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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Blender Grease pencils glow effect in any specific layer or region

Is there an option to limit the effects like BLUR and GLOW to a specific part of a compound scene (when multiple elements in one view)? whenever I tried applying that it applied to the whole scene. Is ...
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custom grease pencil removes standard brush strokes

I did draw some objects with grease pencil - standard brushes now I wanted to give them some more texture with selfmade brushes whenever I try that - the first stroke of the new brush deletes all ...
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Blender 2d animation, Draw lines in draw mode but cannot erase them, cannot edit them

working in 2d animation I got stuck. I could draw fine, and I could select grease pencil objects and go to all the modes, but all modes apart from draw mode seems stuck. I could not select or edit ...
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How to set and change a Grease Pencil object's material in Animation Nodes

I have a question about the material of a grease pencil. How do I set different materials for the Grease Pencil objects duplicated in AnimationNodes? Like motion graphics, I want to duplicate a grease ...
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Grease pencil and rig problem with lattice

I try to rig a leg drawn with Grease Pencil. A lattice deform the grease pencil. The lattice itself is deformed by the armature (with vertex groups). Here is the problem: if I place the IK pole bone ...
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Grease pencil appears translucent

I am just learning about Grease Pencil, and mine always appears see-through, both in the viewport and when rendered. I do not know how to fix this. Here are screenshots of the viewport and render ...
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Grease Pencil strokes don't respect world space

Does anyone know why grease pencil layers don't respect 3D space for view order? This is a default 2D animation file with two simple GP drawings, and the layer that is further from the camera shows ...
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Unable to use pen pressure in Blender using iPad

I’ve been having trouble enabling the pen pressure when using Blender grease pencil using my iPad connected to my PC using the EasyCanvas Pro app. The brush strokes I make stay the same size and ...
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How to draw rectangle in a plane?

I have created a plane, then have created grease pencil and configured it to constraint drawings to that plane. Unfortunately, I can't contraint draw behavior to the plane too: I.e. while I am ...
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How to set grease pencil general default properties across scenes

I'm working as a storyboard artist on a project, with Blender, more specifically Grease Pencil. As I'm trying to optimize the workflow and remove regular, unnecessary step, I wish to set defaults ...
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How to blur a single layer in a grease pencil object?

I was wondering, is it possible to blur a single layer in a grease pencil object like, for example, the gaussian blur in Photoshop ? I know there is a "blur" effect in the visual effects ...
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What is the dimension used by the GPencilStrokePoint.co() method?

When creating strokes in Blender, we need to use the co() method in order to stablish the coordinates. I wanted to know what is the dimension of the coordinates ...
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stroke material in black is half transparent, end of stroke not trimmed

I would like to draw with the same material as the "stroke" material by default, when you add a grease pencil object, but when I draw, the stroke seems to have transparency and the end of ...
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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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Grease Pencil Layers/Keyframes not showing up in Dope sheet

I'm fairly new to blender and I've been working on a Grease pencil animation for the past couple weeks and everything has been fine until recently when I couldn't see the keyframes i was creating for ...
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Cannot draw with Grease pencil, on tablet or with the mouse, it acts like an eraser

SOLVED : so this morning, I started the computer and it worked. That's it! I cannot draw with the grease pencil tool, it acts like an eraser, although the pencil mode is selected. I found this topic, ...
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GPencil in wrong color. Can't be changed [duplicate]

I animated a character-silhouette with grease pencil. A moving, black shape. It displays correctly in solid viewport shading, but it does not in material- and rendered viewport shading. there it ...
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Why is my 2D animation grey in video editing tab?

This is how my animation actually looks like: But when I add the scene strip in the video editing tab, it's grey, this is how it looks like: And when I render it: Why is this happening?
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Align Grease Pencil with Camera Angle

I placed the camera on a certain position and want to start drawing with the grease pencil, but the lines appears somewhere else. Sure I can move them in front of the camera but I want it to be ...
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Convert whole grease pencil animation to mesh?

I know it's possible to convert a grease pencil drawing into a mesh but how about a full animation ? I've tried with "convert Grease Pencil" but it creates a Bézier curve that freezes the ...
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Grease Pencil: render is darker than what is displayed in the viewport

2D Animators question: I have a material with a certain color, but in the rendering it appears a bit darker. See here: Maybe there is an light or shadow source. What I've tryed: deleted all light ...
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Poser 3D Characters - > Then draw them in 2D

A 2d animators question: I want to animate 2d characters in Blender, since I realized how powerful it can be for 2d animation. I want to pose a 3D character, then redraw the pose with the grease ...
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Grease pencil showing the wrong colour

I've selected a colour that I wanted to choose. Despite that, the line appeared to be grey rather than the green that I intended to pick when the line was drawn. The strangest part about this is ...
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[blender 2.9]Shortcut Key to Pick Color on GreasePencil in vertex color mode on 3D viewPort

I want to pick color quickly like texture paintMode color picker shortCut[S]. Default Hotkey color picker ( eye dropper ) on vertex color is [E]. However, it is only work on menu vertex color menu. ...
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Object Mode in 2D Animation Colors Disappeared

I was trying to do a 2d animation in loop with a tutorial last night, it's my very first time in blender. I drew some grease pencil objects, colored them and they also have lineart. But in some point, ...
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Why does the 2D animation color look different after rendering?

This is the solid view and it is supposed to render in the same colour. However, the colours change in the render view. A similar problem can be found at When I render, the color changes. I tried but ...
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Issue with grease pencil and where lines meet

I have a recurring problem where I can't make the lines of the grease pencil meet without the ends being rounded. I'll use this circle and line as an example to what I'm referring to. It appears that ...
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Adding nodes/shaders to grease pencil materials

I wanted to change the default shader of a grease pencil material: https://docs.blender.org/manual/en/latest/grease_pencil/materials/grease_pencil_shader.html The docs above do note that: The shader ...
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Grease Pencil : How to prevent rounded stroke ends

I came across a problem while doing 2D animation - I have drawn over the rough sketches of the frames with an ink pen, but I couldn't get the line to end without the end of the line being rounded so ...
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Difference Between Edit and Draw Mode

I have some problems with my grease pencil. Sometimes some of my new drawings do not show in draw mode. It looks like blender do not take into account the new strokes? But when I look to the edit mode ...
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How to limit grease pencil draw area to inside of closed curve?

Suppose I draw a closed curve with the grease pencil. The fill tool works on this curve, so it seems to have no trouble having its inside detected. Can I somehow constrain my grease pencil (or better, ...
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Tracing images to grease pencil : how does the scale param work?

I'm scripting something that is exporting grease pencil frames to PNGs, process them in another software, and now i try to import them back, trace them to grease pencil again, and move them at the ...
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Where is the options menu for Convert mesh to Grease Pencil? [duplicate]

I dont understand how to find the options menu for Convert to Grease Pencil. https://docs.blender.org/manual/en/latest/scene_layout/object/editing/convert.html?highlight=convert%20grease Object ‣ ...
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shrink_fatten on GPencilStrokePoints

I am trying to run bpy.ops.transform.shrink_fatten(value=0.3) while I have a point on a grease pencil stroke selected (in edit mode), but I am getting the error: "Operator bpy.ops.transform....
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Grease Lines appearing to “shimmer”

I just started using the grease pencil feature the other day and have run into an issue. When I run the animation my lines/color layers seem to "shimmer" even though they aren't moving. It ...
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How to convert grease pencil thick controur into 2d-mesh?

I have a thick grease pencil object that looks in object mode the following way: What I want is to convert those orange lines from their contour into 2D-mesh (vertexes connected by edges). But if I ...
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How to switch strokes of the grease pencil in 2D Animation mode?

I searched but could not find a duplicate. I want to apply a modifier to only some parts of my animation. My idea was to create separate stroke objects (Add -> Grease Pencil -> Stroke). However, ...
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Lines inside mesh

I'm trying to make and rig a human mesh but instead of faces I want the volume to be made out of lines, like the image below suggests, with the possibility of animating the lines, just make them ...
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How to reset a Grease Pencil object's vertex colors

This is my blend file. It has 2 GP objects. In object mode everything is colored correctly. If I switch from solid mode to Material preview or display render preview mode The GP Objects turn ...
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Change rotation point in grease pencil

If I have a stroke with 3 vertices and I select the right 2 vertices then rotate it rotates from the middle of between the 2 points. Is there any way I can have it rotate from the middle vertex?
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Moving GPencil frames in time with Python causes viewport issues

While changing Grease Pencil frames 'frame_number' attribute, the viewport doesn't update well, when switching their order (needs manual action to complete that refresh/sort). To reproduce the error, ...
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How to switch on Bezier tools on Grease Pencil?

My present interface looks like this below. No Curve Editing setting in sight. This below has Curve Editing. Now, how do I bring that tool into my Edit Mode?
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(2.9.1) Grease pencil stroke points automatically connecting to other points

This may be user error, so any suggestions would be much appreciated... I am using Blender 2.9.1 to do 2d illustration, using grease-pencil stroke. Whenever I draw a stroke and view it in object mode, ...
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Grease pencil disappears when image is present

Why does my grease pencil disappear when there is an image plane present? At other times it distorts greatly when in front of the image? See this link for an example: https://www.dropbox.com/s/...
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convert grease pencil into animated mesh with visibility keyed for each frame

so far i can do this manually, but it gets pretty labor intensive if you have more than 20 frames. Right now this is how im approaching this: Convert each frame into a polygon curve, adding 0.01 to ...
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Build Modifier Start Delay Driven by Completion of Another Layer's Build Modifier?

Is there a way to drive the start delay of a build modifier on one grease pencil layer with the completion of a build modifier on another layer? That is, I'm looking for a method to time the start of ...
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Hand drawn effect

I'm trying to achieve a hand drawn effect in blender. I found a good toon shader that suits what I'm trying to achieve, but I'm struggling to get the geometry lines right. I tried using freestyle and ...
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Grease Pencil VFX Failing to Render

so, I have a bit of an issue with my grease pencil visual effects rendering. I created a simple grease pencil animation that utilizes both the Shadow and Rim Light Visual Effects, but for some reason ...
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How not to color the inner circle?

I am planning to draw a donut, but when I colored it, the inner circle is also colored.
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Change background image in blender

could anyone advise how to change background image in different key frames in 2d animation? I need to have one background image on the 1st frame and other images on other frames. If i change a ...

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