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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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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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Is freestyle Render in Viewport in v2.8x bugged?

Is it possible to have Freestyle render layers show in the rendered viewport? This was possible in v2.79: As you can see, just checking 'freestyle' in the right panel, the Freestyle render layer ...
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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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 [closed]

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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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 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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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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