How does one do hair?

Searching around in the forums, I could not find an answer, so…

How do you make hair? I noticed in the material it shows hair strands…

Also in the searches, I see some particle effects work, (fat chance- my computer can’t do animation) as do curves, and the new hair system coming out…

Can someone give me the scoop on how this stuff works?


This thread has one approach :

Here’s another .

Search for “hair” in subject line only , there’s lots of threads.