Creating a toon effect in 3ds Max

Watch the video tutorial in this article to learn how to add a black border around a model in 3ds Max, giving it a toon-like appearance. With just a couple short steps you'll be able to add the same effect to your own models.

Key points covered in this tutorial to create the toon effect are:

  • Copying the model and then on the copy
  • Applying a normal modifier to flip its normals
  • Assigning it a black material
  • Enabling backface culling
  • Applying a push modifier so that the copy creates a border around the original model