HairTG – Strand

HairTG – Strand for Substance Designer is a limited version of HairTG – Freestyle (part of the Hair Clump Tool) supporting a single strand. It is provided at the minimum price supported by the following stores, up to free:


  • Drawing of a single strand, pattern based, to be positioned with 10 movable control points into the 2D view of Substance Designer.

  • Outputs Mask, Alpha, ID, Depth, Flow maps (with two filters), Gradient Ramp and Color map for color patterns

  • Strand thickness control independently at root and tip, with midpoint and three variation types: Linear, Cosine and Xn (n configurable).

  • Support for automatic and user-provided depth profiles (to generate the Depth map).

  • Automatic depth profiles are controlled by frequency (number of variations) and a random amplitude amount.

  • The automatic depth profile can be visualized as a curve to ease its design.

  • The strand start/end/height is configurable.

  • A fade effect (Alpha and Color outputs) can be applied to the strand’s root and tip. The fade amounts for root and tip are configurable as well as the position of a midpoint separating the two. The fading effect also has a controllable randomization factor so all strands may not fade at the same location.

  • Gray levels in the ID map are configurable through a range to determine the lowest and highest possible level.

  • Strand thickness for Mask, ID and Flow map outputs can be adjusted.

  • Utility to visualize Flow map directions with a choice of two direction patterns and two sizes.

  • Grayscale and color custom patterns are supported for drawing strands in addition to a default grayscale pattern.

  • Pattern iteration count per curve part is configurable.

  • Pattern can be rotated function of the curve flow or not.

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