The tool was created by Tarkan Sarim and is available for free.
3D Generalist and Procedural Artist Tarkan Sarim has released Vertical Grooming, a new free tool for grooming realistic-looking hair in Houdini 19.5. According to the creator, the tool enables artists to groom directly along the length of the hair by painting attribute maps on the guides rather than the scalp mesh. Moreover, the developer plans to continue testing Vertical Grooming to add more features and improvements in the future.
The tool can also be used to set up lifelike animal fur:
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