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 Subject: Poser 6 and Toon-style Renders?

Acadia opened this issue on Apr 10, 2007 · 14 posts

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  Acadia    ( ) ( posted at 10:01AM Tue, 10 April 2007 · edited on 10:05AM Tue, 10 April 2007

I haven't been able to explore many of the advanced features of Poser prior to now, but I thought Poser had the ability to do a render in a cartoon-type style. I see "sketch", but no cartoon.

scratches head in confusion

Can Poser do cartoon-style renders?

"It is good to see ourselves as others see us. Try as we may, we are never
able to know ourselves fully as we are, especially the evil side of us.
This we can do only if we are not angry with our critics but will take in good
heart whatever they might have to say." - Ghandi



  Victoria_Lee    ( ) ( posted at 10:32AM Tue, 10 April 2007  · @2951812

Cartoon styles are done with shaders, Acadia.  There might be some in the free stuff here and I know there are some over at RDNA.

Hugz from Phoenix, USA

Victoria

Remember, sometimes the dragon wins. Correction: MOST times.


  Acadia    ( ) ( posted at 10:41AM Tue, 10 April 2007  · @2951817

Thanks :)  That sure explains the ugly black outline that I was getting around what would otherwise be a normal looking render.

I found something by SnowSultan for V3 so I'll give that a try :)

Thanks again.

"It is good to see ourselves as others see us. Try as we may, we are never
able to know ourselves fully as we are, especially the evil side of us.
This we can do only if we are not angry with our critics but will take in good
heart whatever they might have to say." - Ghandi



  Miss Nancy    ( ) ( posted at 2:51PM Tue, 10 April 2007  · @2951992

P7 can do toon renders, in a manner of speaking. Materials/Wacros/Set up toon render. it differs significantly from "cartoon-with-line" display. in P6, olivier's shaders may act similarly to the P7 toon render settings, but I ain't certain.



  Acadia    ( ) ( posted at 7:03PM Tue, 10 April 2007  · @2952198

Attached Link: http://www.ebonshire.net/freebies/p5-1.php

In addition to SnowSultan's toon morphs I found some cartoon shaders while looking for some anime hair.

Now to figure out how to use all this stuff,  LOL

Nancy, I have Poser 6 which has something about cartoon in the render settings but all that does is make a black outline around the figure.  Quite ugly actually, hehe  Not really sure why someone would want to use that option.

"It is good to see ourselves as others see us. Try as we may, we are never
able to know ourselves fully as we are, especially the evil side of us.
This we can do only if we are not angry with our critics but will take in good
heart whatever they might have to say." - Ghandi



  raven    ( ) ( posted at 7:42PM Tue, 10 April 2007  · @2952226

Attached Link: http://www.renderosity.com/mod/forumpro/showthread.php?message_id=2885157&ebot_calc_page#message_2885157

You can turn the outline off in the render options if you want and still get a semi-toon look.
The linked thread shows a P7 toon render I did, which should be doable in P6 too.



  Miss Nancy    ( ) ( posted at 8:36PM Tue, 10 April 2007  · @2952249

one tip on inking (or black outlines) in P5/6/7: they are gonna look pretty bad in a small render, but if the render is 2400X3200 e.g., when saved as jpeg in photoshop at 600X800, the lines are gonna look alot smoother. use the ink layer as a multiplying layer over the unlined, coloured render in photoshop.



  ezuk    ( ) ( posted at 11:30PM Tue, 10 April 2007  · @2952336

There are a few toon shaders that come free with Poser 6.  Look in the Sixus 1 folder under the material tab in your Poser 6 directory (I think that they are meant to go with the Alphaman / Betaboy character).  I like how they pick up contours and shading, though the outline is rather uninviting, in my opinion.  The colours are limited, but these are easy to change.  You may want to experiment with these in addition to the free ones you found.  And good luck!


  Jimdoria    ( ) ( posted at 11:30AM Wed, 11 April 2007 · edited on 11:34AM Wed, 11 April 2007 · @2952584

Also, look around for toon shading tutorials. There are quite a few of them, here and elsewhere.
BTW, I was gonna post this in its own thread, but never got around to it, partly because I didn't think I could do justice to the subject.
There's a fairly new app that just came out of beta called Filter Forge. It's a Photoshop plugin that lets you create your own filters. It uses a node-based system that is quite similar to the shader system used by Poser. I downloaded the beta, but never really got to play with it. Now it's out of beta and muy expensivo - $300. However, people who use it to create popular filters can get it for free. Check out the site link, as it's a cool piece of tech anyway you slice it.
I'm not a big photoshop user, but what caught my attention about this program was the "comic book" filter someone had created with it. I'll save 1000 words here and just show you why:

**Original Image:------------**Comic Book Filter Applied:
--------------

You can see more variations on the page for the filter:
http://www.filterforge.com/filters/227.html
I wanted to see how it would do on Poser renders. Never got around to testing it, though. :sad:

- Jimdoria  ~@>@

  Miss Nancy    ( ) ( posted at 12:46PM Wed, 11 April 2007  · @2952629

it's interesting, jim. appears to be a combination of "poster edges" and some permutations on "find edges".



  Acadia    ( ) ( posted at 5:58PM Wed, 11 April 2007  · @2952906

It seems the answer is in Raven's thread link and involves going to the material room and clicking "set up toon render". It's doable in Poser 6 :)  I will still try the shaders that I found for more variety though.

"It is good to see ourselves as others see us. Try as we may, we are never
able to know ourselves fully as we are, especially the evil side of us.
This we can do only if we are not angry with our critics but will take in good
heart whatever they might have to say." - Ghandi



  Acadia    ( ) ( posted at 1:19PM Tue, 05 February 2008  · @3167382

Since this thread is linked to the Shaders Bookmark thread under "Cartoons", I'm going to add Mapps' information about his cartoon shaders here.

Attached Link: Mapps_268_Materials
Here is a direct download link (just figured out how to do it)

Attached Link: Mapps_54_New_Mats
Here is the expansion

Attached Link: Mapps_MTC_Poses&Mats
Here is the 3rd one.  Also includes some poses for M2 and V3

Attached Link: page 1
Previews

Attached Link: page 2
More previews

"It is good to see ourselves as others see us. Try as we may, we are never
able to know ourselves fully as we are, especially the evil side of us.
This we can do only if we are not angry with our critics but will take in good
heart whatever they might have to say." - Ghandi



  sixus1    ( ) ( posted at 2:14PM Tue, 05 February 2008  · @3167403


Here is the readme that went out with the original toon shaders when we released them....for anyone that is interested in using them.


  bevans84    ( ) ( posted at 2:51PM Tue, 05 February 2008 · edited on 2:52PM Tue, 05 February 2008 · @3167431

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Quote - It seems the answer is in Raven's thread link and involves going to the material room and clicking "set up toon render". It's doable in Poser 6 :)  I will still try the shaders that I found for more variety though.

Shift-click to apply to all materials in each object. Doing this will also set "Toon Outline" in your render options. Unchecking this box in your render settings will turn off the black outline.
Lighting is critical, it takes a little practice-- as you can see, I'm not very good at it yet. :-)



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