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Cross hatch effect

Posted: 10 Apr 2018, 18:49
by ryannewelluk
Hi, I'm interested in producing this kind of shading effect: http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-vMrkV0VxOrM/T ... -knife.jpg

I was wondering if there was a suitable brush or maybe it could be achieved with Toon Shading from the FX Stack. Maybe there's a better way or a case of manually drawing every line which would take a long time?

Thanks for the help if you can
Ryan

Re: Cross hatch effect

Posted: 10 Apr 2018, 20:10
by slowtiger
You can easily produce your own brushes for this. Create a dozen crosshatch spots and play around with spacing etc. I've noticed that it's easier to create a dark effect with lots of hatch layers than a light one, because the repetitionis easier spotted. Also a non-directional hatching looks better.

Here's an example.
hatch.tvpx
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Re: Cross hatch effect

Posted: 11 Apr 2018, 10:08
by ryannewelluk
Thanks slowtiger, I like the brush.

I guess I'm looking for something less random and more structured so the marks follow the contours of the object, I'll have a play with the settings.

Re: Cross hatch effect

Posted: 11 Apr 2018, 10:39
by slowtiger
It's much easier to create a mask of the object and cross hatch inside it.

Re: Cross hatch effect

Posted: 11 Apr 2018, 10:53
by ryannewelluk
Good call, I'll take a look at that