Groom Presets 

Grooms in Ornatrix are hair presets. A groom contains a predefined list of operators and their parameters to generate specific hair style, effect, or anything else which can be procedurally done in Ornatrix. For example, the default "Hair Ball" set up in Ornatrix is a groom which adds guide generation, editing, hair generation and width changer operators. Grooms can create new objects inside a scene or be applied to existing objects by growing hair on them.

Grooms are stored in self-containing XML files with .oxc4d extension. These files can be saved and shared.

 

Grooms directory 

The grooms are loaded from a pre-defined directory by default. By using the Browse... button you can change the directory from which grooms are loaded. The changed directory will be used next time you attempt to load a groom. You can use the Default Directory button to go back to the default directory. The default grooms directory is:

  • Windows: C:\ProgramData\Ephere\OrnatrixC4D\Grooms
  • OSX: /Users/Shared/Ephere/OrnatrixC4D/Grooms
  • Linux: /opt/Ephere/OrnatrixC4D/Grooms

The purpose of choosing this directory was to allow both read and write access to grooms for all users on a computer. This way grooms can be loaded and saved into a central directory by any user on a workstation.

 

Changing default grooms directory 

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Limitations 

For the time being, Hair From Mesh Strips are not compatible with groom presets, thus the Save Groom command will not work on this type of Ornatrix hair objects.

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