January 04, 2012

[Blender] SSS Skin Shader in Cycles

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Hi, guys! I bet you all must have been wondering how to create SSS Skin in Cycles.
I've tried googling it before and found some ways to do it. But after I tried that, none is quite satisfying for me :(

Then i did a little experiment and finally got this:
Blender Cycles SSS Skin Shader
Blender Cycles SSS Skin Shader test on Suzanne

And for the shader node:
Blender Cycles SSS Skin Shader - Material Node
Blender Cycles SSS Skin Shader node with 3 layer

This is kind of basic shader of SSS Skin.. well, of course you can improve it more by connecting your texture map and so on.. :p
I've also tested it by moving the source light and it works like a charm! *love*

Wish I could do some programming to access more properties of the nodes.. so I could control how deep the light will pass through each shader and so on..

Well, I hope you find this helpful. Enjoy! ;)

12 comments :

  1. gak ada gambarnya...mas...

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    1. hi, mas..
      thanks udah berkunjung dan maaf baru sempet komen.. :p

      Hmm, harusnya muncul koq, mas gambarnya.. mungkin koneksi internetnya lagi down.. maklum, gambarnya cukup besar.. :D

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  2. simple and usefull. what can we ask for more ? thanks !

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  3. Hey Aries,

    You've really shed some light on this lighting style. Thanks. After looking at your version and taking a few tips from lighting master Ben Simonds I think I have a near perfect shader for skin in cycles.

    I've even made a slight change to create a toon version in cycles as well.

    Kudo's for the help.

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    1. Heiii, thanks Omar for visiting my blog :)
      Really glad to hear that this post be helpful for someone.. :D
      I haven't tried that, but I heard Cycles now support SSS shader. Maybe you could give it a try too. hehe

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  4. I have but it works a lot like the BR SSS but with less control

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  5. Great shader, very simple and beautiful!
    I think it would help if you specify the HEX color codes.

    Thank you!

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    1. Hi Lucas, thanks. :)
      Well, I think it depends on your character, so there is no absolute hex code because each character is different. But there is a general rule of thumb,
      - the epidermal is usually pale color, like a dead man skin.
      - the subdermal is the saturated version of the epidermal, combined with some red / orange color.
      - the backscatter is usually red, resembling the blood.

      Hope it helps. Cheers!

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  6. gan data RGBnya berapa?

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    1. Sama kayak jawaban di atas, gan. Tergantung karakternya agan, ga ada parameter yang pasti / fix untuk semua kondisi. :)

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