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  10 October 2005
Angry SSS multiple surface prob


Ive got an object i need to combine SSS surface with other surfaces (lamberts, phongs ect). Now, when i do this this go a bit weird. See attached images. The first is my SSS surface, works fine. Now add another surface, ah. Ive heard that setting my light linking mode to 2 fixes this, but see the third render and it just doesnt look right, the colours all wrong and there is not specular.

Any ideas, i know this is a common prob.


Nick D
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  10 October 2005
as far as i know, misss shader won't work if you're trying to attach it to a group of polys, while using a different shader on the rest of the object..

i believe it's an all-or-nothing kind of thing.

others here may be able to explain this in more wicked technical detail.. particularly MasterZap, the creator himself.
  10 October 2005
Maybe you should try to use two shaders, one lambert for example, and one miSSS material and layer them with mix8Layer.
Don't forget to put the lightmap in the mix8Layer SG.
  10 October 2005
I've used sss attached to polys successfully before.

Did you try attaching the lambert first to a group of polys and then your sss to the other group of polys?
  10 October 2005

ive never used Mix8 before, can you give some more info on what it does? I basicly challange anyone to do what i did in the test i did and make it work!


Nick D
  10 October 2005
try connecting all your ligts to the shader and the lightmap thingy
  10 October 2005
osaires s right,

if you connect your lights to your sss shader node and lightmap node it works.
  10 October 2005
miSSS works with groups of polys

In the misss shader..turn the lightmode to 2 and also in the lightmap.

Marlboro Man
  11 November 2005
In case you guys are not aware, our beloved Lightmap trick is BROKEN in Max 8. If you pick a custom lightmap SSS will no longer work. I've posted this here and on the Max webboard but nobody seems to care. Pretty sad since this means I will have to stick with Max7 until this is fixed.


  06 June 2006

...max8...ehemjaja....max7......yeah of Course..!! I know dude... Software is Software, isnīt it... =)) Ohhh...somebody was sitting to long in front of a computer.... get orientation where you are... *gg*
  06 June 2006
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