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General Category => General Anim8or Forum => Topic started by: saderguy on June 09, 2008, 04:36:20 am

Title: Help?
Post by: saderguy on June 09, 2008, 04:36:20 am
Is there any way to darken the edges of the 3D models you create?
Title: Re: Help?
Post by: 3Dgeek11 on June 09, 2008, 05:56:41 am
Well, there are plenty of ways to go about that (as far as I know) And if I understand you right, then the easiest way to go about it is to:

1. Select the faces you want to be darker using the point/edit mode.
2. And by right-clicking all of the faces you want to be darker, (you may want to spin the model around every now and then by hitting "ctrl+r" so you can see the rest of the faces you want.
3. Then going to the materials editor once you have the faces selected, and make a darker material.
4. Then apply that material to those faces by clicking "apply" when all the faces that are supposed to be darker are selected.

helpful hint: you must have the "face" select once you're in the point/edit mode. if you are in any other select mode, then it won't work right.

sound clear enough?
I learned that from the manual btw. it's in the materials section, I think.
hope I helped :)
Title: Re: Help?
Post by: Raxx on June 09, 2008, 06:24:24 am
If you mean the cel-shading effect...
(http://anim8or.com/tutorials/from_users/toon_notes/toon_rendering_hints.jpg)

Follow the steps from "copy your model (two objects now)"

If you mean the actual wireframe edges then there's no complete method other than post-processing in a 2D editor like photoshop or gimp.
Title: Re: Help?
Post by: saderguy on June 09, 2008, 08:26:36 pm
Couldn't you just scale the object instead of extruding?
Title: Re: Help?
Post by: hihosilver on June 09, 2008, 08:29:56 pm
saderguy:  Not necessarily, unless you know that the origin of the model is in the perfect place.  Otherwise it will not scale correctly so that you get lines on all sides of the model.