Lighting fast ambient occlusion wireframes for Blender


CHALK STYLE FREE and CHALK STYLE PRO Blender addons which works in Blender 2.82 and creates beautiful ambient occlusion wireframe renderings in just seconds.

It’s between 10 and 100 times faster than Blenders freestyle renders. And even better you only need to press a single button to see your render in seconds.

And, the coolest part is you can adjust line weights for both wireframe and outlines as well as control the relative darkness of the ambient occlusion pass. And this is AFTER the render has completed!

And new to CHALK STYLE PRO is the ability to relight your render AFTER you’ve created it! Yes, you heard that right– you can actually adjust the lighting in your render after it’s completed!

Please see the video below for more information.

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What is the difference between CHALK STYLE PRO and CHALK STYLE FREE?

Well, frankly-- there are many differences.

  • CHALK STYLE PRO can create the necessary images, composite and view the final render with a single button without having to open multiple instances of Blender.
  • CHALK STYLE PRO can relight a render after it has been created using a fourth Normal EXR pass.
  • CHALK STYLE PRO has an expedited workflow for creating multiple successive renders.

What is the difference between CHALK STYLE PRO and SKETCH STYLE?

The two are created for different reasons.

SKETCH STYLE uses Blender’s internal Freestyle to create stylized renders all with a single button press. Creating a render that shows the model’s wireframe mesh, while possible in Freestyle is very difficult, requiring you to apply properties to each and every mesh. SKETCH STYLE can also create different looks, like a blueprint look or dashed hidden line look which CHALK STYLE PRO cannot do.

CHALK STYLE PRO can create wireframe ambient occlusion renders faster. Much faster because it doesn’t use Freestyle, nor does it use the CYCLES or EEVEE final render mode. Also, CHALK STYLE PRO creates both outline and wireframe passes which can be overlaid the original AO image in the compositor.

Also, SKETCH STYLE can generate overrides for materials, which means some materials can be left as they are– like glass or reflective mirrors, while everything else is rendered with a basic occlusion shader. This is not possible in CHALK STYLE PRO– though by combining the render result of SKETCH STYLE (with no lengthy post Freestyle effects) along with CHALK STYLE PRO, you can achieve some amazing renders, like this one