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Gerald Hapeman
Animating hair
on Mar 15, 2013 at 11:04:30 pm

Creating an animation and looking to create some natural hair movement in a light wind. Cell by cell animation I'm trying to avoid. Any suggestions for a good approach?


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Joseph W. Bourke
Re: Animating hair
on Mar 17, 2013 at 5:09:38 pm

CC Hair has always come with AE, but the only thing I have ever used it for was grass. "Natural" hair movement might not be a possibility, since that implies gravity, weight, density, and wind, but it would be worth trying, since the plugin is part of the standard install. Here's a really good tutorial from VideoCopilot to give you some ideas - although he's going for grass:

http://www.videocopilot.net/videostream/overgrown_grass/w/

Joe Bourke
Owner/Creative Director
Bourke Media
http://www.bourkemedia.com


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Gerald Hapeman
Re: Animating hair
on Mar 17, 2013 at 5:23:30 pm

Thank you very much, I'll check it out! I was looking for a tut on trapcode where I believe you can add an image (in my case, a thick strand of hair) and it can be multiplied in trap... and there I can use the availability of the gravity, weight, density, and wind... Searching and researching that.


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Joseph W. Bourke
Re: Animating hair
on Mar 17, 2013 at 5:38:24 pm

Here's another piece of the puzzle which might be of help - a Particular preset for "fibers":

http://www.videocopilot.net/blog/2010/06/free-project-fiber-particles/

Joe Bourke
Owner/Creative Director
Bourke Media
http://www.bourkemedia.com


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