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I'm playing with the new version of Blender (Beta 2.8) and was wondering how I could open/import old Grease Pencil animations (done before the 2.8), which are now called annotations if I understood correctly - and load them into the new Blender as Grease Pencil objects ?

Thanks

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I finally found out and it's quite easy:

  1. In object mode, show the right sidebar of the window by clicking n.
  2. In the Annotations section, check which is the name of your (old) Grease Pencil datablock. For ease of reading, rename it OLD_GP.

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  1. Create an empty Grease Pencil object (SHIFT+A > Grease Pencil > Blank)
  2. In the properties panel of that object, go to the Grease Pencil tab.
  3. Load the datablock that we have previously renamed OLD_GP.

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Now we need to assign a material to the Grease Pencil because it it currently "invisible" :

  1. Go to the materials tab and click New.

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Et voilà !

  1. You can now remove the datablock from the annotations.

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    $\begingroup$ Looks like it is not working anymore as of 2.8 2019/04/08 $\endgroup$ – Bruno Apr 12 at 7:21

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