I was looking for possible H.P. Lovecraft hair and I was pleased to find that the free generic M4 Hero Hair is about right and that it shows up nicely in Poser 11 in real-time Comic-book Preview mode. The hair requires only slight teaks to give it a tight fit from all angles on a Michael 3 head…
In Smooth Shaded display mode + Comic Book it even shows quite nice hair-strand lines, which is excellent. For a comic one would just need to fix the front inked hairline in Photoshop, which would be easy if one had ink-lines and colour-flats as two separate renders.
This look is had without applying any of the MATs made for it. Applying a MAT turns the hair back into Hair Room ‘strand hair’ in Preview, which is no good.
Without a MAT, in a colour display-mode the default hair colour is green, but that’s easy to change in the Material Room…
The hair can also look good, showing the same brushed strands, in standard Texture Shaded display mode + Comic Book onto Colour. Here’s another Michael 3 head showing the look…
Yes, this is M3 in Poser in real-time. While the hair’s strands can “bubble” in certain lights, this problem is greatly reduced when the Preview is then anti-aliased.
So, M4 Hero Hair is your go-to base choice for generic male hair in Preview in Poser 11. It’s found under: Figures | ice-boy | hero_hair in your Library, not under Hair.
Another choice is the ancient Ben Hair (ships free as legacy content with Poser) has sections that can be re-positioned to taste. Provided you don’t delete the invisible folliclebase base section the hair-parts are attached to, the Ben Hair shows up quite nicely as dense stranded hair in Preview. Perhaps that’s the secret — Hair Room strand hair shows up in Preview if it has connection to a normal hair base?
Poser users could do with a pack of hairs specifically made for the real-time Comic Book mode, especially as M4 Hero Hair is “non-commercial use”.
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