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08-25-2004, 09:43 AM

has anybody have any experience with SSS?
or does anybody knows some applicable tutorials?

especially in corelation with mental ray?

when i browsed the web i only found a shader plugin for the maya renderer. (
but nothing else really applicable for MR.
the only tutorial i found was this one (, but doesn't produce very nice SSS.

but actually I know Mental Ray can produce very good SSS-effects.
because Mental Images is advertising with SSS and also the matrix revolutions final-fight scene has applicated a MR-SSS-Effect.

is there probably another opportunity besides writing a shader plugin and the photon scattering effect?

something more paceing....?

thanks for any advice

08-25-2004, 10:23 AM
try this thread, not exactly a tutorial but some good information none the less.

SSS thread (

Alias has a new shader here aswell with tutorials: (


Dr. Ira Kane
08-25-2004, 10:25 AM
Just go to this thread and try, tweak etc, i found this very helpful and got very nice results. Good luck !
Edit : Aaahh he was faster :D, probably we were typing the same time :P

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