trying to make skin with lightengine SSS...

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  09 September 2004
Angry trying to make skin with lightengine SSS...

Hullo everybody...

I downloaded this SSS plugin for Maya and I am striving to make a semi-photorealistic skin shader. The thing is that I am kinda unable to do it correctly.

If I use a flat color for a texture and play with the settings, it works kinda nice (although I get a somewhat "waxy" look). Nevertheless when I add my skin texture it literally kills the shader. The whole thing turns dark and I get a "burned skin" effect (not what I am after at all...).

I try to play with the settings to see if I can make the skin a little lighter but when I do that, the complete skin is washed out.

This is frustrating because when I tried the same shader with a chess-board texture it worked fine. How can I get this shader to work correctly with fancy-textured surfaces???

I am seriously thinking on rendering a flat-colored version and then apply the SSS layer in POST... this is really frustrating.
Sergio Aris ROSA

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  01 January 2006
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