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LAMH Preset for the Hivewire3D House Cat (Short)

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Published: July 28, 2017
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Look At My Hair preset for the Hivewire3D House Cat. Short-Haired version. 

Hair Export Amount: I like 1200,000 but feel free to experiment. It WILL take a long time to export. Keep an eye on your memory.

WARNING: Presets will work on Kitten, but choose a MUCH smaller amount to export, such as 500,000 or LESS. 500,000 ran my memory out on the kitten, but 100,000 was not enough hair. 

Iray settings:

Translucency Weight: Between 0.050 and 0.10 (Depends on coat colour and lighting)
Glossy Reflectivity: 0.10

Feel free to tinker with settings or try hair shaders. I haven't done any 3DL testing.

EDIT: I am a massive tool and uploaded the wrong hair preset. I have added the version which matches the picture. o_o But you can decide which one you like more....the first one is just a bit clumpier and a tad shorter :) it is called Short2. 



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buxpaintingHobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
I really liked it!

But, I can not match fur color some part of cat color.
How should I do?

CatOnTheBed0709 by buxpainting   
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syedadyHobbyist Digital Artist
This is so Cool, Cute and Cat! A real Cat. Love it! can you provide duf file also?
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Toyen-Art Digital Artist
This looks very good! Shame I never got into LAMH otherwise I would have given this a try! And I also lack a cat to put the hair on LOL :D
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vwranglerHobbyist Digital Artist
Just to be clear: the new one is Short and the old one is Short2? Or the other way around?

Is this primarily meant for export to Iray? I tried rendering in 3Delight with the hair number settings you recommend above for Iray, and, well ... Put it this way: I've got a decently powered computer, haven't normally had outrageous issues with rendering LAMH presets, and on a scene with nothing in it but the cat, the preset, and one background wall prop, it's headed to 5GB RAM -- just rendering, not exporting -- and 10 minutes without having rendered one thing, because it's still thinking about whatever it's thinking about. (NOTE: at 1.2 million hair quantity, it took about 10-11 minutes to think about it, and another 4-5 to render just the cat; at 500,000 hair quantity, it takes about 6 minutes to think about things -- and 5GB RAM -- and about 2-3 minutes to render in 3Delight. At 300,000 hair quantity, it takes about 3 minutes to think about it and about the same to render.)

Using the default hair quantity in 3Delight just makes it look like it's nothing but random fly-aways. It looks like it needs to be at least 300,000 before it looks like a cat's fur. I tried 500,000, but at that level, on the gray tabby 3 materials (the one with the most white), the gray parts got darker -- almost uniform gray -- and the white turned gray. At 300,000, the tabby comes back, although the white parts are still pretty gray. Hair quantity lower than that, and it starts to look pretty shaggy.
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Vampyric-SaiyanessHobbyist Digital Artist
The render is of Short2. I uploaded the wrong one initially. Short is just a little bit clumpier. 

I haven't tested it in 3Delight (I just assumed it'd work fine, since it's more designed for that) so I'm sorry for your trouble.

I'm going to have a play now. I'm not that savvy with 3Delight, but I'll see what I can do. :)

EDIT: Okay, I did some renders in 3Delight and had no problem. I experimented with 500,000 and 1200,000 hairs and the latter looked better (especially in the legs). It took about 5-6 for 3DL to think about it and about 10 minutes to render the same size render as above. I'm sure a lot of other factors can speed up or slow down the render. I also used a Dimension Theory light preset for the AoA lights. The fur result looks nicer in Iray, in my opinion, but I'm not savvy with 3Delight shaders. 
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vwranglerHobbyist Digital Artist
Ah, OK. thank you for clarifying, and for checking things out for me.
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Vampyric-SaiyanessHobbyist Digital Artist
No prob! :)
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Thank you for the preset!
Feedback on 3DL: it renders, but has some stray feathered sections in it that aren't visible if you convert to obj&Iray. Weird, really.
. Cats3DL by beemeekay  
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Vampyric-SaiyanessHobbyist Digital Artist
I never tested it in 3Delight so I'm not sure what causes that feathery look. It looks more like a transparency issue with the cat on the left, but it could be a lighting issue, as the grey cat doesn't look too bad. I have someone else having issues with 3DL so I'll have a quick play.

Did you use 1200,000 hairs for both?

Edit: I did some 3DL tests and 1200,000 hairs worked fine for me. I didn't get that weird translucency issue, just using an AoA environment light, Advanced Distant and Spotlight. I didn't change anything with the hair shaders for 3Delight. Let me know how you go! I think lighting plays a strong factor in lighting fur in 3DL. 
armieri's avatar
Impressive, nicely done
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Vampyric-SaiyanessHobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you :)
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Thank you so much <3
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Vampyric-SaiyanessHobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome! :)
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ObscuroArcanumProfessional Digital Artist
Thank you for these. I really look forward to playing around with them! :D
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Vampyric-SaiyanessHobbyist Digital Artist
No worries! I hope they work well for you!
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got it to work from hivewire community ty
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thank you very much!
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Shango-ThunderStonesHobbyist Digital Artist
Is this for Poser or Daz Studio?
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Vampyric-SaiyanessHobbyist Digital Artist
Daz Studio
Perpignan's avatar
Bonjour,
où peut-on télécharger ce LAHM Preset, merci

Hello,
Where can you download this LAH Preset, thanks
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Vampyric-SaiyanessHobbyist Digital Artist
Hi! Just click on the LMH box in the description and it will take you to the Stash page. Hope this helps!
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xmasroseHobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much for this wonderful preset!
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