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Keratin Face v1.1

by mahamudo Posted 7th Jan 2013 at 7:38 PM - Updated 11th Feb 2013 at 3:22 AM by mahamudo : V1.1 update
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*2013/1/10 v1.1 updated (Due to file size limitation, I only upload 1024 texture size here)
--Keratin strength changed in v1.1
--More detailed keratin texture in v1.1
--Become one part of a new "You Are Real" project (will be released recently)
--Project name changed to "You Are Real"
--Remember to delete v1.0 before using v1.1
--Get 2048 texture size one from my blog.



I proposed the Keratin Project in July last year, but didn't get it realized because of my technique.
So I just laid it untouched for a half year.

But you know...people always get something resolved after rest for some time...
Also for me....
Now I can share my achievement here with you~~~

This project is made with Normal Map which adds fake 3D effects on a surface.
And the keratin will look a different in depth and direction according to your light direction and intensity.
It's totally different from how other skin do.
(And actually this is not a skintone, but replaces the normal map of the skin.)

Pictures lightened from right-forward to intensify the keratin effects
Skin: Navetsea Model




Lightened from three direction
You can see some difference from the pictures above.





All pictures are taken in HQ.
However, by some tests, there are almost no difference in HQ and non-HQ.
Also, Teens share the same normal map with young adult.

And remember, you can only see the keratin clearly at very close distance.
You can't see your keratin at a far distance, can you. lol
But it still can affect the light effects on face so the face will become much more realistic.


Keratin Strength Settings: (Higher is stronger, v1.0)
Young Male: 13, Adult Male: 20, Elder Male: 28
Young Female: 8, Adult Female: 16, Elder Female: 25
(Changed in v1.1)


This is a default replacement.
Since almost no other skintone included normal map,
you can see the keratin effects on all skin.

However, old skin that do not support muscle definition should not show keratin effects either.
(Or it still shows normal map but not the muscle definition...Whatever)
Use Cmar's newest Skininator to repack it.
(Tutorial not provided)


This mod replaces the following textures...
_IMG ymFace_n_0x598325880b644f6f
_IMG amFace_n_0x6f853f0e35157e27
_IMG emFace_n_0x7edd5d417bc66683
_IMG yfFace_n_0x66f8047c00c00cb8
_IMG afFace_n_0x40e5744b0dbfc320
_IMG efFace_n_0x503c527e546e8c5c

Texture Size: 2048x2048 for revealing detailed keratin texture (V1.0)
A8L8 format is what EA used for normal map format.



Get 2048 texture size one of v1.1 from my blog.


Additional Credits:
Navetsea, s3pe, Blender 2.63, Cmomoney's geom add-on for Blender

Download files

Filename Size Downloads Date
Buhudain_DR_Keratin_V1_release.7z | Keratin Face Normal Map DR

Size: 9.65 MB · Downloads: 5,428 · 7th Jan 2013
9.65 MB 5,428 7th Jan 2013
Buhudain_DR_YouAreRealV1.1_Female_KertinFace_1024.package.7z | Keratin Face Normal Map DR V1.1 Female

Size: 3.14 MB · Downloads: 3,977 · 10th Jan 2013
3.14 MB 3,977 10th Jan 2013
Buhudain_DR_YouAreRealV1.1_Male_KeratinFace_1024.package.7z | Keratin Face Normal Map DR V1.1 Male

Size: 3.26 MB · Downloads: 3,774 · 10th Jan 2013
3.26 MB 3,774 10th Jan 2013

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