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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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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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Is it possible to mirror annotations in blender 2.91?

Question is in the title. I find this would be useful to me because I can't apply a mirror to an object that has shapes keys. If I could mirror annotations, I'd be able to at least trace the outline ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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?