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Procedural Eyelids for Stylized Cartoon Eyes in Blender


dadscastle writes:

Another option for stylized toon eyelids! Create simple stylized rig-ready cartoon procedural eyelids controlled in the material properties panel for easy animation. Works great for non-round eyes, eliminating lattices and shape keys (though works with round eyes too).

When converting my cartoon characters into 3d, there seemed to be no easy way to create flat oval shaped eyelids that didn't require a lot of tweaking and fiddling to work.

To solve this, I created a previous video tutorial for geometry node eyelids. In this new procedural eyelid tutorial, you now have 2 options to use! I'll also show you how to create toon outlines with the procedural eyelids. The advantage with the procedural eyelids is more flexibility in the eyelid shapes and will likely work with eyes that have a cornea bump (I haven't tested that yet). It also keeps all the controls in the material properties panel.

However, if you need eyelid geometry (such as for detailed texture painting), then the geometry node eyelids would be a better choice. Enjoy and have a great day!

Previous geometry node eyelid tutorial:


About the Author

Bruce Matthews

Cartoonist and creator of Dads Castle greeting cards and Silly Quill greeting cards. I started my Blender journey with the intent of creating an animated short to market my cards. That's still a goal I suppose, but now I'm a Blender enthusiast, loving all the ways I can create and explore. When not exploring, I've been busy converting my cartoons to 3D and grease pencil, and working on animating them.

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