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Offline Hannes

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Girl in the sand
« on: April 11, 2019, 02:35:59 PM »
More or less continuing this thread:
https://planetside.co.uk/forums/index.php/topic,26428.0.html
I found the free "American Beauty" model here:
https://www.cgtrader.com/free-3d-models/character/woman/american-beauty
which is great for testing subsurface scattering shaders. I stripped off the scene, made heavy use of the ivy generator, and created all the materials in TG.
Of course this image is absolutely meaningless, but it was fun to make it.

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Re: Girl in the sand
« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2019, 02:52:54 PM »
nice work with the nail gloss etc. your texture presets come alive in that pudgy lady. and thanks for the link..some good free item there
« Last Edit: April 11, 2019, 03:22:05 PM by bobbystahr »
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Re: Girl in the sand
« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2019, 04:15:34 PM »
Skin looks f-ing awesome Hannes

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Re: Girl in the sand
« Reply #3 on: April 11, 2019, 06:06:00 PM »
SO. WEIRD. :D I agree the little touch with the nail gloss is great! The SSS effect does look good, but a bit too translucent for realism as I imagine you know. But for a stylized result this is great. And slightly creepy. ;)

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Re: Girl in the sand
« Reply #4 on: April 11, 2019, 07:42:39 PM »
Thanks guys!
I know, it's a bit too much. Too waxy like in a lot of CG images that use SSS for skin.
But I'll do some tests with lowering the translucency power and increasing the diffuse color's brightness.

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Re: Girl in the sand
« Reply #5 on: April 11, 2019, 08:14:16 PM »
Very nice results. Perhaps a skinnier model... :o ::) :-X
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Re: Girl in the sand
« Reply #6 on: April 11, 2019, 10:52:01 PM »
Thanks guys!
I know, it's a bit too much. Too waxy like in a lot of CG images that use SSS for skin.
But I'll do some tests with lowering the translucency power and increasing the diffuse color's brightness.

It's not the amount of SSS, it's the scale (distance) that looks too high. I'd expect the distance traveled to be no more than a few pixels at this viewing distance.
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Re: Girl in the sand
« Reply #7 on: April 11, 2019, 11:07:45 PM »
 :o

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Re: Girl in the sand
« Reply #8 on: April 12, 2019, 06:12:22 AM »
Extremely cool!

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Re: Girl in the sand
« Reply #9 on: April 12, 2019, 10:27:00 AM »
 ;D ;D ;D

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Re: Girl in the sand
« Reply #10 on: April 12, 2019, 02:29:43 PM »
It's not the amount of SSS, it's the scale (distance) that looks too high. I'd expect the distance traveled to be no more than a few pixels at this viewing distance.

Well, in this case I can't do anything, since I created an "inner body" of the girl as "volumetric depth", which was extremely complicated with this detailed model. It's really tough to reduce the polys of a copy of this model and then extrude the polys with a negative value (INtrude then?) without creating a total polygon mess.

Nevertheless I'll test some different balance between diffuse anf translucency.

I wonder how this will look with the SSS Matt has announced (!!!!!!!  ;))

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Re: Girl in the sand
« Reply #11 on: April 12, 2019, 03:22:38 PM »
I tried different values for the diffuse color and the translucency. Below is a direct comparison. Though Matt is absolutely correct, and the difference is quite subtle, I think it looks more realistic now.

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Re: Girl in the sand
« Reply #12 on: April 12, 2019, 04:47:06 PM »
yup that helps a lot.
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Re: Girl in the sand
« Reply #13 on: April 12, 2019, 08:54:42 PM »
Nice work!
In fact, is more realistic. even if there is just a subtle difference, hands and other shadowed zones now looks indeed, shadowed...
« Last Edit: April 13, 2019, 11:20:50 PM by Ariel DK »
Hmmm, what version of Terragen use god?

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Re: Girl in the sand
« Reply #14 on: April 13, 2019, 08:03:13 PM »
Thats so cool Hannes... although as a diabetic I should abhor this marzipan pig ;D ;)
Great work!