I want to make a furry texture but I don’t have the computes to waste rendering all those particles. My computer is slow enough as it is. Making fur with particles slows it down to a crawl. Furthermore, I don’t really need full-blown fur. I just want to creat the impression of a soft, furry texture… Like a Teddy Bear.
A Bear has fur but, unless you get up close, you don’t necessarily notice the individual hairs. You just notice an overall furry texture. Only some Bears that have long fur would need rendering with particles.
If I was doing this with GIMP I’d create the Teddy Bear and add random noise. Then I’d use about a 10-pixel motion blur. That would make the noise grains look like little indistinct hairs, thus creating a furry texture.
I have tried UV mapping an image of fur onto the Bear but that just looks like a picture of fur pasted on.
Any other ideas?