How to Create Sketch and Toon Chalk Outlines in Cinema 4D

June 16, 2016

In this new Cinema 4D tutorial, I’m going to show you how you can use the Sketch & Toon module to apply chalk style outlines to your 3D objects!  First, we’ll go over how you can apply lines to your objects using Sketch & Toon render settings, then we’ll proceed to go through all of the Sketch Material options to be able to create a chalk style quality stroke.  We’ll wrap up the tutorial by going over how you can animate the Sketch Style options to be able to create a rolling boil effect animation to the outlines.

If you want to learn more about Sketch and Toon, be sure to check out my Creating Motion Graphics with Sketch and Toon course on that is a comprehensive walkthrough of all the features in Sketch and Toon or check out my quick breakdown of Sketch & Toon outlines in this tutorial.  The microscope model I used in this tutorial is from my Sketch and Toon Model Pack that you can find out more about here.

If you have any questions, be sure to post it in the comments section and if you create anything cool using this chalk line technique, be sure to share it with me! Thanks for watching!

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  • In general, with S&T; how do you stop the flicker / jitter when animating camera and/or objects.

    • Good question, it all depends. Usually the main culprit to flickering is the “Filter Strokes” option in the Sketch Material Stroke settings. Turning that off will prevent some kinds of flickering due to no more filtering occurring.

  • Super!

  • I like it ! Thank you for the lesson!

  • Love this, great job EJ!

  • Can I just say if you don’t take anything from this take the Repeat tip. AMAZING. How many times have I copied and pasted keyframes to make that effect.


    Thanks EJ. Made my day.

  • 1.Thanx For this Tutorials.
    2. I need to understand how i can export sketch effets whit alpha channel ?

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