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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Jittery lines on Line Art grease pencil renders

I've noticed with many renders using the lineart modifier for grease pencil that the lines produced are a bit jagged. Not just my renders, I've seen a few examples of others' work where these kinds of ...
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Sticking GP Strokes to Mesh Surface with Bendy Bones

I have a mesh parented to bendy bones. I have created some grease pencil strokes on the surface of the mesh. The problem is, when the mesh is deformed by bbones, the GP strokes get detached from the ...
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2D: How do I make animated objects follow another animated object?

I have four stroke objects that each have their own short, looping animation and want them to follow another stroke object. My plan wasn't to automate it too much (of course that would be desirable), ...
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Grease pencil to svg not exporting lines properly

I've been trying to export and import a grease pencil image as an SVG (vector image) for a bit now but I keep running into the same roadblock. Whenever I export the grease pencil as an SVG, it turns ...
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Grease pencil circle points position

So I'm trying to draw circles in Blender with the grease pencil, and I notice that by default the bezier curve handles in edit mode are set in a triangle shape. By that I mean to say that there are 3 ...
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Grease Pencil Curve Editing button not showing up in the UI

I've tested in versions 2.92, 2.93 and 3.0. I open a new project, add an empty grease pencil object, paint a stroke, select it and go into edit mode. But it doesn't show the curve editing that was ...
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Grease Pencil: is it possible to have a vector-app like rendering?

I love Grease Pencil but I can’t find a way to draw with a really « vector » look; it always looks like a pencil drawing,with jiggly lines. Which is nice most of the time; but here I want to have an «...
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how to select grease pencil layers via python?

how to select grease pencil layers via python?
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Posing in Grease Pencil is deforming it wrong, and I don;'t know why

When I try to pose the bones it deforms the object wrong, I think the weight painting is fine, and believe it is just some simple box that I didn't check or something like that. I tried fiddling with ...
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Grease Pencil: Wacom Pen Only Works in Full Canvas

When I start a new 2D animation project and use my Wacom pen on the 2D Animation screen, I can only draw a brown line of 1px thickness. Changing the brush, radius, color, using varried pressure all ...
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How to readjust all the strokes within different keyframes of one layer? [2.9]

Lets say I have a layer "alphabet" and I wrote each of the letters after every 10ms keyframe. I wrote the alphabets above the line. Now, I wish to reposition the letters below the line. How ...
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Grease Pencil Sculpt Tools do not function

I have created a grease pencil design and want to sculpt it. However, no sculpt brushes seem to work. I have selected the grease pencil object before switching to sculpt mode. I can see the sculpt ...
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Grease pencil / 2D drawing in cycles?

I made an animation that is supposed to be rendered in cycles. Now i'll like to add some 2D animation, impact smoke and such. But i can see grease pencil doesn't render in Cycles. Is there any work ...
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Scrubbing Past "Viewport Visibility" Keyframe in Timeline Unselects my Object, Causing All Keyframes/Channels to Disappear

In 2.93.3 (haven't tested this in other versions), when I have a Grease Pencil object in Draw mode, and have a viewport visibility keyframe set on the grease pencil object itself (set via Object ...
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How to add soft shadows and lighting to Grease Pencil object as non-destructively as possible?

I'm still new to the Grease Pencil and I'm having trouble figuring out how to add soft shading/lighting to my solid color fills. The problems I've personally encountered are as follows: You can't ...
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Render Grease Pencil like texture brush in painting apps (e.g. Photoshop)

I'm talking about this kind of texture brush: (made in Photoshop) I'm aware of grease pencil Surface > Stroke option, but it's not enough to emulate Photoshop (...
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How Can I Erase the Strength of a Grease Pencil Stroke With a Solid--NOT Softened--Brush Effect?

If I use the Strength feature to erase a Grease Pencil stroke, even with a full brush strength of 1.0, I get the softening effect shown in the red square. I want a hard-edged erase effect, one that ...
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Grease Pencil Frame-By-Frame + bones?

newbie here. I'm trying to figure out a workflow for cut-out animation that allows you to swap drawings via grease pencil. So the question is: Is it possible to combine grease pencil's frame by frame ...
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Using the Draw Tool to Create a Grease Pencil Fill Will Result in One Adjoining Segment Which Cannot Be Subdivided

While in Draw Mode, using the Draw tool will allow you to use a lasso-like freehand action to create a grease pencil fill. Blender is set up to know that whenever you release the mouse during this ...
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Fill Shape Disappeares Sometimes

I'm trying to use fill tool with pen and I draw a circle at the top layer. But when I created the fill shape this fill shape suddenly disappeares. I filled the skin, eyebrows or anything correctly but ...
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How do i convert grease pencil objects back into mesh?

I converted a mesh into Gpencil. Then messed around until I didn't have any undos left. Now I can't get my mesh back. Can someone help me recover my mesh? Obviously I should have saved it.
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Drawing mode, make cursor visible?

I tried the drawing mode with grease pencil but it's nigh impossible to draw anything since the cursor is almost invincible due to its size and I have massive neck pain now since I have to put my nose ...
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"No available frame for creating stroke" what does this error actually mean?

When I try to draw a stroke with grease pencil, I get this error: I know I can fix it by turning on auto keying. My question isn't how to "fix" it, but what this error exactly means. Why do ...
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How to change Grease Pencil stroke color at creation time in Python (2.93)

I'm using Grease Pencil to draw a cuboid on top of an existing scene. I'm then rendering it in Cycles. How can I make the stroke to be of red color? (currently, it turns out light gray) I've tried ...
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Grease Pencil Not Working Correctly

I'm using Blender 9.3 on a Microsoft Surface LTE. When I try to use grease pencil in "general" it just won't work at all. When I use grease pencil in 2D animation, it shows up as a dulled ...
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Blender 2.9 - Grease pencil stroke too faint - how to reedit existing strokes?

As I use a black color, full opacity, I am a bit surprised my strokes look like pale crayon I tried raising the opacity or the thickness but it does not help How can I make it full dark ?
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Make lines look like ink

So what I am trying to archive: I have a CAD model of a product I want to extract some edges from it and convert them into lines. I want to animate the lines for a sort of "construction" ...
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Why can I only select points from only certain strokes? (Grease Pencil)

I am a beginner with blender and grease pencil. I don't what I did but all the sudden I couldn't erase, cut or select most of the strokes. For some reason only stroke I have selected could be selected....
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2D Animation Rendered View is green

Alot of the 2D ANimation tutorials I'm watching apply this sick Rim Effect that creates a cast shadow/highlight on the desired objects (Grease pencil strokes), however, I can't see it being applied. ...
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viewport render has better anti-aliasing than output render

This screen grab has my viewport render on the left and output on the right. Can anyone help me solve why my lines are so poor on the output image? this is a 3d model with a grease pencil outline and ...
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Keep mesh textures and materials when converting in Grease Pencil

I have a 3D mesh which has some textures and shaders but when I convert it to grease pencil it loses everything and in exchange it gives me a flat material. Do you know if there is a way to preserve ...
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how to create dashed arrow in grease pencil

I try to create a dashed arrow in Grease Pencil. I had limited success with a custom texture (rectangle with two squares, one in a color, the other transparent). My first trial was with Line type ...
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Keep the shape of a Grease Pencil while moving it closer to the camera

Related to this question. In short, I created a Grease Pencil object using a model as the base by using the Line Art modifier and applying it. I then used "Reproject Strokes - View" to ...
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Eraser tool not working

I have been working on copying a Laurence Esnol painting for about 1 week now and for whatever reason the erase tool has stopped working. I'm drawing the face of an adult female, I remember having to ...
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Drawing at exact positions in Grease Pencil

It's perhaps an easy question, but I cannot find the way to do it: In Grease Pencil when drawing a straight line how can I set it's start and end position specifying their (x,y,z) coordinates? I've ...
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How do I control the behavior of the grease pencil stroke interpolation?

I wanted to try the interpolation for grease pencil animatio but it seems to work in a very inconsistent manner. I am on version 2.93.1. Here's the frame one before the second keyframe with one line ...
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How do I access a grease pencil stroke's point data as points are added to the stroke?

I'm using Blender to create drawing practices for myself, where I place two points on the screen and use the grease pencil to connect them. I then save the XY coordinates to an SQL database and will ...
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Grease pencil objects render green (windows)

I've been following a grease pencil tutorial on youtube as I'm new to the feature and haven't touched blender since 2019. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c57qq2nE3B0 I finished the first part of the ...
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Line Art Edge Marks not working on Alembic Cache

I've got a mesh that is alembic cached and brought into blender. I can apply a line art modifier and it works fine. If I tab into edit mode, the alembic deformation turns off and I can mark a ...
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Grease Pencil 'shimmers' with every frame in viewport

I have a video below, If you see carefully the lines are shimmering, Is there any way to avoid that? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aBIJbTTiLlU I tried increasing samples of viewport I tried ...
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Can't sample grease pencil color with a hotkey

For some reason, pressing S doesn't sample grease pencil stroke color in vertex mode. I can still do it through the color wheel though. Keymaps look fine. I'm using blender 2.93.1
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How can Blender render only line art?

I would like to create an object line art greasepencil, but having only the lines visible (not the shaded object) The solution I found is to disable camera in ray visibility of Cycles But it only ...
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Error "Cannot find a pair of grease pencil frames to interpolate between in active layer" comes in

I have drawn three frames. when I try to interpolate, this error comes "Cannot find a pair of grease pencil frames to interpolate between in active layer". How do I resolve this? I am ...
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Flatten points relative to the camera?

Slightly related to this question. Taking the default scene as an example, I have the following setup: This is the default cube with an empty grease pencil object, which has the line art modifier ...
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Some of my grease pencil strokes are grey while others are black?

I have a Blender file that is producing some strange Grease Pencil lines. On frame 177 my strokes turn gray, and you can really see it since I have a little color behind the head. The strokes aren't ...
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png clipping transparency roughly, alpha premult over clipping

Hi guys trying to bring photoshop art into blender and it comes in overly clipped, tried to premultiply but still not helping, if straight alpha there is a halo, anyway to fix this? none, straight and ...
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How to make lineart ignore an object like fog?

How do I make a grease pencil lineart modifier ignore things like fog and invisible objects? I don't mean how to make it not render lines for them, I mean that it currently thinks an object is behind ...
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Grease Pencil objects intersecting problem

Trying out Grease Pencil: the two objects are intersecting and it creates this weird white outline
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Onion skin wont show unless I draw on the frame, and only shows the lines directly around it from previous frames and won't lower onion skin's opacity

My goal is to animate 2d with an Onion skin working properly. I want to be able to draw the first keyframe, the 2nd keyframe one over, and then draw an in-between between those 2, being able to see ...
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Turning each frame in a 3D animation into a flat grease pencil - possible/viable?

Full disclaimer: I'm not an animator, my question is based on the perspective of someone on the outside looking in, so I am aware that my question might seem ignorant to hardened veterans of either 3D ...

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