You're blocking ads, which pay for BlenderNation. Read about other ways to support us.

Outline by Normal - (Clean outlines for NPR)


Pierre Schiller writes:

The "Outline by Normal" method in Blender involves 3 easy processes. You will create a "Normal shader" for your scene and then you'll combine it with the Filter SOBEL in the Compositor.

This style is very appealing for manga illustrations that can be further stylized using Freestyle settings in Blender as an additional pass over your animations.

About Author

Pierre Schiller

I´ve been working in commercial advertisement since 2K. I specialize in 3D and VFX animation. You can visit my website: to check out my portfolio.

Leave A Reply

To add a profile picture to your message, register your email address with To protect your email address, create an account on BlenderNation and log in when posting a message.