Reference Cinema 4D Advanced Features Hair Tools, Functions, Modes
Function available in CINEMA 4D Studio

HAIR Modes

Modes from left to right: guide, Points, Tips, Vertex, Root.

Five modes are available for editing guides:


A tool will only affect the tip(s) of the guide(s).


Only guide root points will be affected. This only makes sense if the guides have been unrooted.


Individual points can be selected and edited, or the entire guide can be affected by a given tool.


A tool will affect the entire guide.


Only the points at the vertex level will be affected (defined by Edit Vertex in the Hair object’s Guide tab).

As is the case with point-, edge-, or polygon modes in Cinema 4D, only one mode at a time can be selected in Hair.

An existing selection set in a given mode can be switched to another mode by simultaneously pressing the ALT-key when selecting the new mode.

Some tools, such as the Straighten tool, will only affect the entire guide, even if only one or more guide points have been selected.

Next Vertex
Previous Vertex

If you are working in the Vertex mode, where only one level of guide points is visible, you can use these options to switch to the next or previous layer. The number of guide segments determines the number of vertices per guide.