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Unity Shaders and Effects Cookbook by Kenny Lammers

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Skin shader

Skin shaders are always in high demand during the course of a game production, that is if your game production has characters with some sort of organic skin. This section is going to look at a skin shader approach that can be used in production. It isn't by any means the most accurate, but it does the trick and can produce some really nice effects.

Before we begin though, we need to understand what our skin surface has to do. This information will arm us with the knowledge we can use to break our Shader into its components, so that we can program in the different effects.

We can break the skin into four different components. This isn't the law of the land but you can get a very nice skin effect by concentrating on these four. They are ...

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