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Fur

Fur coat

You can add fur to any of the following:

Lotta 4.0

  • Fabrics

  • Seams (with garment enhanced layer blend mode off)

  • Edge assignable trims (with garment enhanced layer blend mode off)

Lotta 2019 April Edition and newer

  • Fabrics

  • Seams (with garment enhanced layer blend mode on or off)

  • Edge assignable trims (with garment enhanced layer blend mode on or off)

  • Artwork

  • 2D trims

For more information about enhanced layer blend mode, refer to Element Layer Ordering.

The following image shows fur applied to artwork and an edge assignable trim.

Fur on artwork and trim

Adding Fur

Fur is a property that you can apply to a material. Then, using V-Ray, you can preview the fur on your garment. For more information about V-Ray, refer to V-Ray Real-Time Ray Trace Rendering.

To add fur:

  1. If the Materials tab is not already open, on the Resources tabs, click Materials.

    Materials

  2. On the Materials tab, click the material you want to use fur with.

  3. Go to the Context view, and select Use Fur.

    Fur

    The Fur section expands, displaying fur properties.

    Fur pane

  4. Set the fur properties as required.

    • Click Click the drop-down to display preset properties for fur.

      Fur presets

      From there, you can also import and export presets.

    • You can also edit the properties individually.

    For more information, refer to the table below.

    The Diffuse of the material is the base of the fur, and determines the color of the fur strands and the fur texture.

    Property

    Description

    Length

    Length of a strand of the fur.

    Thickness

    Thickness of a strand of the fur.

    Gravity

    How upright each strand is. A value of 0 means the strand stands straight up.

    Bend

    Amount of bend in the strand.

    Taper

    Sharpness of the strand. A value of 1 is a sharp point, and a value of 0 is no sharpness.

    Density

    How dense the strands are grouped together.

    Curl

    Curl is a more pronounced, circular effect on fur. You can set the radius and angle of the curl.

    Variation

    The preceding properties are the default setting for each strand of the fur. This property allows you to vary each of the length, thickness, gravity, and curl radius, to a certain extent. A value of 0 means no variation. A value of 1 is the greatest variation.

    Specular

    Specular color, amount, and spread for the fur.

  5. If you want to save the current property settings, type a name in the text box, and click Save.

  6. Click Preview to display the render window with a V-Ray render of the garment.

You can also view the fur displaying accurately in a rendered image or turntable output, if you use V-Ray as the render engine. For more information, refer to Rendering in Lotta.

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