Non-photorealistic Renders (NPR)

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  • ArtiniArtini Posts: 4,629
    Artini said:
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    This has a nice look -- somewhere between toon and toys. I appreciate that you gave the different poses, some subtle some not, which really work for a bunch of people just waiting on a train. The one thing that doesn't work for me is the dual shadows on the fence. In reality, the sun would be casting a single shadow, so the second shadow (the one falling toward us) is a bit of a distraction. This is a minor point, though. I am definitely impressed with the clean linework you got in this render. Nicely done.

    Thanks. Yes, I have to check that dual shadows on the fence - it bother me, too.

     

  • SammagiSammagi Posts: 137
    edited January 2018

    Character revamp

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  • tkdroberttkdrobert Posts: 2,475

    The Wolverine

    The Wolverine by tkdrobert

  • FenixPhoenixFenixPhoenix Posts: 1,096

    Character revamp

    This looks amazing! I really like how clean the cell shading is!

  • HeadwaxHeadwax Posts: 7,758
    edited January 2018
    head wax said:

    thankyou Mr mmitchell_houston ​ ;)

    looking forward to more of your work

    Thanks! Work has been crazzzy! I had a rush deadline for my work recently. Stuff that was originally scheduled for 5 days was suddenly needed in 3. Just the usual crazy stuff. I'm looking forward to sitting down and getting back to work on my comic.

    yes here too, lucky I finished all the work for my show a few months ago othersie I would have crashed and burned....

    this image my first go with the New fluid plugin for Carrara in action (free plugin) - didnt have much time for post work

    more data on plugin here https://www.daz3d.com/forums/discussion/220631/fluidos-plugin-for-carrara/p1

     

     

     

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  • kenmokenmo Posts: 574

    A npr render in Vue Complete I did a year or two ago. Car is a free Sketchup model of a 1953 Chevrolet low rider from 3DWarehouse.

     

  • tkdroberttkdrobert Posts: 2,475
    kenmo said:

    A npr render in Vue Complete I did a year or two ago. Car is a free Sketchup model of a 1953 Chevrolet low rider from 3DWarehouse.

     

    Love classic cars. heart

  • SammagiSammagi Posts: 137
    kenmo said:

    A npr render in Vue Complete I did a year or two ago. Car is a free Sketchup model of a 1953 Chevrolet low rider from 3DWareho

     

     Well done, I love your style a lot!

     

    :)

  • kenmokenmo Posts: 574
    edited January 2018

    I watched this recording of a Smith-Micro webinar on Youtube. Artist Tasos Anastasiades show his technique for doing his comic books and graphic novels.

    He was influenced by Brian Haberlin's process...

     

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  • kenmokenmo Posts: 574
    tkdrobert said:
    kenmo said:

    A npr render in Vue Complete I did a year or two ago. Car is a free Sketchup model of a 1953 Chevrolet low rider from 3DWarehouse.

     

    Love classic cars. heart

     

    Art, classic cars, hot rods, comic books, art deco, era of Bettie Page pinup art....  all seem to go hand in hand... :-)

     

  • kenmokenmo Posts: 574
    edited January 2018
    kenmo said:

    A npr render in Vue Complete I did a year or two ago. Car is a free Sketchup model of a 1953 Chevrolet low rider from 3DWareho

     

     Well done, I love your style a lot!

    Thanks kindly... I've not been doing much 3D lately as I'm still processing photos from summer past (car show, landscapes, scenes, etc)...

    Here's another free Sketchup model rendered a couple of years back in Vue Complete with Vue's npr option...

     

     

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  • kenmokenmo Posts: 574
    edited January 2018

    Tom Fritz is one of my most favorite automotive/hot rod artists... IMHO what Frank Frazetta is to fantasy art, Tom is to car/hot rod art...He has a very loose painting style I would love to recreate in my 3D car renderings...

    Tom Fritz's website

     

    My feeble attempt to emulate Tom Fritz  using a photograph I took at a car show (2014 Atlantic Nationals, Moncton, New Brunswick Canada) and Lightroom CC (process raw photo), Photoshop CC and Topaz Studio Impression...

     

     

    Frazetta, Fritz and Norman Rockwell....three of my most favorite modern painters....

     

     

    Now when it comes to comic book artists I have many...

    Barry Windsor-Smith

    Moebius

    Jack Kirby

    Jim Starlin

    Dave Stevens (Rocketeer, Bettie Page)

    Paul Chadwick (Darkhorse's Concrete)

    Gil Kane

    John Buscema

    Will Eisner

    Richard Corben

    Virgil Finlay

    Are some of my favorites....

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  • IceDragonArtIceDragonArt Posts: 12,415
    tkdrobert said:

    Confront Your Demons.  You can't hide from your demons, but you can defeat them.

    Confront Your Demons

    IRAY Render, filtered in Topaz Studio with some post work in Photoshop and Clip Paint Studio.  This is a little more psychadelic than I usually do because it's suppose to represent the human psyche not reality.

    This is awesome.

  • tkdroberttkdrobert Posts: 2,475
    edited January 2018
    tkdrobert said:

    Confront Your Demons.  You can't hide from your demons, but you can defeat them.

    Confront Your Demons

    IRAY Render, filtered in Topaz Studio with some post work in Photoshop and Clip Paint Studio.  This is a little more psychadelic than I usually do because it's suppose to represent the human psyche not reality.

    This is awesome.

    Thank you.  I would say this is my most artsy and meaningful renders.

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  • IceDragonArtIceDragonArt Posts: 12,415
    tkdrobert said:
    head wax said:

    Carrara Job

     

    I feel sad for him.

    This is really evocative. 

     

    tkdrobert said:
    Artini said:

    Lori rendered in Daz Studio iray and filtered afterwards in Topaz Simplify.

    https://www.daz3d.com/lori-for-genesis-8-female

    image

    Very nice, looks like color pencils.

    Love the color choices for her clothing and hair.  Despite the fact that it looks like a drawing it has a sense of authenticity to it if that makes any sense.

    Artini said:

    Another render from Unity 3D - filtered afterwards in Topaz Simplify.

    image

    This really makes me want to sit down and binge on Warner Bro's cartoons.  Roadrunner and Bugs Bunny.  (thats a good thing by the way lol).  It definitely feels like that kind of cartoon image.

    Oso3D said:

    This is a line render (my thing) plus a shading render run through Fotosketcher (nothing fancier than 'make everything flat white')

    I find that a good line render (whether 3dl or my thing or whatever), slightly blurred and applied lightly, can really enhance the detail that other purely filtering methods have trouble with.

    This was mostly a test to see how well I could get the lining to work on a lot of flat surfaces edge on to the camera, which is where many systems fall down.

    NICE! This method did a good job of maintaining the lines where they needed to go. Yes, there's a little blow-out on his hip, but as that's where a highlight would naturally fall, it's okay.

    This is gorgeous. 

    @magicjava - thank you for the detailed tutorial/info re how to use the geoshell.  The images you posted were very helpful.  

    I made this image layering a GSO render and an iraytoon shader render.  I then fixed errors such as failure to put matts on the belt, lol.  Painted over a bit, and added a tiny bit of line art.  The rest is topaz filters.  The background is not mine.  My goal was to see whether I could achieve a manga style character with good outlining - which for the first time, I feel i did.  Because I was just playing around and testing, I didn't have a particular story or image idea in mind.  I regret that now because it would have been so much better with a real pose/storey behind it.  

      

     

    Even if you didn't have a set story for this, most people read their own story into what they see anyway.  so while you mig

    head wax said:

     

    Carrara job - postwork in Nix and Topaz Impression - used a new plugin that converts Carrara hair to mesh which can then be used as replicator bases

    tratidionally some of us have used Carrara hair for grass

    image is 3000 wide if you feel like clicking

    Really great feeling of traditional painting and a very serene feel to it.

    Character revamp

    Really like his eyes

    head wax said:
    head wax said:

    thankyou Mr mmitchell_houston ​ ;)

    looking forward to more of your work

    Thanks! Work has been crazzzy! I had a rush deadline for my work recently. Stuff that was originally scheduled for 5 days was suddenly needed in 3. Just the usual crazy stuff. I'm looking forward to sitting down and getting back to work on my comic.

    yes here too, lucky I finished all the work for my show a few months ago othersie I would have crashed and burned....

    this image my first go with the New fluid plugin for Carrara in action (free plugin) - didnt have much time for post work

    more data on plugin here https://www.daz3d.com/forums/discussion/220631/fluidos-plugin-for-carrara/p1

     

     

     

    This is amazing!

    kenmo said:

    Tom Fritz is one of my most favorite automotive/hot rod artists... IMHO what Frank Frazetta is to fantasy art, Tom is to car/hot rod art...He has a very loose painting style I would love to recreate in my 3D car renderings...

    Tom Fritz's website

     

    My feeble attempt to emulate Tom Fritz  using a photograph I took at a car show (2014 Atlantic Nationals, Moncton, New Brunswick Canada) and Lightroom CC (process raw photo), Photoshop CC and Topaz Studio Impression...

     

     

    Frazetta, Fritz and Norman Rockwell....three of my most favorite modern painters....

     

     

    Now when it comes to comic book artists I have many...

    Barry Windsor-Smith

    Moebius

    Jack Kirby

    Jim Starlin

    Dave Stevens (Rocketeer, Bettie Page)

    Paul Chadwick (Darkhorse's Concrete)

    Gil Kane

    John Buscema

    Will Eisner

    Richard Corben

    Virgil Finlay

    Are some of my favorites....

    I like all three renders but this one in particular.

     

  • UnifiedBrainUnifiedBrain Posts: 2,271

    tt

    kenmo said:

    Tom Fritz is one of my most favorite automotive/hot rod artists... IMHO what Frank Frazetta is to fantasy art, Tom is to car/hot rod art...He has a very loose painting style I would love to recreate in my 3D car renderings...

    Tom Fritz's website

     

    My feeble attempt to emulate Tom Fritz  using a photograph I took at a car show (2014 Atlantic Nationals, Moncton, New Brunswick Canada) and Lightroom CC (process raw photo), Photoshop CC and Topaz Studio Impression...

     

     

    Frazetta, Fritz and Norman Rockwell....three of my most favorite modern painters....

     

     

    Now when it comes to comic book artists I have many...

    Barry Windsor-Smith

    Moebius

    Jack Kirby

    Jim Starlin

    Dave Stevens (Rocketeer, Bettie Page)

    Paul Chadwick (Darkhorse's Concrete)

    Gil Kane

    John Buscema

    Will Eisner

    Richard Corben

    Virgil Finlay

    Are some of my favorites....

    Terrific post (because I agree with so many of your choicessmiley).

    Excellent use of Topaz on the hot rod.  Not feeble at all.

  • kenmokenmo Posts: 574
    tkdrobert said:

    Confront Your Demons.  You can't hide from your demons, but you can defeat them.

    Confront Your Demons

    IRAY Render, filtered in Topaz Studio with some post work in Photoshop and Clip Paint Studio.  This is a little more psychadelic than I usually do because it's suppose to represent the human psyche not reality.

    This is awesome.

    Concur...this a brilliant work...

  • magicjavamagicjava Posts: 152

    Thank you!  I can remove it if it doesn't fit.

    No need to do that! But I did start a photorealistic thread so people can show off their photorealistic renders.

     

  • Oso3DOso3D Posts: 13,739
    edited January 2018

    Still tinkering...

    There are two outline layers on a grayshaded layer passed through FilterForge's Crayon Master 2 filter.

     

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  • kenmokenmo Posts: 574

    tt

    kenmo said:

    Tom Fritz is one of my most favorite automotive/hot rod artists... IMHO what Frank Frazetta is to fantasy art, Tom is to car/hot rod art...He has a very loose painting style I would love to recreate in my 3D car renderings...

    Tom Fritz's website

     

    My feeble attempt to emulate Tom Fritz  using a photograph I took at a car show (2014 Atlantic Nationals, Moncton, New Brunswick Canada) and Lightroom CC (process raw photo), Photoshop CC and Topaz Studio Impression...

     

     

    Frazetta, Fritz and Norman Rockwell....three of my most favorite modern painters....

     

     

    Now when it comes to comic book artists I have many...

    Barry Windsor-Smith

    Moebius

    Jack Kirby

    Jim Starlin

    Dave Stevens (Rocketeer, Bettie Page)

    Paul Chadwick (Darkhorse's Concrete)

    Gil Kane

    John Buscema

    Will Eisner

    Richard Corben

    Virgil Finlay

    Are some of my favorites....

    Terrific post (because I agree with so many of your choicessmiley).

    Excellent use of Topaz on the hot rod.  Not feeble at all.

    I only posted a photograph to illustrate what I would like to try an achieve with a 3D render... that's the type of look for my car renders...

    Cheers and many thanks..

  • magicjavamagicjava Posts: 152
    edited January 2018

    Zar-Gor threatens Sugar City.

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  • magicjavamagicjava Posts: 152
    edited January 2018

    Plasma Dragon eggs on the surface of the sun.

    The entire picture was done using 3D Kirby Crackle that I created.

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  • HeadwaxHeadwax Posts: 7,758
    Oso3D said:

    Still tinkering...

    There are two outline layers on a grayshaded layer passed through FilterForge's Crayon Master 2 filter.

     

    looks pretty good, be interesting if you could drop the line darkness or size for those distante buildings

     

  • HeadwaxHeadwax Posts: 7,758
    magicjava said:

    Plasma Dragon eggs on the surface of the sun.

    The entire picture was done using 3D Kirby Crackle that I created.

    interesting effect, can see it fitting in many places, I had to google 3D Kirby Crackle  :)

     

  • HeadwaxHeadwax Posts: 7,758
    kenmo said:

    I watched this recording of a Smith-Micro webinar on Youtube. Artist Tasos Anastasiades show his technique for doing his comic books and graphic novels.

    He was influenced by Brian Haberlin's process...

     

    great , thanks for sharing this

     

    thanks IceDragonArt  and @Kenmo for the comments on my work too

     

  • HeadwaxHeadwax Posts: 7,758

    Character revamp

     

    very professional, I like the overall feel of this one

     

  • magicjavamagicjava Posts: 152
    head wax said:

    Character revamp

     

    very professional, I like the overall feel of this one

     

    Yeah. Some How-To tips on this would be nice.

  • Oso3DOso3D Posts: 13,739
    edited January 2018

    Head wax: pretty easily; you can render a distance canvas and then use that as a mask for certain layers.

    I actually did something along those lines in another image, where I masked the color layer and some detail over distance.

    (I'm not convinced the effect works well for this specific image, but the principle should work for other stuff, like less detail in the distance.)

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  • HeadwaxHeadwax Posts: 7,758
    Oso3D said:

    Head wax: pretty easily; you can render a distance canvas and then use that as a mask for certain layers.

    I actually did something along those lines in another image, where I masked the color layer and some detail over distance.

    (I'm not convinced the effect works well for this specific image, but the principle should work for other stuff, like less detail in the distance.)

    Yes, it adds context but doesnt take away from the focal point. I always add too much stuff to my images so it's something I am learning :)

     

  • HeadwaxHeadwax Posts: 7,758

    another Carrara job, a zillion edits in post, I u sed some of the stuff I learnt in  that poser video kenmo  posted - I didn't realise you could stack artistic filters in photoshop inside the filter window

     

     

     

    there's also an old thread here on using render passes in compositing - it's a battle field but has gems https://www.daz3d.com/forums/discussion/54406/compositing-and-post-work-what-is-it-and-why-should-i-care/p7

     

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