Ornatrix Maya V3 release

Posted by:EPHERE
Data created:2 October 2020

Version 3 of your favorite grooming plugin for Maya is here after two years of active development and beta testing. This update expands greatly on Ornatrix Maya V2 in nearly all aspects: GUI, performance, hair display, optimization, and of course features.

It's easy to upgrade your existing license, and for the first time we've also added rental options.

New features

Edit Guides

  • Change Tracking
  • All brushes are now Maya native tools
  • Create Brush
  • Delete Brush
  • Draw strands as Maya tool
  • Draw strands can extend and modify existing strands
  • Edit Guides amount value applies to strand deletions and creations
  • Way to turn off applied components in Edit Guides Shape

Surface Comb

  • Triangulation mode
  • Sink editing as Maya tool
  • Surface Comb sinks can be created on a new distribution surface or existing hair, like the case with brushes

Hair from Guides

  • Strand groups can be used as hair parts
  • Guide proximity mode in Hair from Guides on by default, barycentric interpolation on by default

Arnold Render

  • Strand channel export
  • Created hair is assigned aiStandardHair shader when Arnold is used


  • Clumping tool is now in Maya's shelf
  • Clump hair editing tool uses hair selection overlay for displaying selected clump hairs


  • Preserve Length option

Animation Cache

  • Start and End recording options


  • Added "Ground closest end" parameter


  • AI Animator : Train hair movement based on predefined animation using machine learning
  • Noise operator : Quickly animate basic procedural hair movement, or just add randomness to hair shape
  • Smooth Surface operator : Use OpenSubDiv to dynamically subdivide base mesh
  • Reduced storage requirements for hair surface dependencies, allows faster work with polygonal base meshes and smaller memory usage
  • Strand group patterns : Use a pattern to filter operators for a range of strand groups when needed, instead of a single strand group
  • Strand group blending : Blend between strand groups in various operators
  • Multiple hair strand groups: a single strand can now belong to multiple strand groups, allowing a greater control over various effects.
  • USD (Universal Scene Description) hair curve export

Viewport Display

  • Significant speed increases in viewport hair rendering
  • Hair overlay colors show strand groups, channel values, and selection directly on hair with custom saturation


If you purchased Ornatrix Maya V2 within past 6 months (or after March 1, 2020) you get a free upgrade to this new version! Please log in to make sure your automatic upgrade was completed successfully.
All existing Ornatrix license owners get a 50% upgrade discount if purchased before November 15, 2020. After this date the upgrade discount will drop to 25% perpetually. The upgrade discount is automatically applied to perpetual licenses once you log into your account. Upgrade discount doesn't apply to rented licenses.

Rental Licenses

As of V3 you may now rent licenses on monthly, biannual, or annual basis. See the purchase page for more information and pricing.

Thank you for using our products and supporting our ambitions to bring you the cutting edge in grooming and simulation tools. If you have any questions please reply to this email or contact us through our website or Facebook.

Yours truly,
Ephere Team

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Marsel Khadiyev (Software Developer, EPHERE Inc.)