finalToon opens up a whole new world of illustration and cartoon rendering effects for 3ds Max. Thanks to the unique features finalToon™ has to offer, we are pretty sure that you will be soon a part of the upcoming NPR (Non Photo Realistic) Rendering community of 3ds Max users.
This product is available as a subscription only. Ordering this product gives you finalToon 4 including sample scenes.
finalToon™ comes deeply integrated into 3ds max with perfect support of its native features. By adding finalToon as a standard 3ds Max Render Effect, interactive rendering updates are possible without the need to re-render the whole scene over and over again.
finalToon supports many 3ds Max renderers, as long as they are 100% 3ds Max SDK conform they can be used to create Non Photo Realistic renderings with finalToon. However, the best solution for the creative artists is the combination of finalToon and finalRender. Its unique combination of powers multiplies the creative possibilities.
finalToon is available as a stand alone product, and it is also part of finalRender
Supported Rendering Solutions
Feature List: The Essentials
Please note, this feature list does not represent the complete set of features! There are hundreds of other features that come with finalToon. The ones listed below are the most prominent features only.
Revolutionary new fT-Outline shader
Real 3D Motion-Blur Support with finalRender 3.5
Special Camera Support: Dome Projection, Fisheye etc.
3D Effects for Thinner lines and/or opacity lines depending on distance
Hatching to get a hand drawn look of the image
Canvas Effect to simulate structured background material (Paper, Linen . . .)
Save all your different line-style settings to share with others!
Shadow Lines to see contours in dark shadow areas
Noise effects like noise opacity, thickness etc.
Edge Map to use any map to control the bump, color, thickness etc. of the lines
Connected lines to get a continuity in the dotted lines all over the image
Reflection/Refraction see accurate line rendering through glass or in a mirror
Flash (swf) and Adobe Illustrator (ai) output
Cartoon Shader to get the typical cartoon look
Color model based on warm/cold color temperatures
Global/local line style settings for using infinite different line styles in one scene
Material converter for quickly converting the materials into finalToon material
Render Elements support for different line types like hidden lines, visible lines
Non Photo Realistic or line renderers in general, struggle with effects like motion blur or raytracing. Not so finalToon 4 ! It offers true motion blur effects including deformation when used with finalRender as well as normal multipass motionblur with the Scanline renderer.
finalToon 4 is a great tool for Architects and Technical Designers; but it can also be used to create real master pieces of art! The combination of an artist's hatching and rendering accurate shadows and light open a whole new world of art in 3D rendering.
Multi Million Polygons
Complex 3D models are always a challenge and finalToon 4 is up to this challenge it offers new features to enhance rendering of complex CAD assemblies with multiple millions of polygons and complex assemblies.
finalToon 4 is the premier choice for technical illustrators and architects. Technical illustration and architecture make use of Orthographic projection (Orthographic camera) very often. No more worries! finalToon 4 fully supports the Orthographic camera projection built right into 3ds Max.
Photo Real – Non Photo Real
Get creative – feed the artist in you! finalToon is not all about creating technically clean and straight lines. finalToon offers the power to unleash creativity and create never seen before artwork, sculpted with the help of a computer in the hands of a true artist!
AI & SWF File Export
finalToon 4 allows you to export your line renderings in 2 vector formats. Adobe Illustrator (*.ai) and Adobe Flash (*.swf) while the latter is no longer widely used, it is still one of the most compact formats supporting animation. Technical illustrators and web designers will love the Adobe Illustrator support.
finalToon NPR Material
The finalToon NPR Shader is a simple, yet extremely versatile shader. Its beauty lies in the ease-of-use and fast setup to achieve non-photo-realistic renderings in minutes of applying it to objects in your scene.
finalToon Wrapper Material
finalToon 4 comes with a new enhancement that allows for easy line style assignment to all available materials in a scene. Now, the finalToon Wrapper Material can take any scene material. It enables finalToon line style control on a per material level.
Line Types – The Power Lines
finalToon offers a lot of basic line types on which you can build up unlimited variations. In the illustration above there are just a few of them.
2D and 3D Effects
Advanced 2D Line Drawing Effects and 3D Line Rendering Effect!
With finalToon, choose a slash pen to add even more “spice” to the line rendering. It helps you to avoid such a line overkill, by controlling the line thickness based on the distance to the camera.
Noise Lines – Noise On Your Lines!
Sometimes the lines do not exactly match each other like they do when you draw a fast scribble by hand. finalToon has a great feature to simulate a hand drawn and inaccurate line style.
Anti-Aliasing – Avoid Pixel Mud!
Bad aliasing causing Moiré and destroying the continuity of thin lines. With the high quality and fast anti-aliasing of finalToon you can display the thinnest lines without any problems!
No Confusing Patterns Anymore!
finalToon solves quality/ technical problems completely, by using true connected lines when rendering such line pattern effects. Use the Connected Lines feature to make sure that the continuity of the pattern works as expected.
Reflection/Refraction of Lines
Refracted lines? Is this possible?
Yes, finalToon does it! finalToon is able to reflect/refract lines correctly. Even bumpy glass is no problem. This is a real unique feature right now, a true line renderer like finalToon is even able to reflect/refract hidden lines.
Temperature Shading Model
finalToon offers a new shading algorithm based on cool-to-warm color tones. It handles such NPR (Non Photo Realistic) rendering effects very efficiently and it’s easy to control.
FinalToon R4 is a fully self-contained True Line Renderer (TLR), with unparalleled line styles, quality and rendering speed. Moreover, with Release 4.0, finalToon now makes it easier to export 3D models into 2D vectors for editing in Adobe Illustrator. Imagine the immense time-saver for artists requiring several formats and adjusting details in a design. This Release has it done for you!
Motion Blur - Non-Photo-Realistic or line renderers in general, struggle with effects like motion blur or ray-tracing. Not so finalToon 4 ! It offers true motion blur effects including deformation motion blur when used with finalRender as well as normal multipass motion-blur with the Scanline renderer. Other renderers will not render the deformation motion blur and you will need to use a multipass camera motion blur which is slower.
Procedural Hatching - finalToon 4 is not only a great tool for Architects and Technical Designers, it is also a creative tool for many art forms of expressions. You can create original, digital master pieces of art! The combination of an artist's hatching plus the ability to modify and render accurate shadows and light open a whole new world of art in 3D rendering.
Multi Million Polygons - Complex 3D models are always a challenge and finalToon 4 is up to this challenge as it offers new features to enhance rendering of complex CAD assemblies with multiple millions of polygons and complex assemblies.
Orthographic Camera - finalToon 4 is the premier choice for technical illustrators and architects. Orthographic projection (Orthographic camera) is often used by Technical illustration and Architectural Visuals and finalToon 4 fully supports the Orthographic camera projection built right into 3ds Max.