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Belle Arum Hair is a Poser updo inspired by catwalk styles, but with a decissive romantic, Belle Epoque feel. It should be usable both for high-end fashion shots, pinup, fantasy, and historical sets, or even without the curls, as a funky, relaxed updo.
Load Belle Arum Hair from your Hair folder, under WyrdSisters\ Belle Arum. This is an hr2 hair prop, so make sure you have your figure selected when loading it. The hair loads in Cartoon with Lines shading mode, as Poser’s OpenGL implementation can become slow when displaying it in Full Textured mode. We recommend you keep this setting. The hair will render normally.
You only need one of the above to use the hair.
Belle Arum hair and its accessories were set up so you could create different looks easily, combining and mixing existing overall colours with details in other colours for a different look.
The MAT poses for the basic hair can be found under Poses\WyrdSisters\Belle Arum Hair. There are 5 extra folders, that will allow you to apply the full colour, ornaments, and partial poses for strays, knots and curls. As part of a new functionality of Studio, you can find the Studio shaders in the same folder as the Poser shaders; just click on the desired thumbnail and Studio will automatically load the Studio shader instead of the Poser one.
You can find the partial MATs in your folders 03-05, including poses to make certain parts invisible. They are split as follows:
There is an accessory included in the Belle Arum Hair package, which loads in place for the default V4 fit. You can find it in your Props\WyrdSisters\Belle Arum Hair folder. This accessory includes fitting morphs. A flipped version for the hair accessory is also included.
Each of the materials listed above has been converted by hand into a Studio shader to create the best possible look. As part of a new functionality of Studio, you can find the Studio shaders in the same folder as the Poser shaders; just click on the desired thumbnail and Studio will automatically load the Studio shader instead of the Poser one. These settings use Studio's native shaders, and no extra plugin is required. Be aware that while every effort was made to get the materials as close as possible to Poser’s, in some cases we preferred to play on Studio’s strengths and get them slightly different from the ones displayed in the Poser thumbnails. This is particularly true of the pwSurface Shaders.
The accessories also have a special set of pwSurface shaders to obtain better results. Be aware that you need pwSurface to be able to use these, and also that the render times will be considerably longer than standard Studio shaders. You will find these special shaders in the folder named “pwSurface-STUDIO ONLY” within your “02 Ornaments” folder.
With the new subD functionality introduced with Studio 2.0, you can subdivide any of your content for a smoother appearance. It is suggested that you do this sparingly, although it can really enhance the final results if applied judiciously. To apply subD to any of the items in the package, proceed as follows:
Ideally, hair is supposed to be glossy. Studio provides several ways of achieving this, but it also depends a lot on the lighting rig in use for your renders. The hair materials for Studio have been set up using PLASTIC as the lighting model, for general renders. If you find that you require hair that is more glossy, you could adjust this by selecting all the materials in Belle Arum hair and changing the lighting model to GLOSSY (Plastic); you can also adjust the glossiness value up, and finally lightening up the colour. If you want to do this, a quick way is to use the “Glossier” material included. Make sure your hair is selected when doing this. Please note that this is a Studio-only material.