Hair Creation & Styling for Games (On-Demand)

 

Hair Creation & Styling for Games

Hair Creation & Styling for Games is a five week class focused entirely on one of the most important but least understood parts of being a game artist: creating hair. After all, how many bald people can you put on your demo reel before people notice.

This comprehensive course will focus on creating realistic hairstyles for games assets. First, you'll be introduced to common hairstyles and how to approach their shape, complexity and textures. Adam will then dive deeply into the technical setup/creation of hair cards and their placement along the scalp and jaw line of various character types. Lastly, it will then focus on look development and final renders in/from Marmosat.

 

What You'll learn

In this class you get to learn the art of creating realistic hair for game characters using a variety of tools

You'll learn:

  • The different types of hair
  • Creating hair cards for different hair
  • Maya's XGen 
  • Brining hair into ZBrush
  • Rendering in Marmoset Toolbag
  • Curling hair
  • and much more

 

Curriculum

Wk1
Get introduced to common hairstyles and developing your reference library. Artists will learn how to deconstruct hair styles into groupings and applying layer and alpha card strategies.
Wk2
Learn how to manually create hair cards in Photoshop and how Adam extracts normal maps and AO maps for use in the render engine.
Wk3
Begin developing your own look and hair setup.  Adam will focus on creating iterative mock-ups using the hair cards created in week 2.  
Wk4
Work the hair line and transitions into the face.  Adam will showcase several workflows for creating a seamless appearance between the maps, geometry and hair cards to create a final production asset.
Wk5
By week five you established your final look and have just a few more adjustments to make before your character is ready for the world to see.  Adam will showcase workflows to plus the look with different types of transparency and Material adjustments adjustmentsfor their model.

 

FAQ

Q: What time is the class?

A: This is an on-demand class.

Q: What long is the course?

A: Five weeks.

Q: How long are the sessions?

A: Three hours.

 

Q: What if I miss a meeting?

A: Everything is recorded and downloadable from the site.

Q: How long do I have access?

A: We believe in Life Time Access. You will have access to the content forever.

 

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