I hope I'll post some improvements, this weekend, here. Here's short plan:izze wrote: As far as the dreadlocks go. The only thing I really "modified", was adding modifiers to only the strands effected by follow curves node. It got pretty difficult to see clearly the results of Curve Adv when it was applied to the whole pointcloud.
I had difficulty getting the curls to start close to the start of the curve. I had to put two points very close together to eliminate the InBlend. But if I knew ICE better, I could probably have modified that compound.
I am also duplicating the pointcloud to get the proper look for "loose" strands. Using Hair Tips node in combination with the very old Hair Length node. The one with Factor and Factor Minus. But this is still very much WIP and I will probably be able to eliminate the second pointcloud.
The last thing I am trying to accomplish is colored thread to wrap a few of the locks. Using Curl Adv again. It would be amazing if there was a way to push strands outside of strands. Maybe there already is
1: a bit better visualizing. I know you already know, it's possible to get strand color per 'form' node, 'chunk' and so on, using 'kH randomize node;. Anyway wouldn't hurt to add a sort of 'diagnostic mode' to 'kh point color" node.
2: will add a few options to 'kH Curls Advanced' to enable it to start directly from hair root.
3: there is 'kh Follow CurveList' node in latest download, geometry input is curve with many sub-curves - this should save you from so many inputs, if you merge these curves, using some script or add on. However it seems it didn't worked in some mixes of situations and SI versions. Will try to make this node as much 'ordinary' under the hood - there is a chance it will work, in any situation.