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Can you Move an Annotaion Layer to a different Annotation Data-Block

I want to know if there is a way to Move an annotation layer from one Annotation data-block to another Move this Annotation Layer In This Annotation Layer To this annotation layer Thankyou For ...
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Annotations auto-keying even though auto keying is off

I'm trying to make annotations that span several keyframes. The autokeyframing button is off. But when I draw annotations, a keyframe is automatically created, so I can't draw notes that show on all ...
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Draw on surface - unexpected behaviour

I am using v3.5 official release. Whenever I try adding an annotation with placement on Surface while in Top/Bottom/Side View to an object, the result is that the annotation appears to intersect with ...
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Drawing on surface in edit mode and saving as texture

I create a lot of foam patterns, and I do this by UV unwrapping 3D models, then exporting them as a .svg to Inkscape to edit. However I lose a lot of time going back and forth trying to figure out ...
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annotation text without it being hand written

Okay, I'm making a basic model for a guy in my town, and I've put in the dimensions and all using the Measureit tools add-on. but i need actual labels or text made with like the annotation tool, id ...
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How to move annotation in space once it has been drawn?

Is there a way to move (grab) annotation once it has been drawn? In all windows where Annotations work in the tools panel there are only options to Annotate, Annotate Line, Annotate Polygon and ...
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Unwanted annotation boxes under animation nodes

Please help, I have somehow activated these annotation boxes beneath my animation nodes and can't find any reasoning as to how I remove them or what the even are. :(
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How to expand the descriptions of annotations

I'm currently working on modifying a 3D model of armour for someone, who has used annotations to describe the kind of detail they want and where. Some of the descriptions for the annotations are ...
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Add extra hotkeys to the Annotate Tool?

I'm trying to add a hotkey to the Annotate Tool so that I can hold down shift to draw a straight line. I can find how to change the existing hotkey by searching for "annotate" How can I add ...
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How to tweak verts while in Anotate tool active?

In this video retopology is done with addon b-surface using annotation to create mesh, https://youtu.be/FkWvgT75SbA?t=793 at 13:13 he moves vertices while having Annotate tool active. Bottom left ...
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Blue Lines from Annotations not in any object

I am just starting to use annotation grease pencil. I created one set successfully, then tried to create another one. I selected draw cursor, then proceeded to draw the the annotation curves (The blue ...
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Is it possible to dock the annotation layers window?

I was hoping that it's possible to dock the layers menu somehow. I use the annotate tool quite a lot; drawing where I'm going to place vertices and then build as I'm going. I use layers for this, ...
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Annotate Tool: Visible Every Frame?

I'm having a problem where I want the annotate tool strokes to be visible every frame. However, it appears that it is only being visible for the frame I drew it on. How can I make it visible every ...
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How to draw Annotation, on constant range from screen?

I also tried doing such with Grease Pencil, with no luck . When its wanted to paint a 3D scheme with no need of precise range between entities, such way of the depth selection is much more ergonomic .
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Annotation Tool - How to control placement of drawing

Even in orthographic views there is 0 control over the depth at which it draws. you draw a line, then pan even a tiny amount and it's obvious the line is nowhere near where it first appeared. I have ...
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Annotation vs Grease Pencil

I'm new to Blender (2.9), just getting through the docs, and also new to animation. An annotation is extra information associated with a particular point in a document or other piece of information. –...
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Can I convert an annotation into a stroke object? [duplicate]

I started drawing some sketches using the annotation tool, but now would like to convert them to grease pencil Stroke objects. Is there a way to do this? Another post mentioned pressing F3 and then ...
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Delete all measurements

Is there a way to delete a bunch of measurements? I can't seem select them and Annotations Window is empty.
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Is it possible to render Annotations made in View Space?

I have some animated annotations made in the 3D Viewport and I cannot render them with viewport render. It looks like the problem is that they were made in View Space. Is there any way to have them ...
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The shortcuts of annotation tools changed itself

Sorry for this silly title. I tried to pinpoint the cause of this behavior but it seems so random. Usually my shortcut of Annotation Eraser is Shift+Spacebar+8: But sometimes it becomes Shift+...
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Bsurface error in 2.8

I'm trying Blender's Bsurface add on for topology which works great up until I cross my guidelines and I don't know why. I been watching a tutorial by Darrin Lile and whenever he crosses his ...
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Why can't I change the names of annotation layers in Blender 2.8?

When I hover over an annotation layer the tool tip says "Active Layer Index. Double click to rename". However, when I double click, nothing is happening. Is this a bug? I use Blender v2.82.6 under ...
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Unsubdivide curve

I have converted annotation tool to a curve. But the vertices are too dense. Is there a way to unsubdivide it? Like for example by selecting every other vertex? Or is there a straight way to draw a ...
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I made some annotations (not grease pencil!). Where is the menu to remove / hide / edit them?

I used the Annotate tool to make some annotations in the 3D viewport. I would like to edit, hide or remove them, but I can't find the annotate layers editor.
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Toggling Annotate line drawing mode instead of holding keys

Is it possible to change the shortcuts for Annotate (what used to be Grease Pencil) to a toggle-type hotkey, instead of having to hold Alt+D for Draw Straight Lines?...
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How do I view Annotations (i.e. pencil strokes) in the Sculpting Workspace?

I am using the Annotate tool via D+LMB in the default Layout Workspace, and it works fine. When I switch to the Sculpting Workspace, all the pencil strokes turn invisible! I can still draw, but they'...
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How to get / set attributes scene property in blender 2.79?

This question has already been asked for blender 2.8, now that I have had an answer I quote the code fragment of @aliasguru's answer (How to write __annotations__ (scene property) in new scene?) ...
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How change the colors for annotation?

I search how to change the colours of annotation en 2.8 Blender's version, because the « pencil » fort them don't appear. Thanks a lot
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How to place annotation stroke on the surface of the object in Blender 2.8?

From what I can tell, the annotation stroke is always placed at the cursor position. I'd like to place it on the faces of the object. Is there a way to do it? I know I could easily achieve this with ...
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Annotation in the VSE

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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