Xgen for Beginners, Creating Your First Hairstyle

Character Artist Danny Mac helps new artists “find their feet” with Xgen in Autodesk Maya.

Sometimes with 3D characters, it is all about the details. Details in the eyes, clothes, and hair can make or break a character’s appeal. When dealing with hair, there are a few options available to the artist out there. Have a look at Danny Mac’s latest tutorial that shows how to get started with Xgen in Maya for creating a hairstyle for a character.

Depending on your stance, Xgen is either an amazing tool or the bane of your existence. Xgen offers a high-performance system for instancing in Maya, letting users create fur, hair and more. Most of the tools for a hairstyle are fairly straightforward, where most of the hangups fall into the workflow procedures.

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