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 to attach Grease Pencil object to animated mesh

I'm trying to use the Grease Pencil tool to make expressions on my 3D animated characters, but the Grease pencil doesn't follow my animated mesh : Of course, I tried parenting the grease pencil to ...
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Grease pencil - Made a new stroke now old stroke everything is mirrored

I tried to make a new stroke because I am storyboarding for the first time in Blender and I thought rather than tweening something I could tween the stroke and then board the acting over using the ...
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How to extrude the Grease Pencil draw like in sketchup?

I drew some curves with the Grease Pencil, and I want to transform it into a 3d wall. I tried researching a lot of how to do it, but i was really not able to found nothing. In the object mode, with ...
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Appending a Grease Pencil rig breaks it

I have a simple 2D Rig created with Grease Pencil and deformed by weights/lattices, this is what it looks like: But when I try to append it to another scene it looks like this: I'm not sure why this ...
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I want to change default settings of '2d animation'

I made a new '2d animation' file with ctrl+n and default setting looks like above picture. I want to change color and size of white panel and color of background. How can I do it?
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Glitchy lines coming from the pencil strokes

There are these weird glitchy lines coming from the end of the stroke while I'm drawing. They also connect the two last strokes I put down between each other. Because of that, when i switch do Object ...
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Why can't I convert object to Grease Pencil?

I want to convert my mesh object to grease pencil, and this may be a glitch but when I go to convert to--> it says convert to grease pencil from curve, not from mesh. I've done some research and ...
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Callback after drawing operation in Grease Pencil

How can I execute a callback after any drawing operation in a Grease Pencil object? For example, after I finish a stroke or use the fill tool.
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Grease Pencil primitive/shape tools do not function

First and foremost, I am on 64bit Windows 10, V1909, Build 18363.1440 My current blender installation is 64bit 2.92.0, fresh from blender.org When I click on the primitives while in Grease Pencil's ...
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Tweening drawings in Blender 2D object mode

So this seems like and obvious thing, but It's got me beat, and I've scoured the internet for threads about this problem and I haven't found them. I'm doing a rough frame-by-frame animation and so I ...
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Why grease pencil's Timeoffset modifier does not work? (Solved)

Tried to loop 3 keyframes from 0 to 24. I basically checked everything, after added the modifier, the frames in the custom range don't loop. I'm using the 2.92 and tested again on 2.83, still didn't ...
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Blender Grease Pencil Fill problem

I've been using grease pencil. I want to use the fill from the draw tool but I can't use it. Whenever I make a blank stroke in the layout, it will not show in header. Also, none of the strokes would ...
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Mesh in front of Grease Pencil: how to remove the outline?

In my current project I have a GP character whose mouth is a mesh animated with shape keys. Problem is that the mesh has an outline around it when rendered that shows the background through. It looks ...
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How do I render the current 3D view port? [duplicate]

I have a series of keyframes (objects with animation) that play in the current 3d viewport, are listed on the dope sheet but for some reason the render nodes are pulling from an older scene with ...
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Grease Pencil bug, drawing disapears when zooming and moving

so I built a scene with different components ( a building and some trees), everything looks fine from distance, but when I zoom in or move in some directions, the trees get "cut", they ...
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Use a generated texture for Grease Pencil

so I've made a building in blender with the Grease Pencil, and I've filled up with colors the walls, now I'm trying to put a generated brick texture onto these fillups, but I cant find any way. So ...
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Greasepencil strokes disappear behind geometry when rendering

I am wokring on a project using Greasepencil to add detail to 3D geometry. Everything looks fine in the viewport, but as soon as I render, some of the strokes that are close to 3D objects start to ...
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How can I make grease pencil be effected by shadow?

I'm using grease pencil in surface draw mode to make my scene look painted, but I'm not sure how to make grease pencil respond to shadowing. I know grease pencil can't cast shadows, so I set my ...
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How to convert a mesh with vertex colors to grease pencil and keep the vertex colors?

I have a Mesh that has Vertex Colors. Is there a way to convert the coloured mesh to grease pencil, and keep the Vertex Colors? Right now, when I convert it, the lines only become black. I am using ...
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Blender from GPencil to Image

I am converting numpy array to Image -> Empty object -> Trace to Grease Pencil. ...
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why does my TimeOffset modifier not work after rendered?

I made an animation with the TimeOffset modifier in the grease-pencil.It can loop in the blender.But when it output ,my TimeOffset doesn't loop anymore.The Loop only plays once when rendered.
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how to change grease pencil radius using brackets []

brackets not working for changing the brush radius like it does for sculpting/texture painting. Is there a a keymap to get this to work similarly?
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Why do interpolated grease pencil strokes deform?

I have drawn a 2D Character using grease pencil and I’ve separated the limbs on different layers. When I interpolate the key frames, the strokes will scale or deform in strange ways. I’ve tried adding ...
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Grease Pencil Saving Thickness Profiles

Is there a way to save curve and arc thickness profiles in Grease Pencil draw mode? I use a two or three different settings in my drawings, and it would be really nice to save and select them from a ...
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Help with marking keyframes for the timeline

I am trying to work on a 2D animation in Blender, but the markers for the keyframes in the timeline disappeared because I had the express keys for my drawing tablet on. I am trying to make it so the ...
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Rotating a 2d drawing so I can animate it the other way

How do I draw a 2d animation in another direction without rotating the entire image? I want to select the head/face and rotate it in the opposite direction without making the camera rotate in the ...
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the grab and the push tool locked on the y-axis?

I have got an issue with the grab and the push tool in the sculpt mode (grease pencil). The transformation is locked on the y-axis. In N tools I haven't found an option to disable this behaviour 😣 ...
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2D animation — lines disappeared onto another frame

I am trying to work on a simple 2D animation project in Blender, but when I try to draw a new line, it disappears onto another keyframe. I am trying to learn how to do that on an XP-PEN Artist 12 ...
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Is there a tool, addon or modifier that creates a 3D model from Grease Pencil just like Smoothie-3D / Paint 3D / Monster Mash?

I want to find some way to imitate this technique. (draw a curve that becomes a model with a few clicks) The same can be done with Paint 3D as seen here and Monster Mash as seen here. The most I can ...
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Grease pencil object is refusing visual effects

I'm new to blender 2.92 and I've a book with cool tutorial series with quick-start guides for blender 2.80, and I've learned many things so far! But a problem arises when I try to apply an effect to ...
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How to make sqare/sharp lines with Grease pencil?

Every line ends up in either a fade or a circle. You can sort of achieve it by scaling down the last point in the stroke, but you have to do it manually every time! and it only gets you a triangle ...
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Grease Pencil on Mesh won't Render

first of I would just like it to be known that I am really new to Blender so my problem might actually be a simple one to solve. I have a mesh that I made and I used the grease pencil to do some ...
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Proper greasepencil animation workflow: How to manage “scenes”?

What I'm trying to figure out how to "correctly" manage multiple-scene grease pencil animations. By multiple scene, I mean, maybe I drew an animated intro title, then I want cut to a street ...
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How Can I Subdivide Only Part of a Grease Pencil Stroke (Ver. 2.92.0)?

When in Edit Mode for a Grease Pencil object, I can go to the Stroke menu at the top of the screen and select Subdivide. But this will always subdivide the entire Grease Pencil object. How can I ...
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How do you draw in multiple colors with grease pencil?

Im trying to draw in color, but all my strokes come out the same grey color, no matter if I use material or vertex color. I have also seen related questions or tutorials where the way they change the ...
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How to fill a color inside circle in grease pencil

I have to fill a circle with yellow color but if I use fill tool it just fills the borders. I want to fill the inside. Here is a picture for example: I just want to fill the inside with yellow by one ...
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How can I Toggle “Autolocking of Layers” without accessing “Layer Specials” Menu (Blender 2.92.0)?

I'm experiencing a lot of tedium while animating with Blender Grease Pencil because I do not yet have an efficient workflow. I'm wondering if there is a hotkey, or if not, a way to easily create one, ...
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Can you draw in 3d from orthografic projections?

Im drawing a orthographic reference for my character, and then I would like to trace it in blender with grease pencil so I have a 3d-ish reference instead of several images. Now, grease pencil only ...
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2d Keyframe stays visible after adding new ones

I aded 41 keyframes by either plain drawing, duplicating or editing other keyframes, the thing is, when I try to add keyframe 42, the keyframe 41 appears on top of it, and this happens for every new ...
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erasing part of grease pencil strokes

I am fairly new to using blender for 2d animation, and just blender in general. I'm trying to use the grease pencil to animate. I feel like I'm missing something simple but cant find it out. I am ...
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What is the quickest way to erase grease pencil lines in a selected area?

I am trying to erase the grey lines overlapping the character and I was wondering what is the quickest way to do this? I tried to use erase stroke which would remove the background lines completely, ...
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Grease Pencil to move boundaries

I have original grayscale image and pink boundaries. The goal is to vectorize the boundaries and move with them. As it is shown on the image below. What are the possibilities? I found that there is a ...
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Why doesn't blender grease pencil solid fill interpolate properly

I'm kinda noob when it comes to grease pencil in blender, I'm trying to render wavy blocks to maybe use as sprites in a game I'm creating, the strokes seem to get interpolated quite nicely but not ...
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The pen/pencil tool is not aligning with my tablet and tablet pen in 2.91.0 2D Animation

I'm very new to Blender so I'll do my best to explain my problem. When I draw on my Wacom Cintiq 16 tablet the drawing tool doesn't seem to be completely calibrated to my tablet pen. My tablet is ...
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Grease pencil overlapping everything

I'm new to blender and I am trying to block out some compositions, but is there a way I can get it so that my grease pencil strokes don't overlap everything I try to put over it? In this case im ...
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Adding transparencies in blender grease pencil

I'm trying to shade my drawing in grease pencil, and for that I'm using a layer with Blend set to "Multiply" and a grey material to fill the color. I have multiple objects, trying to rig a ...
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Keyframes disappearing

I was working on Blender for 2D animation and at some point the keyframes just disappeared. They are still there hidden because I can access my drawings but the yellow squares are not visible anymore: ...
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Grease pencil - Brush options unable to find in v2.91.0

When I was following this tutorial, I saw these options in their draw mode viewport window: However, it's not present in my DRAW mode window (Blender v2.91.0). ...
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Grease pencil terrible strokes?

I tried to use Grease Pencil for some animation and drawing. After an hour it was only pure frustration. I tried some brush (called soft pencil). The result was a dotted line....NOT SOFT PENCIL. So I ...
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Blender Grease Pencil is rendering all black

I'm completely stumped as to what's going on here but for whatever reason when I render this scene in blender it just shows up all black. It does not show up like this in any other of the render modes ...

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