View Full Version : Sketched look?

02-29-2008, 05:15 PM
hey all,

I have been playing Final Fantasy: war of the lions on psp for the past few days and there is something I want to try in an animation.

I want to give the same kinda sketch drawing effect to a scene as in this link. http://youtube.com/watch?v=hPiBEkvU3Mc

I think it would be a filter like a photoshop filter is applied... I may be wrong and that is why I am posting, the other Idea I have is it is something else I have to buy to do. So anyone know?


03-02-2008, 08:32 PM
I once tried getting a sketched look by drawing out a series of lines, then layering them in a few rotations to make a cross-hatched pattern. The lightest area had no lines, the next area had one set of lines, the next darkest had two sets, etc. I had gradients set to "Light Incidence" controlling the opacity of the different layers.

I wasn't 100% happy with the results and the Layers set-up was a bit convoluted... I think it'd be easier to set up in Nodal.

You may want to experiment with "Sketch" in the "image processing" panel (^F8) and also the "halftone" surface shader.
sketch: ftp://ftp.newtek.com/products/LightWave/Videos/Sketch.mov
halftone: ftp://ftp.newtek.com/multimedia/movies/w3dw/halftone.mov

Those tools probably won't let you match the look of that video, but may get you where you want to go.

Also, if you try the photoshop thing, do yourself a favor and do a simple motion test of the whole process before spending a lot of time doing final rendering. I did a project with a watercolor effect applied in Photoshop. The filter had a tendency to flicker b/c it didn't understand each frame was part of a larger project. I ended up doing some retiming of things so the frames could blend together nicely.

03-02-2008, 09:45 PM
I threw together a test of the sketch look using an image map and gradients. You can see it over at:


03-28-2008, 10:32 PM
enjoyed your post on the sketch+node info. I might recommend using STUDIO ARTIST as a post processing app for any rendered animation from LW.


there are may others, but this one comes with some great presets and easy animation of various attributes over time on a rendered animation..

03-30-2008, 11:32 PM
thanks. It's good to know that's out there if I ever get a project that calls for those kinds of effects.