Viewing silhouette of character...how?

I know in Maya if you press the “7” key it turns off the lights and the background and you get a nice silhouette of your character. I have searched the forum and found someones python script that works, but not predictably. Someone else noted that if they set viewport to shaded and turn off the lights they get silhouette (I am not successful with this method because I can’t figure out how to set to shaded).

What is everyone doing to view their character’s silhouette?

Thanks

Black shadeless material ?

or All lamps on a non visible layer (or hide H) and use textured view with GLSL shading

In the k tools addon you have a toggle silhouette tool

http://www.kjartantysdal.com/scripts/

Great! Thank you for the link Gritche!