- Santa Monica Hair is composed of a heair "scalp", 2 tails figures and 2 tails strings, for max versatily and control.
Both hair and tails are composed of tens of thin strands for more realism and dynamism (it's not trans-mapped hair).
- Each Tail features 87 different morphs:
* 10 for fine tuning (help with fitting, if you decide to toggle the bending off, if you want to use the tails with hats etc.),
* 16 helper morphs, mostly for styling and fine-tuning effects (try the "few-out" to add that little dynamism to every other movement),
* 13 lateral movements
* 13 back movements
* 9 front movements
* 4 random movements
* 12 twist back movements (twist the tails backward)
* 7 twist front movements (twist the tails forward)
* 3 pin morphs (simulate the tails being hold)
About the TAILS...
Both tails feature 2 BONES: the one represented by a sphere is the GLOBAL bone, whose movings affects the whole tail(s), the one represented by a cube, is the PARTIAL bone, whose values only affect the
lower part of the tail(s). Even using the bones alone you can easily create nice movements to match your character's pose.
NOTE: when using the bones you should select the little geometry (either the cube or the sphere) and then use the VALUE SLIDER, don't grab and move them around!
- NO BENDING tails
There are two kind of tails in the package: the "regular" ones (with bending active) and the NB (no bending) ones.
These tails don't have the bending toggled on, they remain attached to the hair but DO NOT follow the neck movements: this has the advantage that the morphs look exactly as they were created and
are subject to much less distortion, they also allow much more control on the part of the user. On the other side of the coin, however they do require a bit more work on the side of the user, since
you may need to "fit" them into place some times (especially with less dynamic poses).
A good compromise could be to use the regular tails for more standing poses and the no bones ones for more dynamic poses.
- Be IMAGINATIVE! With the tails that are separate items you can really be creative: you can use them with hats, to make as they come out of them without worrying about the hair scalp fitting (simply
use the tails only); you can add them to other hair styles, to create an additional hair layer and more complex styles; or you can just have two tails per side for the Santa Monica hair, for a fuller,
more dynamic effect!