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"`...You hadn't exactly gone out of your way to call attention to them had you? I mean like actually telling anyone or anything.'
`But the plans were on display...'
`On display? I eventually had to go down to the cellar to find them.'
`That's the display department.'
`With a torch.'
`Ah, well the lights had probably gone.'
`So had the stairs.'
`But look you found the notice didn't you?'
`Yes,' said Arthur, `yes I did. It was on display in the bottom of a locked filing cabinet stuck in a disused lavatory with a sign on the door saying "Beware of The Leopard".'"

- Arthur singing the praises of the local council planning department.



Where will you go today?

“Without goals, and plans to reach them, you are like a ship that has set sail with no destination.”
- Fitzhugh Dodson
art:blender:cycles-hair

Cycles, Hair, and Rendering

Cycles is a new rendering system for Blender.

Here's a simple tutorial on how to do it. However, you'll want to change a few things:

  • The “Hair Rendering Nodes” have changed. It's now curved/straight/something else. I used “Curved” for most hair.
  • Increase the number of children to 2000
  • Increase the samples to 600+
  • Eye lashes are off, so
    • Change bottom eye lash “Cycles hair settings” to [Root 0.02] and [Shape -0.80]
    • Top eye lash to [Root 0.05] and [Shape -0.30]
    • Change children values if needed.
  • I think that's all I did.

Parts

Tutorials

Rigging

Lighting

The integrator is the rendering algorithm used to compute the lighting. Cycles currently supports a path tracing integrator with direct light sampling. It works well for various lighting setups, but is not as suitable for caustics and some other complex lighting situations.

The Area lamp simulates light originating from a surface (or surface-like) emitter, for example, a TV screen, your supermarket’s neons, a window or a cloudy sky are just a few types.

Camera

Texturing

Trees, Nature, and Water

Nature Academy

http://arbaro.sourceforge.net/ (though blender has a built-in tree generator)

art/blender/cycles-hair.txt · Last modified: Jan 12, 2014 (5 years ago) by Matt Bagley