Modeling, Rendering, and Animating Hair and Fur in Maya

Homework assignment for 590b

Assigned November 17, 2004. Due December 1, 2004.

This assignment is meant to give you a feel for how hair and fur are created in Maya, a commercial animation package that is widely used in the digital effects and animation industries. It's also meant to be kind of fun, and is a good introduction to Maya, if you have no experience with it.

There are two parts to this assignment:

  1. The tutorial. This will teach you the basics of navigating Maya and all you need to know to start creating hair and making it move in response to external forces.
  2. The task. This is an assignment for you to complete in time for the discussion session. You will turn in an artifact showing an interesting image or video you create.