blender freestyle sketchy line howto

Nikolaus Gradwohl2019-05-16T04:54:52+00:00

I was asked for a short description on how I achieved the sketchy look of the freestyle lines in my post from yesterday

so here it is:

I activated freestyle line renderings in the Render settings

in the View Layer section I set the LineStyle Strokes from Plain to Sketchy

and added a Spatial Noise Modifier in the Geometry Part of the LineStyle-Section

to make it less aggressive I reduced the Amplitude to 1

this turned the lines from this:

straight lines

into this:

sketchy lines

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blender eevee with sketchy freestyle lines

Nikolaus Gradwohl2019-05-15T05:34:15+00:00

For this animation I used a freestyle lineset with a noise modifier to emulate a hand-drawn look

I like how it turned out, but I think I will have to make it less subtle the next time, especially when the finale video is running with 600px width like here :-/

you can download the blend file here

sketchy freestyle

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tree animation with blender eevee and freestyle

Nikolaus Gradwohl2019-05-09T01:58:27+00:00

For this animation i played with the sapling addon and the eevee render in freestylemode using blender 2.80 beta

I created a tree and a separate foliage object and assigned it a material with an emmission shader to make sure it is evenly lit and creates a uniform color in the final render. Then I animated the camera location and the focal point to create the slider movement and the follow focus event and added a defocus blur in the compositor.

you can download the blend file here

freestyle tree

I really like the cinematic feel of this small animation - if I find the time (hahaha) I work on this a little more and turn it into a music video

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blender 2.80 experiment 9 - freestyle

Nikolaus Gradwohl2019-02-22T06:36:32+00:00

for this blender 2.80 experiment I combined the eevee render with freestyle to create a comics look.

Its a really simple animation using a default cube with two keyframed array modifiers and a camera zoom, but I really like the zoom part at the end. Maybe I'll use this in a music video.

you can download the blend file here

eevee freestyle

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AN experiment - instances

Nikolaus Gradwohl2017-04-08T12:10:35+00:00

For this animation I used the animation nodes "distribute instances on spline"-Template and animated the instances using a math node and wiggle node. I rendered the animation using cycles and freestyle.

you can download the blend file here

AN Test instances

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animation node vertex displace

Nikolaus Gradwohl2016-07-13T04:56:43+00:00

For this animation I used the animation node addon to displace each vertex of a icosphere using a vector wiggle node. The icosphere was rendered with freestyle enabled.

you can download the blend file here

animation nodes vertex displace

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Animation Node experiment - transformation

Nikolaus Gradwohl2015-11-18T08:04:50+00:00

for this animation I used two cellfractured objects and transformed one into the other

you can download the blend file here

For this animation I used two animation node trees. The first one animates the shards of the cube, the second one is responsible for the sphere shards. The nodes networks might look a bit complicated but the principle behind it is simple. The cube shards get translated outward, are rotated by a random amount and then scaled to zero. At the same time the shards of the sphere make the same movements in reverse.

to achieve the washed out look I rendered the freestyle lines on a separate renderlayer - blurred the image in the compositor and then used an alpha-over node to add the lines.

transformation

beat boxes

Nikolaus Gradwohl2015-10-12T06:00:39+00:00

The soundtrack for this animation was created in bitwig studio, the boxes are rendered with cycles and the blender freestyle addon

you can download the blend file here

beat boxes

fly away

Nikolaus Gradwohl2015-07-21T06:25:30+00:00

For this animation I used an explode modifier on a subdivided cube mesh, that is triggered by a particlesystem. The particles are moved by a turbulence-, a vortex- and a forcefiled. Rendered with cycles and freestyle

you can download the blend file here

fly away

build boxes

Nikolaus Gradwohl2015-05-06T06:38:51+00:00

I played with the freestyle addon and the push/pull transform again. Aaaaand tried out a new sample pack :-)

you can download the blend file here

build boxes