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Blender anime hair with skin modifier
A while back I was mmh ruminating over chibi characters so I talked with Miamelly and Rettosukero and (while me and Rettie where digging up a base and sketching animations) Mia came up with a concept for a cyber-shaman that I may tackle:

The hardest part looked like it would the hair so I decided to try that first. I remember once discussing 3D hair (sorry forgot with whom) I suggested we might create strands then fit them using armatures and the comment was "good luck" [= =]" 
While using armatures for hair may be a bit overkill I decided to try creating hair using the skin modifier. 
For a first try and spending 2-3 hours top, the result is encouraging.
The skin modifier
Basic workflow:
A- Create an object, say, a plane. Then knock off all but one side (so, start with an edge). Add the skin modifier.
B- We edit a wireframe, not a mesh. Skin works by creating a mesh around a wire. So, it creates pipes of sorts.
C- Add subsurf mod
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Dave Pagurek
Artist | Student | Film & Animation
I'm an Ottawa animator, artist and musician, but I really do prefer animation over everything else. Right now, I mainly only do 2D stuff, but I'm beginning to learn 3D.
So, I finally pieced together enough new music tracks for me to feel ok putting them in an album. There's no central theme or concept tying the songs together like some previous albums had, but whatever.

Listen to it or download for free here:…


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SnookumsGal Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013  Professional Filmographer
So you are on dA, huh?????

pahgawk Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013  Student Filmographer
I log in really infrequently these days though... THERE ARE TOO MANY PLACES ON THE INTERNET FOR ME TO VISIT D:
SnookumsGal Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Oh I know that feel. I spend most of my days on tumblr, now.
MAJORA64 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
Hows the animation going these days? <--- Dude from Skills Canada '11
pahgawk Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Student Filmographer
goin' pretty good, actually! I have some new stuff from this month that I need to upload, now that you mention it. Let me get to that. What about you?
MAJORA64 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
Working with bands, might (with emphasis) be recording and touring this summer, animating ponies for cash, trying to get a full-time job. Busy busy busy.

Love your fireworks animation, funny stuff!
kqubekq Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
thx for fav bro ;)
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MarionetteBiri Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012   Digital Artist
awesome stories that you animated *watch*
Fullmetal-Animator Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Welcome to Deviant-Animations, fellow contributor :)
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