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Stylized 70s Manga Shader (Mazinger Z) by Pierre Schiller


Pierre Schiller created this amazing Manga scene and talks about its creation process on Blender Artists.


Hi. I wanted to create a retro manga shader following all the things I've learned over the years, including splitting materials and realtime compositing. I must say I didn't think it was going to work. Nevertheless, not only the shader reacts to light, but it also can combine seamlessly with the rest of the style.

Here's a closeup. It is always important to "break the edges". I cannot stress this enough. If you want to stylize stuff, BREAK or BLUR the edges of EVERYTHING.


Here's a quick video.
2 weeks of work in 2 minutes:

Let me know what you think!

About the Author

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Bart Veldhuizen

I have a LONG history with Blender - I wrote some of the earliest Blender tutorials, worked for Not a Number and helped run the crowdfunding campaign that open sourced Blender (the first one on the internet!). I founded BlenderNation in 2006 and have been editing it every single day since then ;-) I also run the Blender Artists forum and I'm Head of Community at Sketchfab.

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