playing around with the greasepencil stuff I am wondering if there is already the possibility to:

  • transform (move,scale,rotate) grease pencils along with their parent objects?
  • hide the parent object but keep the greasepencil visible?

E.g. create a null, paint a grease pencil tree, duplicate the null and move it around to create a forest. Thx


No this is not currently possible. There is some development happening with the grease pencil now so this may change in future versions.

After drawing a grease pencil stroke you can convert it to a curve object. This can be found in the grease pencil toolbar options.

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This will convert the one active grease pencil layer to a curve object. The drawback is you loose any of the new fill settings and you need to bevel the curve and give it a material. Once you have the curve you can parent and duplicate as you want.

For the example you give I would draw a tree on an image and use the image as a texture on a plane.

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    $\begingroup$ Alright...maybe it's time to write my first addon if I ever find the time... $\endgroup$ – knekke Feb 5 '15 at 15:28
  • $\begingroup$ Hi guys, is it still impossible to do ? $\endgroup$ – gordie Mar 29 '16 at 15:48
  • $\begingroup$ I haven't seen any demos of new additions that suggest this is going to change, nothing was added in 2.77 $\endgroup$ – sambler Mar 30 '16 at 14:56

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