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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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Why is grease pencil performing so poorly with many keyframes?

Blender becomes very slow when editing or sculpting on a frame in a Grease Pencil object that has many keyframes. This occurs even when Multiframe is disabled, and regardless of the amount of ...
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Greasepencil Lineart accumulating strokes opacity (Greasepencil uniform opacity <100%)

Objective: Achieve uniform lineart opacity below 100%. (without overlapping strokes - creating accumulated higher opacity) Non working methods tried: Lineart opacity Opacity modifier after Lineart ...
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Why does my stroke in GP flicker when i zoom in or out? [closed]

A similar question was asked 4 years ago, but was never answered. I am hoping some can help me. I am new to 2d animation in blender and I don't understand why my strokes are flickering. When I zoom in ...
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How can I turn an Object LineArt into a Poly Curve?

I am really new to bpy and I wrote this script: ...
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Draw mode is unusable

This question has been posed but I have not seen the resolution. Basically I am trying to use grease pencil in draw mode, but I get a small amount of a line then it stops. I cannot draw a continuous ...
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Colour not surfacing, it’s covered up 2D grease pencil

How do you draw a color on the surface of another color, but making sure that the other color is not covered up But stating that it has two different blank grease pencil on the scene collection. Like ...
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How to delete GP stroke in 3d viewport?

This has been bugging me for a while. How do I get rid of the little floating GP stroke in the 3d workspace but still keep the brushstrokes on my object? It's really annoying and I can't find a way to ...
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Grease Pencil Fill Material Appearing Behind Other Objects

After much digging it appears that other objects in the scene are rendering in front of the grease pencil's fill, but not the outline. For example, i have a grease pencil (GP) drawing of a man in an ...
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Grease Pencil Line Art and Noise Modifier Flickering

I’m having an issue with the line art and noise modifier where the intersection lines are changing every frame instead of every 12 steps as set in the randomize section of the noise modifier tab. The ...
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Why is my grease pencil drawing see-through even though is ON TOP of another grease pencil object?

I'm working on this project and one of my drawings is see-through for some reason, even though it's own grease pencil object AND is in front of the other drawing plane, I have done this project ...
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How to align grease pencil objects and mesh in a rig with bone relative?

I am finding issues pairing the grease pencil object in a rig. I have been following the instructions as per the youtube tutorial by Sophie Jantak however I have made my own model from scratch and ...
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Is there a method for using Photoshop .abr brushes within grease pencil?

Tutorials I found aren't clear on how to import them. I tried using converted PNGs, but the color of the stroke stays white and looks bad. Straightforward steps on how to do this would be very helpful!...
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Line Art using Grease Pencil not working in Panoramic Render for 360 Image/Video

so I have made an object (cabinet/cupboard) in another blend file including the textures nodes and line art using grease pencil, after that I linked the file to another project to composition it with ...
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Exporting from Grease pencil to SVG with Holes does not work properly?

I am trying to export a shape that I made in blender to an SVG. I've converted the curve to SVG, but all the holes get filled in the process. The work around to that was to assign the inner curves to ...
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How do I make pixel animations with Grease Pencil?

I am attempting to make a pixel animation in Blender (not voxel). I have attempted to use the square brush, but for some strange reason, it spaces out the squares. I don't intend to use the Grease ...
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Grease Pencil still showing in complete darkness

I want to make an animation which would be from bright to dark, and combining 3d and 2d(grease pencil) and when the light goes out grease pencil object can still be seen, and i dont want that, i want ...
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Python: canvas-flip action is merged with the next user action in undo history

I wrote a simple add-on to enable canvas flipping in Blender (for Grease Pencil) with a hotkey, as well as a menu button. All it does is multiply the camera's local X scale by -1: ...
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Simplify grease pencil drawing in viewport for animating more easily?

I have a grease pencil object with a drawing/frame that I want to parent to an armature for animating it with bones. My problem is that the drawing is a bit complex/has enough points to make my ...
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How do I exclude specific materials or vertices from Grease Pencil line art?

So I'm making a little animation with a cartoonish duck and added some line art with Grease Pencil. But here's the issue; it all looks good and nice, but there is line art around the duck's eyes ...
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Why is blender crashing with this code line: bpy.ops.gpencil.convert(type='CURVE', use_timing_data=context.scene.transfer_gp_timing_data_toggle)

I selected a grease pencil scribble that wasn't too complex, and the convert tab grease pencil to mesh works very fast on my computer. Blender crashes when executing this line: curve_obj = bpy.ops....
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Grease Pencil white border

So i'm drawing in greace pencil for the first time. Now i'm adding a background for my character that i just drawed. But there appears this white strange pixels around the character. Is there any way ...
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Multi Camera and Grease Pencil Line Art Modifier

Anyone know if there's a way to get the Grease Pencil Line Art modifier to work with Multi-View Stereoscopy? Trying to render out line art of a character from multiple angles at once. (Works with ...
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Script Help for overlapping edges between objects

I am working on a project that involves drawing grease pencil edges using the "mark freestyle edge" feature on edges that do not intersect with edges from other objects. I am using RBDLab to ...
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I want to save only the palette separately

After setting up the palette, I can save it as a startup file and use it. It is difficult to save it as a startup file after work. I don't want to save my work as a startup file. I know how to append ...
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Line art modifier - Rbdlab cell fracture issues

This is my first post, so please be kind :) I’m using rbdlab to fracture an object into multiple cells (walls, doors, bricks, complex objects) I use line art modifier to add some cool style to the ...
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How to exclude a collection from affecting another collections LineArt individual silhouette?

I have multiple collections, each with their own LineArt applied, each with a different style. One collection it for the main objects, the other for small details that are "drawn over" the ...
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Grease Pencil colours appear darker than Base Colour (lights are off)

I'm trying to draw simple light blue strokes in Grease Pencil (Blender 4.0.2) They appear duller/darker in the preview, the viewport and in the final render. Lights are turned off. Is this a bug? Or ...
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How to fill between stroke layers, without over filling previous strokes in Grease Pencil

Hi Blender community, I am having major issues filling in between strokes in grease pencil and I have a deadline for school on Tuesday. I uploaded a video, and as you can see, I have the strokes on ...
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When rendering the Grease Pencil line, dots appear

When I try to render the Grease Pencil line, it appears dotted; but in normal Object Mode, the line appears thick.
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How can I get one grease pencil object to appear inside another?

So, I've been having this issue for the last couple of days and I'm sure its my lack of knowledge on how Grease Pencil Objects work and/or interact with each other. Let me give some details. I ...
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Grease Pencil material preview slot shows the checkerboard background in Blender 4.1

This is a Grease Pencil material preview slot in Blender 4.1 This is a Grease Pencil material preview slot in Blender 4.0 and below As you can see, there's the weird checkerboard background appears ...
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Can't render with grease pencil objects, and cannot find them neither

I was trying to rendrer my scenes using Garage Render Farm client, and upon sending to render it notified me that my scene contains grease pencil object which is not supported by GRF (and thus, my ...
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Texture brush strokes disappear when rendering

I'm trying to render my grease pencil animation, but the rendered frames look different from what I see in Blender. The layers where I used texture brushes disappear almost completely, I can see just ...
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Convert animated grease pencil stroke into geometry, keeping animation

I have been asked to do several animations of a line that animates onto the screen left to right then kind of vibrates into a piece of handwriting. I did a test which was just one word and I kind of ...
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The colors don't appear correctly when I append a grease pencil animation into another file

I just started using blender for a school project. I downloaded brushes and used them in my grease pencil animation. It looks fine on my screen (first photo) but when I append it into another file, it ...
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What is the difference in depth calculation of grease pencil between viewport and render (EEVEE)

When drawing grease pencil strokes on the surface of a mesh, in the viewport everything looks fine, the stroke is rendered over the geometry, but when I render the scene, the stroke seems to be ...
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GP Fill Tool Doesn't Work in non 2D animation set up. How to get it to work in 3D space?

I want to add a GP object to my 3D scene, so I'm making it in the scene because I needed it to align with my object (currently hidden) and the line work went fine. But trying to fill the lines the ...
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Alternatives to freestyle and grease pencil when using panoramic cameras? For full-dome rendering. Cycles only <3

I'm working on a full dome project, rendering in Cycles with a fisheye equidistant camera with a 210d FoV angle. Since freestyle and grease pencil are not supported with panoramic cameras (please let ...
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Scene Line art line overlaps the colour of the Grease Pencil tool

How can I fix this? The Scene Line art line overlaps the colour of the Grease Pencil tool. Thanks in advance
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Select another Grease Pencil object in Draw mode Blender 4.0

In Blender 2.9x to Blender 3.x, it was possible to switch from one GP object to another while in Draw mode with the right-click selection (so, drawing with left click/stylus tip, and selecting with ...
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Flickering strokes when changing stroke depth order to 3D location in Grease Pencil

Hello Blender Community, When I change the stroke depth order to 3D location, strokes drawn with a brush that has opacity appear to flicker depending on the viewing angle. Is there any solution or ...
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How to make onion skin the same color as the sketch?

I am doing an animation of a hand using Grease Pencil, and for the sketch, I have each finger and the thumb a different color. How do I make the Onion Skin have the same colors as the sketch?
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How to stagger linked duplicate grease pencil animations?

I don't know the term for this as I can't find what I am looking for through googling. I have a grease pencil object with a frame by frame animation. I have created a linked duplicate, as I want the ...
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Grease pencil lineart modifier does not appear through the image plane

An image plane acts as a barrier for the grease pencil lineart modifier as if it's an actual plane. Is there a way for the lineart modifier to pass through flat planes? Could there be an add-on ...
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Lighting a 2d city in Grease Pencil using a shader

I'm drawing a 2d city in Grease Pencil. I'm wondering if there is a way to light the city using Shaders? Or should I just use an actual 3d light or lighter-colored brushstrokes to achieve the desired ...
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Grease pencil line art is missing edges

I want to outline the edges of the following chip object using a grease pencil line art modifier. However, it only outlines some of the edges: only the ones forming the silhouette of the object. The ...
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Line Art renders everything instead of only sillhouette

I believe I have a bug with the Line Art feature of the Grease Pencile. It renders everything though I chose only to render an individual silhouette. I have a heavy scene with a lot of trees and grass....
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Can't mark a Grease Pencil Material to an asset browser?

If I right-click the Grease Pencil Material, I can't see the menu that I make an asset. However, Grease pencil objects can be made with assets. Is the only way to make Grease pencil material an asset? ...
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View Camera: decoupling view rotation from camera

I'm trying out Grease Pencil for 2D animation. When I start drawing, I naturally use the View Camera (shortcut: NumPad 0), whose rectangular outline delineates the 2D canvas. But when looking through ...
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2D Grease Pencil Animation: Fill Not Working

so I'm having an issue with the 2D Fill Tool. I draw the face and I've closed off all the gaps and it still will not fill, any idea why? Do I need to draw the head in one line? Is there some setting ...
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