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Vue™ 7 Beyond the Basics by Richard Schrand

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Mixing Metaphors

Okay. Not metaphors. But mixing genres can be an interesting way of creating original looks for your images. Having cartoonlike characters interacting in a more photorealistic environment can add interest and cause your audience to take notice.

In this scene, you will use the Marlenestand object located in the Characters library. Marlenestand comes with Vue, so everyone should have this object in their library. Marlene (as I’ll call her from now on) will become a toon character living in a decidedly non-toon world.

  1. First, let’s create the materials for Marlene. Add the object to the scene and you will see how it is made up of many different objects grouped together. You will take each of these subobjects’ materials and modify ...

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