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Non-Photorealistic Rendering is a technique that focuses on cartoony, anime like and painterly style digital art as well as mimicing more traditional art forms. Blender's toon shaders and Freestyle are often used in this style of rendering.

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Can Blender's Freestyle outline have a line boil that happens on 3's?

I'm trying to figure out a way to adjust frame rate of the freestyle line boil in Blender. Currently, I can only seem to have it boil on 1's. Meaning every frame of footage, the outline moves a bit. I ...
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Is it possible to get a mesh to appear behind a specific object?

Here I'm using a reverse hull method to create an outline for this object, though I'd like for the mesh to appear behind the cat as shown here. I'm aware this could be done with render layers but I'd ...
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Spike lighting Toon Shader

I'm trying to get this kind of style in evvee with dynamic lighting: By displacing a simple toon shader i got this result : however since the displacement is only on the x-y axis it doesn't work if ...
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Is there a way to get a shadertorgb output into geometry nodes? (Shading Stylized brush strokes)

i'm trying to recreate a "3D painting effect" with geometry nodes. The goal is to make any shaded mesh turn into this kind of style : https://www.instagram.com/p/Ba4CtFXhnzI/ I've managed to ...
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Is it possible to clip an object's alpha to another object in the viewport?

I'm trying to find a way to recreate an 'alpha clip' effect that 2D art software has. I'm trying to create 3d/2d characters. An example use case would be making a pupil/iris object, then clipping its ...
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Hatching shader that conforms to terrain elevation

Hey everyone and thank you for checking this question out :) I'm trying to come up with a stylized shader for a mountainous landscape. Basically, it's kind of like an elevation line shader, but the ...
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Shader Nodes - Texture Coordinate Node - How to move the "center" of the "Window" output

I've used this output before in order to give objects flat/2D-looking "Chowder-like" materials, I've mostly been using it because it doesn't get distorted by the shape of the object, it ...
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Inconsistent/jagged outline(?)

I'm working on something and I want to make a jagged outline similar to the outline of this 3d model. Preferably it'll change its jagged-ness each frame and it'll only encompass the exterior of the ...
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How to add a contour to light for an NPR shader?

I'm using Grease Pencils Lineart Modifier to outline objects. Freestyle works just as well. How can I get the highlights to be contoured with the same stroke? Here's the material. Grease pencils ...
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Can you animate and change perspective of textures in real time and have textures that follow camera view?

I want to be able to change the perspective of a texture and animate it. I know you can put a 2d rig onto a 3d model, but in tutorials you have to import a 2d image of each frame (or in a face rig, &...
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How to make rigged vector shadows on 3d mesh?/changing Texture shapes based on lighting/ Making freestyle lines look more 2d like

I want to do flat 2d shadows on a 3d mesh for that cartoon effect in blender. The problem is, from my research, is the human eye can always detect when the shadow wraps perfectly around the mesh, ...
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Hand painted textures as shadows

I do a lot of work with Cycles and hand-drawn textures but I want to use image textures as real shadows, so this may partially be a shader question or even compositing. I'm inspired by Hewa's work ...
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How to get fuzzy/blurred edges on a 3D object ? Ghibli look rock

Hi everyone ! I've been going through a great tutorial to get this Ghibli-like rock shader (by Kristof Dedene) and to push more the exercise I'd like to get those blurry/fuzzy edges on my 3D rock. ...
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Can Cycles' Vector Pass + Vector Blur node be used to create "smear" (instead of motion blur)?

Can the Cycles Vector Pass in conjunction with the Vector Blur compositor node be used to create "smear" instead of motion blur? To be clear, by "smear" I mean this sort of ...
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Sun Rotation and Texture Swapping

Hey I was looking into a bit of npr and was wondering if there was a way to swap out image textures based on the current rotation of the sun. I haven't studied blender drivers like that so if possible ...
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Can you use Python to create custom compositor nodes?

I want to create a Kuwahara Filter within Blender according to this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LDhN-JK3U9g. Is it possible to write a custom node for this kind of filter within Blender? If ...
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Non-photorealistic shading + outline in an illustration aesthetic style

I am working on a project, and I want to replicate the Charles Schulz-esque line style and grain-flavoured airbrush shading. How do I do this in the attached figures in Blender? Any suggestions would ...
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Creating a flat lighting Shader in the style of Alphonse Mucha

I'm attempting to create a character shader that mimics the artistic style of Alphonse Mucha. The style consists of the skin having a singular base color that's then shaded from the brightest edge to ...
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The shadows in the toon shader are weird

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sJTEJKQ0lYw&ab_channel=MrTriPie. I watched the video in this link and followed it. But in my case, there are parts where the shadows are not sharp. The monkey in ...
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Replicating similar texture procedurally in Alfie Garland's piece "Canyon"

Is there a way to use a combination of Blender's procedural nodes to replicate this wavy/rigid texture style found in Alfie Garland's work for use in an NPR shader? https://www.artstation.com/artwork/...
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Blender Geometry Nodes - How do I maintain Alpha from Instanced Mesh while Applying Source Material?

I'm currently trying to achieve an effect that's similar to paint strokes on a source mesh. Basically I'd instance a basic plane across some geometry, and then have the plane (with an image of a ...
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Shading where all normals point towards each light source automatically

I don't really know how to describe this better, but I've seen someone use this for their NPR shader and it looks like that method stopped working in 2.93, see this post: https://twitter.com/Moeark/...
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Hard Reflections

I've been doing a study about NPR and I am struggling with adjusting the reflections of the train's windshield based on the reference I'm trying to copy. Is there any way to get hard reflections of an ...
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Material Based Outline EEVEE

Hey quick question is there a way to make mesh outline using only material nodes (no inverted hull method).
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How can you choose which parts of meshes are seen in front of others in the viewport? [closed]

How can you put one object behind another, but make it so it's seen in front in the viewport AND in the final render? (for example here the eyes are behind the head but but when in rendered view you ...
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Eevee Artistic style outlines for 3d object SHADER

Im trying to go for a look like this The lines are what im trying to accomplish. The skuffs, the break in perfection, the drawn look.
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Is there a way to create an animation trail within blender without post-video editing?

Im a begginer and I am looking to achieve this trail effect ( Example ) without doing post-video editing, is it possible to achieve within blender itself? Thank you.
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Has anyone figured out a way to mitigate the slow down from Line Art modifiers?

The documentation states that this is going to change in the future, but as of now, each Line Art modifier calculates the occlusion of the scene independently so multiple Line Art Modifiers are ...
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Line art modifier looks different in render

I'm trying the new line art modifier and other than a few z-fighting issues it works great! Problem is when I render it looks horrid: Viewport render: Actual render in eevee: I have no idea what ...
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Shading - How do I remove overlapping seams in X- and Y-direction while using vectors?

While trying to create a pixelated effect, I noticed that using vectors causes overlapping lines in x- and y-direction. As far as I can see, there is no good solution to create pixelated faces... Has ...
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Can I colorize hair particles based on the Emitters Shading?

I'm experimenting with CELL SHADED fur. The thing is that it doesn't look that great... I'd like for the hair particles to just take on the flat color of the surface where they're placed, after the ...
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Outline effect using flipped normals while keeping object underneath still lit normally?

I am trying to use the toon shader as my base shader and the solidify modifier to create the outline effect but the shading of the object within the outline mesh is being shaded darker is there a way ...
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Using a Color channel with Camera + Light rotation to influence material [EEVEE]

EDIT: Here's a PDF that should help, http://pds26.egloos.com/pds/201712/21/31/GuilltyGearXrd_shader.pdf This is hard to explain and I've once made a question about this before, but I'm doing EEVEE cel-...
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How to copy Linesets between scenes?

I want to copy Linesets from one file to another. I appended the required scene from the source file to the target file. Then following THIS ANSWER from blenderartists.org, I tried copy-pasting the ...
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Is it possible to create realtime outline effect in Eevee, only with shaders?

I know It's possible to do this with solidify modifier, or manually duplicating the mesh, fatten and flip normals (which is more or less the same thing as the solidify method). Like this one And I ...
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Best way to achieve floaty bouncy physics?

I'm trying to achieve non-realistic bouncy physics, specifically for ears and tails like the physics shown in these example Example 1 Example 2 I've tried with the spring bones addon and blender's ...
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LANPR download URL

I want to use the function called Blender LANPR, but I don`t know where to download it. Please tell me the download URL.
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Help with shading error (NPR material, EEVEE shader + png texture overlays)

[rendering on CUDA. GeForce RTX 2080ti + AMD Ryzen 9 3900X] I'm having an issue with a ganon model I'm making for a friend. I have this weird pixelation overlay on certain parts of the model. I can't ...
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How to create a dithering effect?

How does one create this effect and be able to control the level of dithering?
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How to Created Stylized Grainy Cel Shading

How can I accomplish this look here in this video, including changing the color of cast shadows and adding a gradient noise texture? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8SHNsKjnAgs
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How can I achieve this inked sketch material?

Let me preface this by saying that I'm a complete beginner when it comes to Blender, as in - I just clicked on the Blender icon for the very first time ever yesterday. I'm trying to achieve an inked ...
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Scientific Illustration: Non-photorealistic rendering of sparse wireframe with dashed/dotted lines for backfacing areas - Blender 2.80

I'm interested in creating a material that gives this end result: I'm studying the possibility to use Blender as a tool for scientific education in pure mathematics. The idea is that the material ...
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How to distort still image or gif animation

I found this gif animation in Twitter as shown below. Now I want to know how that is done. I wish to put flickering effect on any still image. I'd like to use that technique on not just still images, ...
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Different render results with cycles in files created pre-2.8 and post-2.8 - extra noise in 2.8

I use a node group (see linked blend files) along with extremely limited numbers of bounces & lighting to achieve a certain non-photorealistic effect in cycles. This effect has previously resulted ...
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Troubles with outline on cubes

I am working on a project that requires me to have outlines on cubes, the outline HAS to be a shader, not matter if it's a combination of nodes or a script,it has to be a shader. Meaning that I can't ...
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How can stipple shading be replicated in Blender?

I have had this idea for a little while, using Blender to simulate traditional stipple shading. I have gotten an OK effect using a mix shader with ambient occlusion as a factor to spread a stipple ...
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How to get shadows information in cycles

I have a WIP looking like this Now I want to do something about a background and I want to do it in a similar halftone style. But when I'm applying it the same way as I did on the models, the dots ...
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Node editor help: Using textures as shadows

I like NPR renders that use painted on textures like in this project by Gregory Khodyrev (preview below) The only issue is that the shadows are normally painted on as well so they aren't very ...
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Rendering "Hand-drawn" Curves on Surfaces

As a mathematician (a topologist), I'm constantly creating diagrams similar to those shown below. My broad goal is to make these diagrams look more professional by drawing (modeling?) them in Blender ...
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Rendering a pupil within a glasses lens?

This is my first post here and I'm still learning about Blender (aren't we all though?) and I had a question about an effect I'd like to do. I'd like to make it so that a character with solid-color ...
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