How does the annotation work in the VSE, in blender 2.8 beta? If I check the box annotation in the VSE and add a layer nothing happens. What am I missing?


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After adding a layer. Hold D to draw on VSE preview window. Holding D and drawing with right click will bring up the eraser.You can turn on Onion Skinning in the options panel as well.

  • $\begingroup$ Does it only work in the preview window, and not in the sequencer? $\endgroup$
    – gladys
    Feb 23, 2019 at 17:59
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    $\begingroup$ If you mean the window with the actual video strips.. Then no. You can only draw in the preview window or in the 3d viewport as far as i know. $\endgroup$
    – Hyenaman
    Feb 23, 2019 at 18:20
  • $\begingroup$ Get 2.83 and there will be a toolbar with an annotation tool in the preview. $\endgroup$
    – tintwotin
    May 29, 2020 at 17:59

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