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An edge and line-based non-photorealistic (NPR) rendering engine. Available in Blender since version 2.67. Use this tag for all of your Freestyle related questions.

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How to kill Freestyle 'scribbles' and 'flecks'?

Here's a technical model I tidied up topologically. I want Freestyle line diagrams out of it. But I'm getting problems. Overprinted lines/"scribbles". There are two line styles in operation....
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very strange freestyle behaviour

so i know there are problems with the freestyle module, and it sometimes does not occlude edges properly leading to incorrect lines being drawn. however, i've attached a blend file in which freestyle ...
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Freestyle failure?

Below is a render of my object: I'm using freestyle, but it has these small failures: The freestyle settings are the defaults. I tried to tweak the thickness, position, angle, lighting of the scene. ...
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Is there a way to render and export only the horizontal or vertical mesh lines to SVG using Freestyle?

I seem to be able to export the full (square) mesh to SVG using Freestyle, but I ideally only want to export the horizontal OR vertical mesh lines. Example image of successfully exported square mesh (...
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How can I create a freestyle line without a shadowcatcher affecting the line calculation?

In the default scene with freestyle enabled and external contour selected, I get this: If I then add a plane below the cube you get this: Then I enable shadowcatcher on the plane, and get this: As ...
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Are there any ways to add a blur effect to 3d characters to make them appear old-fashioned from 80's anime animation?

Is anyone familiar with the answer? I am interested in finding out how to add blur only to the entire 3D character to make it seem more blurry like the old anime. No rude comments, please. Make sure ...
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How can I get outlines to just go around the edge of object?

I've tried a few methods of rendering outlines but I just want it to go around the silhouette. Freestyle and the solidify method both give me too many outlines or dont show up at certain angles like ...
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Material doesn't apply in Grease pencil/freestyle

I have problem to apply material to Grease pencil object. This material is used 5 times and everywhere is correct, only in this object it is wrong. What I did wrong? Blend file is under the image.
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Freestyle lines misaligned with mesh

Freestyle lines are misaligning on certain frames when rendering a layer. It is very inconsistent. When I render the scene with freestyle, the lines align on some frames and not on others and the next ...
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How to make the 3D Cutout style. (3d paper cut)?

I found a video from “Cutout 102 - How to stylize an animation with the 3D Cutout style” it's look cool, That's what I want to accomplish for style. I want to make it in a blender, but it is different ...
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Freestyle Cell Shading flickering problem

I’ve made freestyle Black/White outline and for an unknown reason, some of the outlines flicker. Often I can freestyle rendering lines even if it’s behind other mesh which seems to work pretty ...
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Is everyone familiar with how to create a watercolor style in CGI?

Since they haven't answered my questions, I will repeat the info. I got from a YouTube video (Watercolor animation experiment - "I have a sixth sense"). I am making a CGI character. Keep the ...
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How to export object outline as DWG or SVG lines without modifying mesh?

I was wondering if there was a way to export object outlines as displayed in the viewport as SVG/DWG lines. I'm aware of the Line Art modifier for greasepencil object but there are some issues with it ...
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In viewport, How to hide edges between coplanar faces?

I'm using orthographic x-ray view in viewport shading (show overlays turned on), and I need to hide all the extra lines that I don't need, for several blueprint-ish screenshots. What I'm looking for ...
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Has camera culling & crop to render region no effect on freestyle calculations?

I'm rendering a large environment scene of 3.000.000 triangles with freestyle outlines at high output resolutions. The geometry is optimised, textures are basic and I've done what I could to avoid ...
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Workflow: Clean Line Art

I know there on some talented Blender user on here, and I have been looking for methods with Blender Eevee to make clean line art like the work of @beesandbombs on Twitter: Unfortunately, I have been ...
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freestyle lineset: hidden edge by a specific object

I use inkscape for this kind of drawings: Inkscape is not perfect for 3d, so I want to draw the same thing with blender. My first try : Cube is blank with 0.8 transmission. I use freestyle lineset ...
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Cannot exclude particles form Freestyle rendering

Helloo, a couple of people have posted this same problem but there is no clear answer. I'm, using Blender 3.0 and I have an object that is emitting particles. The object is lying on top of a bumpy ...
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Dynamic color of wireframe in freestyle

I am using freestyle to export some wireframes into svg, but the colors are always solid. When viewing the wireframes from the camera view, the line colors are varied based on lighting (i think? See ...
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Freestyle flickering problem

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ouWvcSiaeyg&ab_channel=Stesiek1235 I’ve made a freestyle Black/White outline and for an unknown reason, some of the outlines flickers. I have many scenes but only ...
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Does anyone know how to make my 3d model's outline look like a boiling line animation effect? like Ed, Edd n Eddy

I'm trying to make it look like a boiling line animation like "Ed, Edd n Eddy" from Cartoon Network or "Cuphead." I have an outline now, but how do I make this boiling line? If you ...
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How to calculate the rendered Blender freestyle stroke coordinates

Is there any way we can access the coordinates of the rendered stroke as we can access for e.g Cube mesh. Since we can see if we enable blender freestyle rendering, it does the stroke rendering based ...
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How to Create a Hard Black and White Shader with Inverted Edges

I am trying to recreate the art style below in Blender. I am able to get the hard black and white effect using a very powerful point light but I cannot figure out the edge effect. This effect can be ...
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Adjusting Freestyle Linestyle With Script

Been stuck on this for a few hours now and it's so frustrating because it seems so simple. I'm just trying to control the freestyle line set and line style settings in the View Layer Properties panel. ...
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Freestyle with panoramic camera

I started using the panoramic camera, especially the fisheye equisolid, and upon trying to render a frame with freestyle, the lines are places as if the camera was still in the perspective lens type. ...
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line art or freestyle border pass 2d fill object what can i do to stop this

strong text line art or freestyle border pass 2d fill object what can i do to stop this
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Make freestyle-render completely ignore objects

I am trying to get the freestyle render to make a black line around all the monkey heads but as you can see in the image below. the render gets affected by the pink planes in the scene. The planes are ...
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Marked edge (freestyle) on alembic model not showing in render

I'm currently using blender 2.9 I'm having trouble with using freestyle line on an alembic, everything works apart from marked edges, and unfortunately I really need it. The first time I tried using ...
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How can I get the outline of a shadow with Freestyle?

For a vector illustration project, I am looking for a way to extract the shadows of objects in Freestyle. Currently I am only able to export the object itself (with Freestyle Edge Marks and the ...
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Blender Crashes on "Freestyle"

I was setting up a simple scene, but with some particles and grass. It renders just fine. But after trying to use the "Freestyle" option, the required memory jumps from 9 to 15GB (when ...
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Is Freestyle this slow?

Rendertime is 1 min 35 seconds with this chair (60 k vertices) occluding the figure. Without the chair it's .3 seconds of render time
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line art invisible

I am trying to make my viewport shader render as line art. Line art, grease pencil, freestyle.. i tried everything. Nothing i do makes any line show anywhere. I tried all render engines. All settings. ...
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How to make freestyle ignore alpha texture material?

I have some two objects where one is inside another one: The bigger one is like clothing object and it has alpha on its texture. When I render it the the alpha object looks like this: So as you can ...
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Setting restrict_to_unvisited=false isn't working as I expected in freestyle.types.Operators.chain

I'm trying to write a chaining iterator for Freestyle to produce a single, fully-joined chain; mathematically, I believe this requires me to trace each line twice. I have written a simple chaining ...
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Freestyle of and through Transparent Material (with a caveat) [duplicate]

I'm trying to get blender to render freestyle contours on objects behind a transparent material (literally transparent, not glass) and I can adjust the QI Range to max at 1, and while this does draw ...
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Freestyle rendering in EEVEE show's up on top of other greace pencil objects, how do i fix it? [duplicate]

When I activate the Freestyle setting in the render tab for my 3D objects and render it, the render of the lines are on top of my other grease pencil objects and intersects them in an unwanted way. Is ...
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Masking in different scenes

I am a bit confused how to manage my problem. I have got a setup of a building site with several cameras and about 150 objects. Now I want to emphasize one of these objects by using freestyle. Due to ...
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Can’t get freestyle to render

I am trying to render the wire frame of (any) model using freestyle. I have followed every tutorial I could find, and no matter what settings I check or uncheck, the outline never renders. I have ...
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How to get a "smoothed" wireframe using Freestyle lines?

Let's say I have a cylinder. When I turn on smooth shading and auto-smooth, the side edges are smoothed out like this: So the question is, can I do that on wireframes? I mean I want to hide all the ...
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I can't draw but I am super creative [closed]

Here's a beginners question. I have always been creative but I was never able to draw or put something on paper. However I can perfectly imagine my idea in 3D. Now I have found Blender and I hope I ...
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Can the SVG export export edges?

I would like to export the visible edges of a shape into SVG lines. At the moment, I am only able to export lines that are made visible by lighting: But I would like to export all the edges (for ...
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Is Freestyle Line Priority broken?

I can't seem to get the freestyle line priority in the material properties tab to work. The color is always the same as the base color set in the view layer properties. Here is the intended way for it ...
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Freestyle "Material Boundary" not working?

I am trying to add an outline around this geometry, that is overlapping a plane. This is not the result I was hoping for. I thought the checkbox "Material Boundary" would solve my problem ...
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How to render edges without faces?

I wanted to improve my understanding in perspective. I created simple scene with rays from every cube's vertex and these rays meeting in one point. Now I want to render these rays. These are only ...
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Camera view shows transparent object

This is how my imported stl looks inside the view port in Blender 2.92: When I view it through the camera it looks like this: The object seems to be transparent which is not what I want. Any ...
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Freestyle line thickness based on lighting?

Is it possible to have a freestyle line render thin where the underlying geometry gets a lot of direct light and thick where it's not getting any direct light? I'm using a single light source in the ...
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"Freestyle" lines not complete, missing or inexplicable

See title. I marked the inexplicable lines red and the missing ones green, how I would like it to be. I use cycles, does that matter anyway? What settings do I have to use or is there a good ...
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What could cause these lines in Freestyle Rendering?

Ubuntu 18.04 Blender 2.91 Skill level: near pathetic I have a simple shape I'm trying to freestyle and it is rendering extra lines it shouldn't. I've seen this bug and it's not the same, my simple ...
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Transparent Alpha textures and Freestyle rendering

(Using version 2.83) When I use Transparent alpha and render image with Freestyle it keeps rendering transparent Edges and are visible, how do I make them invisible?
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The Freestyle check box in the Render tab reads "Freestyle SVG Export" instead of "Freestyle"

I'm using Blender 2.91. I've watched a couple of videos where the plugin is called "Freestyle" However, when I enable the only plugin I can find Preferences -> add-ons it called itself &...
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