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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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Huion Inspiroy tablet+pen always automatically selecting eraser

I have this Huion Inspiroy tablet. It works perfectly in other programs like GIMP. When I try to use Blender 2.7b or 2.8 Beta, no matter what took I select (like brush), when I go to the canvas and ...
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Grease pencil strokes disappear in surface mode in Blender 2.8

I'm learning grease pencil in Blender 2.8, hope you can help with a small frustrating issue: When the stroke placement mode is set to 'surface' for drawing directly on a mesh, only the current stroke ...
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How can I use grease pencil to do this [on hold]

How can I do this? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j5HzSa6WdeI 16:52 17:42 I want to use grease pencil to do a 3d comic environment Thanks!
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How can I copy strokes from one keyframe to another?

How can I copy selected stroke from one keyframe to another? I don't want to redraw it manually or duplicate keyframe, because it overlays current keyframe, I just need one particular stroke to be ...
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How assign different material to strokes in grease pencil mode

How can I assing different material to strokes? I was drawing strokes (see picture) using material named "face1" but want to change it to material "face", how can I do it? Or the only way is to to ...
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Grease Pencil 2.8 Continuous Stroke

In Blender 2.8 (Grease pencil), is it possible to quickly resume drawing an interrupted line (on a surface) by connecting the beginning of the new stroke to the end of the previous one without going ...
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grease pencil objekt is transparent from default

Im using 2.8 beta (2018.12.02) and I could not get the grease pencil drawings render properly.They are half transparent from default eaven if I turn the layer opacity and (fil and stroke) alpha up ...
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Blender 2.8 Grease Pencil disable x-ray

How can I disable the X-Ray effect of grease pencil (aka Annotations), so that what I write on a face of a mesh cannot be seen when that face is hidden? Is it possible?
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Blender 2.8: Grease Pencil Fill Brush Not Working

I've been trying to figure out how to use the fill tool, but it doesn't seem to be working properly. Am I doing something wrong? The build is 2.8 nov 2018.
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Grease Pencil (2.8) How to draw with custom line types (updated)

Is it possible in Blender 2.8 to create (or maybe import from vector files or something like that) other types of strokes than the three proposed by default in the software (line, dots and boxes). ...
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How can I merge or join Grease Pencil objects in collection?

I was working with grease pencil and I made a little character. As I was experimenting I separated the eyes and couple of more objects. How can I now join and make them as one single object? Thanks ...
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Blender 2.8: Why cannot I colour on the same plane?

Hi may I know how come I can't draw/colour on the same layer? the colour goes behind my intended plane of colouring. See the photo below
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Where's the Error? (Code using Popup Operator)

I am trying to invoke the GreasePencilPaletteColorPanel block as a custom menu with the popup function.It didn't compile and on running it in the console didn't ...
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Change stroke drawing order (Arrange stroke)-Grease pencil

Just curious, the default stroke draw order in greasepencil is bottom to top(i.e first stroke at the bottom,next stroke on top of it and so on ...).Can this order ebe reversed (i.e top to bottom)? I ...
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2.80 alpha enable Grease Pencil “Additive Drawing” option?

The dev docs at https://docs.blender.org/manual/de/dev/interface/grease_pencil/drawing/introduction.html#additive-drawing have not yet been updated for Grease Pencil and apply to 2.79b: Additive ...
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bpy_struct for accessing key indentifiers in a keyvalue pair(dict) in a menu

So,I was trying to access these key indentifiers in the greasepencil color data block in a menu for "faster switching" between GPcolors- bpy.context.scene.grease_pencil.palettes.active.colors.keys() ...
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Questions about the grease pencil

First I was wondering if it was possible to convert the strokes into a curve or 3d mesh while keeping the visual fidelity of the 2d stroke. It would be really cool to make 3d objects that with this ...
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continues strokes grease pencil in Blender2.8

How could i draw continues grease pencil strokes in the space in blender 2.8? like in this picture: in this version, E.G.when i draw a stroke and release the mouse,then rotate the viewport a little,...
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Accessing keys() of objectcollection in custom menu

So, I was creating a custom menu (in 3dview) of active greasepencil colors, for switching between them when coloring my 2d animation, I wrote a script which was to invoke the ...
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Using Armatures with Grease pencil object

Are there any tutorial or help regarding using armatures with grease pencil object? I found this video on Vimeo by Daniel M. Lara, its great but it does not explain how to go about with armatures.: ...
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Moving the 3D cursor while in Blender 2.8's Grease Pencil Draw Mode

Does anyone know if it's possible to move the 3D cursor when you're in the Draw Mode of Blender 2.8? I'd like to be able to draw and move the 3D cursor to change where the drawing is done in depth, ...
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How does one continuously draw straight lines in Grease Pencil 2.8?

When I select the Line option in the Shapes pull-down menu inside Grease Pencil 2.8 I can only draw one line at a time at the moment.
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Grease Pencil: customize the eraser as of in the old versions

Since a few builds, Grease Pencil in Blender 2.8 has a new eraser, which is "fading" a stroke until it is transparent, like in many softwares. But before those last builds, the default eraser had ...
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Accessing “null” object properties -Blender 2.79b Python scripting -

So ,I was trying to create a 3dview custom menu to easily access Grease pencil data like colors ,layers etc .However these properties didn't have any unique label but a common label called "null" . ...
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Blender 2.79b Grease pencil brush hotkeys not working (Windows7 ,64bit)

So,while using Blender 2.79b Grease pencil brushes (on Windows7 ,64bit) , I tried using the number (1,2,3....)default hotkeys assigned to them and found they were not working.Then I changed the ...
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“Failed to find Grease Pencil data to draw into” when using 'bpy.ops.gpencil.draw()'

I am in blender 2.79b. I would want to draw grease pencil lines by feeding in the points_list calculated in a programatic manner. When used in "Poly" mode, this ...
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Creating a custom menu of active grease pencil palette colors via Python Script (Blender 2.79b)

So,I was looking to accelerate the coloring workflow in grease pencil by creating a custom menu of the active GP palette colors. The workflow would be to assign a hotkey to this custom menu and then ...
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Grease Pencil in 2.8 can you link or reuse mouth shapes

I'm using Blender 2.8 Alpha and I was wondering if in Grease Pencil there's a way that you can use a link instead of coping drawings (shift+d) for mouth shapes in the dope sheet. So if I have 10 mouth ...
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Grease pencil shows through mesh in 2.8

Here is a grease pencil scribble mirrored on the surface of a sphere. For some reason the lines on the back of the sphere are visible through the lines in front. Changing the "depth ordering" in ...
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Blender 2.8 greace pencil aply smooth

I like that with 2.8 greace pencil lines can be made smooth using sculpt tools. However how does one apply such a smooth, now its just in the GPlayer another node on the time line, i'd like to apply ...
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2.8's Grease Pencil: Is it possible to scale several frames at the same time?

I was wondering if it was possible, in Draw mode, to select several (or all) shapes of the same Grease Pencil object and scale/move/rotate them together. For example here select both the star and the ...
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2.8: Is it possible to Scale up the Grease Pencil object symbol?

I was wondering if it was possible to scale up (or down) the Grease Pencil object symbol? I mean just scale its appearance without scaling the drawing inside, like for example it is possible to scale ...
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2.80 grease pencil - highlighted points in edit mode

I am testing the new grease pencil and i’ve a little question. In “edit mode” when I select points they’re no more highlighted in orange like before. Is there something to activate in the interface to ...
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Use Windows PC tablet as Wacom Tablet for Mac [closed]

As the title suggests, I would like to know how to turn my Windows PC into a Wacom tablet for my Mac. I've read about solutions that use VNC or a custom built Linux OS, but they do not fit what I need....
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Convert annotations to Grease Pencil object (old GP to new GP)

I'm playing with the new version of Blender (Beta 2.8) and was wondering how I could open/import old Grease Pencil animations (done before the 2.8), which are now called annotations if I understood ...
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Stylus delay in Grease Pencil

I am experiencing a problem with the Grease Pencil where there will be a delay between my stylus stroke and the stroke that is actually drawn in Blender. I would start to draw something with the ...
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Grease Pencil not drawing on a flat plane

I am animating over a mesh plane background with an image. I do the camera move first then draw the figure from the camera view or front view. when I do this the grease pencil plane has a 'curve' to ...
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Why does Grease Pencil ui not inherit from bpy.types.Panel?

I am developing an addon and often right click on existing ui elements and select "Edit Source" to learn how certain ui elements were made. Almost every ui element inherits from bpy.types.Panel as ...
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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 icosphere. Create small chunks using T Edit > Cell Fracture. Simulate active rigid bodies to make the chunks fall into pieces ...
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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 ...