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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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Accessing keys() of objectcollection in custom menu

So, I was creating a custom menu (in 3dview) of active greasepencil colors, for switching between them when coloring my 2d animation, I wrote a script which was to invoke the ...
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Using Armatures with Grease pencil object

Are there any tutorial or help regarding using armatures with grease pencil object? I found this video on Vimeo by Daniel M. Lara, its great but it does not explain how to go about with armatures.: ...
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Moving the 3D cursor while in Blender 2.8's Grease Pencil Draw Mode

Does anyone know if it's possible to move the 3D cursor when you're in the Draw Mode of Blender 2.8? I'd like to be able to draw and move the 3D cursor to change where the drawing is done in depth, ...
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How does one continuously draw straight lines in Grease Pencil 2.8?

When I select the Line option in the Shapes pull-down menu inside Grease Pencil 2.8 I can only draw one line at a time at the moment.
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Grease Pencil: customize the eraser as of in the old versions

Since a few builds, Grease Pencil in Blender 2.8 has a new eraser, which is "fading" a stroke until it is transparent, like in many softwares. But before those last builds, the default eraser had ...
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Accessing “null” object properties -Blender 2.79b Python scripting -

So ,I was trying to create a 3dview custom menu to easily access Grease pencil data like colors ,layers etc .However these properties didn't have any unique label but a common label called "null" . ...
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Blender 2.79b Grease pencil brush hotkeys not working (Windows7 ,64bit)

So,while using Blender 2.79b Grease pencil brushes (on Windows7 ,64bit) , I tried using the number (1,2,3....)default hotkeys assigned to them and found they were not working.Then I changed the ...
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“Failed to find Grease Pencil data to draw into” when using 'bpy.ops.gpencil.draw()'

I am in blender 2.79b. I would want to draw grease pencil lines by feeding in the points_list calculated in a programatic manner. When used in "Poly" mode, this ...
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Creating a custom menu of active grease pencil palette colors via Python Script (Blender 2.79b)

So,I was looking to accelerate the coloring workflow in grease pencil by creating a custom menu of the active GP palette colors. The workflow would be to assign a hotkey to this custom menu and then ...
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Grease Pencil in 2.8 can you link or reuse mouth shapes

I'm using Blender 2.8 Alpha and I was wondering if in Grease Pencil there's a way that you can use a link instead of coping drawings (shift+d) for mouth shapes in the dope sheet. So if I have 10 mouth ...
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Grease pencil shows through mesh in 2.8

Here is a grease pencil scribble mirrored on the surface of a sphere. For some reason the lines on the back of the sphere are visible through the lines in front. Changing the "depth ordering" in ...
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Blender 2.8 greace pencil aply smooth

I like that with 2.8 greace pencil lines can be made smooth using sculpt tools. However how does one apply such a smooth, now its just in the GPlayer another node on the time line, i'd like to apply ...
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2.8's Grease Pencil: Is it possible to scale several frames at the same time?

I was wondering if it was possible, in Draw mode, to select several (or all) shapes of the same Grease Pencil object and scale/move/rotate them together. For example here select both the star and the ...
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2.8: Is it possible to Scale up the Grease Pencil object symbol?

I was wondering if it was possible to scale up (or down) the Grease Pencil object symbol? I mean just scale its appearance without scaling the drawing inside, like for example it is possible to scale ...
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2.80 grease pencil - highlighted points in edit mode

I am testing the new grease pencil and i’ve a little question. In “edit mode” when I select points they’re no more highlighted in orange like before. Is there something to activate in the interface to ...
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Use Windows PC tablet as Wacom Tablet for Mac [closed]

As the title suggests, I would like to know how to turn my Windows PC into a Wacom tablet for my Mac. I've read about solutions that use VNC or a custom built Linux OS, but they do not fit what I need....
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Convert annotations to Grease Pencil object (old GP to new GP)

I'm playing with the new version of Blender (Beta 2.8) and was wondering how I could open/import old Grease Pencil animations (done before the 2.8), which are now called annotations if I understood ...
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Stylus delay in Grease Pencil

I am experiencing a problem with the Grease Pencil where there will be a delay between my stylus stroke and the stroke that is actually drawn in Blender. I would start to draw something with the ...
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Grease Pencil not drawing on a flat plane

I am animating over a mesh plane background with an image. I do the camera move first then draw the figure from the camera view or front view. when I do this the grease pencil plane has a 'curve' to ...
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Why does Grease Pencil ui not inherit from bpy.types.Panel?

I am developing an addon and often right click on existing ui elements and select "Edit Source" to learn how certain ui elements were made. Almost every ui element inherits from bpy.types.Panel as ...
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In Blender 2.7 or 2.8 how can you slice off parts of a 2D grease pencil drawing and move it to its own layer?

Basically, I am trying to create something like this https://youtu.be/nEM_oY-RZjg. I have downloaded that file and noticed that each body part is on a separate layer. The issue is when I draw a face I ...
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How do you change opacity of grease pencil strokes in blender 2.8?

I actually have 2 questions, how do you change the grease pencil opacity and how do add another layer? The old grease pencil supported layers but now it's a grease pencil object, how does this work?
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Blender 2.8 Grease Pencil - How to draw continuous lines

How can i draw continuous lines in blender 2.8 grease pencil? I can click on draw shape - select line but then i can only draw one line between two points i want to be able to carry on adding more ...
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Grease pencil Disappearing

I made a drawing using grease pencil, but when I reopened the file, all of the new strokes I make immediately disappear. The opacity is at 1.0 and the eyeball is visible. Is there some other setting ...
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Blender 2.8 greasePencil Poly and surface drawing

In the new grease pencil what is the way to stick a surface and where we can find the poly option to create simple block shapes like a typography custom.
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Grease Pencil-Preceding frame visible in next frame(non onion skin)-turn off please

Simply, Draw something on frame 1 and then I go to frame 2 but the contents of frame 1 are still visible until I start drawing on frame 2(contents of frame1 then disappear from view until I return to ...
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Grease Pencil : is there a multi frame edit mode in v2.79?

I know the new Grease Pencil (v2.8) will allow to edit several frames at once (Multi frame); but does this exists in 2.79 ? I would like to scale a bunch of drawings...
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How can I block in colors quickly with grease pencil tool?

https://youtu.be/SqyThycbqYg?t=76 In this video you see the artist blocks in color very quickly with grease pencil, how can I do that? I would like to do this as well, create a virtual 3D set and ...
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Animate 2D eyes and mouth on 3D Character?

What would be the best way for me to animate 2D eyes and mouth on a 3D character? Has anyone done this extensively? Thanks for the help!
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Grease pencil scatter tool - Not working on 2.79b

I can´t make the grease pencil scatter tool to work. My steps: Create isosphere. Create small chunks using (T)Edit>Cell fracture. Simulate active rigid bodies to make the chunks fall into pieces into ...
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Grease pencil scatter objects - Not working?

I´ve seen a couple of tutorials about grouping objects and then using those objects with SHIFT+A Grease pencil scatter option on a plane on a scene. I´ve been working with it and cannot get results ...
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grease pencil as raster

How to set grease pencil to draw as raster ? if i'm doing fast curve stroke, i hate when blender convert it into segmented curve (stepping curve). Is it possible to have a smooth line like doing a ...
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What are the Hotkeys to adjust Grease Pencil Brush Radius?

In Photoshop and many other programs, the bracket keys [] are used to increase and decrease the brush Radius respectively Does Blender's Grease Pencil have this functionaltiy? I can't seem to find ...
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How do I change active grease pencil palette color via python?

I am making script that makes new gpencil stroke and changes the color of it to colors that already exists in palette. Problem I'm facing is that ...
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How to assign keyboard shortcuts to draw with the Grease Pencil

I know the main hotkeys. I was wondering if it is possible to create shortcuts. I don't like having to hold keys whenever I want to draw/erase etc.. Just tapping or double tapping D so I can draw ...
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Grease Pencil UI mimic Animate CC?

Is there any chance/eta of the Grease Pencil reaching a UI flow similar to that in Animate CC? I really like the ability to double click in and out of library symbols with their own timelines, then to ...
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Insetting a line in a cube

I am very new to Blender (and 3D modeling in general), and I'm trying to do something I consider fairly simple, but seems beyond my grasp. I'm trying to make a base that looks like this: I have two ...
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is there a way to move the 3D Cursor on top of anything?

Many times that I have converted a "View Space" Grease Pencil stroke to a curve, I have found that the curve was created and placed in where the 3D cursor is(not exactly but they have relationship). ...
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Can't convert the Ruler/Protractor into any Geometry type

So I clicked on "Ruler/Protractor" button, drew a 3-meter line, and tried to convert it into a curve or poly but no joy. The options are inactive before you go into Ruler mode, and when you actually ...
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Can I mark on mesh surface with Grease Pencil and have it move with animated mesh?

I put GP marks on my mesh surface for reference in viewport solid mode. But when I move my rigged mesh, the GP marks do not follow. Is there a way I can make the marks follow with the rigged mesh?
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Is 3d look from contours possible in Blender using Grease Pencil?

I've recently started working with blender and was curious if it was possible to use the grease pencil tool in blender to achieve 3d look contouring as shown in these images. I've been trying various ...
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How to make rulers permanent visible?

Is it possible to keep rulers displayed when leaving the Grease Pencil toolbox? I can only see the rulers when I click Grease Pencil -> Tools -> Ruler/Protactor until I press ESC. Version: 2.79
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white dots in grease pencil strokes

I am working on animating with grease pencil, but have found it hard to display my work when there is a weird speckling of white throughout my stroke. The opacity of the palette stroke is set to 1.00, ...
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How to ease grease pencil animations between different keyframes

I have been trying my hand at animating with grease pencils, but found that keyframes do not behave with grease pencils as they do with standard meshes. When you put a keyframe for the clouds in this ...
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how to have grease pencil animation have one object permanent

I am trying to make a 2d animation in blender and appreciate the grease pencil tools. However, I find it hard to say keep a tree in the background for multiple frames. Is there a way to make one layer ...
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Set grease pencil drawings on one level?

I am working on a project where I rely heavily on grease pencil drawings (for sculpting), always looking straight on top with 7 on keypad. I just noticed that my drawings are on different levels on ...
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questions about grease pencil stroke thickness

I've been struggling with grease pencil stroke thickness in a bunch of ways is it possible to change the thickness of individual points in order to edit the effects of pressure sensitivity after the ...
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Grease pencil workflow for composition or storyboarding

I would like to use the grease pencil for sketching the composition of illustrations sketching the storyboard for animations where the illustration/animation will be done in 3D. For the ...
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How to get consistent stroke thickness when zooming grease pencil?

I've noticed that when I am using the Grease pencil with a placement other than "view" the thickness stays the same thickness based on the view in a way that it isn't effected by it's perceived ...
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rendering a Cycles 3D, 2D hybrid using grease pencil animation

Is there any way to render a frame by frame grease pencil animation over a cycles animation. I don't want to convert the grease pencil to mesh if I don't have to because I don't want the grease pencil ...