Stylized Character Grooming

Class Overview

xGen & Maya Simulation

When entering the world of 3d hair and fur you:

  • Take your reel from simple to complex in a couple of hours.
  • Become comfortable with Technical Challenges.
  • Broaden your Skillset and become a unique part of the team.

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Consistently Successful Productions

Consistently keep your skill sustainable to the industry's demanding standards. 

  • Open up a whole new world and find that Groom and Simulation is not that hard at all once you know the basics.
  • You will have a stronger technical sense of problem solving the more challenges you take on.

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Technical responsibility

The objective in this class is to unravel and understand the basic every-day job of the hair and fur TD.  

  • Let us demystify the xGen toolbox so you can help production even more. 
  • You will see why learning Grooming helps your problem solving skills. 
  • A TD artist is a people-person who can help in almost all aspects of the pipeline


Purpose of this course

This course is meant for the artist who wants to learn about grooming in maya for Animation. I want to stress that the class approaches the grooming process with the aim of using it for production more than just a still picture. If you are to use grooming in your work flow it is important to understand how it functions in colloaboration with a rig. This is the essence in most things that are being done on the website - Animation. You will not learn how to do all specific settings in simulation just how to apply a sim to your groom. Once you have completed this course you will be able to set up your own production ready characters.


Kasper Larsson
Producer at Sun Creature Copenhagen. 

I will be able to put myself in your place and understand your struggles because I have seen it before. There is not a problem we cannot. After living in London and Singapore I moved back to Denmark where I became a producer at Sun Creature Studio. I think there is something to being a producer that I am naturally drawn to. 

As an artist I wrapped up some of the titles below 
  • Star Wars - Episode 8
  • Avengers 2 - Age Of Ultron
  • Warcraft - The Beginning
  • Guardians Of The Galaxy
  • Amazing Spider Man 2

On top I have worked in Virtual Reality, Commercials and on-set as a pre-visualisation asset builder, in both Pinewood and Leavesden Studios.


Course Outline

This 5 hours intensive course which should keep you busy for a week or two before you feel comfortable with the skills being taught

  • Lesson 1. Scene Setup
  • Lesson 2. Descriptions
  • Lesson 3-10. Basic Grooming
  • Lesson 11-15. Iteration Theory
  • Lesson  16-19. Common Errors
  • Lesson 20-21. Simulation
  • Lesson 22. Round Up and Good Advices

Pricing & Enrolment Options

You watch the course on your own pace and while you are welcome to write to me, I do not promise direct help. The lectures are there and have been used to teach students at both The Animation Workshop in denmark and at Manoanim.  That being said if you write I do strive to try and answer as many of you as possible.

You can download the course on a week by week basic once payment has been processed but its up to you. You are also very welcome to download the whole thing.

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Requirements To Enter

Skills Required

This course demands no prior skills to grooming. Understanding the creative process of making a character and some Maya knowledge is demanded. Overall I will be taking you through a production step not many people dare to touch so it will demand you to stay focused. 

Maya 2018 and above requierd.

Example Lecture

I only gave the Producer Essentials course 4 stars. The sound could be recorded better but the content is absolutely spot on and delivered without a filter which is so rare to find these days.

“Only” Four Stars, But.. Fred, Daily Manager, Copenhagen

Literally, NO ONE has been giving this kind of knowledge away before. 

No Resources Like This One Trevor, Director of Animation

Take this course, its seriously a complete resource of new knowledge

Completely changed the way I was thinking Jonas, COO,

Thanks man, this was was exactly what I needed

Thank You Kasper Damian, Canada, Production Manager

I build my career based on these courses. I found it weird to learn from so many different angles but they all kind of line up.

I buid my career on this. Frederik, Denmark, Production

I cannot believe I waited this long before understanding financials. It’s crazy ignorant to think I could have figured this out on my own. 

An Absolute No-brainer Pete, Freelance Artist

The most relevant course I have bought as a freelancer for years. 

Do yourself a favor and buy this course. Jamie, Production Manager

I did all the Cloth, python and biped courses I cannot wait to continue, this was really great! Thank you so much, Kaspar!

Looking forward to more! Student

I’m on board! This was the best resource on rigging. The site could use an update but the lectures are absolutely amazing!

Fantastic Resource Rigging Student

Very cool! This will be helpful for anyone who has no coding. I’m an animator by trade but learning the art of rigging great resource!

Very Helpful Animator