grease pencil experiment 6 - grid

Nikolaus Gradwohl2019-07-17T04:11:06+00:00

for this animation I created a 3D grid of lines of grease pencil strokes with a python script

you can download the blend file here

grease pencil line grid

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grease pencil experiment 4 - filled shapes

Nikolaus Gradwohl2019-07-15T04:17:00+00:00

For this animation i created two shapes with different materials, that have stroke and fill colors activated

you can download the blend file here

grease pencil filled

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grease pencil experiment 4 - depth of field

Nikolaus Gradwohl2019-07-13T10:01:15+00:00

While experimenting with grease pencil animation scripted in python, i recognized that the grease pencil shapes also affect the depth map - so they can be used to change the DoF using the defocus node in the compositor. I was really pleasantly surprised - this opens a whole lot of new possibilities :-)

you can download the blend file here

depth of field on grease pencil

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grease pencil experiment 3 - animated circles

Nikolaus Gradwohl2019-07-12T05:19:59+00:00

for this animation I animated the drawing of the circular grease pencil strokes themselves

you can download the blend file here

animated circles

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grease pencil experiment 2 - freestyle

Nikolaus Gradwohl2019-07-11T05:16:41+00:00

for this animation i used a python scripted grease pencil animation similar to that in my blogpost from yesterday and added a proper blender 3D Object. I rendered the animation with eevee and freestyle

you can download the blend file here

grease pencil and freestyle

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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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