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Does appleseed support a shader with SSS "grouping"?

Hello, I recently discovered Appleseed and haven’t used it yet (I don’t have Max or Maya, so I might be out of luck anyway). I was wondering, does the software support a feature whereby overlapping/intersecting closed meshes can be treated as a single SSS volume? That can be a very handy feature in some cases.


Hello, welcome Adrian!

It currently doesn’t, but it would be fairly easy to implement.

This is an interesting idea so I created a ticket to keep track of it:

You actually don’t need Max or Maya to play with appleseed. If you want to get a feeling for how it works, you can just use the bunded application. You can also try playing with Gaffer which has a full-featured appleseed integration:

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Wow, thanks for the strong response. Much appreciated!

FYI, SSS sets have been implemented and will be available in the next release.

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Thanks, that’s good news. :slight_smile:

(I don’t have Max or Maya, so I might be out of luck anyway).

There is also an add-on for Blender called Blenderseed


Yes! Link:

Cool, I had almost forgotten about this. I’m a Blender user, so I will definitely give this a try!

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Show us what you did please!