We have hair! (and fur, grass, and lichen)

A brown box has arrived in the post and it is indeed our upgrade to AutoDesk 3D Studio Max 8! There are a multitude of new features, one of which is the advanced hair and fur-generating capabilities, which of course we have put to good use!

Dead lawn

This allows us to more realistically represent grass, reeds, and not forgetting it’s intended purpose – hair!

Better yet, we are working on having the grass and reeds reacting to dynamic factors such as wind, and collisions with other objects. Indeed, there are hairy times ahead! (snuck in another lame joke for the month)