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Vue™ 7 Beyond the Basics by Richard Schrand

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Toon-Style EcoSystems

Building toon shaders (materials) can be a lot of fun. However, you’re rarely going to build a scene that looks like the one you just created. That would be boring. It would be redundant. It would be boringly redundant in its redundant boringness. This means that you are going to build more complex scenes—both indoor and outdoor. And what more complex scene could you build than one that utilizes EcoSystems?

Remember, EcoSystems are their own thing. By default, they are placed on your object(s), and that’s it. No modification. You sure can’t see the EcoSystem items in the Layers window because, in many cases, you’re adding millions upon millions (or at least dozens upon dozens) of instances. Your Layers list would become ...

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