Gradients: Cel Shader

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Instructor Kai Pedersen

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Camera, Lights, Shadows

The Sketch and Toon Cel Shader is CINEMA 4D's most advanced gradient-based shader. Like fresnel it can use the camera angle to the surface, and like the falloff it can have specified angles. However, its specified angles are derived from lights. This means it can also get color information from the lights, shadows, even specularity.

This shader is very misleading in its default settings and name. While its basic design is for cartoony cel shaded looks, it's a gradient-based shader that can create extremely complex effects.