this is an Excellent article, the way its set out with the vids and pics. very technical but not rambley. I learnt alot out of it.
Bob would have been proud
Congratulations Lukas:) Amazing piece of 3D parametric shader:) thank You for sharing Your knowledge:)
It’s no secret that Epic Games has managed to make UE4 a perfect place for rendering very high-quality human characters, which look incredibly realistic. We’ve published a very nice breakdown of the skin shader done for the stylised character, but this week Epic actually released a nice realistic, comprehensive Unreal Engine 4 sample along with accompanying documentation to demonstrate the use of high-quality character shader techniques. The company is sharing the technology, which allowed it to build amazingly detailed characters in Paragon.
For the past couple of years, Epic has been bringing new rendering features to UE4 that improves shading for skin, eyes, hair and other character attributes. To help the community get the most out of these features, we are releasing the Photorealistic Character sample, now available for use in any Unreal Engine 4 project, complete with documentation designed to guide developers through the creation process.
The purpose of sharing this content is to empower anyone to learn from, explore and deconstruct Epic’s professionally created materials and models. To get started with this showcase, open the Epic Games launcher and download the project from the Learn tab. When you open it, press Play In Editor to see a cinematic pan around the asset.
If you go deep inside this documentation, you’ll learn more about the skin, hair and eye shading techniques, which allow to build realistic interactive characters. This is a great project for character artists, or anyone willing to invest some time in skin shaders.
If you forgot, this is how digital humans look in Paragon. Images are taken from here.