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README.md

SVG output for Blender Freestyle

Python style modules for writing SVG output in Blender. Features filled contour paths.

Table and chair

Model by yellowpanda

Getting Started

Open the scripts as text blocks in your .blend file and make sure Freestyle python scripting mode is enabled. Now you can add the scripts as style modules. You can render still images or animations, the svg file will be written on the same directory of the source blender file.

When opened in Inkscape each rendered frame will be in a separate layer, with sublayers for the different types or rendered elements (e.g. fills, invisible lines, visible edges) according to the modules you used to render.

IMPORTANT: this code uses the new freestyle API introduced in Blender 2.70, it won't work on earlier blender versions

Animation in SVG

You can automatically output a SVG file that contains frame-by-frame animation using SVG native <animate> tags, ready to be used on the web, and it will work on most modern browsers. Ain't that cool? To do this, just add to your freestyle rendering modules the animate.py script, the same way you would do with any other module. The 'animate' module can go in any position on your module queue, but I suggest to put it in first or last position for a cleaner SVG

Animated SVG from Blender

Animated SVG from Blender

'Miku' model by Kio

License

The MIT License (MIT)

Copyright (c) 2014, Francesco Fantoni - Jarno Leppänen

Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the "Software"), to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:

The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software.

THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE.

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