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Create Incredible Looking Hair Effects with Particles in Blender - Part 1

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This post is part of a series called Incredible Looking Hair Effects in Blender.
Create Incredible Looking Hair Effects with Particles in Blender - Part 2

In this multi-part, video tutorial about Blender's Hair Particles System, we will learn some very useful options to use when trying to create cool or convincing hair effects. We will also add colour to the hair, light the scene, add a few compositing nodes, and finally set the particle system as a softbody so we can animate it.

In this first day we'll focus on the tools available to manipulate the particles so they look like we want them to.

The head we will use is part of a human base mesh by Sean J. MacIsaac, and can be found in here:

Final Effect Preview

Note: click the 'Monitor' icon to view tutorial in full-screen HD.

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