Fan Art: Cel-Shader help

Discussion in 'Creative General Discussion' started by weeklyhero, Feb 9, 2009.

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Which looks best

  1. Paint & Ink

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  2. Paint & Ink Falloff

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  3. Outline

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  1. weeklyhero

    weeklyhero Prototytan

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    Hey all, I'm working on a new 3D project and need a little help. I want my models ot have a cel-shaded finish, but I'm not too familiar with the process. I've found a few different techniques for it (I'm working in Max), and I just want to know which one looks best.

    1. Max's basic Paint & Ink material. This is the first one I've tried, just fiddling around with the settings.

    2. I found a P&I tutorial that uses a falloff material for the colors. I can't see much of a difference between the first one and this.

    3. Another tutorial that goes a completely different way by using a black copy of the object behind it to simulate an outline.

    So which one looks best? I guess I'm trying to emulate the look of Energon, but be a little more simplistic.
     

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  2. ErechOveraker

    ErechOveraker I'm with Plowking.

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    celshader2.jpg looks the best imo for what it sounds like you are going for.
     
  3. Draven

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    Definitely the 2nd one IMO.
     
  4. REDLINE

    REDLINE longer days, plz? Veteran

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    moving this to discussion.
     
  5. weeklyhero

    weeklyhero Prototytan

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    Thanks Redline. Another issue with the cel-chaders is the windows. The first two allow for reflective windows, but the third one doesn't. Should that concern me, or should I leave the glass as a flat color since I'm doing cel-shading in the first place?
     
  6. TonyzCustomz

    TonyzCustomz Am I doin it rite? TFW2005 Supporter

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    Number 2! Looks like the front end of a truck from the game Jet Set Radio Future. Loved that game an the art.
     
  7. Superquad7

    Superquad7 We're only human. Super Mod

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    Numero two.
     
  8. Rhinox555

    Rhinox555 Insert clever joke here.

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    I'd have to see them on a non-black background first.
     
  9. weeklyhero

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    Damn that's a good point.
     

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