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 can i loop greasepencil keyframes with a cycles modifier like in the graph editor?

I would like to loop 4-6 GreasePencil keyframes every spaced out over 100 frames. Usually with meshes i can go into the graph editor and add a 'Cycles' Modifier with add to offset , and this will ...
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Grease Pencil has pixelated strokes. Anti-aliasing issue?

New Blender user. Using for 2D animation. Grease Pencil strokes have pixelated edges both in program and when rendered. Previous searches indicate that anti-aliasing for grease pencil has been ...
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How to Add objects on Video?

I made a real-life doodle with a grease pencil and I want to add a grease pencil object on the video. I use alpha over in compositor but it doesn't work!
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How can I insert LocRotScale key frames in grease pencil?

I'm trying to have one stroke move into another stroke between two key frames in grease pencil. The default key frames in grease pencil only show the new frame after the time of the key frame. I've ...
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Converting svg or lineart from illustrator as grease pencil in blender 2.80

I want to make 2d animation using blender 2.80( I am currently using it coz latest version will not work on my pc), but I am not good at draw using a mouse. I use pen tool in illustrator to do the ...
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How to change display/render order of several grease pencil objects in Blender 2.82?

I have 4 grease pencil objects. I am trying to get one to be displayed in front of the other ones but I can't find a way to do it. I could just pull it closer to the camera in the 3D space but then ...
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Grease pencil and mirror modifier

I just started to use the mirror modifier with the grease pencil and I have a couple of issues that I can't figure out... Situation 1 : I applied the modifier on some strokes and I had symmetry drawn ...
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Grease Pencil Clipping Through Objects?

I've been using the grease pencil to create lines around my objects in Blender 8.2 with Cycles. I'm really happy with the results for the most part, but I'm having problems with some of the lines ...
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Shortcut for Navigating through Keyframes

Is there a way to create a shortcut to navigate through keyframes? The best I got is using the Arrow keys, but I have to have my mouse over the Dope sheet for them to function. Can I do this without ...
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I have been trying to draw on a new layer with drawing tablet without much luck

I have an huion inspiroy 610pro v2 tablet and have been trying to draw on a new layer without much luck. I have been able to draw strokes with a mouse yet they will not place down. On the tablet end, ...
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How can I convert Grease Pencil's 'Build' modifier to keyframes?

I am completely new to blender and started to learn it for 2D animation purposes. I experimented with the grease pencil modifier "Build" but I can't figure out how to convert the animated sequence ...
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How to edit the transparency of the grease pencil stroke? [duplicate]

In my viewport, there is a stroke drawn lightly by the tablet pressure. However, the transparency of the material assigned to the stroke is 1, so it is a fairly dark color. Since the cause of this ...
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Looking for Shapekeys settings for Grease Pencil/2D

Shapekeys are pretty handy in 3D, but if I'm not using a mesh, the option seems not to exist. Is it possible to use shapekeys for grease pencil/2D animation, or am I limited to using time offset in ...
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How to select the layer above and below the current layer on Grease Pencil?

Does this feature in Photoshop exist in Blender's Grease Pencil? Also, could you develop an add-on for this feature?
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Is it possible to animate the opacity of a grease pencil layer?

I'm trying to have a grease pencil fade in and out over a number of frames. I'm able to get this behaviour in the blender viewport, but not when I render. I've created a minimal example which is ...
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Global switch for grease pencil effects?

I made a greasepencil object, then did a few instances of it (about 15) and placed them around my scene. I then added a glow effect. Since the effects are instance-independent, I added the same glow ...
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Join grease pencil to object

I am using 2.82 (via snap on OpenSuse Linux). I can draw via grease pencil (an annotation) onto the side of a cube using "surface", but, if I move the cube the drawing doesn't move. How do I join ...
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Grease pencil black circles

I opened my grease pencil animation today to find two black circles on the bottom right of the drawing area. they remain there in 2d and 3d. its weird because they were not there when i saved and ...
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How to edit material of grease pencil stroke across all keyframes?

I'm very new to Blender and have a simple question. I have an animated Grease Pencil stroke and would like to edit its color. I don't want it to be changing colors in the animation, I just want to ...
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How can i change backgrounds between frames in '2D animation' workspace?

I'm currently working on a 2D animation project on blender,which is the first time ever i've use grease pencil and the 2D animation workspace. Here i just simply add the background as a plane into ...
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Add video sequence as background for 2d animation

Hey so I'm messing around with the 2d animation aspect of blender 2.82 and I can't figure out how to set the background as a video sequence like how you would do if you were motion tracking and ...
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Blender grease pencil rendering a vector image

Now, I guess I have never tried it but, is it possible to draw an image with the grease pencil and export it as a vector image? I have seen people do the same thing except they put like an SVG (or ...
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Using collection instance causes grease pencil strokes to disappear

I am using a collection instance, and then mirroring it to mirror a drawing I created with Grease Pencil. However, there is an odd behavior of the strokes showing & disappearing. Here is a link ...
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How to Grease Pencil or Texture Paint along a spherical groove

I have come up with some interesting Spherical Geometry and wonder if it is possible to use Grease Pencil or textured paint to follow spherical grooves with different colors. I am enclosing a link. ...
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grease pencil stroke is behind camera while camera moving,how to fix?

I made a camera animation which is moving forward, I basic draw keep frames follow the camera moving base on camera view~ I set drawing align view already, but when camera moving froward to certain ...
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How to only show the paths of Greace Pencil strokes?

I accidentally inputted a shortcut while drawing in a Greace Pencil object and now only the paths of the strokes are shown. Now I'm curious about what key combination it was and how to leave this ...
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Multiple Grease Pencil objects makes Blender lag and eventually crash

I'm trying to make my first 2D animation with grease pencil. I drew a walk animation of my character frame by frame, about 257 frames, then I duplicate it as object, change location and direction and ...
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Grease Pencil Fill On Surface Disappears At Distance

I’m using the Grease Pencil for the first time and the only issue that I have is that the fill color disappears when at a distance when I’m drawing on the surface of a mesh. However, I don’t get this ...
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Creating a Grease Pencil Material in Blender 2.8

I would like to pre-define a material for a grease pencil in an addon. However, when a new material is created from python, it is not a grease pencil material (mat.is_grease_pencil = False). It is ...
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Grease Pencil Rig of Overlapping Strokes

I'm attempting to design a rigged mouth using the grease pencil. The mouth consists of two rigged strokes, in the same layer, that overlap each other. I would like to use these strokes as the outline ...
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Grease Pencil Crash when Draw

I have a hard time with this http://sendanywhe.re/ZF5EIHDP I cant draw anymore it keeps crashing, its something about brushes, but from here theres no turning back, I tried delete materials and ...
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Rotate the Camera in Grease pencil mode (pan around in GP Mode) / possible to change a script I found?

I want to view around while I am in camera view in the Grease-Pencil mode (it would be super useful to paint 360° into a sphere) I found this question: Rotating camera view in Grease Pencil Draw ...
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Grease pencil hold frame/extend frame

I just started playing around with 2d frame by frame animation with Grease pencil. And it really has so much potential to be an amazing 2d animation software. There is one huge thing that bothers me ...
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About the 2.81a grease pencil

I have a question about the 2.81a grease pencil. As shown in the image, I tried to make some things using a grease pencil, but the phenomena such as the misalignment of the outline and the opacity of ...
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How can I animate a face onto a 3D model using Grease Pencil?

Is it possible to animate a 3D model with an animate-able face made with Grease Pencil? I have an idea on how to rig the GP but I'm not sure how I can attach it to my model. I've tried parenting it to ...
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Grease Pencil Render border missing

When I started drawing/ animating each frame there was a border that showed where the rendered view would end. Recently it disappeared and I am wondering how to get it back.
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How to assign a material to all strokes of a layer?

I'm trying to assign a material to all strokes in a particular gpencil layer. I add the grease pencil object as: ...
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Using Grease Pencil (Annotation) from Modal in Blender 2.8

In my addon, I need to do a bunch of stuff while running modal. One of those things is drawing with a grease pencil, and then processing the curve. By grease pencil, I mean just the simple ...
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Grease Pencil (Blender2.81a) lags the mouse movement

When I draw using Grease Pencil object, I see a lag between the mouse and the grease pencil. As I drag the mouse I can see that the Grease Pencil follows the mouse with a gap. This gap is low for ...
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How can I fix this Grease Pencil texture fill problem

I'm using the Grease Pencil object and I want to fill using an image texture. By default the texture image repeats, but I want it to use the image once. After I check the "Clip Image" setting I get a ...
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Unsubdivide curve

I have converted annotation tool to a curve. But the vertices are too dense. Is there a way to unsubdivide it? Like for example by selecting every other vertex? Or is there a straight way to draw a ...
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A question about the range of influence of the grease pencil sculpt mode

I drew lines on the surface. And I tried to modify the line on one side in Sculpt Mode. But the lines on the opposite side move together. Can you solve this problem?
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Grease Pencil - Low FPS performance in viewport

I've been struggling to find the most efficient way in which to use Grease Pencil in Blender 2.8 drawings as part of an environment. I would be extremely grateful for any suggestions! I am ...
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Blender 2.81 Grease Pencil - Only some layers antialiased

I'm working with Blender 2.81's Grease Pencil and am finding that only some layers render antialiased. I believe the problem is best illustrated with an example. In Blender's viewport, the drawing ...
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Grease Pencil Render Error

When I try to either switch a grease pencil's material's alpha from 0 to 100 (ending in black) or change the material's fill color from black to white, a small number of strokes in the grease pencil ...
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Sudden pencil problem

I just recently started using Blender and today I started an animatic with the regular pencil, with the sensibility and transparency but suddenly (I probably touched something without realizing it) ...
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Adding the 8th Stroke to the 2D animation hides all other strokes

I am quite new to blender and trying to do some 2D animation. I added already 7 circles in form of 7 strokes and animated each of them separately. Now when I add the next stroke (Grease Pencil/Stroke),...
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Grease pencil layer transparent in compositing

my grease pencil layer is transparent in my compositing scene (As you can see in the picture below we can see building backgroung scene through the character). I do not understand since my material ...
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Having trouble in filling color in drawing using grease pencil , when i rotate the drawing in 3d space color is not properly fill in particular area

Whenever i am drawing anything in 3d space and want to fill color in it ,i am not able to fill color properly as you can show in the image.
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How to keep stroke points uniform in grease pencil

I am trying to clean up a drawing in grease pencil, but I don't know how to keep the stroke points uniform, closer to each other. And also, is there a way to remove disconnect strokes turning them ...

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