Maya 2016 tutorial : Basics of XGEN, how to create Hair, Fur, Grass etc.

Maya 2016 tutorial : Basics of XGEN, how to create Hair, Fur, Grass etc.

In this short video in Autodesk Maya 2016 I will explain the basics of XGEN allowing you to create Hair, Fur, Grass etc. This will include the grooming tools allowing you to create short hair, long hair etc.

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  1. Echaminya Mbarani
    Echaminya Mbarani 18 July, 2017, 05:37

    Thank you soo much! You are very clear, precise and exhaustive especially in ways that most maya tutorials are not! 🙂

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  2. MR.Galaxy 264
    MR.Galaxy 264 18 July, 2017, 05:37

    how will i save the created fur texture for my materials?

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  3. Shubham Bisht
    Shubham Bisht 18 July, 2017, 05:37

    how to make non-dynamic fur for easy render

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  4. Ampa Tiyakorn
    Ampa Tiyakorn 18 July, 2017, 05:37

    As good a usual. Best tutorial. Love it. Thank god for creating you.

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  5. yunsu han
    yunsu han 18 July, 2017, 05:37

    hi mike , how to export spline data from maya?  i have plane about fur with NEOFUR(UE4) plug-in but. it's hard to understand what export data about spline.could you know ? cuz im doing everthing . but it's not appear what i check Draw splines in UE4.super thx and have a nice day.

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  6. Vampirerockstar
    Vampirerockstar 18 July, 2017, 05:37

    Im trying to create a tail and the hair on its head do I have to select the specific faces where the hair should be created?

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  7. 9robin3
    9robin3 18 July, 2017, 05:37

    What is the difference between "fur" (the fur tab) and Xgen?

    Whenever I combine meshes, all fur from fur tab (on one or some meshes) dissapears entirely. It looks strange and stretched if I reapply it on th combined mesh.

    Why?

    Thanks

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  8. itayogev
    itayogev 18 July, 2017, 05:37

    im using maya2017
    everything works finr until im trying a render test with arnold
    the bend wont show up in the renderview
    the entire hair is still
    also, the hair appear in small dense groups and not in one whole group

    and another question – is there any way to use the brushes effects (length) for all of the hair together without a brush? so ill be able to know that everything is unified

    thanks!

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  9. TinyOceanCloud :3
    TinyOceanCloud :3 18 July, 2017, 05:37

    Hi, so I'm able to create the fur on the sphere, and I can see it obviously, but when I render it it just comes out as a white sphere. I don't really understand what I'm doing wrong. Any suggestions would be great! I'm working with Arnold for the rendering if thats works any differently by the way.

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  10. OrphydianLearning
    OrphydianLearning 18 July, 2017, 05:37

    does this work with Myaa 2017 that doesnt have mental ray but Arnold? I Increased the density and push the Update button but it doesnt update in the perspective viewport only in front and side ones.

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  11. Leonardo Borda Orellana
    Leonardo Borda Orellana 18 July, 2017, 05:37

    When i move the polygon with the fur, the fur stays in the same place while the polygon moves. How can i make them move together?

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  12. JackInTheXBOX1
    JackInTheXBOX1 18 July, 2017, 05:37

    hiya
    whenever i do this i literally get two lines over all the faces ive slected??
    any help would be appreciated

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  13. José Axel
    José Axel 18 July, 2017, 05:37

    How can i change the color? It's always brown 🙁

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  14. Mike Asterios
    Mike Asterios 18 July, 2017, 05:37

    So how would I do a carpet with a texture?

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  15. dustbunnyify
    dustbunnyify 18 July, 2017, 05:37

    HI, Im using maya 2017. Just made xgen plug in loaded etc. and made a ball of hair. But now I cant use the selection tools and regular functions anymore.. ?? can you tell me why? or how to fix it 🙁

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  16. Black Mickey
    Black Mickey 18 July, 2017, 05:37

    Very helpful video for XGEN beginners such as myself!

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  17. WANA Audiovisual Production
    WANA Audiovisual Production 18 July, 2017, 05:37

    Thanks… I love it

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  18. sean warburton
    sean warburton 18 July, 2017, 05:37

    Hi, I have been trying to use xgen for a college project. I have scoured the internet and tried all the fixes, but it refuses to BATCH render, everything shows up fine in the render preview and i have everything sorted the way people have told me. Please can you help me?

    Thanks in advance (:

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  19. Kelly Richardson
    Kelly Richardson 18 July, 2017, 05:37

    hey mike how would you make a tumbleweed and a cactii

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  20. Arrow
    Arrow 18 July, 2017, 05:37

    Hi Mike, I really love your tutorials, I'm having problems with my xgen, everything works fine except when I render nothing shows up in the render view, I also get an error message is there anyway to correct this? Plus how do you attach fur to your mesh for animation?

    Thanks

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  21. Anthony Francisco
    Anthony Francisco 18 July, 2017, 05:37

    I tried doing that it didnt work :/ it keeps saying no visible preview what does that mean?

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  22. violationoftheart
    violationoftheart 18 July, 2017, 05:37

    Love this, thanks, I have a Q, I doing a rabbit, this fur works for that?

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  23. Troll Face
    Troll Face 18 July, 2017, 05:37

    I ACTUALLY LOVE YOU ! .. I HAVE BEEN SEARCHING FOR 4 DAYS WITH A SPECIFIC TUTORIALL DESIGNED FOR THE 2016 MAYA VERSION.ALLO OTHER YOUTUBE VIDEOS HAVE INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE OLDER VERSIONS WHICH HAVE DIFFERENT MENUS NOT RELEVANT TO MINE. WAS SO FRUSTRATING.. BUT YOU HAVE EXPLAINED EXACTLY EVERYTHING I NEED TO KNOW.. JUST THE LITTLE DETAILS YOU ADD (WHO TO TO CLICK THE PREVIEW EYEBALL AFTER AN AMENDMENT!) AND EVEN TO INFORMING US TO ACTIVATE THE XGEN MR PLUG-IN IN SETTINGS ! ..(I WAS WONDERING WHY I CANT SEE AN XGEN WINDOW). I AM SO HAPPY, I'M WRITING IN CAPS LOCK !!!THANK YOU !

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