Danny Mac

Finding your Feet with X-Gen

This tutorial covers the common pitfalls many people experience when using XGen for the first time. While a little fiddly at first, XGen is an extremely powerful hair solution – originally developed to control Rapunzel’s hair in the movie Tangled.

The topics I cover are:

  • Loading the XGen plugin & setting the project
  • Setting Real-World scale in Maya
  • Creating a Scalp and UV’s
  • Creating your first Description
  • Manipulating Guide Curves and the XGen parameters
  • Painting region masks
 The Bonus Package includes the following additional material:

Tier 1:

  • Extended tutorial
  • Step by step PDF “How to Avoid Crying at XGen: A Beginners Guide”

Tier 2:

  • Tier 1
  • Maya scene file
  • Zbrush project file + ZTool
  • PSD
  • Textures
  • Render Passes