Sketchfab at SIGGRAPH: SSS and Scene Inspector
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by Démoléon Jérémie
2 hours ago

Hello ! I am a video game student @ILOI & I am very thankful, your speech is very motivating .

Except the dude clearly doesn't know much of anything about the 3D game pipeline. Yeah, if you're very skilled, a high poly sculpt could, certainly. But then there's retopology, UV mapping, texture baking, rigging, animating, other means of optimization once imported into the engine. Granted it wouldn't take anywhere near the production time of a AAA character (Which the High-poly sculpt took maybe 10-15 hours altogether, but the finished character took ~94 hours). And granted pokemon models aren't nearly as complex as that, but I think at least a 1-3 hours from start to finish to be a fair average expectancy of artists who know the work flow well enough. I just hate how people are so critical of artists when they clearly don't understand what goes into it.

by Ku ê
3 hours ago


Sketchfab at SIGGRAPH: SSS and Scene Inspector
3 August, 2017

Team Sketchfab unveiled two new features at SIGGRAPH this year that will be available to the community members very soon. First of all, the company announced support for subsurface scattering, sometimes known as SSS. The feature simulates the effect of light as it enters semi porous materials like skin, ceramics, wax, or milk, as light enters the surface of the material, and is scattered. The team has also improved material, texture, and topology workflows with the new Scene Inspector.

Here is an overview from the specialists:

The effect is often subtle but critical to giving a more realistic appearance. Here’s an example in action:

Use ALT/OPTION plus your mouse to change the rotation of the environment to better see the effect on skin as light conditions change. On mobile devices, drag with three finger touch.

We’ll have more detailed information to share soon, but you can see from the panels on the left-hand side of this view of our online editor that we have a very comprehensive SSS solution allowing you maximum flexibility with your work:

Scene Inspector

We’ve also significantly upgraded the ability to share and understand the material, texture, and topology make up of Sketchfab scenes with our new Scene Inspector.

The Scene Inspector, accessible through the Sketchfab player’s UI wherever it is embedded will allow you to more closely examine aspects of a scene, including a breakdown of all PBR textures, normal maps, ambient occlusion, cavity maps and many more. Wireframe topology views, a UV checker view to visualize UV stretching and even 2D views of the textures and topology used in your scene round out a comprehensive new tool.

The Scene Inspector is a great way to show off the quality of your workflow or to learn more about how other creators have approached their work.


Stay tuned for release dates and more details on the upcoming features. 

Source: Sketchfab

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