Motion 5 - Line Art

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Line Art

Performs an edge detection of the high-contrast borders between regions of differing
brightness in an object, tracing the edges and reducing other detail in the image to the
color specified by the Paper Color parameter. The color of the resulting outline can also
be customized. The effect is that of a line drawing on paper.


Chapter 19

Using Filters

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This filter causes rasterization in 3D groups. For more information on rasterization, see

About Rasterization


Original image

Line Art applied

Parameters in the Inspector


Sets the threshold of edge detection.


Sets the level of smoothness of transition between the lines and the


Paper Color:

Sets the color of the paper. The color controls can be expanded with the

disclosure triangle to reveal Red, Green, and Blue sliders to more precisely select the color.

Paper Opacity:

Sets the opacity of the paper.

Ink Color:

Sets the color of the ink used in the line drawing.


Sets the percentage of the original image to be blended with the filtered image.

HUD Controls
The HUD contains the following controls: Threshold, Smoothness, Paper Color, Paper
Opacity, and Ink Color.