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Hello,
How do I get hair moving?
I figured out how te create nice looking hair with particles but it stays static and that doesnt realy look nice in animation.

thanks in advance.

jurjen,

Welcome to the forums!

I am just getting started with the new particle system, so you will have to bear with me. Basically, there are 2 methods you can use, both involve “Forces”. A force field applied to an empty (wind), or a curve guide. If you are using the latest official release, then this document should be all you need.

http://www.blender.org/development/release-logs/blender-240/new-particle-options-and-guides/

If you are using the new particle system (SVN or one of the release candidates for 2.46) then a few things may be different , but the concepts are the same.

These simple examples were created with the new particle system in an older build from http://www.graphicall.org/builds/index.php (about 2 months old).

Force Field
Curve Guide

I hope this has been some help!

Best of Luck!

thanks for the reply.
I played around a bit with the force fields but didnt not get nice results yet.
So if I understand it well the linked movie is done with force fields?

Is there any info on the web or tut. that shows what the "best"settings are?

thanks again.

jurjen,

I would say that video did not use force fields for the animation. Also, according to the comments, they did use the new particle system - which as I said I am just getting started with. Here is a link to some of the documentation for the new particles:

http://www.blender.org/development/current-projects/changes-since-245/particles/

In order to use the new particles, you will need to download either RC3 or get a build from www.graphicall.org

The 2 methods I mentioned were primarily used with the old particle system, but can still be used with the new system.

Here are some more links that may be of interest:


Best of Luck!