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Exploring Stylized Looks with Arnold Toon Shader, 3ds Max, and OSL

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    Arnold is a powerful production renderer used across the industry for realistic imagery. However, you can use Arnold for much more than rendering. The film Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is a good example of Arnold software’s versatility. NPR (nonphotorealistic rendering) can be a solution for fast-turnaround visualization projects, such as initial briefs or competitions. In this class, we will explore how to use traditional 2D illustration techniques in 3ds Max software with the powerful and versatile Arnold Toon Shader, with the help of some OSL nodes. To streamline the process, you will learn how to use Arnold Operators to create templates and efficiently apply different illustration styles that are perfect for fast-paced projects. From adjusting linework quality to hatching styles, we will cover tips and tricks to start implementing NPR and stylized looks into your workflow.

    Key Learnings

    • Learn how to develop different NPR styles with the Arnold Toon Shader
    • Learn how to create hatching and linework styles with OSL nodes
    • Learn how to implement Arnold Operators to apply different styles
    • Learn how to develop and integrate traditional illustration styles into your workflow