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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 vector export

Is there a way to export the new and wonderful grease pencil in any vector format. This would be so nice for logos and graphical stuff!!!!
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How to change “View port” background color in v 2.8 Grease Pencil

Hi and thank you in advance - I would like to draw on a dark gray or black background, but I do not yet know how to change the background color in grease pencil mode.
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Where is Grease Pencil stroke snap mode in UI?

I found this: gpencil_stroke_snap_mode gpencil_stroke_snap_mode NONE All points, No snap. ENDS End points, Snap to first and last points and interpolate. FIRST First point, Snap ...
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How to Grease Cut

I tried to cut off the SPHERE using the sculpt tool add-on, but it looks like an image. I want to cut the sphere to two at the point where I drew a line Because I can not do it, I am in trouble ...
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Projecting grease pencil on object surface from python script

I am new to blender, and am trying to generate some random trajectories on a landscape (from A.N.T plugin) to create a synthetic dataset. Let's move on to the problem. In 3D view, I can use grease ...
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Grease pencil stroke wont show while the pen is down

Edit: Ok so actually I just noticed the stokes wont show up when its over any kind of 3d object. So like if I have a monkey on screen and im trying to outline the face the stokes wont show up until ...
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2.8 header missing

I have a file i have been using for a while now in 2.79, and have now moved to 2.8. Although i have noticed when i try to use grease pencil in 2.8 and go into draw mode some of the headers end up ...
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2.8. Grease pencil, build modifier seems to be ignored when i render animation

I'm trying to render a grease pencil animation created with the build modifier. the modifier works as expected when i navigate through the timeline, but seems to be ignored when i render animation (...
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GreasePencil goes trough a mesh in wireframe mode 2.79

Good day. I'm trying to use GP to trace some details on the mesh from the background image, which means I need to work in the wireframe mode. But it seems GP won't snap to surface properly: A. Detail ...
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How to “add surface” with grease pencil on scene (under n-bar)?

As the title says, i´m having trouble with the grease pencil under scene-mode and making a surface over two crossing objects. Since i´m using the gp in scene-mode, when trying to make a surface, it ...
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How do I hide, delete or manage grease pencil lines in 2.8?

I drew on a face reference photo with the grease pencil by holding D. I want to hide the lines I drew. Some sources say to press N and then go to the "grease pencil" section, but that appears to be ...
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Attach the grease pencil to the camera

I want to be able to look through the camera and draw in the camera view. and have the grease pencil stay attached and oriented with the camera even if I adjust the position of the camera.
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Refract grease pencil object?

so I'm trying to use the new 2.8 Update to do a grease pencil animation behind a dirty glass window in Eevee, but the grease pencil object does not get refracted or effected at all by the glass shader,...
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How to change grease pencil texture Blender 2.8

So I've been looking around and I can't find anywhere on how to change the look of grease pencil strokes to make custom brushes. All I could find was this link https://code.blender.org/2018/07/grease-...
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Brush size UI is not adaptive to the zoom

https://youtu.be/9LZePR3C-eM Pls check the video link above. I have problem with the brush size interface. It's way too big. I have turned off the pressure sinsitivity. Is there any setting to make ...
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blender 2.8 : how to rotate in 2d view?

I'm in Draw mode (gpencil) and set the view to TOP. I want to rotate the canvas like i ussually do on real paper. I want to do 2d rotate the canvas while i'm drawing. Right now, if i rotate the view, ...
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Rotate Canvas Blender 2.8 Grease Pencil

When animating in Blender 2.8 grease pencil, is there a way to control camera's y rotation while in draw mode. then I can rotate canvas. Thanks
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Where to find custom created Grease P. Brushes? (2.80)

Where to find custom created Grease P. Brushes? (2.80) So, I’m pretty sure I created a couple custom brushes, but I don’t see how to go to them now :( Thanks guys
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How to control the line thickness of a drawn object with Grease P. (2.80)

How to control the line thickness of a drawn object with Grease P. (2.80) I scaled down a drawing, but now the line is too thin. Thanks
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How to share/copy Grease P. materials from one Collection item to another? (2.80)

How to share/copy Grease P. materials from one Collection item to another? (2.80). There must be a way!
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Grease Pencil Mesh Warp

Is there anything like this smart mesh warp for blender's grease pencil? I know you can move vertices around, but it might be nice to apply a mesh to your drawing to warp like this: https://my....
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how to go back to a previous grease pencil frame?

so when using grease pencil it gives the option to add a frame, however once a Frame has been added how do I go back to the previous frame? EG; on frame 1 I drew some vertical lines, then selected new ...
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Cannot reenter draw mode after inserting 3D object

I'm new to Blender and I may be doing something wrong. My goal is to use two images on textured planes for reference and draw over them. Create new scene (File -> New 2D Animation) Draw something (...
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2.80 - Skip duplicate frames when rendering (grease pencil)

It takes a few seconds per frame to render a very simple grease pencil animation in blender 2.80. Since there are around 3000 in it and there are only around 50 unique frames in it, it is rather ...
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2.80 - Can't see selection color

On this project I'm working on, when I select a vertex (or anything else) in edit mode it doesn't become orange, it looks exactly like if it wasn't selected. If I grab it, however, I can see 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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Grease Pencil Backwards compatibility or import function?

Wanting to find a way to import old GP layer from 2.79 into 2.8 beta. At the moment if i open the .blend file the GP data is shown however there doesn't seem to be any way to select or edit the data. ...
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Generating Grease Pencil drawing Blender 2.8

is there a way to use the edges of a model or the object itself and converting that into a grease pencil line, or a curve to grease pencil by using a script?
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Eevee Grease Pencil looks different Rendered then in Viewport

Curious if this is a bug? Its been driving me crazy recently, the rendered result looks different then the view-port in Eevee using grease pencil, especially when using semi-transparent materials as ...
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Blender GreasePencil fill problems

I finally decided to explore Blender 2.8 Beta (I still keep the 2.79) - in particular as I wanted to explore the GreasePencil object. So far I suffer and struggle to get the workflow. In particular ...
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Darker and less contrasted 3D viewport and 2D canvas - Latest build of 2.8

I just downloaded the latest build of 2.8 to try out the new grease pencil curve feature, but I've noticed something off. The 2D canvas is significantly darker (an off grey), whereas the last build ...
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Can Grease Pencil get light / shadows like a regular mesh?

I was wondering if a Grease Pencil layer can get (or generate) light and shadows like a regular mesh ? Before Grease Pencil, I was achieving this by loading an image sequence as a texture on planes; ...
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Blender 2.8 Grease Pencil - Proportional editing mode fail

I'm having a problem with proportional editing mode in Blender 2.8 Grease Pencil. When I try to edit a point on the stroke with this tool, the whole line moves without transforming the stroke ...
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Grease Pencil : why do I got artifacts (aliasing) on some strokes?

I got some artifacts on my grease pencil strokes, in the viewport and in the renders (eevee or workbench). Seems that it happens only on certain layers. Does anyone knows why this is happening and ...
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Front ortho opposite way around to expected

I have a box and have drawn with grease pencil F on the front (+Y) B on the back (-Y) R on the right (+X) L on the left (-X) T on the top (+Z) Right ortho shows the R Top ortho shows the T (upside ...
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Could a knife/carving tool be added to Blender's grease pencil?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ETpas5GnRfc&t=7m56s The above video from 7:56 to 8:10 is the functionality I'm referring to. Instead of erasing and redrawing a line I don't like, or sculpting it, ...
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Grease pencil 2.8 stroke placement problem

i'm currently working on blender 2.8, and i'm importing some mixamo models for drawing over them, my problem is when i draw strokes that if i move the view: the strokes move too like a 3d object, on 2....
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In Blender 2.8, is there a way to change the New Keyframe Type for the grease pencil dope sheet?

I'd like to be able to add different types of keyframes in the dope sheet as easily as within the timeline. Is there a way to do that now, or is this something that may be added to Blender at a later ...
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Grease pencil fill tool not working properly?

I am using grease pencil 2.8 I downloaded the version from 12-16-2018 I try to use the fill tool but. the fill does not stay inside the lines or does not do anything it bleeds out to the whole area, ...
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Convert grease pencil to mesh in 2.8?

I've watched some tutorials about grease pencil in blender 2.8 by Jama Jurabaev and other blenderers, and I wanted to do the same thing. But now I have a problem. When I have done drawing and want to ...
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No pressure sensitivity with Grease Pencil

I have just bought a Huion H640P. I'm trying to use it with the Blender Grease Pencil, but it doesn't detect any pressure changes. I've tried rebooting, ticking and de-ticking the Use tablet pressure ...
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Snap 3D Cursor to Grease Pencil Surface (Blender 2.8)

Is there a way to snap the 3D Cursor to a grease pencil drawing? With User Preferences > Interface > Cursor Depth checked, the 3D cursor will snap to the surface beneath it. This works with ...
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How can I paint and animate a mask with the new Grease Pencil?

does anyone know how to paint (and animate) a mask within the new Grease Pencil (Blender 2.8) ? I guess that it should be possible to either define a Grease Pencil layer as mask; or to use an holdout ...
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Can Grease Pencil work with 3D Scene/Objects in Viewport for Grease Pencil?

Is it possible to use a modelled a hall, corridor-- throne room etc as background whilst using grease pencil for viewport working? So allowing you to have the 3D environment as background whilst you ...
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Blender 2.8 December 24 Grease Pencil convert to geometry is gray out and it's not working

Hi everyone I don't know if it's a bug or not but I'm using latest version of Blender 2.8 December 24 blender-2.80.0-git.4c5e76025d83-windows64 and I can't convert my strokes to geometry at all they ...
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How to import .py dictionary with hex tags as new materials in grease pencil (Blender 2.8)

I'm wondering if possible to reference dictionary in a .py file & how to import as individual new materials in a grease pencil object. Dictionary content below. Exported with gimp. naming ...
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Blender 2.8 + Duet Display ghost lines appearing between 2 strokes Grease Pencil

I am trying to use Duet Display on my iPad to use grease pencil in blender 2.8. Unfortunately it doesn't work so nice! When i draw a second stroke there is a straight line appearing between end of ...
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Importing FBX and OBJ into Grease Pencil to use with grease pencil animation

I have imported OBJ files into Blender Grease Pencil, with the intention of using different OBJ poses for keyframes, I have even tried importing FBX animations with the intentions of tracing each ...
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Dope Sheet mode in 2.8 : is it possible to display Grease Pencil & regular Dope Sheet keys at the same time?

Is it possible to display at the same time "regular" keyframes from the Dope Sheet (eg. camera) and grease pencil keyframes, in Blender 2.8 ? When retiming an animation, it is not very intuitive (and ...
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After using OBJ file with Grease Pencil Onion Skin option disappeared

After loading up an OBJ file to trace with Grease Pencil the option for onion skinning disappeared. Any solution?