Learn to Use the Subsurface Scattering Technique in Blender


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Subsurface scattering

If you want to add additional realism to your scene, you might want to consider using Subsurface Scattering. Now Subsurface Scattering basically stimulates the scattering of light beneath a surface, so in other words subsurface scattering. And this can be particularly good for semi-translucent objects. Marble is a great candidate for subsurface scattering, as are things like translucent plastic or milk. Skin is another one that can really benefit from subsurface scattering.

So let's take a look at how to do some skin on this little creature that we've been building. Now right now I have a very neutral material on my character, so if I hit F12 to render, you can see how-- well, he looks pretty solid. Now in this scene I have two lights: I have one in front of him and one directly behind him-- in fact, if I select that, you can see how that kind of comes up behind his head. Now when I zoom into this render, you can see the effects of that light.

It lights the top of his arm, but also, ...

Subsurface scattering
Video duration: 5m 59s 7h 47m Beginner Updated Aug 13, 2014

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Subsurface scattering provides you with in-depth training on 3D + Animation. Taught by George Maestri as part of the Blender Essential Training

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3D + Animation
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Blender
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