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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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Can't seem to find the canvas slider anywhere?

I've been following a blender tutorial, its literally my first time in this software. In the tutorial it mentions having a grease pencil object selected in order to see the Canvas slider option in ...
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Is it possible to "apply" a grease pencil mask?

I would like to commit the changes made by a grease pencil mask to the affected grease pencil layer. The reason this is important is that I have a mask that is getting skewed by an armature animation, ...
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3D animated grease pencil brush stroke

I've been working in AE with a paint brush line that animates on and winds between objects in the frame. I've been liking the paint brush looks in grease pencil a lot better than I've been able to ...
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Any way to reflect grease pencil objects in mirrors (reflection plane) in Eevee?

I'm a storyboard artist and recently I've been using Blender for my animatics. A game dev friend recommanded that I use Eevee for my renders as its way less ressource hungry than Cycles. Using a ...
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How Do You Delete Vertices That Aren't Seen By Camera Using Geometry Nodes?

I've been trying to recreate the Grease Pencil Line Art Modifier using Geometry Nodes. I'm pretty close, but I'm wondering: How do you delete vertices that aren't seen by the camera? I've been trying ...
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Blender Camera Clipping Reversal Issues with Freestyle/LineArt Rendering

I've been working on a project in Blender where I attempted to achieve a specific visual effect by intentionally reversing the camera's Clipping Start and Clipping End settings. In particular, I set ...
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Grease pencil - unable to download and import texture brush pack (internet connection)

I'm using Blender version 3.6.2 and working from home laptop (MAC) with a stable internet connection. I've been working with the Grease Pencil add-on in Blender but encountered an issue. When I enable ...
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Export as grease pencil SVG showing up Blank

I'm trying to export an SVG so its visible in Inscape but the SVG that I open after exporting in Inkscape is just shadows. The render looks completely fine. I followed this tutorial but cant figure ...
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Get (and set) vertex/point weight from/to a GreasePencilPoint? (Python)

Im a bit confused. I'm trying to get the weight from every vertex/point in a GreasePencil Stroke, to later assign them to another stroke in a different frame. I can access the (active) GreasePencil by ...
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Importing SVG as Grease Pencil

I am trying to import an SVG file and because when using the bpy.ops.import_curve.svg() the imported file seems not correct, I would like to use the ...
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How to add a contour to light for an NPR shader?

I'm using Grease Pencils Lineart Modifier to outline objects. Freestyle works just as well. How can I get the highlights to be contoured with the same stroke? Here's the material. Grease pencils ...
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Why is the grease pencil on this specific area didn't render like the rest of the outlines?

Why is the grease pencil on the bottles area didn't render like the rest of the outlines? For additional info, those lines that didn't render properly were drawn while in front view while the rest is ...
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How do I make grease pencil outline ignore surrounding meshes?

I am looking to solve an issue I'm experiencing when using a Grease Pencil Outline. Whenever there is a Mesh in front of the outline (from the camera's perspective) the outline will create a gap in ...
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Strange results with Grease Pencil Fills, Holdout Materials, a 3D object and Render Transparency

I'm rather new to Blender so apologies if the answer is obvious. I'm attempting to use a Grease Pencil Fill Material with Holdout to 'cut through' another fill and reveal a 3D object behind the Grease ...
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grease pencil freeze and crash blender when I add it [particule / instancing problem ?]

I wanted to add a line art modifier to the chara. When I add the line art, the moment when you put the default material into the Material box, it freeze indefinitely and then crash. The problem being ...
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Grease Pencil rendering and view port

When I use Grease Pencil I get this weird antialiasing or overlapping issue - the line is drawn on the surface with an offset - it's not going into the cube - furthermore I have Z passes enabled - I'...
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Grease Pencil Masks - Partial Transparency

I'm attempting to recreate this mask transparency effect I did in Procreate where it's not a perfect mask, and you can still somewhat see the masked object through the mask (pictured below). Notice ...
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Duplicating GreasePencilFrames changes their editing behaviour? (Bug?)

Im instancing some GreasePencilFrames via code. With: ...
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Greasepencil Object Visible in Unwanted Parts

I am making this illustration of a 3D card and the effect that I want in the end is that it has some depth inside, so I made this folllowing setup: there's the box, and the different layers of ...
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grease pencil rendering in wrong location

I have moved my grease pencil object far in the background but when i render it comes close to the camera. I have several of these lightning objects and they all have this problem. I have attached 2 ...
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Line Art not showing through transparency, but showing on transparent objects

This character head is all one object but I am having a problem when applying Grease Pencil Line Art Modifier to the head with glasses. The eyebrows and eye lashes are joined geometry cards, with ...
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Curve mapping in a Operator property panel?

I'd like to add a curve mapping in my operator's undo panel, along with its properties. As far as I know, is not possible and is pretty hacky; we have to basically add a Curve node in shader tree, and ...
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How to add a curve2D/mapping property to an Operator? (Image inside, I don't know its name)

I would like to add this kind of curve property that I've seen in different Blender's operators to my custom operator: (This one shows when we interpolate strokes in ...
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"What is the 'allow overlapping types' option used for in line art modifiers?

As I understand it, this option allows for the independent representation of multiple features that overlap on a single edge, allowing for separate lines to be drawn for each feature. However, I haven'...
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Why won't this GP lineart modifier show up?

File I'm working with here. I'm trying to use a Grease Pencil lineart modifier on an object in a scene. This should be pretty straightforward, and indeed if I append the object (Mug) into another file ...
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Applying Grease Pencil ink strokes where I mean for them to be in 3D space

I have a 2-part grease pencil question: Why can't I get the ink to draw where I want it to draw in 3D space, and how do I snap my current ink strokes in my grease pencil object's canvas? The video ...
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Moving GPencilStrokes via code

I have a list of GPencilStrokes in a GPencilFrame that I would like to move (and to rotate) via code. I've noticed in the ...
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How to apply grease line art across the arched shape (wrong edges)

I shaped one side of the cube to make it look like a curved glass display case. My goal was to outline it with a black line, but I'm having trouble because I see black lines on other edges as well. I'...
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Blender is laggy when using Grease Pencil with long animation

My laptop is i7 12700h Nvidia GeForce RTX 3050 Ti, with Blender 3.5 on Windows 11, but it is pretty laggy in Blender especially now because I'm working on a project with a lot of frames. Specifically ...
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Grease pencil is appearing infront of other objects

my grease pencil is appearing infront of other objects, z pass is checked and stroke depth order is set to 3d location. In viewport everything appears to be fine, but as soon as i render the image ...
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How do I create a translucid grid composition using a GreasePencil object with LineArt Modifier?

I'm completely new to Grease Pencil tool, I followed some tutorials about freestyle and grease pencil object. I'm using a Grease Pencil object with a LineArt modifier to create some grahics. I want to ...
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Line Art Modifier - Light Contour Issue

Alright so I'm doing some work with the line art modifier, but whenever I use the Light contour effect it results in a choppy jagged line seemingly based on the model's geometry. According to Blender'...
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Grease Pencil Line Art Modifier Anti-Aliasing Causing Weird Effects

I am following this tutorial trying to dip my feet into grease pencil, but whenever I apply the Line Art modifier, and the Anti-Aliasing Threshold in the render settings is anything more than 0, I get ...
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using grease pencil with transparent object

I'm trying to use grease pencil on two objects, but one object is inside the other. I still want to see grease pencil on the inside object. I have a blue cube inside a green cube. The green cube is ...
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Line art modifier cleanup help

I'm running in Blender 3.6, and wanted my line art to show up in the shape of the object only. It's like having all the contours MINUS the silhouettes. For this, I just clicked on invert for ...
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How do you create a tapered multi stroke

Sorry if this question doesn't make any sense, let me explain, So, in blender grease pen, you have a multi stroke modifier. When you draw, the beginning point and end point are the same width. I wish ...
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Getting pen pressures as an input in Geometry Nodes?

Is there anyway to get the pen pressures 0.0 - 1.0 as an input in Geometry Nodes? Can’t find a way to do it yet. As I want to let user draw 3D line similar to grease pencil. I use curve to draw as ...
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How to perform a Boolean operation on a Grese pencil object?

Need to quickly and procedurally hide all Grease pencil lines except the selected area. One of the options is Boolean operation. But it is not clear how to perform such an operation on Grease pencil (...
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Eevee grease pencil glitching

Grease pencil glitching eevee and cycles is the same tryed restarting and tried changin texture and layer tryed enable z layer and yet it still remains whats cousing the isue and how can i fix it?
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Is there a way to incorporate a PNG with stroke layers using Grease Pencil

I am animating a hand holding a crayon. The hand is a 2-D grease pencil stroke layer with a full layer and the crayon is a PNG imported as a plane. I was able to animate the crayon to move around with ...
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how to delete duplicate grease pencil strokes

I think i copied and pasted some strokes, which resulted in 2 duplicate strokes in the same location. How can i clean it? i've tried to click a stroke to select one of the duplicates and delete it, ...
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Blender Grease Pencil - Faux Closed Shape

I am just starting out with blender grease pencil and I have been using the curve tool in Draw Mode a lot. However after drawing the shape, I often want it to be a closed shape, so in Edit Mode I ...
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Triggering the Eyedropper from a certain color property in UI directly or via code?

Im trying to trigger this eyedropper for this color property (the vertex color in Paint mode in Grease pencil): The eyedropper is triggered when pressing E but ...
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Make Line Art lines thinner than the minimum

I have a very physically small scene where I am using the Line Art modifier to outline certain objects. I turned the Line Thickness down to 1, but because of the size of the objects 1 is still pretty ...
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StoryPencil Scene is Blank

I seem to be messing up Storypencil somehow. Why does the scene I edited not show anything back in VSE. The scene strip is blank? If I use Edit and go back to the scene its all there, the Grease ...
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How to use grease pencil to animate embroidery?

So, this official Blender demo file has a system of geometry nodes that takes a curve and turns it into 3d embroidery stitching. My question is, can I somehow use a grease pencil drawing/animation as ...
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sculpt negative thickness doesn't remove stroke completely

I am trying to remove strokes with sculpt negative thickness however a bit of the stroke remains (notice the light gray strokes, those are letfovers that shouldn't be there), can I just remove it ...
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I can't see the stroke even though it's in front of other stroke

I can't see the stroke depending on the angle. I can't see it even though my mouth stroke is in front of skin. I turned it off and on, but it doesn't work
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Arranging Seperate Strokes

I have just started using 2d grease pencil and have been able to keep up with layers but now I want to animate and am running into a wall. I have a car driving through a landscape and when I keep it ...
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What material for an object to simulate grease pencil strokes

I'm trying to replicate the grease pencil strokes effect on objects. Is there a material to have the same look? so as two objects overlap everything looks like black ink strokes on render.
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