Colouring hair

Hi, this is my first attempt of creating a model with hair. I have created the head and hair but I seem to be having trouble adding a material only to the hair and not the skin as well.
Please help.

You could try to:

  1. Make the hair its own object by selecting the part of the mesh in Edit Mode and then pressing P.
  2. Select the Material in the Properties Panel, select the parts of the mesh of the hair in Edit Mode and click “Assign”, then your hair is seperate in the Material you selected.
    Hope that help!

add second material with hair settings to skin object and in particles tab (hair) look for render section and choose second material from list

I tried separating the hair as a new object but it doesn’t work.
In edit mode only the scalp is there. I separated that but this happened:

I tried separating the hair as a new object but it doesn’t work.
In edit mode only the scalp is there. I separated that but this happened:


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Upload an example blend file for others to look at, there’s too much info missing from the posts
You can upload to http://www.pasteall.org/blend/ and reply with the download link

Add two materials to the object, one for the scalp and one for the hair, select the hair material in the Particles / Render panel. Ot’s the same process whether you use the Blender Render or Cycles Render engine


I can’t select the hair as an object. It just won’t let me click on it.

http://www.pasteall.org/blend/30940
-the blender project.

You don’t have to select it as an object, just add 2 materials to your head. 1 for the scalp and 1 for the hair. Then in the Particles System scroll down to the Render Panel and select the Material.


http://www.pasteall.org/blend/30950
Here I made the hair reddish and the skin blue. As you can see you can simply change the colours in the materials panel. Hope that helped!

Thanks, that’s helped a lot!