How to Add Hair to a Character

Guest tutorial by Stephen Firman. Ever wanted to add hair to your character but had no idea where to start? This tutorial will walk you through the process.

21 minutes
Blender 2.5
VN:F [1.9.22_1171]
Rating: 3.7/5 (47 votes cast)

In this tutorial you will discover:

  • The correct particle settings for hair
  • How to groom hair particles
  • How to create eyebrows

Ever noticed how many bald noggins there are floating around the internet? There’s a reason for that: Creating hair is a daunting task. Some artists simply decide that it’s just not worth the effort, and so instead go the ‘he’s a tough mercenary so that’s why he’s bald’ route.

Fortunately Stephen Firman has come to the rescue and created this tutorial about a simple method to how to add hair to your character.

PLUS! If you don’t have a character to add hair to, he has provided one for you.


Not sure what to do with this tutorial? Check out the links below for a boost of hair inspiration:

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial! Be sure to check out Stephen Firman’s other work on this website.

Download finished .blend How to Add Hair to a Character, 3.7 out of 5 based on 47 ratings

About Andrew Price

User of Blender for 9+ years. I've written tutorials for 3d World Magazine and spoken at three Blender conferences. My goal is to help artists get employed in the industry by making training accessible and easy to understand. I'm an Aussie and I live in South Korea ;)
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  • harlett

    glad I found this post. I need it in one of my projects :) Alaska Fishing Lodge

  • Art

    I always love my drawing with a beautifulo hair Hydronic Radiant Floor Heating

  • samuel

    plz gimme the text version

  • blenderguy

    That tut didnt really gave me an insight to all the hair options unfortunately…

  • Maria Olívia Machado

    Hey Andrew! It’s been two months since I’ve started to study 3D and Blender. I want you to know that you are helping me a lot with you tutorials. Thank you!
    Is it possible to make a tutorial about face and the whole process of creating hair in cycles?

    Thanks once again.

  • jaisshree

    so much helpful….slow and easy to follow :)