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 do I get the frame number that a grease pencil keyframe is on?

So I'm writing an addon, that's honestly getting a little bit of scope creep. But as of right now I'm having trouble finding a way to get not only the grease pencil keyframes, but which frame they're ...
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Interesting grease pencil darkening effect with respect to camera/viewport view

So I was playing with grease pencil, and here's what I did... I had a simple grease pencil object, with no materials. I duplicated it(the clone stayed in the same position as the original gp obj), ...
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2D drawing get messed up

I draw a scene for my animation and then I move my camera to record as my sweet will but whenever I move the camera the drawn part start moving and start falling apart
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Why doesn't the Line Art modifier draw all the lines on the inside of a cube?

I'm on 2.93. I take the default cube, delete two faces and then flip the normals. It looks like this: I add an blank grease pencil, give it a material and a layer (default values), and then give it ...
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Grease Pencil unexpected deform by lattice & armature modifier

Good day! I'm trying to use lattice modifier and armature modifier for grease pencil object. Now I'm putting lattice modifier to grease pencil object, then put armature modifier to lattice. But when I ...
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Is there a pencil or brush with texture/material reactions?

I am looking for a plugin, addon or functionality for a brush that automatically vary the intensity of the stroke depending on the texture/material on which you are painting. The goal is not to use a ...
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My keyframes disappeared and the common solutions I found doesn't (seem) to work (2d animation)

I tried scrolling up the timeline, but it doesn't show anything (I only see summary, and the rest is blank); I tried an answer that said click view -> frame all, I made sure I had selected the ...
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Bitmap Tracing on reference image

It can be very good, if i can import a reference image with bitmap tracing. (in inkscape it can have lots of parameter, by color - you can stack up the result and choosevthe right one, by siluette etc....
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Fail to draw on current keyframe

Basically, When drawing with onion skin activated. Normally after you paint your drawing it should stay where you put it. But the problem I'm having is the drawing turned green (which is the onion ...
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How to view all layers in timeline while animating 2D?

I've been animating this project mostly on a laptop in the past. I transferred it to my new PC and wanted to keep working on it but all the layers I had opened on the timeline are no longer there. Its ...
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How do I move canvas grid back to the accurate location of my previous frame

I'm a 2D storyboard artist and this is my first time using Grease Pencil to draw the storyboard. Here is the question: How do I move my canvas grid back to the exact location of the previous frame?
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How can I change default export settings for Grease Pencil as SVG?

Now 2.93 released, and I used 'file>export>grease pencil as SVG'. Default scene option is 'selected' but I want to change it to 'visible'. How can I change the default option setting?
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Working with the grease pencil and realized drawings and colors are not on same plane. Can this be fixed or do I start over?

I'm following along with a tutorial and this issue does not come up for them. I've done my drawing, started coloring, only to notice that as I moved around, they do not stay in their lines. Is there ...
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Clipping in Grease Pencil when camera is turned?

I'm creating something in Grease Pencil, but whenever I turn the camera some clipping occurs. There is absolutely no reason this should be happening as far as I know, and it's honestly really annoying....
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How do I get rid of the rectangle with the cross in the middle of my animation

I misclicked and now there's a rectangle with an X in it and a triangle on my screen. How do I remove it?
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How can I make my 2d character and background non transparent

Hello I am working on an animaiton and when my character walks I can see the back ground through him. It appears to be very transparent. Most animations the character and back ground are seperate and ...
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Paint fill with grease pencil without using textures to produce halftone affect

I would like to add halftone to fill in stroke areas without using texture. I know it can be done for shading material, can it be done in grease pencil fill in tool?
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Freestyle rendering in EEVEE show's up on top of other greace pencil objects, how do i fix it? [duplicate]

When I activate the Freestyle setting in the render tab for my 3D objects and render it, the render of the lines are on top of my other grease pencil objects and intersects them in an unwanted way. Is ...
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Blender brush pressure - ipad

I've seen two posts asking something similar but from 3 or 2 years ago with no working answers so I thought I would ask again. I have easycanvas on my ipad and I was using grease pencil but the ...
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How to export grease pencil to svg?

Is there a way to export a GreasePencil object to a .svg file? I am looking for a way to export it directly through Blender, hopefully without any third-party add-...
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Line quality issue when exporting grease pencil (2.92)

When I make a drawing using the circle tool, it looks good on blender (image on the left), but when I export the image it looks kinda low poly (image on the right). It's more noticeable on the eyes. ...
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Blender doesn't update after I change keyframe positions with script

Hi I'm creating a suite of a few small functions which manipulate the position of grease pencil keyframes. My script works but Blender doesn't seem to use these new values until I click somewhere into ...
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Grease Pencil not rendered in video, but can see them in Preview (Video Editing Workspace)

Some Greas Pencil are in Video Editing nor rendered. I could see them all in preview. However somes are not rendered in video. Even same objects(Greas Pencil) from same scene are rendered in one place,...
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Grease pencil fill layers with 7 million points making my file lags a lot

I have been using Blender 2.92 for 2D animation (using the grease pencil) for a few months, and it started lagging a lot (to the point that I cannot continue working on my project at all…) for a ...
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Large Grease Pencil File Lagging in Blender 2.92

I have been using Blender 2.92 for a few months (using the grease pencil) and it started lagging a lot on a specific file (0.92GB), particularly on specific scenes. It lags so much that I can’t ...
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Grease Pencil lags with retina display only

So I got interested in the grease pencil and tried to follow some tutorials on how to use it. Unfortunately is was laggy for me the whole time and would draw the line after I finished it or it would ...
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Grease pencil modes

I am stuck in grease mode, whenever I draw freehand it just makes a straight line passing through the 3D cursor. What I think is I have pressed any wrong short key mistakenly and now its locked to a ...
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How to animate a blackout scene in grease pencil?

I want an animation in grease pencil in which the character turns on the lamp in the dark and everything gets visible and before the lamp is turned on I just want to keep the eyes of the character ...
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Pen not lifting from canvas

I'm using easycanvas to use the apple pencil as the pen for blender. However, whenever i draw, the pen doesn't lift from the canvas. So after drawing a stroke, i lift the pen up and place it in ...
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Stroke order for interpolation?

New to blender, so advice is appreciated! I’m in a 2D project and working on a complex shape - namely a hand - and am trying to interpolate it into another pose. However, things turn out wonky during ...
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Reset Camera rotation to default in Grease Pencil

I'm new to blender and definitely not a coder. I just need some clarification regarding creating a new hotkey. There is a Grease Pencil Addon, that creates a hot key that allows me to rotate the ...
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Grease Pencil - Drawing screen disappeared

I am not entirely sure what I did, but the screen that lets me draw onto the frames vanished. I think I pressed an up arrow and then it disappeared, and I'm not sure how to recover it
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Run a Grease Pencil loop multiple times and then change position

I would like to run a walking cycle with Grease Pencil (Blender 2.9) a number of times. When my character reaches his destination, I want him to change position and do something else. I know I can run ...
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Brushes Icons grey after appending

I Appended GP Brushes and Sculpt Brushes. I checked Fake user for each one, then Saved start up file. Now, when I reopen Blender, the brushes are here bur there are no icon, only grey squares. ...
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Convert a STL mesh object outline to a path (to trace the outline of an STL)

I was trying to see if I could trace an outline of an STL file since it has a dense mesh and limited dissolve doesn't create a clean outline all the way around. I was following this tutorial. https://...
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Moving keyframes layers greasepencil

Can you move multiple keyframes from one layer to another, like Animate etc?
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Is there no way to remove grease pencil outline problem?

I converted a cube to a grease pencil. But if I zoom in the grease pencil, it's outline is damaged by the 'white' face. I want it to look like a neat outline. Is there a good way?
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Export grease pencil blender to Unity

Currently, I am working on a student project with the grease pencil blender. I'm trying to export the GP to create an interactive scene on Unity. But I can't find any way to export the GP to Unity ...
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Pixelating Grease Pencil (not using the pixelate effect)

Instead of this https://gyazo.com/bed4b90049e403aa1a1074e8dff8682a I want this (I used photoshop to pixelate for demostration) https://gyazo.com/1b6eebc60183893a8d0e8a2ca0908d53 I've wanted to ...
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How to use Nonlinear Animation NLA Editor with Grease Pencil

I have a walk cycle made with Grease Pencil in Blender 2.9. I would like to be able to use the NLA editor to duplicate it a number of times and operate on it. I have seen a number of useful videos for ...
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Blender objects not visible in viewport and render

I am not able to see grease pencil objects in render and viewport in some frames. After the 20th frame I am able to see the objects clearly in render and viewport but before the 20th frame they are ...
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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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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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