My apologies for asking this when it may have already been answered but I wanted to double-check and make sure.
Can people who do NOT have LAMH still use and render hair made in LAMH?
Will hair made in LAMH render in Reality?
Yes non LAMH users can use hair made with the tool with some reserves. The creator will have to export as OBJ and this could be potentially massive file…There are ways to make smaller but i think a lot of experimenting would be needed to do so. It’ won’t be super easy.
Same with reality, the user can export the hair as an OBJ, but again will be huge. While he has said it is doable, I don’t think it is what people are trying to make it out to be.
I for one have no intention of sharing or collecting OBJ hair files from people, that’s a lot of work. I would like to try rendering in Lux/Octane to see how much memory it eats up. it was quoted that a standard human hair obj file could be 200mb and eat up 1.7gigs of Vram.i’ve gpt 3 gigs of vram, and my typical scene right now is 900mb to 1.5 gigs of vram, so one human hair file may or may not fit.
EDIT: Read from here http://www.daz3d.com/forums/viewthread/381/P435/#133641
if you read that page you will see a short discussion on the matter
This may not be necessarily true. I’m not going to speak for AM, but from a technical standpoint there is a way (actually a couple) to allow other DS users to use a created hair without using OBJs and not have LAMH creator. This is all dependent on how AM implemented a few things. Since I don’t know all of the inner workings of LAMH, I cannot speak for the current implementation. As for external renderers like Lux and Octane… well, those renderers have their own issues that will determine how to get the hair into them.
Sorry for being vague, but AM now has a direct competitor and I’m not going to give much detail away without AM’s approval.