Hairstyles are modeled by procedurally defined real functions with the use of “solid noise”, sweep-like technique, offsetting and set-theoretic operations, and non-linear deformations.
More details on hair modeling can be found in the paper:
Sourin A.I., Pasko A.A., Savchenko V.V. “Using real functions with application to hair modelling”, Computers and Graphics , vol.20, No.1, Pergamon, 1996, pp.11-19.
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