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    The CutAway Shader

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    After 3 years in the making - I'm excited to announce the alpha release of the CutAway Shader - a free addon for Blender for artists, architects, scientists and engineers.


    YouTube demo video link: http://bit.ly/2gIdMVO


    If you've ever wanted to cut away a cross section of a model, perform an architectural reveal or carry out some tricky special effects then this is the tool for you!


    It works for still images and for animations.

    The CutAway Shader can be used for:
    - Model cut aways.
    - Architectural reveals.
    - Scientific and engineering images.
    - Filming through walls (without damaging or re-dressing the set).
    - Special effects (e.g. turning a winter scene into a summer scene).
    - Wire frame to solid model transitions.
    - ... plus much more!


    For more information on downloading, and video tutorials checkout the following link:
    http://blendbits.blogspot.com.au/201...er-add-on.html

    Cheers

    Dylan :-)

    02_building_cutaway.PNG

    house_reveal.jpg


    Credits: Models used to demonstrate the CutAway Shader
    Apollo Stage 3
    Name: Saturn 5 Launch Vehicle
    Author: Hlynkac
    Link: http://www.blendswap.com/blends/view/41852


    Apollo Command and Service Module
    Apollo 3D: Command Module and Service Module Block 2
    Author: Frederick E. Schulz
    Link: http://www.blendswap.com/blends/view/46564


    LEM Module
    Apollo Lunar Module
    Michael Carbajal.
    https://nasa3d.arc.nasa.gov/detail/lunarlandernofoil-c

    House
    Name: Clean and Simply Mini Architectural
    Author: alverhothasi.
    Link: http://www.blendswap.com/blends/view/76012.
    Last edited by iReboot; 07-Feb-17 at 06:10.



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    Member Jh0nny's Avatar
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    How this thread has no replies yet i dont know, this is AWESOME!



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    Thank you, looks great.



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    Stunning work would be an understatement. Lots of plans for using this add-on.



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    It needs some patience to learn to use it efficiently, admittedly, but it is excellent as an idea... a great add on!



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    Looking forward to trying this!
    My animated music video for the Marphoi Project: King of Majesty
    Bullet-based physics marble machine animation: Sisyphus Engine No.1
    My latest showreel



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    So boolean- modifier + cutaway shader = awesome? Got it.



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    Thank you so much, Dylan, for this add-on! I've been trying to use it in a project, but I'm finding some strange results- of which I've shared some screenshots. Would you, or anyone else, know what I'm doing wrong here? I could share the blend file if you'd like. Please do help!

    Thanks again!

    ScreenCapture- Reduced.jpg



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    Sorry about that last message- I figured out that I had to increase the number of transparent light bounces in the Light Paths settings.



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    No problem - great to see the CutAway Shader being used! Feel free to post your finished images here. I found for the Island Scene in the demo reel (where the city scape was replacing the forest) - I had to set the transparent bounces to around 80 (there were many many layers of leaves in the trees)!



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    Thanks guys for the comments :-) Dylan



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    Thanks again Dylan

    Here's a scene rendered with the help of your add-on. It required the transparent bounces to be set to over a 100 at minimum, in order to avoid the black shading from geometry that should have been hidden. Slight amounts still remained though.

    ISO- RED (letter size).jpg

    Post processed- the red shade given to the interior regions was added later.



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