Ah, this is interesting. I’ve discovered that MediaChance’s standalone Dynamic Auto Painter (DAP) and its “GrNovel” filter has a Photoshop plugin from the same company. The plugin version was released in 2017. I had previously bemoaned that DAP was not a Photoshop plugin, re: the potential fast batch processing of Poser comic renders using its “GrNovel” filter.
But the ‘Reactor Player for Photoshop’ plugin has more or less the same “GrNovel” filter in it! Albeit under the different name of “Graphics Onetone”. This means the processing of Poser renders with it can be automated inside Photoshop, using Actions. Perhaps not very reliably, as the plugin seems flaky compared to the robustness of the standalone DAP. The effect also seems to be slightly less refined in its inking than the standalone.
It seems to help stability if the plugin is fed a picture at the DAP standalone canvas size of 2400 pixels width, rather than 3600 pixels. Also if it’s run in 64-bit Photoshop.
And the slight difference in effect between the Player plugin and the standalone DAP may also be able to be fixed. Because there’s also a visual editor for the plugin’s effects, called Photo Reactor, which allows tweaking of the filter and home-brewing of new ones. It’s kind of like a modern Filter Forge.
While this Photo Reactor editor is ‘spaghetti’ node-based (eek!), it has a ‘Tone Mapper’ module. This sounds interesting for devising an ink-pen hatching effect that eats into a shadows-only Poser render — in a way that follows the tone gradient of the shadows. I will investigate further, when time allows.
Carrara 8 is DAZ Studio's official 'big sister' software.
Carrara loads all DAZ and Poser characters and scenes,
and supports LuxRender for top-quality realistic rendering.