FeathersCreator is a very useful tool for creating feathers, made by Abhishek Karmakar that works with Xgen for Autodesk Maya – Maya compatibility 2017 – 2020.
Main features –
- Create long feathers placed on top of the patterned feathers (nurbs mesh), so that they deform following the mesh of the feathers as a guide for like wings, tails, etc.
- Create short feathers, distributed over the whole body of the bird model, this will allow them to move according to the deformation given by the skin of the character
- Create single or multi-layered textures for short and long plumage, helping to create a realistic look on any type of character.
- Currently mainly compatible with Maya Xgen and Arnold Renderer.
To purchase the tool, you can visit the Abhishek gumroad at this link
Here are some tutorials: