Where can I find skin textures


Where can I find a good locking skin texture to put on my Blender made girls face

Thank you


Natali .Portman.blend (316 KB)

i’m a noob so i dont know, but ben danise has made a tutorial on how to make your own from photos. http://www.bendansie.com/HeadTutorial/BD_BlenderHumans.html

I will try, thank you

The best skin material in my opinion so far (noob as well), http://www.blender-materials.org/index.php?action=view&material=584-skin check it out, you might want to tweak a few settings and make sure, that SSS is enabled or u can always just get rid of SSS in the material setings, but its not going to look as good. Good luck! :wink:

I’d second the idea of the last suggested material if you want a procedural (ie computer generated rather than image maps.)

It isn’t really much of an option to download pre-made maps except to study how they were done. http://slworld.info/avatar/wp-content/uploads/2007/10/01_08.JPG
Because of UV unwrapping (not really covered in my tut which was suggested in rdo3’s post) you will have to make your uv unwrap match the map, which is possible in some cases, but probably more hassle than it is worth. (The ‘Proog’ textures from Elephant’s Dream are quite good and freely available, but cant remember where they are online now).

If you make your own image textures though it is very satisfying from a ‘effort - reward’ point of view too.

http://blenderartists.org/forum/showthread.php?p=1228030 - third post down on page 11 (currently last page) I run through some UV mapping stuff which would go with my tutorial if you choose to try it.

http://wiki.blender.org/index.php/Manual/Unwrapping_a_Mesh - I don’t think there is any documentation more recent than this, it should be quite up to date.

Enjoy! :slight_smile:

Thanks for helping.

Yesterday I try to download the skin texture as GRoss sugested, but i could not find the file in my blender/document/mapp. I press F6 Texture - Images - Load and look all over, but no skin texture exist in my Blender 2.47. I am use iMac Leopard Intel.

To start with, I use all ready made textures, because I have no experience abouth UV mapping.

Later today I will start learning from your ( BenDansie ) wiki.blender UV mapping tut.

I have one other wounder. Do you have any trick how to get the corner of the face above the eyes smoother

I have already use Set Smooth and Smoth in Mesh Tools.

Thank you

What you downloaded was a ‘pre-set’ for a material in a .blend file.


The section labelled " How do I use this materials in blender?" on that page has the info you are after.

Thank you, i practise.

I never find the place to put this blond hair script. Blender script dont exist in my iMac < http://www.blender-materials.org/index.php?action=view&material=742-blond-hair >

Never mind, this is better to make my own one. i made two example.

i need your help with the last one. There is hair inside the ear, i try to get the popup window there i can Comb, cut, but there is no popup, window., maybe becaus I use Children - Kink/Branch - Curl.

Can you help me

Thank you.


personally, i go to cgtextures.com and you can get huge textures for many different needs at no cost. if you search for skin, you will get elephant skin and leather up close which actually works great when combined with a noise pattern and some modification to break up the texture.

OK, I will try the elephant skin textures.

Thank you.