I have uploaded a blend file with a "Wind Blowing Hair Test" and it is my hope that perhaps someone can offer some assistance. I utilized a UV Sphere and applied a particle system along with a pair of "Force Fields - Wind" and the hair falls to the bottom of the sphere leaving the top bald while the wind force retains little movement. Any ideas would be great!

Hairtest.blend http://www.pasteall.org/blend/29535

  • $\begingroup$ Good question. I am wondering the same thing. I added collision to the sphere in the Physics panel, and in the modifiers panel I moved it above the hair modifier, but it seems to be the children hair particles colliding with the mesh. $\endgroup$
    – rioforce
    May 31, 2014 at 0:57
  • $\begingroup$ I have actually managed to get the hair to remain intact and work magnificently while it still needs tweaking to appear professional, real! Some pointers to retain, I believe caution is needed when "Weighting The Hair" while it drastically affected the hair when I reduced the "Strength Gauge" the color changed from red to a darker shade of blue. I didn't utilize the "Physics Tab" in the "Tool Shelf" rather I utilized "Hair Dynamics" in "Properties Tab" within the "Particles Button" $\endgroup$ Jun 1, 2014 at 2:11
  • $\begingroup$ The gauges are more sensitive than I originally thought and experimenting is a necessity when creating, tweaking hair. I've uploaded my "Test Hair" on a UV Sphere in a blend file for other beginners as myself and the settings allow for "Realistic Hair" in a section I added while in "Particle Mode" and cautiously weighted! Revisions pasteall.org/blend/29547 $\endgroup$ Jun 1, 2014 at 2:11

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I noticed two issues with the wind forces, they are quite weak and they are facing the wrong direction.

The affected axis (under Falloff, next to Power) was set to -Z (in local coordinates), but the force fields have their positive Z arrows pointing towards the object.

Increase the strength and set the axis to +Z:

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  • $\begingroup$ Hey that is great work!!..Very much appreciated!! $\endgroup$ Aug 2, 2014 at 1:40

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