Maya Monday: Maya XGen and Interactive Grooming Tutorial Roundup
Maya 2017 Update 3 brought the interactive grooming tools and they’re really powerful! With XGen, you can create natural looking hair and animal fur. Here are some overviews and examples of what XGen Interactive grooming can do.
Interactive Grooming with Maya
The Maya 2017 Update 3 came with new features for grooming including the clump modifier, twist brush, object collision, and cut modifier. Here's an example of what it can do.
XGen Interactive Grooming – Overview
Maya 2017: XGen for Game Character Hair (Part 1 & 2)
Stephen Roselle at My Oh Maya gives a great overview on the topic. Read more here.
Finding your Feet with XGen – XGen for beginners
Danny Mac gives a great tutorial on working with XGen and starts with important steps before you jump into XGen.
MtoA 507 | XGen Fur with aiStandardHair
Arvid Schneider puts out another excellent tutorial for Maya and shows creation of Tiger fur but says he isn't much of a groomer. It's very simple and easy to jump into.
Tutorial: Realistic Hair Animation with Maya XGen
Obaida Hamdi created this tutorial on generating natural looking human hair with Maya and Xgen. This one has no voice over so you'll have to watch carefully.
Introduction to XGEN for Cartoon Characters!
Jesus Fernandez shows some beautiful work.
CGLYO – Maya XGen Tips & Tricks #1
CGLYO has lots of tutorials on Maya XGen, so check out his YouTube Channel.
CGLYO – Realistic Ponytail HairStyle with XGen & Redshift – Part 1 & 2
Maya Interactive Xgen 互動式頭髮調整工具
This tutorial by Ann Yeh is in Chinese but if you follow along visually, it's very good, and she answers questions to viewers in English.
Putting feathers on a Bird in Maya 2018 using Xgen
3D Splanchnic dresses a bird. The audio is a bit low but the tutorial seems really helpful.
More on Creating Hair in Maya with XGen and Interactive Grooming
XGen Learning Paths – in Autodesk Knowledge Network
Get started with XGen interactive grooming from Autodesk
XGen Interactive Grooming Tools from Autodesk
XGen Expression Editor from Autodesk
XGen Technical Documentation from Autodesk
10 tips for using Maya’s XGen in production from CG Channel
Beginners guide to: XGen pipeline for beginners by Michael Cauchi. This is a pretty deep article that talks about using XGen to create hair and some very important details on grooming. =
Posted by Michele Yamazaki