Thank you for making such a great future product.

Thanks to you for following my project smile

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Posted: 26 June 2012 02:18 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 126 ]
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Fay68 - 22 June 2012 04:00 PM

I just found this thread.  All I can say is Wow!!!  I can’t wait for this product.  The pictures are awesome.  Thank you for making such a great future product.

Ditto every bit of that sentiment.  Started reading last night thanks to Matt following you and went through the entire forum thread, though I’ve not seen the videos yet.  Very exciting.


Regarding the taper, I had a thought that will probably need to be reserved for the next version if implemented.  I see that around the end of May you added a parameter to alter where the existing taper happens, but I can imagine a system for much more complex shapes, that would not need to be complex on the user’s end.  I don’t think the coding would be extreme, but I don’t know the code end.


I have several variations on the input that are floating around in my head as I type.  One could be a linear envelope chart that works like the curves tool in Photoshop.  (I think curves for deformers in Studio have a similar interface.)  Left end is the base and right end is the tip…user can define any number of points—they could directly tie to the segment count node if desired—and drag those points up or down to adjust the width of the hair at that point.  A few buttons for common default shapes would be handy.  This curve or point set would override the basic taper.


I could also see this being coded by hand as a simple list of points like one-dimensional UV coordinates or use a linear gradient image as an alpha map, but the above option would be very user friendly.


Having this kind of option would work well for grass, more varied types of hair and even for really strange shapes, like bread mold or industrial Velcro.  (New designs by 3M have both sides with pinhead-shaped nubs that interlock like a field of zippers.)  Grandma’s pincushion could be built procedurally, once one has the tomato-shaped base.

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Posted: 30 June 2012 02:20 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 127 ]
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Alessandro_AM - 19 June 2012 09:50 AM

As from the blog: “Mandrill
A mandrill, created out of the Genesis Gorilla. Exported the head and neck in ZBrush, morphed it, made a very basic texture and imported in LAMH. Created the hair, styled, rendered. Made some adjustments and a little bit of HDR toning in second image.
Hair are way too thick (visible especially near the mouth), anyway is a good result.”

This is awesome, lol! LOL

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Posted: 05 July 2012 12:23 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 128 ]
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So how is beta testing coming along? Do we have some pretty pictures?

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Posted: 05 July 2012 05:21 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 129 ]
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Dollygirl - 05 July 2012 12:23 AM

So how is beta testing coming along? Do we have some pretty pictures?

Not many renders so far, we are concentrating on spotting issues (and there are quite some). In a few days beta 2 should be released and hopefully with that testers will be able to produce some images.

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Posted: 05 July 2012 05:28 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 130 ]
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This is a must have for me. Setting aside money to purchase as soon as it is released.

This may have been asked before. If it was I missed it. Will it be allowed for people to share hairs for figures that they have made?

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Posted: 05 July 2012 05:39 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 131 ]
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Jaderail - 05 July 2012 05:28 AM

This is a must have for me. Setting aside money to purchase as soon as it is released.

This may have been asked before. If it was I missed it. Will it be allowed for people to share hairs for figures that they have made?

Hi, projects can be saved and loaded back as .lmh files, so yes, you can share those with other users.

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Posted: 05 July 2012 05:43 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 132 ]
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Wonderful, now I’m even more excited. Code,Test, finish. Hurry!!

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Posted: 05 July 2012 05:58 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 133 ]
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Jaderail - 05 July 2012 05:43 AM

Wonderful, now I’m even more excited. Code,Test, finish. Hurry!!

I am, believe me! LOL

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Posted: 05 July 2012 07:06 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 134 ]
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Ok, I know we won’t have dynamic hair in this first version but will it be possible to lets say work with a Genesis V5 animation shape the hair in frame 1 and then shape it differently 10 frames after like doing a wind swept and have the software interpolate the changes inbetween like traditional frame to frame animation?

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Posted: 05 July 2012 09:20 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 135 ]
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SimonWM - 05 July 2012 07:06 AM

Ok, I know we won’t have dynamic hair in this first version but will it be possible to lets say work with a Genesis V5 animation shape the hair in frame 1 and then shape it differently 10 frames after like doing a wind swept and have the software interpolate the changes inbetween like traditional frame to frame animation?

Hi Simon, I’ve been thinking about it (i.e. interpolating hairs between frames) but it’s all to be done. I don’t think I’ll be able to code that for the initial release.

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