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EyeCandy 3.1 Fur Filter
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EyeCandy 3.1
Fur Filter

Created by: Fignations of Imaginment
 

This filter adds a fur effect to a selection.
To use this filter, open an image and select an area to apply the filter to or apply the filter to the entire image.
Adjust the options using the sliders or by typing a number into the fields.
The combination of each option creates the entire effect of this filter.

 

Wave Spacing  

This adjusts the spacing between the hair 'waves' in pixels. The higher the amount, the straighter the hair will be.

Waviness

This adjusts the waviness of the fur in pixels. The higher the amount, the more wavy the hair will be.

Hair Length

This adjusts the length of the hair. The higher the amount, the longer the hair strands will be.

Shininess

This adjusts the shininess of the hair. The higher the amount, the shinier the hair will be. Careful use of the shininess can give a healthy shine to the fur, but overuse of it will look fake and distract the eye.
Smooth This smoothes the hair strands.
 
Got a crew cut?
Wave Spacing = 121
Waviness = 55
Hair Length = 8
Shininess = 0
 
Increasing the waviness and hair length makes for a nice, thick head of hair.
Wave Spacing = 121
Waviness = 91
Hair Length = 21
Shininess = 0
 
Lowering the waviness gives a really weird hair pattern, sort of looks like a kid cut their own hair with safety scissors.
Wave Spacing = 121
Waviness = 91
Hair Length = 21
Shininess = 0
 
Lowering the waviness while increasing the hair length gives a nice thick, luxuriant fur with a few matted areas.
Wave Spacing = 121
Waviness = 15
Hair Length = 39
Shininess = 0
 
Increasing the waviness thickens the hair strands.
Wave Spacing = 121
Waviness = 82
Hair Length = 39
Shininess = 0
 
Careful use of the shininess can give a healthy shine to the hairs, but overuse of it will look fake and distract the eye, especially on a large area.
Wave Spacing = 121
Waviness = 81
Hair Length = 24
Shininess = 80
 
Increasing the wave spacing shortens and straightens out the strands of hair.
Wave Spacing = 468
Waviness = 91
Hair Length = 21
Shininess = 0
 
And here's the same one with too much Shininess added (200) – eesh!
 
Lowering the wave spacing and increasing the waviness gives a wild looking hair on a cat, but a nice head of hair for our creature or a lhaso apso.
Wave Spacing = 68
Waviness = 91
Hair Length = 21
Shininess = 0
 
Extreme lowering of the wave spacing gives a sparse and slightly twisted hair.
Wave Spacing = 7
Waviness = 91
Hair Length = 21
Shininess = 0
 

Saved effects

The pull-down menu that shows "Last Used" by default has a number of predefined effects you can choose. You can add your own settings by clicking on the pencil icon or delete settings by clicking on the eraser icon.
 
The thing to remember with the fur filter is to make minor adjustments to the different sliders until you get the effect you want. The entire effect is created by using all of the options to get the desired effect.
 
This is an example of using the fur filter to add fur to a cat. The original image uses a cat and cockroach from Poser. The figures were imported into Bryce, a kitchen scene added, and the image rendered. A mask for the cat was also rendered in Bryce. In PSP, the mask was applied to the cat and then the majority of the body selected using the lasso tool (the area around the eyes was not selected). Next the fur filter was applied to make the cat look more realistic.