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Using the Principled Hair BSDF in Blender 2.8

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  • Software:Blender 2.8 Alpha  ·
  • Difficulty:Intermediate

Blender's new hair shader is based on Disney's paper for Zootopia! 

Blender has a new Principled Hair shader, and it's a huge improvement over the older method of mixing Transmission and Reflection Hair BSDF's. Here's a quick comparison of the new method vs. the old:



The full technical explenation of everything, along with more examples, can be found in the documentation.

To learn how to style hair like this, check out Kent's course Styling and Shading Realistic Hair: