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Cartoon Rendering in DAZ Studio
Posted: 01 July 2012 05:59 AM   [ Ignore ]
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Hi,
Are there any tutorials available to produce good cartoon / comic style renders in Daz?

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Posted: 01 July 2012 07:55 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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I’ve tried tooning in poser and daz and looking back at my renders my poser ones were more vibrant. I use software from runtimedna to do this by semidieu.
Love esther

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Posted: 01 July 2012 09:44 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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There are a couple of shaders for DS which prduce a cartoon style, PWToon and the Visual Style Shaders.

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Posted: 01 July 2012 12:06 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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You need tutorials for shader mixer, shader builder, and for outline (a good consistent outline) scripting in render engine.

“Good cartoon” depend from your good cartoon ideal. Shader mixer have a pretty toon brick, but I hate no control in shadows, I hate no plane colors in limited tones. So, I’m playing with shader mixer (with future commercial purposes) trying to implement a three tone plane cartoon style.

A view in this link (the guy in the middle).
https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/104777697089468230869/albums/5760256162116729809

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Playing with shaders

http://www.daz3d.com/forums/viewthread/20283/

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Posted: 01 July 2012 04:05 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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...as my system’s chipset doesn’t support toon rendering, I am terrible at scripting, and the shader mixer usually crashes on me, I do all toon effects in postwork.

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Posted: 01 July 2012 04:49 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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http://www.topazlabs.com/
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http://www.irfanview.com/

Can make toons or just about any effect you want

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Posted: 01 July 2012 05:46 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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...have the latter as well as GIMP, PSP, and Painter Essentials.


Considering Filter Forge as well.

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...it’s five minutes to midnight…

I’d rather have a blue sky above me than a blue screen in front of me.

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Posted: 02 July 2012 08:22 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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My published graphic novel The Lesser Evil uses the cartoon mode of Poser as a base for the artwork. I’m happy to run you through my process if you like the look of it. Here for more info: http://shanewsmith.com/thelesserevil/

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Check out The Lesser Evil, a graphic novel made using DAZ models, and published by Zeta Comics!

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Posted: 02 July 2012 01:39 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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Muller, If you want to see what some of the free toon shaders do then come on over to the Freebie Contest:
http://www.daz3d.com/forums/viewthread/3187/
They are working on cartoon renders. There is a little bit about how to use them for both Poser and DAZ, sprinkled thoughout the pages.

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Posted: 02 July 2012 04:01 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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On a few Japanese sites you can find some toons shaders for the older Studio 3.

For Studio 4 pwToon and a few other shaders Daz sells will work.

These links may be of use to you One is to some videos that you’ll want to watch.  He give some info on how they were done in a few of them.

http://cyonixgfx.deviantart.com/art/Cel-Shading-in-DAZ-Studio-156161543

http://www.digitani.com/blog/1-latest-news/62-daz-studio-free-toon-shaders

http://www.youtube.com/user/DutchWorkingMan/videos?view=0

http://docs.daz3d.com/doku.php/artzone/pub/tutorials/dazstudio/studio-toonshaders

Also do note that cell style render do work better with some figure.

You may need to light a scene differently too to get a good cell style render.

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Posted: 03 July 2012 03:46 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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If you are doing a comic with thousands of panels then you need to be able to toon a whole scene in a couple of clicks.  It’s time consuming enough to dress the figures and pose them in a scene and put a few objects in the scene.
PWtoon I think from memory maybe had a problem with transmapped items.  It didn’t look too bad, but I find shaderworks in poser with olivier’s artmaterials 1 much quicker and looks quite good I think.
Love esther

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Posted: 03 July 2012 03:56 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
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I have no problems with PWToon and transmaps.
With PWtoon you can save presets and apply them quickly.
I don’t use Poser so I don’t know about its toon capabilities, I find PWToon fast to apply and easy to adjust to get the look you want.

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Posted: 31 July 2012 01:18 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 12 ]
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Kyoto Kid - 01 July 2012 04:05 PM

...as my system’s chipset doesn’t support toon rendering, I am terrible at scripting, and the shader mixer usually crashes on me, I do all toon effects in postwork.

I tried the toon rendering and thought it looked too generic. And the toon shaders added too much time to my work flow. So, I too do all the toon effects in postwork. My published work (digital versions available at DriveThruComics) creates the effects through a combination of Photoshop, Postworkshop, and FilterForge. I’d be happy to discuss my process in more detail if you think it would be helpful.

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Posted: 31 July 2012 01:34 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 13 ]
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Looks very nice.
Love esther

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