Questions tagged [draw-mode]

Use this tags for questions about operations performed on objects when they are in draw-mode, rather than any of the other modes, such as edit, sculpt and weight painting.

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What is the shortcut to snap 3D cursor to grease pencil stroke in draw mode?

What's the shortcut for snapping 3D cursor to points on grease pencil strokes while in the draw mode? A yt tutorial showed the shortcut to be SHIFT+RIGHT CLICK but nothing seems to happen when I do. ...
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Sculpting with mirror X do not match both sides

I am following a tutorial for sculpting the issue seems to happen with any of the tools but I am for this example I am using Draw. I am also using Dyntopo and mirror on X. I am trying to add the ...
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Draw tool in Sculpting mode paints like the brush is highly scattered. Click and hold paints single dots every once in a while. Maybe a bug?

I've searched all over and it seems like I'm the only one who has had this problem. I have a sphere with plenty of geometry, no modifiers, and every other sculpting tools works totally fine. However, ...
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Create box/rectangle shape based on two points/vector using python

I want to create a box/rectangle shape using two points while aligning to a given normal. The image below shows what I want to achieve. The left side shows the two points supplied by the selected ...
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Grease Pencil Shortcut for Changing the Eraser Mode while using Draw Tool

When using the Draw brush in Grease Pencil, it is possible to hold a key (default: Ctrl) and quickly erase something - however, the Eraser brush settings are not available. Instead, it uses the last ...
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Draw curve on surface excluding itself

I'd like to draw curves on a surface using draw tool, but I don't draw curve in one go since I am drawing on a spherical object and I need to change views during drawing. My first problem is that I ...
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Drawing produces texture error in Blender 2.93.6 and 3

I am quite new to Blender. I am also modding gun skins for Titanfall 2, so I don't know if it is the source blender addon, which might be the case. There is a texture error whenever I try to draw on ...
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Onion skin option disappeared

I have run into a problem. I'm new to blender, and i'm working on an animation. The onion skin button was working/showing and then it disappeared from the layers menu. Could anyone help me bring it ...
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Grease Pencil not responding

I’m using Blender 2.93.5 (after leaving UPBGE behind), and I’m trying to use the Draw mode in the Grease Pencil, but it simply doesn’t respond: I draw, the pointer crosses the screen, but nothing ...
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2D interface question

I can create a new file in General, then add a 2D Animation tab to get into 2D. I also can create a 2D Animation file directly. What's the difference between these 2 ways?
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Using the Draw tool with Screw modifier ISSUE [closed]

So I'm following Jamas tutorial on using the SCREW modifier with the draw tool, and It happens that at some point it goes bonkers. so if I'm drawing a line in edit mode close to the spline I already ...
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Curve Stroke Option in Draw tool does not appear in edit mode

I am having difficulty replicating the modelling process for the Draw tool in edit mode as shown in this video at 58sec. https://youtu.be/CjdH1CnX_yw?t=55 I am interested to get access to the "...
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Capture and restoring the state of an area and the mode

Looking for a Python solution - Would love to make some basic macros using the Blender addon "Pie Menu Editor". Premise: How to store the current areas and mode state of Blender so it can be ...
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How Can I Erase the Strength of a Grease Pencil Stroke With a Solid--NOT Softened--Brush Effect?

If I use the Strength feature to erase a Grease Pencil stroke, even with a full brush strength of 1.0, I get the softening effect shown in the red square. I want a hard-edged erase effect, one that ...
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Using the Draw Tool to Create a Grease Pencil Fill Will Result in One Adjoining Segment Which Cannot Be Subdivided

While in Draw Mode, using the Draw tool will allow you to use a lasso-like freehand action to create a grease pencil fill. Blender is set up to know that whenever you release the mouse during this ...
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Drawing mode, make cursor visible?

I tried the drawing mode with grease pencil but it's nigh impossible to draw anything since the cursor is almost invincible due to its size and I have massive neck pain now since I have to put my nose ...
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How to draw connected tubes?

I want to draw tubes like the blue one on the image. I was wondering if there is a tool to draw such kind of tubes?
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How to bend connection between 2 curves?

I want to draw lines on the surface of an object and then connect them. I am doing this by drawing curves. When I connect the curves the connection between them has sharp edges, which I don't want. I ...
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Drawing at exact positions in Grease Pencil

It's perhaps an easy question, but I cannot find the way to do it: In Grease Pencil when drawing a straight line how can I set it's start and end position specifying their (x,y,z) coordinates? I've ...
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Plot grid points on normal vector

I like to create virtual set of 3d grid points plotted/aligned on a normal vector. I'm planning to draw these points or lines using the GPU code. I've been experimenting with ...
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Blender's solid-mode and material-preview-mode don't look the same

Left model is in material-preview-mode, right model is in solid-mode: My main problem is that I can't get my chess texture to appear on the material so that it looks the same in solid-mode and ...
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Facing the issue of setting the origin

I hope, you all guys are having a good day. I am trying to make a rounded wall for well and to set its origin to the middle of the rounded wall. I have tried all the things from setting the origin to ...
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How to force draw() update on viewport for "fade out" effect?

I couldn't find anything that answered my question, so here it goes: I'm doing a basic draw method that writes something on the viewport, but I want it to fade out. This much I got working. The ...
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Can I export blender's drawing lines for using in clipstudio?

I want to find to much easier way to what I make my web comics. so I found blender's surface drawing. and trying to export drawing line for clip studio. but I can't. Is this possible? clip studio's 3d ...
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How to build a hand out of a UV circle and Cylinder? [duplicate]

I've tried to build this hand with uv circle and ciylinder but I just get nowhere... Can someone give me any tips oh how making those different shapes? What I have so far is this shameless try... I'm ...
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How can use draw tool in sculpture mode? (red line)

It looks like this, without any error messages. But when I click & drag, the red line appears and draw tool isn't working. I tried changing tablet api and it was not helpful... How can I fix this? ...
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Modal operator to: (A) Create surface (B) create vertex on surface

Would like to find some tutorial and documents for blender 290 about python vectors, raycast and modal. i am doing my best trying to create this tool, right now i can only create new object, add them ...
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Graphics tablet

I’ve been trying to sculpt and I realize that I am horrible at it. I am using a mouse to sculpt in blender and I think it would be easier to use a graphics tablet. I have a touch screen 2 in 1 ...
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How to remain the appended Brushes in grease pencil?

The appended brush pack disappeared and reset to the default brushes every time I restart Blender. Is there a way to remain the appended Brushes in grease pencil(?) Similar Question haven't been ...
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Header of brush setting is missing in the grease pencil in Blender

The header of brush setting (Fig.2) is missing in the grease pencil in Blender that it is not able to adjust the setting now.(Fig.1) I tried right clicked the menu but the [show header] button is not ...
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Can't import referance images into Draw Mode in the 2D animation template

Hi getting my head around the program. I can't get my reference image out of Object mode into Draw Mode. I bring them in Via the Add button in Drawing mode and I've tried to bring them in in Drawing ...
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Registration in Draw mode is very delayed and inaccurate

I'm just beginning to use Blender as a storyboarding program, and was hoping to be able to use the 3d features in Blender to give me better camera control and better use of environment in my scenes. ...
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Blender painting brushes shortcut selection polygons 2.82. Coloring a character with vertex-group in draw mode

How do I select through the shortcuts the polygons that I am going to color or modify? In the video-tutorials I often see using the selection of polygons in the edit mode but I don't know how to use ...
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Can't draw a continuous line in Texture paint

I am trying to draw a line and all I get is a series of diffused dots. I am using 2.81, on Windows 10. My UV size is 1048 x 1048, and the brush settings are: Strenght: 1.000 Mix Brush: Color type ...
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Can't get my model out of wireframe mode in blender 2.59 after saved the blender file in newer version (blender 2.79)

I'm new to Blender and this site, so I apologize in advance if I'm not following any of the proper etiquette. I'm no artist, but I'm trying to learn Blender so that I can mod a skin to GTA:SA. I need ...
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Drawtype for objects in blender 2.8

How do you change the maximum object drawtype of an object in blender 2.8? Eg, I want to make a cube so that it is seen in the viewport as a wireframe, but I don't want to be in wire frame as I have ...
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Can't stop effect of C shortcut in Grease Pencil's draw mode

Like the title says, I have created a new Grease Pencil Object (GPencil), went into the Draw Mode (upper left menu), than pressed C, but I can't exit from this feature (pressing ESC or anything else ...
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How to select all objects of a certain viewport draw type in blender 2.8?

Due to having bool tool a lot in my recent work, it the cutting objects' draw type to box. I now need them in wireframe mode but due to the mixture of objects with several draw types in my scene, it ...
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Why I can't go into the drawing mode?

Why I can't go into the drawing mode to adjust my wonderful worm?
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Rotating camera view in Grease Pencil Draw Mode in Blender 2.8

I'm new Blender and I'm really excited about the Grease Pencil feature but I'm finding it difficult to achieve a function I use in other 2D animation programs, namely rotating/rolling the camera view ...
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When in draw mode, creating lines/curves, how do I drop or finish the line?

I can't find the right button or instructions on how to place this line into the frame. When using the pen tool, the object drawn automatically places once I release the LMB. However, when using the ...
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2.8 Grease Pencil Depth Order

I'd like to draw over geometry and use it as a reference for sculpting, but I'm having a problem with the depth ordering of the Grease pencil. When it's set to Front, I see all of the line drawing, ...
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Unregistered "static draw" handler for sequencer

I'm trying to write a sequencer add-on. I need it to add a bgl UI on top of the sequencer timeline, without a real interactive part, so I'm trying to make it a kind ...
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How to convert different contrast parts of image to curve?

Suppose I have this image. and I want to convert it into curve for this animation Curve animation Watch from start to 0:03 I can do it by Bevel Factor in Blender. But i Have to make the curve by "...
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How can I set the maximum draw type for multiple objects?

I'm currently working on a scene containing 1000+ objects which all need to be set to a different draw type to save on computationally expenses in the viewport. But doing this for every object ...
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Force specific model to be drawn in "texture" mode

I am using a 3D model that I mapped a texture onto as a reference image. (I find this workflow easier than using background images.) However, I cannot switch into wireframe mode and see the images at ...
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How can I draw in the 3D view with Python?

I want to write a script for blender, and I wonder how can I draw something using python in the 3D view? Like lines or triangles? I mean something like debug drawing.
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Rendering mesh edges as solid lines [duplicate]

I have a black and white image which serves as a template for my game. Non selected country borders are white, and selected country borders should be outlined by solid black lines. Each country ...
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Can't find draw all edges

How do I enable draw all edges? I researched a lot on google and all I got was go to display and check it. However it's not there! Here is an example of what they told me. Can someone show me how ...
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Displaying the wireframe of a beveled Bezier curve [duplicate]

I'm following a tutorial in which a Bezier curve is supposed to represent a vine. The vine is a collection of control points with their bevel depth and bevel resolution set appropriately: However, ...
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