Thursday, 7 March 2013

Turkana boy - forensic facial reconstruction rendered in Cycles

Second Wikipedia:

Turkana Boy, also occasionally, Nariokotome Boy is the common name of fossil KNM-WT 15000, a nearly complete skeleton of a hominid who died in the early Pleistocene. This specimen is the most complete early human skeleton ever found. It is 1.5 million years old. Turkana Boy is classified as either Homo erectus or Homo ergaster.

The new and interesting thing about this reconstruction is that for the very first time I used Cycles to render the images.

Cycles is a internal renderer in Blender that have global illumination and allow you see the rendered image almost in realtime.


This is not a so new technology,  but in Blender 2.66 is already possible rendering hair, what was not possible in past releases.


If you wanna more information about how Cycles works, please see here: http://www.blenderguru.com/videos/introduction-to-cycles/

If you wanna know how configure hair in CYcles, see this link: http://www.blenderguru.com/videos/how-to-render-hair-with-cycles/

I hope you enjoyed.

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