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Table of contents
  1. Cutout material
    1. Settings
      1. VtxControl
      2. Colored
      3. Transparent
      4. Alpha
      5. Displacement
    2. Attributes
      1. Cut
      2. Cutout Mask
      3. Cutout Mask File
      4. Color Tint
  2. Hatching Material
    1. Density
    2. Dynamic Noise
  3. Stylization (proc.)

Flair features other bespoke materials used for certain styles that require different AOVs than the Flair shader material provides.

Cutout material node
The default cutout material in the Attribute Editor.

Cutout material

The cutout material is required by the Cutout shader style and generates the cutout stencil which needs to be set on all cutout objects. To assign this material on an object, select an object and load the “_cutout” material preset (see material presets).

The cutout material controls how objects affect the cutout stencil and the paper color and is divided in optional Settings and Attributes.

Settings

Closed by default, once opened, each Setting allows you to customize what optional features the cutout material should have. Most of these settings are disabled by default, as to avoid unnecessary computations and clutter for artists. If needed, enabling settings will provide the necessary attributes to configure them.

VtxControl

Enables the control of stylization effects through the vertex colors. This attribute is automatically managed by Flair and is activated as soon as you start using VertexFX.

Colored

Overrides the color of the canvas with the color specified in the Color Tint attribute, which is generated when this setting is checked.

Transparent

Only shows if the Colored setting is checked, allows to create transparent colored cutouts. The setting creates relevant transparency attributes, documented here.

Alpha

Allows the use of alpha masks to modify the cutout stencil. The setting creates relevant alpha attributes, documented here.

Displacement

Useful to add geometric detail, which can enhance the cutout silhouette. Displacement and its attributes are documented here.


Attributes

The cutout material attributes modify the behaviour of the cutout material.

Cut

If checked, the material will make the object a cutout stencil. Otherwise, the object will not be cutout. This is enabled by default.

Cutout Mask

Cutout Mask is an black and white uv-map that defines what parts of the object should be cut-out and which parts should not. This attribute toggles the use of the Cutout Mask File.

Cutout Mask File

Specifies the file path to the Cutout Mask. In Cutout Masks, white is cut, whereas black is uncut. The path can be absolute or relative to the project root directory.

Color Tint

The color of the canvas is overridden with the custom color set by this attribute. This attribute is only available if the Colored setting is enabled.


Cutout material node
The default cutout material in the Attribute Editor.

Hatching Material

The hatching material is required by the Hatching shader style and generates the required fractalized noise on all hatching/stippling objects. To assign this material on an object, select an object and load any “_hatching” material preset (see material presets).

The hatching material shares most of the attributes of the normal Flair material, controlling whatever is behind the hatching lines. See the Flair shader for a description on any undocumented attribute below.

Activate the Deformed setting attribute within Hatching materials to bake the hatching/stippling lines/points onto animated objects.

Density

Controls the overall density of the hatching lines.

Varying density between 10 and 200

Dynamic Noise

If checked, enables the fractalization that ensures a constant line density regardless of camera position and zoom. This may produces a slight “blending effect” when moving. Disable this attribute if the shot keeps the object at the same camera distance and zoom level.

Dynamic noise enabled.
Dynamic noise disabled.

Stylization (proc.)

When the NoiseFX tool has been used on these custom material, the Stylization (procedural) section will appear at the bottom of the Attribute Editor within the material. This section contains all the procedural attributes that the NoiseFX tool creates and modifies. Therefore, you can mostly ignore these attributes within the material, unless you want to key and animate them.

Stylization (procedural) attributes
Some procedural stylization attributes created through NoiseFX.