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Introducing Maya® 2011 by Dariush Derakhshani

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Toon Shading

Paint Effects has been developed into a toon-shading system to make your animations render more like traditional cartoons. Using Paint Effects, Maya renders outlines for the objects in your scene; and using a Toon shader, Maya renders the objects in the scene with a flat cartoon-color look. Next, we’ll take a quick look at how to apply toon shading to the wagon scene to make it render like a cartoon.

Try This Set your project to the RedWagon project, and open the RedWagonModel_v08.ma scene file from the Scenes folder.

1. You’ll see the wagon in a 3/4 view in the persp panel. Select all the parts of the body of the wagon without the railings, as shown in Figure 12-44.

2. Switch to the Rendering menu set, and select Toon ⇒ Assign ...

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