Questions tagged [grease-pencil]

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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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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Is there a way to equalize the thickness of my grease pencil drawing over an entire scene? or per entire frame?

I drew and animated a whole scene using the grease pencil, but when moving from 2D animation tab to the 2D full canvas tab, it suddenly shows the difference in line thickness. Is there a way to ...
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Blender 2.8: Why doesn't my grase pencil stroke have enough dots/vertex?

I am using blender 2.8 and I have an Wacom intuos pro tablet. Recently I just start using the grease pencil on blender, I draw things pretty fast so when I do strokes, it will always look like this. I ...
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Get deformed grease-pencil strokes via python?

I'm trying to get the deformed coordinates from grease pencil strokes. But with the code below I always get the original stroke, not the stroke deformed by modifiers. For meshes there is the objext....
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Camera track a Grase Pencil layer?

I’ve done a camera solve for a video background, but can’t get my grease pencil layer to distort based on the generated trackers. I can get it to move with one tracker’s position, but no idea how to ...
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How should I color?

I'm trying to color those eyes but the fill or color over them or leave an awful line which is hard to repair in Blender.
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Grease Pencil stroke thickness not behaving in render like in viewport

I have a weird behaviour with GP stroke thickness. I managed to get a consistent line thickness on a scaling up house I made — thanks to some keyframes on the GP object (Thickness scale and its layers'...
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Overlapping Grease pencil showing jagged white or black edges

Sometimes when I put two grease pencil objects on top of each other at a distance you see a black or white line appear around the edge of the object closest to the camera. From examining it in the ...
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Grease Pencil textured strokes transparency issue with other layers

I used different grease pencil objects for different elements of my animation (to move/scale them independently) but there's some kind of transparency issue on the strokes. I'd like to have a smooth ...
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Grease pencil and Unity

I have made a face animation using Grease pencil on my 3D model and I exported the model as FBX to Unity. In Unity, I can't see the face. It's just blank on the 3D model. What happen to the face ...
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Draw over smoke simulation with Grease pencil?

I want to manually model a mesh around my smoke and to do that I plan on using the grease pencil. Is it possible to draw with it over smoke, meaning that the grease pencil lines snap to smoke?
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Is there a way to prevent freestyle lines from showing up through grease pencil drawings?

I have a scene with both 3D objects and grease pencil drawings. When I apply freestyle to the scene, the lines go through the grease pencil fills. Is there a way to prevent this?
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Rendering Feestyle along with grease pencil

I’ve been trying to render a grease pencil drawing on top of a Freestyle rendered object. But, when I do it the Freestyle lines can be seen behind the Grease Pencil object. Is there a way to solve ...
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Freestyle lines & grease pencil objects 2.8 - how can I stop freestyle from rendering in front of grease pencil objects?

When I have a 3D mesh object in the background, freestyle enabled, and then a grease pencil object in the foreground, then press F12 to render, the freestyle lines are drawn in front of the grease ...
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Hide x-ray for Grease Pencil strokes in Blender 2.8

Is there a way in Blender 2.8 to make it so grease pencil strokes don't have x-ray turned on?
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Blender grease pencil shape keys

is there any possible way to achieve a similar result like here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tbp95snCPr4 with grease pencil? Or is there somewhere shape keys for the internal grease pencil tool? ...
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How to manage Grease Pencil Brushes in Blender 2.80?

I got these textured brushes for Grease Pencil by Daniel Martinez: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kpY-WVQUxYw I can import in the brushes from the file using append method shown in the last video on ...
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Pen input methods - Failing to use Ipad as Drawing Tablet because of Pen Input

im using as my drawing tablet the ipad with app EasyCanvas. With photoshop it works fine, but with blender it doesnt.. even after enabling Emulate 3rd button. The issue is, that the EasyCanvas works ...
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Grease pencil viewport problem

I have a problem with the visualisation of a grease pencil stroke.. I create a simple stoke and it appears green instead of black ( and it's the same for all the colors ). When I move in the viewport, ...
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Grease pencil, merging animated layer

so in blender 2.8 I have two stroke that I want to merge. so I join them (with crtl+j) and was merging the layer and then, this happend
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Blender 2.79 won't insert keyframe

I am following a guide for the Grease Pencil, however I cannot add keyframes as per step 2? I hover the mouse cursor over the Dope Sheet and select All Channels. Nothing seems to happen. I then ...
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Beginner: Is there a way to calibrate 2d interpolation without doing it frame by frame?

I'm learning blender and trying out animating with grease pencil with the hopes of creating 2D animations for web (if anyone got any tutorials I'd gladly accept links). When I try to interpolate ...
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Grease pencil darker and thicker before lifting stylus

I'm kind of a newbie to the grease pencil tool, and while trying the different brushes I've noticed after a while that any line I draw is a bit darker, thicker and more opaque but then go back to ...
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Grease Pencil antia-aliasing problem (when “mask layer” option is enabled)

Grease Pencil became my main tool for 2d animation. It's really great and gives a lot of new oportunities comparing to other 2d animation software, but there seems to be a problem with anti-aliasing ...
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Grease Pencil and also curves don't appear

whenever i try to draw with the grease pencil or use a curve it doesn't show up in the view port, it dose shows up in the library. I have tried restarting and still nothing works. I would love any ...
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Grease Pencil looks bad

So i just started trying out the grease pencil and it looks terrible. very low resolution and its jagged. the pencil dose not overlap it cuts through previous strokes, anyone have any tips on how to ...
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Grease Pencil limitations

So I'm wondering if its possible to do similar 3D mixed with 2D animations in blender 2.8, is it possible to do the whole process in blender because of the grease pencil? Here is an example of what i ...
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Convert gpencil to curve, python, crash

I'm not well versed in scripting and I'm trying to write a script that involves converting grease pencil to curve, I have discovered that the operator ...
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Rendering Grease Pencil objects on headless, no GPU render farm machines in Blender 2.8

Like many other posters, my company has been running into problems when trying to render Blender 2.8 scenes on headless, no GPU render machines. We are using AWS Thinkbox Deadline. We are able to get ...
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How can I calculate global coordinates for GPencilStrokePoint in Blender 2.8 and Python?

I have already tried by calculating: point_global_co = grease_pencil_object.matrix_world @ point.co But it gives very odd results.
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Is it possible to share materials across multiple grease pencil objects?

When using materials on a grease pencil object is it possible to share materials across multiple objects? For example, at the moment, I have profile, 3/4 and front character objects and am tripling up ...
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issue with grease pencil and tablet pressure

After creating a new 2d animation project i started drawing with my tablet (xp-pen artist 12) and i noticed this: as you can see the newer line is covered by the older path. I don't know if this is ...
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How to record this drawing effect?

I think this effect can be done with Blender grease-pencil. I understand 3D tracking camera and object. But how to record the drawing process in Blender?
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Grease Pencil Help - Placing 2D Stroke Animation Over 3D Mesh Object?

I'm pretty new to Blender so I'm testing out its different capabilities, particularly in Grease Pencil mode, but I've found myself stuck and would appreciate some help. https://youtu.be/IWZDvbiEMNE ...
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How to render gease pencil in cycles in blender 2.8

How can I render grease pencil lines in cycles? Other stack exchange questions explain that you need to bevel the lines, but that option seems to have disappeared. I have markings on some objects that ...
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Tweening for 2d strokes in grease pencil

Is there any way I can tween my 2D strokes in grease pencil?
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Change Greasepencil Color?

is there an way to change those lines from grey to Black or do I need to draw it again?
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cant seem to figure out how to lock grease pencil animation to a moving camera. 2.8

First time posting a question. Forgive my ignorance. I am really excited about animating in grease pencil with 2.8. I created a crazy camera move as a test through a few cubes and i wanted to ...
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Grease Pencil strokes below themselves

After waiting so anxiously for the 2.8 release while playing around with the beta, I finally got my hands on it and quickly jumped right back to my 2D experimentations. Then I noticed something that ...
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Grease Pencil - glow transparency

I'm having trouble achieving a simple glow effect in GP. Instead of solid color fading out into transparency, I'm getting solid color fading into world background color. Would be grateful for any help....
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Is there a way to display the onion skinning frames in front of grease pencil strokes?

Suppose I have a number of frames with one identical stroke in each and I'm making it disappear by progressively erasing a bit from each end. When I jump from one frame to the next, the shortened ...
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Grease Pencil export to PSD layers?

I am working at a studio that uses Photoshop as its primary storyboarding tool. Is there a way to render / export Grease Pencil animation as a multi-layer PSD image sequence? Can GP object layers be ...
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How to deactive the X-Ray in greaspencil strokes?

I want to make a mouse, so I added some reference pictures, made some faces and draw some strokes on it. Now i want to make a box model Version of the mesh and want to scale the edge loops right to ...
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Drawing on features to parent object

I am new to Blender 2.8. I am using grease pencil to trace Pooh. I can get the features attached to parent. But when I draw on the eyes, nose and mouth they do not appear on the face. They are behind ...
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What determines the location of a Grease P. stroke depth wise? (same layer)

Now I know it is not their order in the collection. Also each stroke is located in the same place (X,Y,Z). So then, what is it?
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GP conform to mesh

How can I take the grease pencil drawing I have and apply it to the shape of a mesh I have. In other words, how can I make it follow the surface of a mesh? Thx. follow-up on comments Here's from ...
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Can grease pencil be set to occlude freestyle lines?

I'm trying to do a scene that mixes 2D and 3D together and uses Freestyle to give the 3D elements a little bit of line work. The problem I have is that the lines are showing through my grease pencil ...
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Selecting Grease Pencil Segments with Python

I have drawn 2 intersecting lines with GPencil, if I switch to segment mode that means I can select 4 "segments" . I want to do this with Python, so i can then compare the size of the segments per ...
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How do I auto normalize in grease pencil weight painting

I'm trying to rig a character and I need to know how to auto normalize it while weight painting, does anyone know how I do this?
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Is a Graphics tablet essential in grease pencil? [closed]

I am new here but been fiddling with grease pencil. Is a Graphics tablet essential when working with grease pencil for 2D animation?