Hair length and hair density shader usage question.

UVDanUVDan Posts: 98
edited December 1969 in Carrara Discussion

When using hair density and hair length shaders do I just paint them on the uv map before hand and then load them up in the texture room?

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  • holly wetcircuitholly wetcircuit Posts: 0
    edited December 1969

    Yes, you can do that. Hair Density and Length are UV-mapped shaders (2D) so you can paint a greyscale texture (white = 100%, black = 0%) and use it in those shader channels. You can also use pattern and noise shaders to create designs and avant garde textures.

    When you create the hair, you have the option of using UV Maps or Geometry to determine aspects of the hair model.... I am not sure how far this choice translates into the hair shader, but it might effect you. If you are using a DAZ character everything is UV mapped already so there will be no problems.

  • UVDanUVDan Posts: 98
    edited December 1969

    Thanks I am using the Manitou from Mestophales in Carrara Pro 8.

  • holly wetcircuitholly wetcircuit Posts: 0
    edited December 1969

    If the hair needs to span across several UV maps, you may need to create a different hair group for each map...

  • UVDanUVDan Posts: 98
    edited December 1969

    Thanks. Here is what I have so far.

    Night_of_the_Manitou.jpg
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