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Old 07-12-2006, 12:37 PM   #1
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does anyone know how to model a beard in maya, i dont really want to use hair or fur to do it, i was woundering if it was possible to model it say from a polygon or something,
P.S i'm trying to model a merlin style beard you know the really long type
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Yeah you can, look into modeling with polys then texturing with transparancy maps. Should work for ya.

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What gster has said is a good idea, but to be honest maya fur is actually ideal for this type of work, as a beard is not too long and can be tweaked fairly easily. The baldness map is also editable quite easily in PS. Ive recently done a 'Craig David' Style on a character at work, it took about 30- 45mins, the result was fine.

As long as your uvs on the head are good then you wont have too many probs.

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Ninjax

What gster has said is a good idea, but to be honest maya fur is actually ideal for this type of work, as a beard is not too long and can be tweaked fairly easily. The baldness map is also editable quite easily in PS. Ive recently done a 'Craig David' Style on a character at work, it took about 30- 45mins, the result was fine.

As long as your uvs on the head are good then you wont have too many probs.

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thanks for the reply, could you post your model so i can see what it looks like
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Old 08-12-2006, 12:18 PM   #5
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Its the colored guy in the middle...http://www.outlaws3d.com/Misc.html

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