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"`Hey this is terrific!' Zaphod said. `Someone down there is trying to kill us!'
`Terrific,' said Arthur.
`But don't you see what this means?'
`Yes. We are going to die.'
`Yes, but apart from that.'
`APART from that?'
`It means we must be on to something!'
`How soon can we get off it?'"

- Zaphod and Arthur in a certain death situation over Magrathea.



Where will you go today?

"Pages one and two [of Zaphod's presidential speech] had been salvaged by a Damogran Frond Crested Eagle and had already become incorporated into an extraordinary new form of nest which the eagle had invented. It was constructed largely of papier mache and it was virtually impossible for a newly hatched baby eagle to break out of it. The Damogran Frond Crested Eagle had heard of the notion of survival of the species but wanted no truck with it."

- An example of Damogran wildlife.
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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