I placed the camera on a certain position and want to start drawing with the grease pencil, but the lines appears somewhere else. Sure I can move them in front of the camera but I want it to be aligned correctly.

Someone asked here a similar question but it doesn't work for Blender 2.9. anymore. Attach the grease pencil to the camera


What I've tried:

  • I position a new camera and and set it as active camera

new cam

  • set it as active camera and added a blank grease pencil object.

added blank

  • started drawing. looking good for the first impression but

grease pencil draw

  • its seems that it's aligned to the first camera

wrong alignement


1 Answer 1


The grease pencil strokes are aligned to the window in which you draw. Strokes will appear in a plane that is perpendicluar to the Z axis of the camera (or to whatever other view you want to draw in).

Here is an example that shows how to draw in camera view (press Numpad 0).

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The distance to the camera, in which the grease pencil layer appears, is determined by the placement of the 3D cursor.

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Note that the link posted on the question refers to the annotation tool, which is a different tool than the Grease Pencil

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  • $\begingroup$ well this happens so smoothly because adding a grease pencil automaticly snaps to your camera view. It doesn't happen in my case. Camera is placed and set to active camera. Grease pencil appears in a strange position I cant relate on. $\endgroup$
    – Moonmen
    Jan 3, 2021 at 17:08
  • $\begingroup$ Please show what you get, it is hard to guess what you get, edit your question and show images that illustrate the problem. $\endgroup$
    – susu
    Jan 3, 2021 at 18:46

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