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Grease Pencil Bug: Nothing to Erase or All Layers Locked

I'm using Blender 2.9 with a Huion 1060 plus Tablet on a Mac. The problem I'm having is similar to what user85302 had with trying to draw. The only difference is that I can't troubleshoot the same way,...
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How to make video game style dialogue boxes (Paper Mario: Thousand Year Door style) for animated shorts (NOT games)?

I'm making an animated short heavily inspired by the look of Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door, and I'd like to convey the dialogue through animated dialogue boxes where the text appears from left ...
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All of the sudden my grease pencil image turned green

I was working on making a character outline and suddenly the outline turns green. None of my materials are green. I noticed that there is one black line and the display is on viewport shading. Here is ...
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able to see a stroke behind another stroke

i started making 2d animations in blender but i have a problem , i can see a stroke behind another stroke , here are some pictures As you can see the blue color stroke behind the black color stroke is ...
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180 degree bone rotation stutter problem - chained Action & Driver rotation

There are a number of posts referencing 180 degree stutter/flipping issues and resolving them by using a driver in-place of a modifier/constraint - which seems to work OK for a 1-to-1 relationship. ...
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Is there any way to erase very thin lines in blender 2d?

I note that when I make very thin lines in blender 2d they become almost unerasable by the eraser tool. I have tried point and stroke erase they dont erase it immediately.
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Render 2D cross sections of 3D Objects

Hello I would like to expand upon a previous post Create Cross Sections and 2D planes in Blender I am able to follow the steps outlined in the excellent tutorial linked above, but I am having trouble ...
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2D animating a simple image with simple movement

Blender version: 2.82 I am fairly new to Blender. My goal is to 2D animate an image going from the left to the right and scaling the image while it's moving. So far I have tried: Clicking on the ...
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Transform a Strip without crop and distortion

The problem is the ImageStrip has no scale parameter. That means it is so complicated to place an image within the output format. Let's say the output format is 1920*1080 and I have a photo which is ...
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calibrate 3D camera to a 2D picture [duplicate]

Through watching a tutorial on how to calibrate blender's 3d camera to a 2d picture, I learned that we could use the Blam addon. The tutorial said to get into "movie clip editor", import ...
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2D Blender how do I make objects move with frames?

When you move a drawing next frame it is going to be in a different place. You can see the drawing changing places when you play the animation. But when you move an object it stays in that place the ...
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“Rotation-Rig” for 2D

I am looking for a very specific information. With my production company, I am currently working on the development of a 2D animation show. For several reasons, including economic and political, We ...
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How do I change the frame rate when working in 2d animation?

How do I change the frame rate when working in 2d animation? I have a feeling there’s a simple solution to my problem.
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Rigging problem in 2d animation file

I'm a begginer and i'm trying to animate the monster in the background. I wanted to rig the tentacles because it seemed it would be faster and would make a better result. I have never animated with ...
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Can you keyframe effects in grease pencil? If so how?

Im creating a fire animation in blender grease pencil. I added glow and transparency effects. In certain parts of my animation it would make sense for glow and transparency to get stronger/weaker. Is ...
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Can I modify the brush of grease pencil on 2D Animation Context in order to give it a wooden style stroke?

I want to achieve a wood material texture, can somebody help me to implement it, just like the brushes can do on Texture Paint but within the 2D context animation interface on Blender 2.82 Thanks in ...
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How can I colour / fill up an arc surface in 2D animation

I was using arc in draw mode to create a shape For now, I only know how to fill up a flat surface, but not for when I make an arc surface like this one:
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How to centre align a circle to be above another circle in other layer?

I am trying to draw an eye in 2D animation. I am unable to align the centre of the pupil to the centre of the eyeball :-( Selection to cursor (Keep offset) is aligning the side of the pupil to the 3d ...
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PNG file's transparent background in rendering

Does anyone know how to minimize or eliminate the white outline from an imported PNG file in the final rendering? I made a clipping path using the magic wand tool's selection in Photoshop, but there ...
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There's no camera on the timeline in 2D animation

I've clicked on all the options, but I can't find them. Let me know.
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Can't Draw In Blender 2.8 Grease Pencil. Using Drawing Tablet

I just booted up Blender 2.8 to try and use Grease Pencil with my XP-Pen Tablet. But, whenever I try drawing with my pen, an error displays (Report Error: Nother to erase or all layers locked) and the ...
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How would I get this 3 tone lighting effect for edges?

I want to get this effect that defines the edges and then colors them with 3 tone coloring, I've tried with freestyle but I want to get the same effect, I think this wad one is workbench
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Nothing in the scene appears when i hit render [duplicate]

Alright, this is weird. I have looked at the usual solutions to these kinda problems but they don't seem to work. when I render nothing in the scene shows instead it renders frames from a previous ...
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Where is the free transform function for 2D animation? [closed]

There is no select tool, so I don't think there will be free transform tool. Are you sure you don't have one?
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Display series of 2D squares using GPU Shader Module

My addon makes measurements on objects and assign a color to the objects according to the measured value. Now I would like to display a series of stacked coloured squares in the viewport to serve as a ...
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How can I loop a 2D grease pencil animation within a longer animation?

My goal is to create an animation of a boids particle system. Each boid should be an instance of a 2d grease pencil animation. The problem is that the grease pencil animation stops before the boid ...
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How to fill a grease pencil ring?

I have two nested circles which build a ring. What I want to do is fill the ring and leave the inner circle transparent(I don't want to fill it with another color, I want background to become visible)...
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Problem related to temperary border in Blender 2D

I know that we can create a temporary border by alt + LMB. However it doesn't work on my computer. It switchs to other dimensions instead. How can I solve the problem?
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How do I add thickness to my cardboard cut-out image-as-plane?

Greetings fellow Blenderers. This is a continuation of the issue first presented here. I have a very nice 2d plane that has both my PBR cardboard texture as well as the single image with alpha-channel....
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Creating a cardboard cut-out OR How do I make my geometry respect my 2d image import?

I'm working on a (fun but needlessly complex) mockup for my wife's work. The idea I've had is that I can use my PBR cardboard texture along with the 2d image that will effectively define the ...
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How to make a 2D ragdoll

I can't find a solution to my problem anywhere on the web. Maybe I don't know how to search for it. I have this 2D character that is set up the same way that those cardboard cutout puppets with pins ...
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2d animation keyframes not showing up

The keyframes for 2d animation is not showing up, even when im in object mode no keyframes are showing up. And they are no youtube videos that show this problem. Anybuddy know what to do`?
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How can I upload my own image as a background image and texture to a 2D animation in Blender 2.8?

Although this was been asked and answered before, I still do not understand the process. I am a complete novice- this is my first day using Blender for 2D animation. I don't know how to upload my own ...
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How to get direction vector in term of image coordinate for rendered images?

I am rendering images of eye for different look at points. I have look-at vector(direction) that i calculate inside blender from the center of the eye object to the look-at point. Since I need to ...
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How to know what's the radius of a stroke I've already drawn in Blender 2D?

I just want to know what was the radius of the drawing I've started, and I want to keep the same radius. I tried right clicking on the stroke but it doesn't work.
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How do I move the 2D cursor in Blender?

I am using Blender 2.82 for this. To put it simply I am trying to move the cursor to a specific part of a pic I wanted. However I just can't seem to do it in a 2D animated project. I tried the cursor ...
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How can I import svg file in 2D animation?

I know how to import a svg files, the problem is that after I imported a svg file in the 2D animation it doesn't show, there are just some orizontal black lines, just a few, and nothing happens. If I ...
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How to add a Stroke Layer in a Collection

I'm creating a 2D Animation, but I'm confused on how layers and strokes work or if they're the same, so how do you make a new layer/stroke in a Collection?
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Animating animated 2D Sprites

I'm pretty new to Blender but wish to use it for an animated project. Now, the animation itself will be pretty simple after I figure out how to pull off this one effect, but first I need to see if it ...
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grease pencil rig+ stroke getting messed up

I am trying to rig a grease pencil drawing , everything is working as the set weights except the arm it is getting weirdly distorted when I am trying to move it. Any help is greatly appreciated.
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White artifacts in 2D animation grease pencil in viewport

After running blender for a short amount of time I will start getting these odd white artifacts while drawing. Not sure if it's a memory issue or a maybe a driver issue. Is there a known fix for this?
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Copy Part of Frame in 2D Animation Mode

Maybe this is an obvious feature, but I am an absolute noob at Blender 2.82a's 2D animation feature and would like to know if we can copy a part of one frame and paste it to the next. For example, I ...
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Why are my keyframes stacking through the animation instead of moving frame by frame? (2D animation)

This is my first time using blender and I’m working on a 2D animation but my computer was having difficulties and now all of my keyframes stay on screen and stack together, like for example I used an ...
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Changing the shape of a animation inserted in an image, inserted in a video sequence

(I am a newbie, working hard at learning) I know what I want but don't know how to start to get it. I have a 2d animation I have created and put over the top of a still image, that I want to use in a ...
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Is there a way to move vertices to a new stroke layer?

I'm in 2D animation mode. In edit mode, is there a way to move vertices to a new stroke layer?
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How can I track a moving board and superimpose a video on top of it?

You know Captain Disillusion? "The World's Greatest Blenderer"? Well, he does this effect all the time in his videos; Adding videos on top of a board he's holding, to make it seem like he's ...
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Help with Grease Pencil - Why do my strokes flicker?

I was hoping somebody may be able to give me some advice on the Grease Pencil issue I'm having. I'm fairly new to 2D on Blender (some experience with 3D) so I'm not sure if this is something I'm doing ...
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Why do I have this weird colored static in my animation for a test stinger transition?

When rendering it shows the animation as it should look. when I play it back in vlc media player or some player I found on the Microsoft store it shows this weird static.
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I can't see Grease Pencil keyframes in the dope sheet

I can't see keyframes in dope sheet or grease pencil timeline. I am using blender 2.83. How to move my strokes from one frame to another?
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In Blender 2.83, what happened to Overlay Blend-type in Grease Pencil?

I recently upgraded from Blender 2.81a to 2.83.0. In 2.81, Overlay was a Blend-mode option in Grease Pencil (and I often used it to add specular highlights in 2D work): In 2.83.0, Overlay appears to ...