Maya nHair Technology Preview

Posted by Cory Mogk, 14 February 2012 7:00 pm

This video is a technology preview. Autodesk wishes to caution you that this preview reflects technology research, and that actual events or results could differ materially from the preview. Also, this preview is not intended to be a promise or guarantee of future delivery of products, services or features but merely reflects technology research, which may change. Purchasing decisions should not be made based upon reliance on this preview. Autodesk does not assume any obligation to update any statements we make to reflect events that occur or circumstances that exist after the date of this technology preview.




Posted 14 February 2012 1:54 pm

I like the letter n when it comes to Maya..The more n the better!


Posted 14 February 2012 2:11 pm

"Purchasing decisions should not be made based upon reliance on this preview."
Upon a 13 seconds video clip? I like it when reading the text takes double the time than watching the video itself. Autodesk, you rock... sry, but this is just to funny...


Posted 14 February 2012 2:25 pm

Maybe, your just a really slow reader

Sum ppl these days cnt read actual 3nglish nymore

it's a teaser.... that's for sure.

thanks, Cory


Posted 14 February 2012 2:33 pm

Yes, maybe I am a really slow reader. My intention was to show what I think about releasing 13 seconds videos of "Technology Previews" of a multi-million dollar company. I would love to see some more "effort" in trying to elate paying customers for future updates of a market-leading 3d package. But hey, its just me I think, as always...

(And yeah, my native language is not english, I sry about that... how much other languages do you speak then?)


Posted 14 February 2012 4:41 pm

impressive O____o


Posted 14 February 2012 4:59 pm

Yes, but they clearly state that, this is not the stated purpose of the video. I'm sure when they demo/release the product, which is looking like GDC, they will have some nice long videos.

Btw, your english is pretty good, I was just mocking the generation of thumb dwiddlers... and really more of a jealous mocking if anything.

Cheers and Good luck!


Posted 14 February 2012 11:15 pm

When 3dsmax Have like this
i can't wait for year 2020


Posted 15 February 2012 2:33 am

mmm interesting, as much that the hair and fur system NEED to be rebuild, what about the deal with disney xgen ? Does that mean they don't implement it in maya next version ? Or we will have 2 hair systems ??? Or is it a strip out of xgen code put into maya under the name of nhair ???
Changes are needed so i suppose whatever the answer it is good news.
Please loose the UV base fur grooming as it is, have a look into other soft or shave and haircut....


Posted 15 February 2012 3:35 am

this video is interesting but yes, i agree with some comments bellow like how about giving some better tools for styling? and maybe point based hair follicle spawning etc?


Posted 15 February 2012 3:53 am

The simulation looks good, so this use the Nucleus solver, the hairs can collide with nparticles and ncloths?
I have the same question of "fxnurbs", nHair include tehnologies from XGen or they will have two differents hair systems?
And like him UV based hair isn't a good thing. And we need more intuitive tools to brush hair like Zbrush 4r2b's FiberMesh.

Nucleus will can used GPU(s) in the future?


Posted 15 February 2012 4:04 am

I have forgot to say : because if we have two hair systems, Xgen used in the movie "Tangled" looks already awesome.

dominic alderson

Posted 15 February 2012 6:51 am

Good to see some development with hair, but I have to say this demo is disappointing. Good to see reflections in there, but no motion blur and as this is a dynamics test... whats with all the intersecting with the cube towards the end of the shot (the last time the cube runs across the hair).

Still lots to fix here.


Posted 19 February 2012 2:05 am

Waiting so long time.
It looks wonderful!
Hope it deserves the prefix:"n" .

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