View Full Version : Convincing painted human skin

06-12-2002, 02:18 AM
OK, I know there are all of these sub-D plug-ins to help simulate the translucence of human skin, but what are your other techniques for getting convincing hand-painted skin textures that work in all lighting situations.
The problem I have with some of the sub-d plug-ins for Maya is that they look great in very specific lighting situations, but crap out when light gets brighter or changes color, etc.

I understand the general components required in texturing --color, specularity and bump -- but what else do you guys throw in there? Do you build up layers as in oil paintings or somehting else?

Any help in this is appreciated.


06-12-2002, 07:37 AM
look at how the stahlberg does it (

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