WHAT IS INKWOOD?
Inkwood shaders redesign your great 3D art into ink drawings and paintings. You simply make your models and composition, put my shaders (and probably the outlines) on, set them up, correct the lighting and smash render. And you're done!
Inkwood is made for illustrators, comic authors, indie artists, animators, and anybody interested in inking.
The original idea was to speed up the process of comic background painting. But I ended up with a great tool for making artworks of various types. Some shaders are good for very stylized stuff, but there are also some super-handy ones for making high-detailed drawings.
Transform your scene into an amazing ink painting with this procedural shader. Combine it with outlines or control the shadows with multiple lights, whatever works for you. You can also use the advanced coloring system inside to imitate colored inks or paints.
If you are a fan of delicate drawing and rendering, this shader is for you. You decide about the hatching scale and shape-following rate, which makes this tool suitable for various projects, either stylized and realistic.
Illustrators and comic artists, enjoying rather stylized imagery, will appreciate this crosshatching shader. It's very simple and it includes a mist system with full control of colors inside it. Ink-o-gnito works very well with color and shades of grey.
To enhance the muscles of Conan the Barbarian, you can use this retro comic shader. In a procedural way, it recreates the dense hatching style of hero comicbooks.
Using points to define your shapes could be a challenge, but not with the Goodpoint Shader. Basically, little dots will do the shadowing, but you can also change them to artistic lines and go in a more painted-like style. If it's used only with black and white, it's perfect for a more realistic and dark style. If used with color, you can create really cute and stylized stuff.
NEW UPDATE! 2.0 + N-Menu Addon!
The new 2021 update brings a brand new N-Menu Addon DarthManager, which allows you to add Inkwood materials to your scene without manual appending + offers a great Material Manager to keep track of all the imported material copies.
Making outlines is now super easy, there are material thumbnails and there are many small features to make your work more efficient. Check out the 2.0 documentation for more details!
WHY YOU MAY WANT IT?
- Real-time rendering - All shaders are made for Eevee
- Darth Manager N-Menu Addon
- No UV mapping
- Free updates lifelong (2.0 just arrived!)
- Easy setup - Shader nodes are easy to navigate and the main job is managing the lights
- Royalty-Free license
- 5 INK SHADERS + OUTLINE MATERIAL
- MONKEY SCENE - PREVIEW FILE, GOOD FOR TESTING
- DARTH MANAGER N-MENU ADDON
- INKWOOD SOURCE FOLDER - FOR THE DARTH MANAGER ADD-ON
- PDF DOCUMENTATION
Before using, please, check the documentation. It will not only help you with the installation, but it will also give you some great headstart tips - how to set up the outlines and so on.
- The outlines are made with the Solidify trick.
- The shaders are made in Eevee and they will NOT probably work well in Cycles.
- Every shader has color input - so you can directly change white and black to whatever you want. Some
of them have also additional coloring input / like Fresnel, AO, Mist or Artistic Tint.
- The shaders are always only one node - so you can combine them and experiment!
The original Dragon model is by Rico Cilliers.
I would love to see your Inkwood art, don't hesitate and show me! Here's the contact:
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|Published||about 1 year ago|
|Software Version||2.8, 2.81, 2.82, 2.83, 2.9, 2.91, 2.92, 2.93|
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