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04-10-2002, 08:37 AM

can somebody point me to a collection of material types? I found one small collection (12 materials). Is there anywhere a bigger collection?
If this is not the case, can somebody please help me out with the material description for human skin?

Thanks very much,


Rob The Bloke
04-10-2002, 01:02 PM
Human skin is not an easy thing to represent in any graphics API (ie, renderman, rays, openGL etc).

OpenGL only has a simplified local illumination model (goraud shading). You can get some funkier stuff with pixel shaders and multitexturing. I'd recommend reading up on lighing models and try experimenting with openGL material/lighting properties.

04-10-2002, 01:15 PM

it doesn't have to be that fancy. It is for a medical application, so a look alike is more then enough it only has to be pretty much the "right" color and the "right" reflection.
Could you give me an idea how to achieve a "right", but not realistic look??