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The Grease Pencil tools allow Blender users to draw lines inside of the 3D viewport. Possible uses for the resulting sketches include scene and animation planning as well as in-scene descriptions. They can be converted to curve objects and organised in layers.

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Grease Pencil colours appear darker than Base Colour (lights are off)

I'm trying to draw simple light blue strokes in Grease Pencil (Blender 4.0.2) They appear duller/darker in the preview, the viewport and in the final render. Lights are turned off. Is this a bug? Or ...
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How to fill between stroke layers, without over filling previous strokes in Grease Pencil

Hi Blender community, I am having major issues filling in between strokes in grease pencil and I have a deadline for school on Tuesday. I uploaded a video, and as you can see, I have the strokes on ...
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When rendering the Grease Pencil line, dots appear

When I try to render the Grease Pencil line, it appears dotted; but in normal Object Mode, the line appears thick.
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How can I get one grease pencil object to appear inside another?

So, I've been having this issue for the last couple of days and I'm sure its my lack of knowledge on how Grease Pencil Objects work and/or interact with each other. Let me give some details. I ...
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Grease Pencil material preview slot shows the checkerboard background in Blender 4.1

This is a Grease Pencil material preview slot in Blender 4.1 This is a Grease Pencil material preview slot in Blender 4.0 and below As you can see, there's the weird checkerboard background appears ...
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Can't render with grease pencil objects, and cannot find them neither

I was trying to rendrer my scenes using Garage Render Farm client, and upon sending to render it notified me that my scene contains grease pencil object which is not supported by GRF (and thus, my ...
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Texture brush strokes disappear when rendering

I'm trying to render my grease pencil animation, but the rendered frames look different from what I see in Blender. The layers where I used texture brushes disappear almost completely, I can see just ...
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Convert animated grease pencil stroke into geometry, keeping animation

I have been asked to do several animations of a line that animates onto the screen left to right then kind of vibrates into a piece of handwriting. I did a test which was just one word and I kind of ...
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The colors don't appear correctly when I append a grease pencil animation into another file

I just started using blender for a school project. I downloaded brushes and used them in my grease pencil animation. It looks fine on my screen (first photo) but when I append it into another file, it ...
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What is the difference in depth calculation of grease pencil between viewport and render (EEVEE)

When drawing grease pencil strokes on the surface of a mesh, in the viewport everything looks fine, the stroke is rendered over the geometry, but when I render the scene, the stroke seems to be ...
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GP Fill Tool Doesn't Work in non 2D animation set up. How to get it to work in 3D space?

I want to add a GP object to my 3D scene, so I'm making it in the scene because I needed it to align with my object (currently hidden) and the line work went fine. But trying to fill the lines the ...
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Alternatives to freestyle and grease pencil when using panoramic cameras? For full-dome rendering. Cycles only <3

I'm working on a full dome project, rendering in Cycles with a fisheye equidistant camera with a 210d FoV angle. Since freestyle and grease pencil are not supported with panoramic cameras (please let ...
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Scene Line art line overlaps the colour of the Grease Pencil tool

How can I fix this? The Scene Line art line overlaps the colour of the Grease Pencil tool. Thanks in advance
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Select another Grease Pencil object in Draw mode Blender 4.0

In Blender 2.9x to Blender 3.x, it was possible to switch from one GP object to another while in Draw mode with the right-click selection (so, drawing with left click/stylus tip, and selecting with ...
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Flickering strokes when changing stroke depth order to 3D location in Grease Pencil

Hello Blender Community, When I change the stroke depth order to 3D location, strokes drawn with a brush that has opacity appear to flicker depending on the viewing angle. Is there any solution or ...
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How to make onion skin the same color as the sketch?

I am doing an animation of a hand using Grease Pencil, and for the sketch, I have each finger and the thumb a different color. How do I make the Onion Skin have the same colors as the sketch?
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How to stagger linked duplicate grease pencil animations?

I don't know the term for this as I can't find what I am looking for through googling. I have a grease pencil object with a frame by frame animation. I have created a linked duplicate, as I want the ...
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Grease pencil lineart modifier does not appear through the image plane

An image plane acts as a barrier for the grease pencil lineart modifier as if it's an actual plane. Is there a way for the lineart modifier to pass through flat planes? Could there be an add-on ...
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Lighting a 2d city in Grease Pencil using a shader

I'm drawing a 2d city in Grease Pencil. I'm wondering if there is a way to light the city using Shaders? Or should I just use an actual 3d light or lighter-colored brushstrokes to achieve the desired ...
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Grease pencil line art is missing edges

I want to outline the edges of the following chip object using a grease pencil line art modifier. However, it only outlines some of the edges: only the ones forming the silhouette of the object. The ...
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Line Art renders everything instead of only sillhouette

I believe I have a bug with the Line Art feature of the Grease Pencile. It renders everything though I chose only to render an individual silhouette. I have a heavy scene with a lot of trees and grass....
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Can't mark a Grease Pencil Material to an asset browser?

If I right-click the Grease Pencil Material, I can't see the menu that I make an asset. However, Grease pencil objects can be made with assets. Is the only way to make Grease pencil material an asset? ...
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View Camera: decoupling view rotation from camera

I'm trying out Grease Pencil for 2D animation. When I start drawing, I naturally use the View Camera (shortcut: NumPad 0), whose rectangular outline delineates the 2D canvas. But when looking through ...
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2D Grease Pencil Animation: Fill Not Working

so I'm having an issue with the 2D Fill Tool. I draw the face and I've closed off all the gaps and it still will not fill, any idea why? Do I need to draw the head in one line? Is there some setting ...
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Grease Pencil partially rendering on Eevee, with some lines disappearing with 'edge marks'

Good day! I am currently having problems when trying to render the grease pencil. I made a model that only uses the option "Edge Marks" in the Line Art modifier. In the viewport, everything ...
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Modifier Line art doesn't work

Line Art modifier doesn't work at all. I have an active camera in my scene. I tried to use different ways, but it didn't help. My file https://drive.google.com/file/d/1zgR3m5Bfxmz6qX-Venh4RUQeGdpOxsAD/...
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Is there a way in Grease Pencil to cut the end of those stripes?

Is there a way in Grease Pencil to cut the end of those stripes?
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Mapping .svg (grease pencil) of face onto 3d model

Essentially I want to project a drawing with grease pencil on a 3d surface so that the graphic grease pencil objects map physically onto the surface. project/map vector drawing (drawing) onto a 3d ...
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When rigging my grease pencil object gets stuck at a point

I want the black grease pencil line on the shoe to move with the foot. some of it moves (the part connected to the shoe) but some of it stays behind. Why? How can I just get it all to move with the ...
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Graphic symbol like in Adobe Animate

Does Blender have a built in feature or any addons for something like Adobe Animate's graphic symbol? It is like a thing where it has its own timeline inside, so for example: I draw a man running in ...
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The option in the panel shows the length of the Grease Pencil line when drawing

This code shows the parameter change on Panel, BUT it is done after releasing the mouse button. If I replace return {'PASS_THROUGH'} with return {'RUNNING_MODAL'}, the parameter is updated correctly, ...
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GREASE PENCIL - Create square closed line per face (Quad)

I have add -> Grease Pencil -> Collection line Art Is it possible to force the creation of the line to be a closed square for each face on a quad mesh ? Instead to have line connected in chaos ...
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Has the shortcut for the Annotation Tool's eraser function been changed?

Previously, D+RMB would bring up the eraser tool, and rotating the mouse wheel in this state would resize the eraser. But in 4.0 this does not work What is the current shortcut? And is there any way ...
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My grease pencil is either 100% or 0% influenced in weight painting

I have a really basic mesh, and I've sketched some grease pencil detail over the top (in this specific case, a mesh head with grease pencil facial features). I can rig and weight paint the mesh so ...
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Issues of Image overlay after Render in Grease Pencil

Please check the Screenshot, where I am facing the issue of image overlay after Render in Grease pencil. The Scarf is over the character but after render the scarf goes back of the Character. The left ...
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What is the scaling factor of the grease pencil brush radius when using thickness as World space?

The brush radius of the grease pencil is exposed in "pixels" in the UI and in the API. ...
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Multiple lineart silhouettes/outlines with different colors (layer order)

I would like to create Blender line art that outlines an object in black with an additional larger outline in white. When I create image 1 using Greasepencil line art and try to add a white outline by ...
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bpy Camera Stroke Modifier code attempt: Menu not showing, property not working

I'm trying to create an addon that offers a sort of third option from the Screen Space vs World Space stroke thickness. Inspired by this post, the idea is that upon activation, and on every update ...
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Grease-Pencil - SVG export Stroke Depth Order

When I export my grease pencil as SVG and open it in Vector Software, the Stroke Depth Order for Fill color is gone... So I'm missing something or it just not implemented ? Thanks
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Blender Greace Pencil - 2D view captures object from the top

I have worked with Blender a while back, however this is my first time using greace pencil. I have drawn an object and made sure I drew it in the right view. However, when I click the camera to go to ...
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Grease Pencil Fill Tool: How to make the radius markers match the drawing plane?

When using the fill tool and MMB dragging to adjust the gap closure radius size, the circles look like this if the drawing plane is set to "Top (X-Y)" : I have the grease pencil orientation ...
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Blender Grease Pencil - key frame animation is continuous instead of frame by frame

Please see the image below..I have onion skinning and auto-keying turned off, I should note. I have tried opening a new file with auto-keying turned on and do not seem to have this problem. I know it ...
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How do I change the sensitivity settings to affect the opacity instead of the brush width?

How do I change the sensitivity settings to affect the opacity instead of the brush width for grease pencil, latest update? It would also be helpful to know which brushes I should use for the sketch ...
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Grease Pencil - Convert mesh to grease pencil with color Attributes

I have Converted a mesh with Color Attribute (vertex color) to grease pencil. It create solid Fill Shaders for each different Color Attribute but all are white ... Is it possible to keep all color ...
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Updating screen upon adding a Grease Pencil point

I am trying to see if hand tracking with mediapipe can be used to draw on screen with Grease Pencil. I've managed a rough set up to track hands and add points accordingly thanks to this answer but ...
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Is it possible to programmatically draw GreasePencil strokes?

I am toying with the idea of using MediaPipe for hand tracking and use that for drawing GreasePencil strokes. The hand-tracking part is quite well documented, but how would I then relate that to ...
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Grease Pencil - Change Line art color according to background color

im working on a black and white shading style. Using grease pencil i've managed to create pretty convincing outlines on my main scene. Im using 2 colors only black / white What id like to do is to ...
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Can I use grease pencil Object line art to do science schematics?

I'd like to replicate the figure below with two cylinders and some rease pencil objects line art. Is there a simple way to do this? Here is what I have done so far (I'd rather disable the shadows ...
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Reverse GreasePencil frames via python?

I'm trying to make a operator/script that reverses the selected Here is the script with the basic code: ...
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Extract only GreasePencil lines

I want to extract only the lines used in LineArt, is there a way to do this? I tried setting the object path to GPencil, but it doesn't seem to be masked correctly. The line will also be composited ...
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