Anime Background Paint Over 3D Render
This tutorial will quickly discuss about the workflow of turning 3d render into anime style background using Photoshop and Blender3D.
3D ModelsStart the process by modeling all the require models in the scene. By using 3D, these assets can goes into your stock library and be reuse in other projects.
Arrange the 3D model according to your artwork layout and design.
Object Shader and MaterialsSince we are going for anime style background art, the default diffuse shader is what we need. Toon shader will result in 3D objects that look flat and cartoony which is not what we are aiming for.
For different objects with different colours, changing the material colors is more than enough.
Scene Light SetupScene light setup is very simple too. What we need are 1 sun lamp which cast shadow and 1 hemi lamp for ambient light. Ambient light will determine the colour in the dark area (shadow).
LayersAll the 3D objects are render in different layers of alpha PNG. Organizing artwork in layers will help a lot during painting and animation.
Another tutorial on Blender3D Anime Style Background Art.
SkyFirst thing to paint is background sky. Sky and cloud colour tend to be the sun lamp and hemi lamp colour we used in the 3D render.
Please read Anime Cloud Painting tutorial for more info.
Paint Over 3DStep to paint over 3D render is straight forward as well. Color pick (ALT in brush mode) from the render and paint over it. Repeat the steps until we got that painterly feel for the artwork.
Sometime, we just need to paint the brighthest specular/bevel area as shown in the image above.
Painting Extra ObjectsSome objects can be paint in 2D instead of rendering them in 3D. From my experience, trees and bushes are best to be paint in 2D.
Please read Anime Tree Painting tutorial for more info.
We could also composite some photo source elements into the artwork. In this case, distance building are added into the artwork using photos I took. Remember to colour grade and paint over the photo too.
Before and AfterThis is the final result of the paint over. Reload pages if images are not loaded.
ArtworkBelow are different version of artworks using the same 3D models.
ReferenceDeviantArt Construction Site
DeviantArt Construction Site 2015
DeviantArt Construction Site 2018
Pixiv Construction Site 2015
Pixiv Construction Site 2018