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 Materials for Human Characters - The Poser Compendium Part 5

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Version: 1.0
Release: 30.01.2011
System: Poser 5+
Renderosity ($ 9.50)

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Description

Human characters are the main focus of the Poser application. This tutorial explains how to set up materials for skin, eyes, and hair to create realistic renders of human characters.

Chapter 1 analyses the material features of human skin and develops a Poser material that mimics these features for a natural look. This includes special areas like the lips, the inner mouth, and the nails. In addition, some other generic approaches for skin materials are presented shortly.

Chapter 2 focuses on the eyes. It describes materials for the various parts of the human eye like pupil, iris, and eye white. It explains various types of reflections and highlights to give the eyes a vivid look. The chapter also presents material settings for lashes and brows made by transparency-mapped geometry layers.

Various kinds of skin details may be added to a skin material by overlays, which is covered by chapter 3. The tutorial describes how to add skin details like freckles, moles, beauty spots, wounds, and tan lines. It shows how to create skin decorations like tattoos, makeup, and bodypainting as well as wet or oiled skin. Finally, overlays may be used for body hair like brows, beards, or pubic hair and for tight fitting clothes without getting a painted-on look.

The last chapter is about materials for layered hair as it is used by most hair objects for Poser. It explains how to set up hair materials to get a realistic look with correct highlights. In addition, it shows how to turn straight hair into wavy hair by displacement.

Note: This tutorial is intended mainly for users that already have a basic understanding of Poser and in particular of the material room. In other words, it is based on Part 2 of The Poser Compendium. It can be used as a tutorial for learning, but also as a reference guide to get information about a particular issue.

Note: Techniques described in this tutorial are used in the Perfect Skin and Perfect Tan Line products.

Features

  • Comprehensive tutorial for Poser 7, Poser Pro, Poser 8, and Poser Pro 2010
    (Can be used with Poser 5 and Poser 6 as well, but not with Poser Debut)
  • Topics:
    • Design of a material for human skin
    • Examples for advanced skin shaders
    • Special parts of human skin: nipples, lips, inner mouth, nails
    • Materials for all parts of the human eye
    • Various kinds of overlays for human skin
    • Materials for layered hair models
  • Document:
    • PDF format
    • 68 content pages, 93 images
    • 10 pages appendix with glossary in a separate document

The Poser Compendium

Content (Part 5: Materials for Human Characters)

Introduction3
Overview3
How to Read this Tutorial3
Remarks4
1.Skin5
1.1Human Skin6
Texture and Skin Tone7
Unevenness8
Highlights11
Subsurface Scattering12
The Skin Shader14
1.2Advanced Skin Shaders16
Maps Only17
Perfect Skin18
DAZ Skin Shader19
Real Skin Shader20
VSS Skin Shader21
1.3Nipples22
1.4Lips and Lipstick23
1.5Inner Mouth24
1.6Nails and Nail Polish25
Long Nails for Victoria 426
2.Eyes28
2.1Pupil29
2.2Iris30
2.3Cornea30
2.4Sclera33
2.5Lacrimal and Rim of Eyelid33
2.6Eyelashes33
2.7Eyebrows35
3.Skin Overlays37
3.1Spots and Freckles38
3.2Beauty Mark40
3.3Tan Lines41
3.4Tattoos43
3.5Makeup44
3.6Bodypainting51
3.7Oiled Skin54
3.8Wet Skin56
3.9Bruises, Wounds, and Scars58
3.10Body Hair60
3.11Clothing62
4.Hair64
Hair Structure65
Highlights65
Translucence67
4.1Example for a Hair Shader69
4.2Displacement70
4.3Layered Hair and Shadows71

Content (Appendix)

AGlossary1
Technical Terms1
Abbreviations6
File Extensions7
Technical History9
BRecommended Tools9
Python Scripts9
Python Scripts for Poser 89
Stand-Alone Windows Tools10

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