Dermis Mini: A Simplified, Fast-Turnaround Multi-Level Sss Principled Shader For Cycles

by fridje in Surfacing

Dermis Mini is a simplified, easier to use version of my popular Dermis Skin Shader, intended for use in Archiviz or for background characters, that need good looking SSS skin, but aren't important enough to the scene to spend the LookDev time on. It enables the user to create convincing, realistic skin in a minute or two, taking only a few PBR and artistic control inputs and producing multi-layer SSS with realistic skin tones, even for stylised or non-photoreal characters (you can even do this without any image textures). 

Dermis Mini is designed to operate primarily from an albedo skin texture or input colour, with controls for skin tone, SSS weight, roughness, and bump/normal, as well as the option to automatically calculate a bump map based on pore detail present in the input skin texture. You can see it working here with only a single input colour map:


The corresponding node setup for the above gif: 

Comparison between Dermis Mini and my full dermis Shader:

The shader is built for cycles, and works best with branched path tracing, but does of course work for Eevee too due to Cycles nodes being used, however my Dermis Skin Shader is better suited to Eevee use.

The different product tiers represent the possibility for a move of good faith on your part - you have no legal obligation to pay extra if you're using Dermis as a business, but if you feel my work deserves it, I ask you to pay a higher fee, as a business may distribute the product to many people, or use it considerably more than a single person. In return, you'll receive preferential product support from me, should you need it. Again, you have no legal obligation to pay more than the base $10, it is simply a gesture of good faith. All three price levels deliver the same product.

If you pay the higher fee, and need support, please quote your BlenderMarket sale ID and mention that you paid for one of the business tiers when you email me or send me a message here.

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Sales 40+
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Published over 3 years ago
Blender Version 2.8, 2.81, 2.82, 2.83, 2.9, 2.91, 2.92, 2.93, 3.0, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3
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License GPL
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