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Old 23-01-2010, 06:26 PM   #1
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Default Easy way to bulk create nurbs curves on a surface (some kind of paint tool?)

Hi all,

i'm trying to create hair on a character by creating simple curves on the head and assigning a hair system to the curves, but it seriously is tedious creating/duplicating curves and manually moving them one by one. I have 3 more characters to give hair, and I cannot see myself using this method for much longer. So is there any way I can create lots of nurbs curves quickly on a surface? Maybe some kind of paint tool, or another tool that can automatically create curves extruding from whatever faces you select?
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There are a few ways. One is by using the technique used in this tutorial: http://www.mikefudge.com/tutorials/MayaHair.html

Another way is to use a scatter script such as this: http://3dtotal.com/team/Tutorials/ob...g/object01.php
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Another way
http://www.sharktacos.com/Emelia/tricks/index.html
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