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Here you will find tutorial series on stylizing entire scenes with MNPRX. The series will showcase the workflow and all the tools involved to stylize example scenes from different productions, with different styles.

The first series features Shot 040 from the short film Run Totti Run by Shad Bradbury. For this production, we needed to produce a watercolor look that comes as close as possible to the desired stylistic reference, but that follows the shot reference, which is not in the production style.

Introduction

We start by introducing the shot and the challenge that we are up to.

Scene Setup

The first thing to do when starting with a new scene, is to set it up accordingly using MNPRX. For this purpose, you should try to reuse any existing stylization and use the Material Presets tool to give all objects an MNPRX material and prepare them for the stylization.

Reusing Stylizations

One should always reuse any existing stylization, as this will save setup time that should be spent refining the style, instead.

Initial Materials

Before stylizing, one should setup the scene by assigning MNPRX materials to all objects in the scene.

Initial Lighting

Once the materials are set, one can setup the initial lighting of the scene with one main light.

Documentation still in progress, come back in the coming days for more!

Matching Materials

Matching Lighting

Refining Materials

PaintFX

NoiseFX

Rendering

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. Scene Setup
    1. Reusing Stylizations
    2. Initial Materials
    3. Initial Lighting
  3. Matching Materials
  4. Matching Lighting
  5. Refining Materials
  6. PaintFX
  7. NoiseFX
  8. Rendering