curly hair or wool

I'm working on a cartoon sheep character and I'm looking for a solution for making short curly hair. I have found a lot of posts on various forums looking for a similar solution, but none with a solution.

Does anyone here know of a script or plugin that can create curly hair or wool? Is there a script that could 'curl' the hair from the standard hair and fur plugin in Max (I'm running Max 9)?

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Anubis's picture

my suggestion is to use

my suggestion is to use particles with
a) Shape Facing operator
b) Shape Instance operator

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Graph's picture

its not a complete script at

its not a complete script at all just something to get the idea going for someOne else as i dont have the time atm

Raphael 'Insanto' Steves
http://Graph.Net84.Net

Graph's picture

not hair per se but why dont

not hair per se but why dont you cheat your hair with a "few" splines?
here a little code to get you started..
add some random values here and there and it should start to look natural
to place it you might want to assign a bitMaptex to the geo then loop through the faces/pixels/UV//barrycoords

(	
	local r = 50.0 --radius
	local n = 60.0 --n knots
	local d = 180.0   --degree percent
	local h = 200.0 --height
 
	local	new_spline = splineShape ()
	addNewSpline new_spline	for i=1 to n do
	(
		x=cos(pi*(i/n*d))*r
		y=sin(pi*(i/n*d))*r
		z=h*i/n
		pos = [x,y,z]
		--pos *= someTransformMatrix
		addKnot new_spline 1 #smooth #curve pos
	)
	updateshape new_spline	
)

Raphael 'Insanto' Steves
http://Graph.Net84.Net

pixela's picture

Thanks for your reply. Well

Thanks for your reply.
Well honestly I don't know how to use the script you have pasted.
Will I run this after applying Hair&Fur modifier?

pixela's picture

Hi! Did you find a solution

Hi!
Did you find a solution for this?
Now it is me who is searching for an answer :)

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