CREATING BEAUTIFUL WIREFRAME CLAY RENDER WITH BLENDER

Discussion started by firdz3d

Greetings. 

This is my first tutorial on the site. I'm going to show you how to easily create clay wireframe render as in preview image.

1. First, load up your model in the program. For the purpose of this tutorial, i'll be using Blender 2.68 and a model of a character that i modeled a couple of weeks ago.


2. Change your render engine to Blender Render if it is not already so. Delete all light sources that you already have in the scene. We will be using Environment Lighting in our scene.


3. Make sure 'Real Sky' and 'Environment Lighting' are  checked. Increase the samples to 16 for high resolution render.


4. Create new 'clay'  material with the above settings and change the 'Hardness' to 8. Apply all meshes to this material. Hit F12 to render the scene and the results as shown below


5. Now for the wireframe, SHIFT + select all the meshes alt hold SHIFT + D (copy shortcut command) and release. Push ESC directly after that. Then push M button on the keyboard and push number 2. This will popup a move to layers window and move our newly created mesh onto the new layer (which is layer 2). Switch to new layer as shown below


6. Now in layer 2, create a different material name 'Wire' using the following settings and apply to all the meshes in layer 2. Click on 'Wire' tab, change the diffuse color to darker. Click on Transparency and change the Z-Offset to 0.010 in the option panel.


7. Finally select both layers by holding SHIFT + LEFT CLICK on layer 1 and layer 2. Hit F12 to render, and your done!.


I've used this technique on all my renders and i hope it will benefits you.

Dont forget to rate/comment/BUY this model if you like it. Thanx :)

Minion Character

Answers

Posted almost 6 years ago
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see you are using internal for Blender? Any reason that you don't use Cycles?

firdz3d wrote
firdz3d
I dont need cycles for this purpose, the objective is to show wireframe. Cycles Ray tracing isn't required IMHO. But all my other preview images used cycles. :)
firdz3d wrote
firdz3d
plus cycles took a long time to render ...Ha Ha about 40 minutes on my machine vs 40 seconds on the above render
DeangeloCGBlender wrote
DeangeloCGBlender
Hmm, are you rendering with a GPU or CPU in cycles? it is more geared towards GPU rendering. It is a nice render none the less, but I have a node tree that I always use in cycles for really good wireframe results.
Posted almost 6 years ago
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Awesome, thanks for the tutorial!

Posted almost 6 years ago
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ur welcome. Glad you like it

Posted almost 6 years ago
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Great!

Posted almost 6 years ago
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nice tutorial

Posted almost 6 years ago
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Super! :)

Posted almost 6 years ago
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Awesome tutorial, firdz3d! Looking forward to more of your tutorials :)

Posted almost 6 years ago
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I love this character (: If you are up to this, would be nice if you share more tutorials with the community.
Thanks!

Posted almost 6 years ago
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thanks for the feedback guys :)

Posted almost 6 years ago
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It is good Tutorial, and minions are so cool!
Thanks for sharing!

Posted over 5 years ago
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Woooow, nice model and tutorial

Posted about 5 years ago
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It is good Tutorial .

Posted about 3 years ago
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waaah

Posted about 3 years ago
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waaah

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