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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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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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Animated Stroke in Freestrle

I am using Blender 2.79b and I am working with the Freestyle Mode in Combination with Blender Internal Renderer. I would really like to know what's the best way to animate Lines. A basic example would ...
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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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Freestyle Renderings

I am a Graduate student seeking help generating Blender Freestyle renderings for my Architecture work. I already searched BlenderGuru for any tutorials, but didn't see any. The rendering effect I ...
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What does this graphic mean when rendering?

Disclaimer - I am not particularly adept at using Blender. I only use it for Freestyle SVG export, to create line art from photogrammetry data. I have been trying to do this with some larger-than-...
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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

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 ...
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Sharpen the ends of Freestlye lines

I currently find the ends of my freestyle lines to be a flat shape when I want a triangle like shape: I want the lines to vary in thickness when arriving at a "dead-end", and to fade out to a single ...
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How to have freestyle render change to outline only at a distance

I've been playing with making coloring pages from some low-poly models of mine. To give my coloring pages variety without too much work on my part, I created a scene, populated it with all the models, ...
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Shadow Catcher + Free Style External Contour

I want to have External Contour outlined from my scene, except for the ground, which is a shadow catcher. How can I achieve this? Here is the problem: Because of the ground, the bottom contour of ...
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How to chang matcaps light direction in blender 2.8

Hey everyone so with new matcaps in blender we are getting really cools shapes! I wanted to know if I can change matcaps light direction in an easy way! because I would like to use toon maptcap as a ...
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Freestyle Wireframe SVG Export Workaround?

Little disclaimer: I don't have much experience with Blender or 3D modelling at all, just downloaded the program last week. My goal is to create polyhedra, then render out the wireframe as a SVG. I ...
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Blender Freestyle : Vertical lines

On Blender Freestyle documentation, a picture is shown with two Suzannes made of vertical/horizontal lines. Click to enlarge How to reproduce this effect with Blender Freestyle? Using modifiers? ...
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Render background and freestyle in different image layers

Can anyone tell me how to render an image (tiff) with two different layers, one for background (need it white) and one for the rest of the render (just freestyle lines). I am using Blender 2.8 Thanks,...
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Freestyle is confusing me - Cycles Blender [duplicate]

I have been trying for the past 3 days to try and get freestyle to work in Blender cycles, but I can only find tutorials for Blender Internal. I don't like working in Internal, but I can't figure ...
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Freestyle rendering problem (REALLY big gaps/“fur”)

Okay, so I have this cartoon rabbit Im working on. I've set up the freestyle rendering so that it used to look like this: Had tiny gaps but I could live with it. Now, I made some kind of small change ...
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How to render only one render layer?

How to render just one render layer? Rerending only freestyle on previous render and Adjusting Freestyle in the Blender compositor explain how to separate the rendering into "normal render" and ...
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Overlapping Border is neither Silhoutte nor Edge Mark

I want to separate my spherelike object with a freestyle line. I have added an edge mark. At an unfortunate angle the freestyle edge mark seems to be occluded, but creating the silhoutte of ...
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Question: How do I fix these overlapping freestyle lines?

So I am trying to make this scene with a helicopter flying through a city with a filter that looks like its still a cartoon (AKA Freestyle lines), and since I am fairly new to Blender Render, I have ...
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How do I add a Freestyle Line-Style to a Freestyle Line-Set using python script?

I have the following code that turns on freestyle, adds a Line-Set, and adjusts parameters for that Line-Set. What I can't figure out is how to add a new Line-Style to a Line-Set, and adjust it's ...
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Can someone help me get rid of overlapping freestyle lines?

so I am trying to make this scene with a helicopter flying through a city with freestyle lines to make it still look cartoony, since I am doing this for a 2D animated feature. For some reason it ...
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I need blender render to use freestyle but I can't use my gpu because of blender render, is there a work around?

I need to generate a ton of 2D images but it's taking a while. If possible I would like to use my gpus to render the images instead of my cpu. Is there a workaround for this?
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Freestyle Uniform Displacement

I been looking online for this so idk if this is a duplicate or not, I never seen this asked before. But for the curvy lines I went with the Sinus Displacement modifier in the geometry tab and its ...
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I would like to know how to render a 3D cylinder into this 2d line art style

A quick doodle in photoshop, I need the easiest way to turn a normal 3d cylinder mesh and render it in line art form. Edited: I have no idea why the image is this big so sorry...
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Particles and Freestyle

I have a cube with "hair/path" particles and an other with "hair/object" particles. The first on render in freestyle, the second do not. If I apply particles then yes, render in freestyle, but I ...
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Need an effective simply way to enable Freestyle Line Edge detection

I have been working on an animation that involves some motion of a number of mesh mode planes that have freestyle line edges on them. There is a Freestyle Line Edge render detection issue, that I am ...
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Blender Freestyle Python scripting module and DASH line

I wonder how to modify the script "invisible_lines.py" in order to modify the line set : I want to obtain "dash line" instead of plain line. I've red many topic but without success. The API ...
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How to achieve anime style action lines in cycles?

I'm trying to achieve an effect similar to this which I found in a tutorial on how to make anime action lines, but unfortunately it was in blender render and I couldn't figure out how to replicate the ...
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I can't choose Freestyle color in one file

I have been using it for a while, it's even activated on my default settings, today i got a problem while creating a new file/model, it shows an orange like freestyle color, i can't even change it, i ...
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Freestyle Lines Skipping During Animation

I'm attempting to create a smooth movement of freestyle lines from animating some spheres on a cube. The effect looks exactly how I want it, but the freestyle lines inexplicably skip instead of moving ...
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Freestyle Lines Breaking with Animated Vertex Groups…Fixable?

Hey there Blender Community, I am attempting to use Freestyle in Cycles to add an outline to an animated object that varies in transparency and shape (keyframed shape keys). I'm having an issue ...
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How to make freestyle look hand drawn?

I'm still learning blender 3d so I'm sorry if this is hard to understand. I'm trying to edit the stroke/textures on the freestyle editor so where it looks hand drawn/sketchy I'm hoping to get some ...
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when i press shift+z to to freestyle render an object the object disappears

I am following a tutorial from youtube on making a paddle animation,( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZiqrCRqyLzE ). Everything is going well until 14.25 when he uses the command shift+z to freestyle ...
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Removing white artifacts from composition

I'm trying to compose two layers into a single one. The first layer contains the image itself and the second one the lines from freestyle. Here are my nodes: I want the first layer to have some ...
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How to render certain edges

I been looking for this everywhere online and still found no answer. I'm trying to find a way to use freestyle but it slows my render down. How can I use freestyle for certain edges while not ...
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Freestyle multi-color per object?

New Blender user-- Can you mark edges for a single object to different linesets in order to assign different colors (in line style)? Many thanks I'm adding this drawing-- solid geometric object with ...
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How to add a freestyle stroke to a specific edge in blender?

I am trying to add a black line (freestyle) to a single edge in blender cycles render. I need help !
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freestyle not rendering open ends

I’m unsure if this feasible, but this is what I want to do: In edit mode the lines for the arms are visible but when I render with freestyle these do not get rendered. I think I have a hunch of what ...
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How to enable freestyle edges on top of freestyle faces?

Using blender render and freestyle lines I used "control- e" to set some freestyle edges to render, they render fine and all, however the mesh is animated and moves so it sometimes also renders ...
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How to make quick 2d animation with blender? Npr

I don't know much about blender at all but I want to make 3d animations but wanting it to look 2d. 3d animations that try to look 2d are clearly 3d and I know it can be done with npr and freestyle but ...
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freestyle no working on mesh

My question is rather simple: why won’t rendering with freestyle work on my mesh. I have checked my preferences. Also I can’t find any fault on my mesh, although I suspect that is where the problem ...