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Version: 4.0.0

Silhouettes

The Silhouettes template provides you with three different effects you can further customize: lines, infrared, and hologram. The material editor, along with features like Normal texture and Depth texture, allows you to create these cool silhouette effects!

demo

Open the Template

To use this template in your Effect House project:

  1. Go to Templates
  2. Click the Screen tab
  3. Select the Silhouettes template
open template

Hierarchy

The Hierarchy panel consists of the following render groups that you can enable or disable:

hierarchy

Post Effects

You can further customize the three available render groups by enabling Post Effects to add another effect of your choice. Let's try adding the Chromatic Abberation effect to get more creative:

  1. Go to the Hierarchy panel
  2. Click Post Process
chromatic abberation
  1. Go to the Inspector panel
  2. Click Add Effect
  3. Choose Chromatic Abberation
add effect
  1. Adjust the Intensity. You can see that a greater value creates a stronger chromatic aberration effect.
hierarchy

Assets

The Assets panel houses the custom materials used in this template. You can select a material to further customize it in the Inspector panel.

assets

Customize the Material

This template offers three materials that can be further customized for each render group: lines, infrared, and hologram.

Lines

The Lines material adds a line effect across your body and background.

lines demo

To customize the Lines material effect:

  1. Go to the Assets panel
  2. In the Materials folder, click Lines_Mat [EDIT]
  3. Go to the Inspector panel
  4. Adjust any of the following properties:
  • Line Length increases or decreases the line length material
  • Line Amount resizes the line
  • Line Thickness increases or decreases the line thickness
  • Distortion Amount increases or decreases the line distortion
  • Speed increases or decreases the speed. To make the line move in the opposite direction, use a negative (-) numeric value.
  • Background Line Color Darkening increases the darkness of the background
  • Background Visibility adjusts the opacity of the background
lines inspector

Infrared

The Infrared material adds an infrared effect across your body and background.

infrared demo

To customize the Infrared material effect:

  1. Go to the Assets panel
  2. In the Materials folder, click InfraredDepth_Mat [EDIT]
  3. Go to the Inspector panel
  4. Adjust any of the following properties:
  • Ramp Texture is the texture that gives the infrared effect
  • Opacity adjusts the opacity of the infrared material
infrared inspector

Hologram

The Hologram material also adds a line effect across your body and background.

hologram demo

To customize the Hologram material effect:

  1. Go to the Assets panel
  2. In the Materials folder, click Hologram_Mat [EDIT]
  3. Go to the Inspector panel
  4. Adjust any of the following properties:
  • Line Color changes the line color
  • Line Amount resizes the line
  • Line Contrast adjusts the contrast
  • Line Brightness adjusts brightness
  • Users Color changes the color that appears on your body
  • Fresnel Color changes the color that appears around your body
  • Users Visibility adjusts the opacity of your body
  • Distortion Amount increases or decreases the line distortion
  • Speed increases or decreases the speed
hologram inspector