For quite some time I’m trying to figure out how to make photorealistic hair. Is possible at all with current Blender? To be honest, I never saw a convincing hair render.
What I’m looking for is a certain kind of texturing along the strands (which is very visible in the glossy highlights), and a subtly disorderly flow of the hair. What I usually see in renders looks too artificial to my eye, do to being too homogeneous.
Despite no lack of trying I couldn’t yet figure out good parameters for both. The most helpful thing for me would probably be a blend file.
These (photos) are what I’m aiming for: