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Jay Blanda
Exporting Hair as an Obj for Element in Cinema 4D
on Jan 14, 2019 at 5:50:41 pm

This is driving me cray! I've scoured the inter webs for a week trying to flatten this speed bump but to no avail. So...

I desperately need at least one swatch of fur or hair for a model I'm animating in Video Copilot's Element 3D plug in, which means the hair must be exported as an obj. I know this means the hair must be converted into polygons but, with my rudimentary knowledge in Cinema 4D for hair, I cannot for the life of me figure it out.

I found one or two "solutions" on various forums that are closed and far too vague. Whenever I followed the simplistic suggestions to make the hair editable, the hair would simply disappear and when I export as an Obj, again, the hair disappears.

Again, I've already created beautiful fur, now I just have to somehow make it an Obj to import into Element 3D. Is this possible and does anyone have anymore of a comprehensive, effective suggestion to accomplish this?

So much appreciation to the person who may be able to solve this and, of course, anyone even willing to try.


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Emir Bojorquez
Re: Exporting Hair as an Obj for Element in Cinema 4D
on Jan 14, 2019 at 10:26:48 pm

You could
1.- Select the Hair >>>> Generate >>>> and select one option frome the dropdown menu (like flat)

2.- Make it Editable and export






Hope that helps, good luck

Imagination is the best tool...



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Jay Blanda
Re: Exporting Hair as an Obj for Element in Cinema 4D
on Jan 27, 2019 at 12:50:18 am

Emir, you are amazing! This worked perfectly! Thank you so much for taking your time to help me and include that tut gif, sooo helpful.

JB


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John Balazs
Re: Exporting Hair as an Obj for Element in Cinema 4D
on Oct 7, 2019 at 7:02:18 am

Im in the same position. Did you ever find a solution for this?


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Emir Bojorquez
Re: Exporting Hair as an Obj for Element in Cinema 4D
on Oct 7, 2019 at 4:03:48 pm

You need to convert the hair to polygons, Element 3D does not have a hair support
Take a look at the answer, it has a Gift showing you the steps


Good Luck

Imagination is the best tool...



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