LAMH Fuzzy Kitty

Discussion in 'It's About the Art!' started by VortigensBane, Sep 17, 2016.

  1. VortigensBane

    VortigensBane Busy Bee

    Thanks @Rae134 . That's what happens when you're too lazy to look up photos when you're modelling...
     
    Dakorillon (IMArts) and Rae134 like this.
  2. Rae134

    Rae134 Distinguished CV-BEE Contributing Artist

    I was just thinking that the feathers would be the hardest to do so why not just not do them :p hahaha
     
    Dakorillon (IMArts) likes this.
  3. Lyne

    Lyne Dances with Bees HW Honey Bear

    Can you make a LMAH preset for ONLY the mane and tail? sure LOVE how those came out! :)
     
    Dakorillon (IMArts) likes this.
  4. Dakorillon (IMArts)

    Dakorillon (IMArts) Extraordinary Contributing Artist

    That would be a great idea Lyne, if VB can.

    And I agree, that snuggling is necessary!
     
  5. Pendraia

    Pendraia Seasoned Contributing Artist

    You can and it would be rather awesome! You can select whereever you want the hair to go and then grow guide hairs and groom it.
     
    Dakorillon (IMArts) likes this.
  6. Lorraine

    Lorraine The Wicked Witch of the North CV-BEE

    Your furry menagerie is looking way too cute there, Vortigen!
     
  7. VortigensBane

    VortigensBane Busy Bee

    @Lyne You most certainly can make only partial presets. This image has just the mane...
    foal lamh test 001.jpg
    The problem with horses (as opposed to cats) is that horses really have hair and not fur; which means that you have to do lots and lots and lots (and lots more) "brushing" to get it to look half-way decent.
     
    Carey, Desertsilver, Pendraia and 4 others like this.
  8. Dakorillon (IMArts)

    Dakorillon (IMArts) Extraordinary Contributing Artist

    That looks fantastic! Makes me want to play with my LAMH! You have really progressed with your skills in that program!
     
  9. VortigensBane

    VortigensBane Busy Bee

    I have learned a few things about the program which really help...

    1. Never try to cancel an operation (= inevitable crash)
    2. Never hit the button to remove vertices if there are no vertices selected (= inevitable crash)
    3. "Curl" is your friend, in small doses it does wonders.
    4. It is possible to select only some of the guidehairs and apply actions to them only (most useful revelation of all).
    5. "Frizz" also does wonders, both to roots and tips.
    6. Changing individual hair thickness is very important for a realistic look.
    7. Really high densities of hairs look the best; usually in the hundred thousands.
    8. It is impossible to save a project too many times!!!!! That way, if the plugin crashes, you've only lost about five minutes of work...
     
  10. Dakorillon (IMArts)

    Dakorillon (IMArts) Extraordinary Contributing Artist

    Awesome tips, they are now bookmarked in my hot little hands.
     
  11. VortigensBane

    VortigensBane Busy Bee

    I forgot... above all else, dialing up all the "random" options is what really does the trick. Random roots, random widths, clumping, etc. Anything to add variety.
     
    Pendraia and Dakorillon (IMArts) like this.
  12. Rae134

    Rae134 Distinguished CV-BEE Contributing Artist

    Wants that Mane and Tail preset! :p
     
    Dakorillon (IMArts) likes this.
  13. Pendraia

    Pendraia Seasoned Contributing Artist

    Me too! Awesome work VB and thanks for the tips!
     
    Dakorillon (IMArts) likes this.
  14. Alisa

    Alisa Peacekeeper & HW3D QAV Queen Bee Staff Member QAV-BEE

    Gorgeous!
     
  15. Lyne

    Lyne Dances with Bees HW Honey Bear

    beautiful, but since I'd have to 'brush' anyway... :/
     
  16. VortigensBane

    VortigensBane Busy Bee

    A thought that has been nagging... LAMH fur presets (once exported) can be converted to conforming figures. For a full body preset, that isn't practical because of the bending of the body parts and the huge amounts of geometry, but for a foal mane and tail, that is a very real possibility... ;)
     
  17. VortigensBane

    VortigensBane Busy Bee

    Sidetracked yet again... too old 002.jpg

    Just a quick test to see how a postwork-free centaur looks. First try with a LAMH tail for Harry; it came out ok, I think, though the lighting here isn't the greatest.
     
    Carey, Me195, Desertsilver and 7 others like this.
  18. Rae134

    Rae134 Distinguished CV-BEE Contributing Artist

    Awesome!
     
  19. Gadget Girl

    Gadget Girl Extraordinary Contributing Artist

    So I know the point is to look at the hair, but. . . he look so troubled. I love the mood of this. Like he was there trying to reason with some people and just had to kill them all because they wouldn't listen, and now he's sad.
     
  20. VortigensBane

    VortigensBane Busy Bee

    I had thought to do a complete scene (someday) with him surrounded by his slain enemies, with the caption something like "I'm Too Old for This," or "Battles Are for Young People." He actually has no expression at all right now; it's just the way the lighting and the morphs worked out.
     

Share This Page