How to Make Fur in Blender

  • Published on Apr 6, 2016
  • Blender tutorial showing you how to use particle strands to make a cute fluffy ball. Read the text summary:
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Comments • 510

  • StrangeLove
    StrangeLove Month ago

    need an update for 2.8

  • Alexey Delgado
    Alexey Delgado Month ago +1

    Me: trying to follow this tutorial.
    My laptop: nope... I give you 1 hair... But... Not more 🙂
    Me: ☹️

    SNOOZE DOG STUDIOS 2 months ago +1

    anybody here from 2019 and see how much blender guru has changed?

  • Greg Amptman
    Greg Amptman 3 months ago

    My fuzz doesn’t move with the mesh when I try to animate it. How do I parent a particle system to a animation rig. I tried asking in the blender group that I’m on but nobody will respond or they don’t seem to know how to do it. What am I doing wrong.

  • Drake Tamer
    Drake Tamer 3 months ago

    I'm having an issue with the dragon I am trying to add fur to. There's not enough fur, but adding more makes it explode into a spiky mess. Is there a way to combat this?

  • Br!z0lit
    Br!z0lit 3 months ago +1

    Thank you. I can finally start animating furry porn :P

  • Alvar Lagerlöf
    Alvar Lagerlöf 3 months ago

    This completely crashed my computer. i5 and a gtx 1080

  • CreeperCrafter979
    CreeperCrafter979 4 months ago

    Is it possible to like weight paint the fur on?
    I was also wondering if there is a way that the fur takes the color of the face it's attached to.
    Thanks to anybody who responds with an answer

    • Artistic Lion
      Artistic Lion 3 months ago +1

      You would make it so the fur color is the texture of the object which would make the fur the same color as the texture it is growing from

  • Donato Liotino
    Donato Liotino 4 months ago

    why doesn't the hair render for me past 7 steps?

    • Artistic Lion
      Artistic Lion 3 months ago

      Donato Liotino I dunno, I have no clue what the issue is, maybe reduce the steps if it won’t render when you are at the maximum

    • Donato Liotino
      Donato Liotino 3 months ago

      @Artistic Lion no, I mean, NOTHING renders.

    • Artistic Lion
      Artistic Lion 3 months ago

      Because 7 is the maximum

  • TheCuriousHobbyist
    TheCuriousHobbyist 4 months ago

    Is this how they made those Truffula trees in the new Lorax movie?

  • liam student
    liam student 4 months ago

    The person below me is my profile pic facing the other way

  • Mr. Mr
    Mr. Mr 4 months ago

    Ms. Frizzle

  • Jonathan Walsh
    Jonathan Walsh 5 months ago

    Bloody hell, nodes man....

  • Jonathan Walsh
    Jonathan Walsh 5 months ago

    Hey, hey, hey.

  • Goldleaves Production
    Goldleaves Production 5 months ago

    The title scared me

  • 30G
    30G 6 months ago +1

    paramount needs to see this

  • Deandra Bryan
    Deandra Bryan 6 months ago

    thats beautiful but my pc couldnt handle it

  • EggyRepublic
    EggyRepublic 6 months ago +6

    You know it's gonna be expensive if it contains "pro".

  • Vilém Číhala
    Vilém Číhala 6 months ago

    hi you have awsome videos! I have little Problem. I need make animation with particle edit of hair with keyframe. It is possible in bledner ?

  • Jamie Terencejamie
    Jamie Terencejamie 6 months ago

    so do you know that I start to follow this tutorial at a summer afternoon while my feet were both closed to my computer? then there comes a smell of meat LOL

  • HeavyDutyDavid
    HeavyDutyDavid 6 months ago +3

    Just to let people know, the "How to make Fur" part only lasts until 18:58. Don't be daunted by the video's "41:46 minutes".

  • HeavyDutyDavid
    HeavyDutyDavid 6 months ago


    I'm sorry Andrew, but ever since Mr.Donut, I think the Devs are keeping a close eye on you.

    • HeavyDutyDavid
      HeavyDutyDavid 4 months ago

      @Mr. Mr I see, only an special eye can tell the formal line taxklings and sweat it took to make this image.

    • Mr. Mr
      Mr. Mr 4 months ago

      Your profile picture is the most complex painting I have ever seen.

  • Thea
    Thea 7 months ago

    This was so helpful! Thank you!

  • Danielle Hilson
    Danielle Hilson 7 months ago +3

    But what if i don’t want an add shader
    Because it’s a real animal.........

  • vazak11
    vazak11 7 months ago

    Very educational!

  • Suzette van Drongelen
    Suzette van Drongelen 8 months ago

    I wanna learn how to make it bounce! Hahaha i love this! Its so fluffyyyyy

  • Suzette van Drongelen
    Suzette van Drongelen 8 months ago

    Finished this yesterday, still rendering xD only 12 hours to go!

  • Kelly A.
    Kelly A. 8 months ago +3

    Wonderful tutorial! Easy to follow along and so helpful :D. ( I couldn't stop cracking up at the end there lol )

  • Mc kOnkeR
    Mc kOnkeR 8 months ago


  • Brave Little Pixel
    Brave Little Pixel 9 months ago +2

    why do absolutely none of these hair tutorials actually show you how to 'relax' the hair. They're all spiky balls, if I put hair onto a model, I want it to realistically drop and rest down, but I don't want to have to manually comb something for hours to get the perfect look. Where's the 'cloth physics' of hair? Can't I just run the animation and let the hair fall?

    • Artistic Lion
      Artistic Lion 3 months ago

      Enable hair dynamics. If you are making hair for a character though, you have to comb it before animating just to get the hair to lay the way you want

    • Danielle Hilson
      Danielle Hilson 7 months ago

      Hair physics

    • Fijigoya 123
      Fijigoya 123 8 months ago

      Did you find an answer for this?

  • Jorge Ruiz
    Jorge Ruiz 9 months ago

    When I change it to INTERPOLATED all de hairs disappear! Does the same thing happen to someone else?

  • potaterjim
    potaterjim 9 months ago

    Are there any modern alternatives to this for hair? Every time I attempt this, my entire computer freezes permanently and requires a hard power reset.

    • Artistic Lion
      Artistic Lion 3 months ago

      You can make a mesh and then make a material setup to replicate the look of hair

  • _ MarcY
    _ MarcY 9 months ago

    Hello guyz i have a little prpblem... i have tried to render the image and the result was... nothing just like a ball... and i dont know how to fix it so pls help me...

  • Audiocronic
    Audiocronic 9 months ago +1

    The ending was INTENSE.

  • Rolled Potatoes
    Rolled Potatoes 9 months ago

    No u

  • RockRocker45
    RockRocker45 10 months ago

    This looks like the flowers from Horton hears a who ->

  • TehMadTitan
    TehMadTitan 10 months ago +1

    trying to do this in 2.8 rip my life

  • Matt Benedetti
    Matt Benedetti 10 months ago

    once i finish this I'm gonna go get faded

  • fredie khan
    fredie khan 10 months ago


  • aberrant curse
    aberrant curse 10 months ago +1

    "children is very very smooth"

  • Ahmed Alhisaie
    Ahmed Alhisaie 10 months ago

    I always love tutorials, how can we have a conversation with you? we need to know your of thinking so we can learn faster? could you please replay if your saw this comment, thanks a lot

  • Tim Miller
    Tim Miller 10 months ago +4

    Did you ever figure out why your computer was going so slow? Could it have been when you set that setting to the maximum of 7? You seem to have discovered during the video that the max was 7. Everything seemed to slow down after that.

  • Deandra Bryan
    Deandra Bryan 11 months ago

    My PC couldn't handle it so sadly I didn't complete it

  • zebil animation
    zebil animation 11 months ago

    I finally found what I was looking for

  • Logan Wiesen
    Logan Wiesen 11 months ago

    It looks like who fur

  • Maukustus
    Maukustus Year ago

    How to make anime hair in blender

  • arter
    arter Year ago

    Where is the Particle System? I don´t have that option.

  • ThatOneEggplant
    ThatOneEggplant Year ago

    So , I have a character that has specific fur markings. In order to change/separate those colors, would I have to just select that area and create a node for it? Or would I just have to form other fur as a different object?

  • Earth Gundam
    Earth Gundam Year ago

    Any advice on applying this material to a sculpt I imported from Oculus Medium as an FBX? I have a shape of, sort of anime, hair and I thought I could make this material and then apply it to the hair shape but it just looks like a weird smooth checkboard.

  • Ultgamer cw
    Ultgamer cw Year ago

    For those of you who are wondering how to open the render screen when he didn't say, press f12. To save that pic press f3. I know I had to look that up myself. Other than that a great tutorial.

  • swNapoleon16
    swNapoleon16 Year ago +1

    New to Blender, but not the 3D creation world.
    Can you export the "fur" from Blender and import it into other programs? Maybe like KeyShot or a fashion design program? Create the fur and add to a garment in a clothing program?

  • The VFX Wizard
    The VFX Wizard Year ago

    Hey Andrew! You should bring back long-form tutorials.

  • Firemel Studios
    Firemel Studios Year ago

    This is a useful tutorial to use as a reference guide to creating emitters, if you can remember where the important keyframes are in the video. Thanks Andrew!

  • Gold Spider
    Gold Spider Year ago

    and I don't know how to make your fancy effects without your 150$ software thanks for the "tutorial"

    • Artistic Lion
      Artistic Lion 3 months ago

      You only need it for lighting and this tutorial was on hair. You can make your own lighting

    NOSRA Year ago

    how can i add particules to specific part of the mesh??

    • Artistic Lion
      Artistic Lion 3 months ago

      You make a vertex group and set that as the emitter

  • IronBlockGames
    IronBlockGames Year ago

    I have been trying to find a tutorial for the last few months on adding fur to a creature I'm making. Not by blenders little hairy ways. But in means that get supported via game engines, I.E Polygon fur, and have it properly stick to the mesh and move with it with out going all janky. But it seems there is no such tutorial out there that exists on it and every forum I've gone to asking for means to go about this in away that looks good and not ugly as shit just tell me to do it in these such ways that is - NOT - supported by the game engines I'm using. All because it 'looks better'.

  • Souleii
    Souleii Year ago

    When i render, it shows up with the display unit and not the rendered unit.

  • Darkfox
    Darkfox Year ago


  • Alden B.
    Alden B. Year ago +1

    Why are my hairs not sticking straight like his?

  • Rob Bob Pob Tart
    Rob Bob Pob Tart Year ago

    Thanks now I can make an ugly hairy cube.