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An edge and line-based non-photorealistic (NPR) rendering engine. Available in Blender since version 2.67.

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Blender 2.8 Freestyle SVG exporter broken?

I'm trying to create line drawings from my model (which I have done many, MANY times before), but the new version is not working how I'm used to. Yesterday it was creating the freestyle lines in the ...
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freestyle sequence render has inconsistent stroke

I'm trying to create an animated sequence using freestyle feature. I'm struggling to render a sequence that has consistent stroke and not broken up and appeared/disappeared, bellow are the setting and ...
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Freestyle without anti aliasing for pixel art (2.8)

I've got a simple question that likely has a very complicated answer. Simple enough, I need to know how to make these freestyle lines completely sharp. I'm trying to make pixel art. By default, ...
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Freestyle: outline hair along stroke

I've created a hair particle system, converted it to a bezier curve object (so it becomes renderable to freestyle), beveled it with a taper curve, and assigned it a toon shader. How can I also taper ...
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How to not have freestyle lines affected by exposure

I was working with freestyle for my first time while using the "Real Sky" addon from the blender market. I am working in eevee. If you are familiar with Real Sky, you know it is common place to adjust ...
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Is there any way to get single pixel wide aliased lines?

I'm trying to get clean, one pixel wide lines on my renders like the pic below, but nothing I try seems to work. I've tried freestyle with one sample, but I get extra pixels at some parts of the ...
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How can render overlapped object's edge freestyle line?

When I overlap 2 objects like this resulting freestyle lines are like this But I want render overlapped edge lines like this(red lines below picture) What's the easiest way to accomplish my purpose?...
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Freestyle line not visible behind transparent object - Blender 2.8

I have a small issue with my freestyle in blender 2.8 I have an object that has freestyle on, and I have a transparent object on top on it that doesn’t have freestyle. For some reason the transparent ...
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Help with freestyle?

Freestyle Xrays through the model no matter what I try, culling seems to be the option that changes this, but does not. I also need to know how to turn off anti aliasing for freestyle lines. Here's ...
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Blender Freestyle - some edges are partially missing even after marking for Freestyle edges

I am trying to render some simple geometric form using freestyle in Blender. But parts of some edges are missing - even though I have marked freestyle edges. Does anyone know how to fix this?
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Toon Shader Programming/Noise Generation/Line Coloring

EDIT: A LOT OF IMPROVEMENTS The file: The output will look something like this (but in color): (Mickey & the ship's wheel are cel objects, and the ship & grass are background objects) CEL ...
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why can't I render only freestyle stuff while using eevee?

I'm working on a cartoon character using eevee and I want to add freestyle to it. in 2.79 I used to render freestyle lines in a separate layer and since I only used cycles, I could just hide the mesh ...
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bad anti-aliasing for freestyle

Is there a way to improve anti-aliasing in freestyle? I'm using cycles and 30 samples. It's pretty ugly.
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Blender 3D to Black lines on white background for US Patent

we are filing a patent soon and need to convert Blender 3D files to 2D black and white line work. Having looked at "Render Layer" tutorials, I"m lost. The UI in the tutorials does not match the 2.79 ...
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How can i exclude surface while rendering in blender 2.8 eevee engine?

Referring to Youtube video, I can exclude surface while rendering in Blender render engine of 2.79, But in EEVEE engine for 2.80 there is no option like Solid in the Render Layer tab of 2.79. How can ...
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why we need two controllers of freestyle line thickness?

There are two controllers of freestyle line thickness in Blender. But I don't know why two controllers that do same work is needed. What's the difference between two controllers?
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Freestyle Line style : Alpha not working

I have a secondary line set & line style for hidden edges. I want its Alpha Transparency to 0.2, but it doesn't work. Blender says "base alpha transparency, possibly modified by alpha ...
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Object only renders with freestyle, why?

I have a UV sphere with a wireframe modifier and in the viewport, it looks alright but when I render it, it shows only the freestyle lines, another object (a cube) with the same modifiers all (except ...
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Freestyle Background color not white?

I'm following this tutorial and I've set my compositor up in the exact same way as he did, except my background is like a slightly light grey and I don't know why. In his video's he's getting a ...
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Blender Freestyle in depth control

How can I control specific edges I want to have an outline? I know you can make a freestyle edge mark and exclude them but there doesn't seem to be a way to edit it more in depth like choosing one ...
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Why are some edges not appearing in my Freestyle render?

I'm using the FreeStyle plugin to export/create SVG files from 3D objects. But, note that inside certain objects some lines do not appear. Look at the attached pictures. PS: I tried using only the '...
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Compositing Workflow/How to compose a render after restarting Blender?

I'm new to Blender (coming from C4D) and currenty working on an architectural visualisation like this: The Image is a placeholder because I can't show the project. I made three view layers Clay ...
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Add randomness to dashed freestyle line?

Is there a way to add some randomness to the lengths and gaps of a dashed freestyle line? Maybe some combo of modifiers I missed or a simple script? I'm close to the effect I want, but need to ...
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blender 2.8 freestyle is not working [closed]

freestyle did work before rigging, but after animating in pose mode it stopped working.i have also applied transforms
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Attaching freestyle styles to a list of collections

I have a simple project with multiple collections. I would like to use three different freestyle styles applied to different collections. Say, I have collections numbered from $1$ through $10$ and ...
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Outline using freestyle missing some parts of the mesh

I use freestyle to add outline but somehow the hair line takes over the face. And the face seems behind the hair. No not just the hair its also behind the neck. Like somehow face mesh doesnt exist :| ...
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Freestyle rendering out of sync with pose 2.8

I am running into this issue where the Freestyle outline that is rendered is not in sync with the pose of the character being rendered. Things that I've tried: Applying the Armature's transforms ...
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Blender Cycles Freestyle Line Breaking

I'm trying to make a short 5 minute toon shaded starship scene with Blender Cycles. The ship(s) in the scene also have a toon outline created by two line sets, one thinner one set to only render on ...
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How to run a script just before freestyle is invoked?

Is it possible to automatically run script before freestyle is invoked? I know there are handlers, but it looks like there is no "before_freestyle" handler.
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Smooth contours with grid lines

Total noob here. My goal is to be able to create figures in the following style (source): with a workflow consisting of Blender and Inkscape. I'm sufficiently skilled with Inkscape, but I'd really ...
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How come I can see the outline of objects through other objects when I turn on freestyle?

I turned on freestyle and can see the outline of meshes behind my main mesh. Why is this? I think I figured it out, the object was a plane. Is there anyway to get around this without redoing the ...
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Will the Freestyle intersecting issue be fixed in Blender 2.8? [closed]

I've been playing around with Freestyle lately and I've noticed that there doesn't seem to be any sort of collision detection. You would expect the intersecting points of the spheres to have lines on ...
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mask layers : are they ignored by freestyle?

does freestyle ignore Mask Layers from the Renders Layers tab ? I have checked the layers I want to be used as masks, but it doesn't seems to work. The only way I found for now is to duplicate some ...
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Loose sketchy look

I want to leave Sketchup and want to learn blender. But I love the loose sketchy look , that I get at Sketchup. Is it possible in blender 2.8?
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How do I set up freestyle to exclude outer lines?

I have a question about the freestyle tool. What can I do so I can only see the inner lines, and not the outer lines. Inner lines means when there is an interaction with a different object. But in a ...
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Edge Marking not rendering

Posted this on another forum already, but at this point I'm trying to get as much help as possible. I've also already gone through a handful of other forums trying to fix freestyle edge rendering ...
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How To Render a Wireframe of a model in Blender 2.8

I’m trying to render the wireframes of a model for a turntable animation in Blender 2.8 to show in my portfolio. The turntable renders the mesh perfectly, but the Freestyle Line Set renders only the ...
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Alpha not working for FreeStyle in Blender 2.8

I am having difficulty getting FreeStyle to work in Blender 2.8. From what I have found is that when the FreeStyle line work is created it does not properly create the alpha channel for it. Is this ...
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Render Layers and Freestyle

I am trying to make an animation where everything but the hair and eyelashes is "Freestyled." I have two different Render Layers: Freestyle No Freestyle I have successfully made the "No Freestyle" ...
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Cycles outline objects

I want to add the outline effect in all, not only border. How and can do this in Cycles fast? I've searched for many pages, but all the methods did not work because I did something wrong.
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Finetuning Freestyle Lines

Howdy Blender Community, A noob to the freestyling tool, I'm wondering if there's an optimal way of dealing with some stray lines that seem to traverse the faces of occluding objects in my scene--...
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Is there any way to preview freestyle lines using cycles?

When using blender render freestyle lines will be previewed in the viewport while in render mode. This doesn't appear to be the case for cycles, but I'm thinking it is just an option somewhere that I ...
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Make a dashed line where objects overlap

I would like to configure Blender to somehow render objects with one freestyle line set where the camera has a clear line of sight to them, but then render another freestyle line set for the objects ...
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Freestyle outline has gaps

When I render with the freestyle feature in cycles, some edges are not outlined. This image was rendered with the default freestyle settings other than the line style, which was changed from stroke to ...
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Freestyle: how to make uneven messy outlines

Yesterday, I saw this below thread by Snoob Dog, thus inspiring ideas for 2d animators. Awesome answers therein. Freestyle: control the Thickness of stroked curve using Radius? Now, I have new ...
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Freestyle SVG Export. How to save meshes without background?

I'm trying to render a model using Freestyle and export it using Freestyle SVG Export. Unfortunately, when I export my model as SVG I get not only the selected mesh, but also the background of camera ...
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Freestyle: control the Thickness of stroked curve using Radius?

(My english isn't very good, do not hesitate to edit my question) I'm currently searching the best way to draw some 2D filled shape using Blender. For example: This image is a render from ...
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Freestyle SVG Export output files are too complicated

I use Freestyle SVG Export add-on to export models as 2D SVGs. Unfortunately, all output files are very complicated with hundreds lines of code, so it’s almost impossible to fill them with color ...
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Smooth Freestyle Lines [closed]

I'm struggling to get crisp and smooth lines with Freestyle (in Cycles). I can clearly see jagged edges, the sort you'd expect from the lack of antialiasing. Is there a way to apply antialiasing to ...
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Delete freestyle after rendering

In some cases I want to have the Ray Tracing-render and the Freestyle-render seperated, so I can post-process it in Photoshop. It seems to be that the Freestyle lines are placed onto the render after ...