Part I - Modifying the Skullcap
These tutorials started out as a single one, when I decided to update my hair tutorials that pertained solely to Poser 5. However, the scope grew until I also included exporting Poser 6 figures with strand based hair into other 3D programs. At the moment there are four tutorials: modifying a skullcap, creating the hair, styling the hair, and bringing the hair into Vue 5 Infinite. More might be written in the future.
While each of these tutorials is different, the first few screen captures and information are the same as they pertain to all of them.
To start with, some of the basic hair creating equipment in Poser 6 is different than in Poser 5. The bases for the hair have been changed, as well as the number of Guide Hairs and the way they are distributed. In addition, the calculations for the density of the hair seems different in Poser 6. I have found that these differences have caused me to modify the way I make hair in Poser 6. Although I follow the same basic pattern as I did in Poser 5, I have had to modify some of my methods.
First, let's look at the Poser 5 default settings for the standard skullcap for Judy.
Next, look at the skullcap for Jessi in Poser 6.
Lastly, look at the Follicle Surface, or Set, for Jessi in Poser 6.
If you look at all of the screen captures, you will notice that there is a huge difference in the number of Guide Hairs, as well as the shape of the different vehicles for growing hair. The shape of the vehicles can be modified, but I have not found a way to change the number of Guide Hairs by having the head have only one section, or many sections. How one divides it, does make a big difference, of course, but not as to the number of Guide Hairs per "sprouting" area.
In Poser 6, I found that I wanted to use the skullcap, but I didn't like its shape, so I modified it in Poser itself. If you use the following method (in Poser) to modify the skullcap, you cannot separate it and sell the hair piece as a wig, since you are using a part of Poser for the base.
Below shows the outline for the modified skullcap.
You can modify the skullcap anyway you like, or not modify it at all.
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