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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Hybrid Animation [on hold]

I'm a student looking into the IMPACT of 2D 3D Hybrid Animation, are there many people/studios out there with plans to explore this with the new Grease pencil capabilities? Anyone with insight on how ...
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How do I make different strokes inside of one Grease Pencil instance? [2.8]

I am learning the new everything inside of Blender 2.8, and I noticed that when you make a new grease pencil object, It creates two "things". I don't really know the name of them. Anyways, I would ...
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Layers behind dissapears

When i am drawing in my grease pencil scene, sometimes happens that all my layers (bloked)behind dissapears when i draw in top of them in a new layer., Then when i finish my Stroke all of them show. ...
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(Python API 2.8) How to add points to a Stroke Grease Pencil in a Vertex Group?

I am newbie in Python API. I wanna to automate one rig proccess with Grease Pencil object in Blender 2.8. I've already created the bones in the correct, related positions in the BBONE format ... and ...
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Grease pencil fill appears infront of glass, while in 3d space it is behind

Trying to put a grease pencil layer behind and infront of a glass jar in Blender 2.8. But the part behind the jar appears to be infront of the jar. Is there some kind of Blend mode in grease pencil I ...
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Why are Grease Pencil Strokes converted to thin Lines?

I was working on a small test animation within the 2d animation, but somehow hit a hotkey that I couldn't seem to find and fix it. The image below shows how it looks after the accidental hotkey input....
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3d Grease pencil fill

When drawing in a 3d space with grease pencil, is there a way to fill a curved / endless plane. for example, If I draw a rectangle, with 2 square corners on one end and a radius on the other. And then ...
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Blender 2.8 Video editing - annotation

Do you know if you can annotate a video in Blender? I have tried to d + mouse draw, but I need to control when the grease pen stroke is shown. I am trying to add circles to a video sequence, to ...
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2.8 How can I draw and fill a closed shape in 2D?

I was drawing something in 2d today when 2 hours of work went up in flames as I couldn't fill in any colors. Was this a bug/glitch within the 2.80 Beta, or am I missing something? I would use the ...
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Grease pencil strokes transparent on surfaces

My Question is about the grease pencil drawn onto surfaces. Grease pencil strokes on geometry are turning transparent and causing the geometry to also lose opacity. I want to paint over an entire ...
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Unwanted thin edges-lines between Grease-Pencil objects

I want the hair be made of three objects, so I can wave effect them separately. The different objects are in different positions along Y axis (from camera) but very close. how do I get rid of those ...
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2.8/Grease P/How to rotate only a few strokes by the Cursor?

I see there's a tool called Cursor, but nothing happens when I click on the canvas with it. I was hoping it would allow me to choose a different location for the cursor so I could rotate by it. As if ...
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2.8/Grease Pencil. How to flip a stroke horizontally?

I only need to do this for a few strokes. Unfortunately, the Mirror modifier is being applied to the whole drawing. Thanks guys, DPC
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Why Grease Pencil will only let me draw a circle around a red dot? - 2.8

Out of the blue this red dot appeared on my canvas. And when I try to draw, the only strokes I can do are those around the red dot, making a circle around it. I can draw near or far from the dot ...
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How to disable x-ray for annotations (grease pencil) in 2.8?

Is it even possible in 2.8? In 2.7 we had such ability, but now, when grease pencil and annotations are separate things, xray possible disable only for grease pencil, but not for annotations
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grease pencil jagged lines

my Blender produces very jagged lines in 2D Animation mode (grease pencil). It seems to be updating my pens position at a very low framerate. Turning input samples to 10 has no effect. What do? Im ...
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Is it possible to do projection mapping with blender

I was trying to find information about how can I do projection mapping with blender on real surfaces/objects. Found some tutorials but they didn't help much. Most of them were talking about creating ...
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How to bring Grease Pencil drawings to another .blend file? - 2.80

First off, I understand there's this thread, but it's older than 2 years now. I tried Appending but only an empty Grease Pencil data arrives. In the original I have 4 keyframes. Only one keyframe ...
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grease pencil on mesh (2.8)

when I use the pencil on a mesh it shows through it, so it gets messy fast when I annotate my mesh for re-topology. how can only show the brushes on the mesh (not behind it) only?
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Grease Pencil Vertex Problem

I've recently gotten into Grease Pencil animation on Blender v2.79 but whenever I try to select the whole grease pencil frame to position the drawing elsewhere, the drawing only selects a single ...
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How do I access grease pencil data?

I would like to be able to extract start and end points of grease pencil line tool, the one used for annotations in 2.80. It would be great if I can get the data ...
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How do i make grease pencil lines to disappear?

i am Doing projection mapping with blender and need to trace a car by having different lines coming and going. how do i make grease pencil lines to disappear. as i only can figure out how to build the ...
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Finding grease pencil erasers via python in 2.8

I'm writing a script to index through the grease pencil brushes but I would like to filter out eraser brushes. I can determine if the brush is used for grease pencil by ...
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Blender 2.80 Objects have sound attached to them?

I want to create a simple grease pencil animation, but don't want to have to add sound later on, but would prefer for example an object to have sound attached, like a cloud rain and thunder. The sound ...
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Selecting a grease pencil object Blender 2.8

In grease pencil mode I was practicing making eyes. My question isn't about that though. I'm having trouble selecting objects that I make. I have each colored object on it's own layer. All colored ...
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Place Image in Front of a Grease Pencil Layer

Please refer the 2 images provided. In the image it can be seen that a white grease pencil layer is drawn on the default 3d cube Surface and an image of a girl (using images as planes addon) is ...
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After having converted the grease pencil strokes to a mesh I can't add any texture in texture paint mode

I've watched this tutorial about grease pencil in blender 2.8 by Paul Cageggi and I've got the idea to apply over the car a texture of a real car found on internet using the projection painting ...
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Creating my own custom Grease Pencil brushes using different facial textures in blender 2.8

as soon as I have watched this tutorial I've got an idea. As you can see on the tut,he created a grease pencil brush that has two caracteristics : a pre-determined size and a pre-determined color and ...
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How to place annotation stroke on the surface of the object in Blender 2.8?

From what I can tell, the annotation stroke is always placed at the cursor position. I'd like to place it on the faces of the object. Is there a way to do it? I know I could easily achieve this with ...
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grease pencil 2.8 weird outline

hey so im using the new grease pencil and all i have done so far is set the stroke color to a dark brown, then the fill color to a lighter brown and drew a circle using the circle draw tool. it works ...
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Edit Grease Pencil Strength

i've just started studying Grease Pencil and did some basic animations. After some work i've noticed that all my strokes were painted with a semi transparent strength. Can i change the strength of my ...
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Export grease pencil lines with a transparent background

How can I export (as PNG frames) the lines of grease pencil on a transparent background?
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Use Blender2.8 grease pencil as live texture

Is there any way that a stroke object can be used as a 2d texture? (Blender 2.8) I would like to be able to use my animated stroke, as a texture which I plug into whatever material I want. This could ...
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2D Rigging Question: Can you link or copy the rigging from the line to a fill within a grease pencil object?

I've just been getting into some basic 2D Animation with rigging, and I succesfully rigged the grease pencil "line" layer via vertex groups and weight painting and made a basic animation, however I ...
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Blender 2.8 stroke outline

I am doing an little 2d animation in blender 2.8, and when i created new empty for the person, it had that thin brown outline, that expands as i zoom out(so it's always visible). The dark grey color ...
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How to convert text/curves into grease pencil in Blender 2.8?

So I have this text object in Blender 2.8 beta.... ...and I'd like to turn the filled mesh plus the contours into grease pencil strokes, so I can apply some interesting effects to it. How do I do ...
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is there any way to make annotations snap to a mesh?

Is there any way I could use the grease pencil snap to the face of a model/plane? For example: but then if I change the perspective the annotation is floating where it shouldn't It would be much ...
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Grease pencil in Blender 2.8 Eraser freezing

In my last works I encounter troubles with rubber/eraser, it is working like games on low fps. My current project has 168k points and 1,3k strokes, I remember I had bigger paintings, and everything ...
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Blender live-action footage and Grease Pencil animation

I have a bit of live-action footage that I would like to incorporate into a scene done with Grease Pencil to. Think of a newscaster talking about something and the live-action video is in a smaller ...
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Export image as Scalable Vector Graphic

Hello, Does anyone know if there is a way to export grease pencil drawing as pdf or some other non pixel format?
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Additive drawing with grease pencil

Grease pencil clears all previous strokes when writing a new frame. I want to keep the existing strokes and copy them to the new frame before a new stroke has been drawn. When drawing in the ...
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Can you use grease pencil to mask render?

I have a render of a 3d weapon with transparent background, behind it is the footage of the weapon's wielder, can i use an animated grease pencil sketch to erase parts of the render and make it look ...
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Different Timeline shortcuts in Grease Pencil Draw mode?

I'm used to other 2D animation apps, where I can configure my shortcuts in a way that I don't have to lift my non-drawing hand to move through the Timeline frames. With Blender, there are already so ...
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Cannot add Visual Effects to Grease Pencil Drawing (Blender 2.80 Beta)

I used the newest version. Did I do something wrong?
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color management (& grease pencil) : possible to render as it is in the viewport?

I got a problem with the filmic color management & Grease Pencil objects - the colors do render poorly (right) - I prefer the viewport (left) look. If I switch to the "default" color management; ...
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Blender 2.8 Lag issue on grease pencil with multiple layers. Possible temporary solution

There is a good amount of lag when drawing extensively. Adding lines isn't slowed down thankfully but erasing is a notable problem as well as sculpting. Until 2.8 is optimized for performance, there ...
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Draw grease pencil over render without live rendering

I am drawing a grease pencil layer over my subject based on a specific camera angle. The camera is locked, and the grease pencil strokes are being drawn while looking through it. In order to draw the ...
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Using Grease Pencil to make the projection painting of a real Photo on a 2D plane

Since I've read that the drawings created with grease pencil are objects,I would like to know if I can make the project painting of a new face over the actor's face that I have mapped as an image on a ...
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2.8. Scattered instances of animated grease pencil object, each with random time offset?

I have a grease pencil object with animation keyframes. An animation of a simple 'star' which wobbles and flickers now and then. The animation is designed to loop well. Here's what I'd like to ...