HairTG – Strand for Substance Designer is a limited version of HairTG – Hair & Fur Freestyle (part of HairTG – Hair & Fur) supporting a single strand.

New in version 2.1

This version is based on the Hair & Fur 2.1 core from which it inherits most features except those involving multiple strands. It is to be used with Substance Designer 2019.2 or above.

Major new features in 2.1

  • A powerful Modulation section with Sine and triangle based modulation functions, frequency and amplitude settings including randomization options, frequency modulation, amplitude fade, multiple types of sine-based modulation etc.
  • Three parameter display modes, Basic, Limited and Full Controls enabling users to progressively get familiar with the functionalities.
  • Colorization features to colorize the strand along its lengths in various ways.
  • Depth Profile management is now handled as an independent Substance, leaving users the possibility to modify depth profile textures before passing them to Strand.
  • Four default patterns and dynamic pattern sizing enabling to reduce the iteration count and drive various effects such as fluff.
  • The Flow map generation has been improved regarding accuracy and edge management. It is also possible to generate a background for it, either solid or using dilation.
  • The Utility output can now display any map with an optional overlay showing control point locations (control point overlay requires usage of a single parent strand).
  • User Manual update, easier to get into and containing many illustrations.

Overall Features

  • Drawing of a single strand, pattern based, to be positioned with 10 movable control points into the 2D view of Substance Designer.
  • Outputs Mask, Alpha, ID, Depth, Color, Flow (with oriented background), Gradient Ramp maps.
  • Strand thickness control independently at root and tip, with midpoint and three variation types: Linear, Cosine and Xn (n configurable).
  • Support for automatic and user-provided depth profiles (to generate the Depth map).
  • Automatic depth profiles are controlled by frequency (number of variations) and a random amplitude amount. Depth profile can be visualized as a curve to ease their design.
  • The strand start/end/height is configurable.
  • A powerful Modulation section with Sine and triangle based modulation functions, frequency and amplitude settings including randomization options, frequency modulation, amplitude fade, multiple types of sine-based modulation etc.
  • A fade effect (Alpha and Color outputs) can be applied to the strand’s root and tip. The fade amounts for root and tip are configurable as well as the position of a midpoint separating the two. The fading effect also has a controllable randomization factor so all strands may not fade at the same location.
  • Strand thickness for Mask, ID and Flow maps can be adjusted.
  • Utility to visualize Flow map directions with a choice of two direction patterns and 5 sizes.
  • Grayscale and color custom patterns are supported for drawing strands in addition to a default grayscale pattern.
  • Pattern iteration count per curve part is configurable.
  • Pattern can be rotated function of the curve flow and dynamically sized.

Content of the pack

  • HairTG – Strand in sbsar format
  • HairTG – Depth Profile in sbsar format
  • template SBS file
  • User Manual
  • Release Notes
  • License notice and disclaimer

If you need the full-featured version or a commercial license please check HairTG – Hair & Fur.

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