From Photorealistic to Artistic Rendering

Phil Guo

How can we approach recreating hand-painted Japanese Anime art with contemporary 3D computer graphics imagery?


Through reverse-engineering the visual style of Japanese Anime, I have distilled their most distinctive features and have built an efficient workflow enable visual designers to create them. Using a combination of modern photorealistic 3D renderers and creative code, the creation process of Japanese Anime art becomes more automated and hand-painting free.



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