Where Are The Freestyle Parameters?

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    • #6264

      Psmith
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      I’m interested in making renders with more control than line weight and color. Where do I find the complete set of Freestyle parameters?

      Thanks,
      Greg Smith

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      I’ve never used Freestyle before you posted this, but messing around with it for a few minutes it’s pretty cool. Click on your render tab in the properties panel and at the bottom you should see a checkmark box for “Freestyle”, check it and open it up and you’ll see some controls. Then click on the default cube or something and hit Tab to go into edit mode, select some edges then under extended tools in the Builder menu press the edge tools, there you will see the options to mark or clear Freestyle.

      They seem to only render when in Blender Render mode. Press the render preview button down in the bottom right hand corner (director’s chair) and you’ll see the edges manifest. That’s all the time I have for this right now but I’m sure there’s lots more cool stuff that can be done. I may post about it later.

    • #6276

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      Woops. Also (after check marking the Freestyle box in the render tab) click on the render layers tab of the properties panel (right next to the render icon on the properties panel) to gain access to 3 more new menus, Freestyle, Freestyle Line Set, and Freestyle Line Style. One thing I did after fooling around with it for a little while was disable the checkbox option “Solid” under the “Layer” menu in the render layers tab (at the top). This stops the mesh from rendering and leaves just the lines.

      Also, this is kind of awesome. I started with a simple cube, marking all of its edges as “Freestyle”, then after pressing the render preview button, it just highlighted the edges with dark lines which was kind of cool, but then (after going back to edit mode) tapped W a few times to use subsurface smoothing and started extruding some faces back in edit mode, and quickly discovered that this toolset is really cool. It really can make things look cartoony and awesome.

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