The Subsurface Scattering Render Element stores subsurface information calculated from VRayFastSSS2 materials.
The Subsurface Scattering Render Element stores subsurface information from VRaySSS2 materials as an image. This render element can then be used to enhance or color-correct just the subsurface scattering component of the image during the compositing process.
UI Path: ||Render Settings window|| > Render Elements tab > SSS
The parameters for this render element appear in the Attribute Editor under Extra V-Ray Attributes.
Enabled – When enabled, the render element appears in the V-Ray Virtual Frame Buffer.
Deep output – Specifies whether to include this render element in deep images.
Filename suffix – The text added to the end of the rendered file, when saved as a separate file (e.g. myrender.SSS.vrimg).
The Subsurface Scattering Render Element is useful for changing the appearance of SSS items after rendering in a compositing or image editing software. Below is an example of its use.
Subsurface Scattering Render Element
Original Beauty Composite
Subsurface Scattering Render Element with the color of Subsurface Scattering changed
Color of Subsurface Scattering changed
vrayRE_SSS + Beauty = Final Image