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how do I ...styled-hair to loose-hair

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HI- V15.0i

Wondering if anyone has been down THIS road.

 

I have a character with hair that I have groomed while the hair was set at 'Constraint=100%'. Now, I want to make a pose-slider or find another way to make the 'hold' on that hairstyle let go...as in animate down to zero % constraint... and then back again to the groomed style. The pose slider AND animating the constraint value on the timeline in the choreography seem to have an 'all-or-nothing' effect, so the hair 'pops' from one setting to the next and back. I am looking for more of an incremental change.

 

Thanks for any speculation.

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Make sure you set the channel interpolation, for the percent of the target constraint to, to something other than "hold".

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Make sure you set the channel interpolation, for the percent of the target constraint to, to something other than "hold".

 

 

I'm having a hard time finding just where that would be...

 

If the target constraint doesn't show a little icon to change the interpolation method for the percentage property, switch to channel view in the timeline, [ctrl-a] to select all the keyframes for the percentage, right-click inside the selection box and choose Curve > Interpolation > zero slope. Then double-click inside the selection box and in the dialog that pops up, set Interpolation to "Default". Hopefully that will help, but I have never tried to change hair styles in a pose...

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Finally solved this one.

I achieved what I was after in an action. A made an action where the hair's stiffness property reduced from 100% to zero% in 30 frames. Then, in the choreography I keyframed the actions 'ease' amount to get the hair-style to loosen when I wanted it looser- and return when I wanted it back.

 

The result can be seen in my 'Betty' sample on her front 'bangs' as she shakes her head:

 

Thanks for your input Holmes and Mike!

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That a great solution matt. I always forget about an Action's "Ease" property.

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