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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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In Blender 2.7 or 2.8 how can you slice off parts of a 2D grease pencil drawing and move it to its own layer?

Basically, I am trying to create something like this https://youtu.be/nEM_oY-RZjg. I have downloaded that file and noticed that each body part is on a separate layer. The issue is when I draw a face I ...
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How do you change opacity of grease pencil strokes in blender 2.8?

I actually have 2 questions, how do you change the grease pencil opacity and how do add another layer? The old grease pencil supported layers but now it's a grease pencil object, how does this work?
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Blender 2.8 Grease Pencil - How to draw continuous lines

How can i draw continuous lines in blender 2.8 grease pencil? I can click on draw shape - select line but then i can only draw one line between two points i want to be able to carry on adding more ...
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Grease pencil Disappearing

I made a drawing using grease pencil, but when I reopened the file, all of the new strokes I make immediately disappear. The opacity is at 1.0 and the eyeball is visible. Is there some other setting ...
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Blender 2.8 greasePencil Poly and surface drawing

In the new grease pencil what is the way to stick a surface and where we can find the poly option to create simple block shapes like a typography custom.
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Grease Pencil-Preceding frame visible in next frame(non onion skin)-turn off please

Simply, Draw something on frame 1 and then I go to frame 2 but the contents of frame 1 are still visible until I start drawing on frame 2(contents of frame1 then disappear from view until I return to ...
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Grease Pencil : is there a multi frame edit mode in v2.79?

I know the new Grease Pencil (v2.8) will allow to edit several frames at once (Multi frame); but does this exists in 2.79 ? I would like to scale a bunch of drawings...
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How can I block in colors quickly with grease pencil tool?

https://youtu.be/SqyThycbqYg?t=76 In this video you see the artist blocks in color very quickly with grease pencil, how can I do that? I would like to do this as well, create a virtual 3D set and ...
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Animate 2D eyes and mouth on 3D Character?

What would be the best way for me to animate 2D eyes and mouth on a 3D character? Has anyone done this extensively? Thanks for the help!
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Grease pencil scatter tool - Not working on 2.79b

I can´t make the grease pencil scatter tool to work. My steps: Create isosphere. Create small chunks using (T)Edit>Cell fracture. Simulate active rigid bodies to make the chunks fall into pieces into ...
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Grease pencil scatter objects - Not working?

I´ve seen a couple of tutorials about grouping objects and then using those objects with SHIFT+A Grease pencil scatter option on a plane on a scene. I´ve been working with it and cannot get results ...
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grease pencil as raster

How to set grease pencil to draw as raster ? if i'm doing fast curve stroke, i hate when blender convert it into segmented curve (stepping curve). Is it possible to have a smooth line like doing a ...
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What are the Hotkeys to adjust Grease Pencil Brush Radius?

In Photoshop and many other programs, the bracket keys [] are used to increase and decrease the brush Radius respectively Does Blender's Grease Pencil have this functionaltiy? I can't seem to find ...
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How do I change active grease pencil palette color via python?

I am making script that makes new gpencil stroke and changes the color of it to colors that already exists in palette. Problem I'm facing is that ...
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How to assign keyboard shortcuts to draw with the Grease Pencil

I know the main hotkeys. I was wondering if it is possible to create shortcuts. I don't like having to hold keys whenever I want to draw/erase etc.. Just tapping or double tapping D so I can draw ...
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Grease Pencil UI mimic Animate CC?

Is there any chance/eta of the Grease Pencil reaching a UI flow similar to that in Animate CC? I really like the ability to double click in and out of library symbols with their own timelines, then to ...
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Insetting a line in a cube

I am very new to Blender (and 3D modeling in general), and I'm trying to do something I consider fairly simple, but seems beyond my grasp. I'm trying to make a base that looks like this: I have two ...
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is there a way to move the 3D Cursor on top of anything?

Many times that I have converted a "View Space" Grease Pencil stroke to a curve, I have found that the curve was created and placed in where the 3D cursor is(not exactly but they have relationship). ...
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Can't convert the Ruler/Protractor into any Geometry type

So I clicked on "Ruler/Protractor" button, drew a 3-meter line, and tried to convert it into a curve or poly but no joy. The options are inactive before you go into Ruler mode, and when you actually ...
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Can I mark on mesh surface with Grease Pencil and have it move with animated mesh?

I put GP marks on my mesh surface for reference in viewport solid mode. But when I move my rigged mesh, the GP marks do not follow. Is there a way I can make the marks follow with the rigged mesh?
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Is 3d look from contours possible in Blender using Grease Pencil?

I've recently started working with blender and was curious if it was possible to use the grease pencil tool in blender to achieve 3d look contouring as shown in these images. I've been trying various ...
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How to make rulers permanent visible?

Is it possible to keep rulers displayed when leaving the Grease Pencil toolbox? I can only see the rulers when I click Grease Pencil -> Tools -> Ruler/Protactor until I press ESC. Version: 2.79
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white dots in grease pencil strokes

I am working on animating with grease pencil, but have found it hard to display my work when there is a weird speckling of white throughout my stroke. The opacity of the palette stroke is set to 1.00, ...
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How to ease grease pencil animations between different keyframes

I have been trying my hand at animating with grease pencils, but found that keyframes do not behave with grease pencils as they do with standard meshes. When you put a keyframe for the clouds in this ...
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how to have grease pencil animation have one object permanent

I am trying to make a 2d animation in blender and appreciate the grease pencil tools. However, I find it hard to say keep a tree in the background for multiple frames. Is there a way to make one layer ...
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Set grease pencil drawings on one level?

I am working on a project where I rely heavily on grease pencil drawings (for sculpting), always looking straight on top with 7 on keypad. I just noticed that my drawings are on different levels on ...
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questions about grease pencil stroke thickness

I've been struggling with grease pencil stroke thickness in a bunch of ways is it possible to change the thickness of individual points in order to edit the effects of pressure sensitivity after the ...
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Grease pencil workflow for composition or storyboarding

I would like to use the grease pencil for sketching the composition of illustrations sketching the storyboard for animations where the illustration/animation will be done in 3D. For the ...
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How to get consistent stroke thickness when zooming grease pencil?

I've noticed that when I am using the Grease pencil with a placement other than "view" the thickness stays the same thickness based on the view in a way that it isn't effected by it's perceived ...
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rendering a Cycles 3D, 2D hybrid using grease pencil animation

Is there any way to render a frame by frame grease pencil animation over a cycles animation. I don't want to convert the grease pencil to mesh if I don't have to because I don't want the grease pencil ...
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I need to add a perspective grid in orthographic view for grease pencil layer

I need to add a grid mesh on top of my grease pencil layer so it would be easier for me to draw things into perspective. What is a good way of doing this? Right now I am going to download a grid image ...
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Undo grease pencil stroke in sculpt mode

How do I undo a grease pencil stroke caused by D+LMB drag in sculpt mode? It seems like Ctrl+Z (undo) and Ctrl+Shift+Z (redo) will only affect the sculpting.
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Grease pencil issues on 2.79 and 2.80 (Mac OS X)

Recently I was using the Grease Pencil tool on Blender 2.79 and 2.80, and I realized that there were some issues with both versions under Mac OSX. Blender 2.79: Doing a continuous drawing session, ...
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I can only erase grease pencil with Huion tablet

Blender 2.78c Graphic tablet: Huion 640p Whenever I try to click in the workspace, a red dotted circle appears (in every mode). I found it is eraser. In UI, the tablet works completely fine. Also ...
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Change frame color of grase pencil

The Grease Pencil's keyframe color and thickness is quite similar to keyframes of object from viewport. Is there way I could edit the thickness and color of the grease pencil keyframes so it doesn't ...
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Grease Pencil Stokes over white Background Output Image

I'm in the process of outlining the important information from image using grease pencil. My goal is to get output image with White background and only grease pencil strokes. How can this be achieved?
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Is it possible to add grease pencil to videos?

I know that it is possible to add 3D VFX to videos, but is it possible to add grease pencil animation in videos? I kind of want an effect similar to the one in music videos, such as waffle house.
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Blender: Rendering volumetric stroke dots of the Grease Pencil?

In Blender: is there any way to turn the dots of a volumetric stroke (when using the grease pencil) into renderable dots? So to actually see the dots when rendering the image?
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Can I convert a gif file in blender to individual frames? [duplicate]

Are there addons or is Blender already capable of this? I'm really digging the 2.5D animation idea with blender, especially the updated and future updates of grease pencil. I would really like to ...
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How to make grease pencil draws permanent?

I am using the grease pencil during animation creation to mark some specific places. However, some drawings dissapear everytime if I change to another frame. Is it possible to make them persistent?
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How do I select grease pencil lines?

I'm trying to use the grease pencil lines to convert to mesh and then extrude and edit into shapes and merge with my existing object. I know the paths from the grease tool can all be selected at once -...
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Why doesn't GreasePencil render out of VSE with Python command bpy.ops.render.opengl

I'm trying to write a script that will render several overpainted videos out of VSE. When I'm using button OpenGL render active viewport it renders fine. With grease pencils strokes. Which I want. But ...
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Connect grease pencil to object transform

Is it possible to parent a grease pencil layer to a particular object, so the grease pencil can be used to annotate future details of that object. A workaround is to use a texture for every ...
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How to parent a grease pencil with armature?

How to parent a grease pencil stroke with armature for 2animation. Please give a detailed answer.
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Can I copy grease pencil from UV/Image Editor to 3D View?

Perhaps there is another easy workflow for this. Just trying to get relative measurements for something in the UV/Image Editor by drawing a few lines with the grease pencil. Then I want to copy the ...
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Execute function after calling Operator in python

It's there a way I can execute a function after calling a blender operator. Why I want to do is to project gpencil stroke on an invisible mesh, every time the user is drawing one. What I tried to so ...
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Is there any program I can use to draw in a 3D environment?

I recently tried out Tilt Brush (on Vive), and I'd like to try something like that. I found out that the Grease Pencil tool works as 3D, so as you can see, I used the Grease Pencil tool on Blender to ...
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connecting grease pencil drawing to object with armature for animation

For a project, I am creating an animation. For this animation, I need to be able to connect my grease pencil drawing to my object to then be able to animate both.. with grease pencil I clicked on the "...
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Grease Pencil Visibility

I am trying to use the grease pencil for the first time. When I try to create a stroke I see nothing at all. It is invisible. However, when I convert it to a geometry, I can see it. I am assuming that ...
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Can I jump to the previous/next keyframe but ignore Grease Pencil keyframes?

I'm using a shortcut for the Jump to previous/next keyframe function, but when the scene's Grease Pencil is visible, Grease Pencil's keyframes are also in the timeline. It interferes in jumping ...