Cartoon rendering test in 3D Max

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June 10, 2003 at 3:02 pm #4765
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Here’s a little test rendering I did the other day, to test out cartoon rendering in 3D max, an effect I will use some day. (If I didn’t have 1:30 of rocketmen episode 3 filmed already then I’d start using cartoon rendering)

As you can see, the results are very slick :-) unfortunately you have to jump through a few hoops to get the shadows to work, and they don’t work 100% the way I’d like them :-(

June 10, 2003 at 4:11 pm #4767
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the textureing looks alot like MAYA which at first is what i thought you were useing in the first place…..
but instead i see that u are useing 3ds max…….
i will be learning how to do that program at itt very shortly…..
and any pointers you might have would be much abliged.

June 10, 2003 at 5:20 pm #4777
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Ah, cell shading. Very nice. No critiques right now, but I may have some later.

Cometgreen

June 10, 2003 at 5:22 pm #4778
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I dont have much to say execpt…It looks good. Much like the comics in the lego magazines (I should get a new subscription….havn’t had once since 1995). Now all ya gotta do is create a whole cartoon and et it aired on Saturday mornings.

June 10, 2003 at 11:37 pm #4802
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Question: How long did that take to render in comparison with a normal render of that scene?

June 11, 2003 at 3:26 am #4855
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That’s cool! :D Nice and cartoony…

June 11, 2003 at 5:39 pm #4917
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“Z-Studios” wrote: Question: How long did that take to render in comparison with a normal render of that scene?

Slightly longer than a normal render, also it takes FOREVER if you have a really detailed scene. Plus there are some “tricks” involved with getting a cartoon shading look out of the normal renderer, and getting shadows to work. :|

June 11, 2003 at 6:25 pm #4920
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That looks cool!

Maybe you could add some sorta ‘blooper’ on the end… in the cartoon rendering.

Glad to here that Rocketmen 3 is in production!

Yolegoman

June 11, 2003 at 8:20 pm #4933
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I like it a lot, that is the tightest image of two lego spacemen I have ever seen. lol :lol:

good job, I would love to see an animation like this someday if that’s at all possible. g’luck mate!

Zach

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