With the Maya® FurTM feature, you can create fur and short hair on all surface types in Maya. A fur description in Maya defines all the attributes for the fur (for example, fur color, width, length, baldness, opacity, curl, density, and so on). When applying fur, you can use one of the predefined fur descriptions included with Maya, or you can create your own custom fur description by setting all the fur attributes yourself.

You can animate fur with keyframe effects like growing fur or changing color. For a more natural appearance, you can also add movement to fur with dynamics (for example, wind and gravity).

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