How to Use Sketch and Toon’s Sketch Style Tags in Cinema 4D

March 13, 2015

Continuing on the Sketch and Toon tutorial theme, this tutorial covers Sketch Style Tags, what they are, what they do, and how to make them your best friend in your Sketch and Toon workflow in Cinema 4D. I’ll start off by going over what you’re presented with when you first set up a Sketch and Toon scene and how to blow past the defaults and take control over your S&T creations. Sketch Style Tags basically work similarly to Material Tags only are much deeper and give you total control over what Sketch Material is applied and what Line Styles are added to individual objects.

I mention some of my previous tutorials on Sketch And Toon and Cel Shader that you should check out first so you have a good foundation for the basics of both of those subjects and you’ll be well equipped to dive into a specific tool inside of Sketch and Toon.

To learn how I recreated this line art style of illustration in Cinema 4D, check out my Creating Line Art Animations Using Sketch and Toon tutorial.

Also to learn how I used Cel Shader for the flat 2D shading, check out this tutorial about using the Cel Shader to create Illustrative Style Animations.


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  • Some stuff here!

  • Could you teach to animate it?? Pleasee!!

  • I am from kroea. I really appriciate your stuff. you give me motivation to do work. thanks

  • Awesome stuff EJ. Love that sketch and toon style. How do you do the animation in your ident at the beginning where it looks like s&t but hand drawn and rugged. Is that a C4D thing or is it just keyframe hand drawn animation. Been trying to find good tutorials on that style without any luck!!!! Hopefully you can help or point in right direction. Love your style.

    Sketch style tags
    Sketch style hags
    Sketch syle hags
    Stech style mags
    Sketch style taaaaaaaags……..


    • Forget it… Just checked out your recent tute’s and see you did one. Should’ve guessed. Thats me sorted for the afternoon 🙂

    • Haha! Actually if you go to my website at you’ll see I have a paint stroke tutorial that shows you just that!

      • Hey just a note that the bottom link on here is dead, doesn’t go to the Cel shader tutorial that was referenced in this one… Thanks

  • Cool! I would like to understand even how to animate it.
    The is any possibility to have a new tutorial on that cool stuff?

  • How’s the bend deformer in each clone controlled by the Plain effector so the bills unfold one by one?

  • how can you get c4d to look like this with the materials and ui ?

  • Does anybody found the link of the NAB where EJ demonstrated the animation? Thanks a million!

  • Love this tutorial, Is it possible to have the download link of this project?

  • Hello – the link to the cel shader tutorial is not working. Thanks

  • I have installed the Sketch and Toon on my Cinema 4D but when i opened up and want to use it, there’s no selection for Sketch and Toon on Luminance’s texture…

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