Blender Animation Tutorial Hair Blowing in the Wind and Growing in the Wind – Hair Dynamics

By 3D Blender Tutorials by ianscott888

This tutorial shows how to animate hair.

Turning Hair Dynamics on will make the hair react to forces. The tutorial shows how to apply a ‘Wind Force’ to make the hair appear to be blown.

The tutorial shows how to animate the length of the hair to make it appear to grow.

At the end of the tutorial an alternative method of setting up hair is demonstrated.

The steps are –

Make the hair file by following the hair tutorial or by downloading the file from my website

In Particles Properties tick the Hair Dynamics tick box and open up the panel
Set the Stiffness to 3
Open up the Force Field Settings panel set Type 1 to Wind
Tick the Self Effect tick box, set Amount to 5 and Strength to 10
Rewind and Play

To animate the hair growing
The property to be keyframed is the End property in the Render Panel
Set the End property to .1 and right click and Insert Keyframe in frame 1
Go to frame 100, Set the End property to 1 right click and Insert Keyframe
Rewind and Play

To make a scalp
Duplicate the monkey’s head
Go into Edit mode and delete faces to leave a scalp
Add a hair particle system to the scalp

The start and end files can be downloaded from –

Particle Systems