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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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Place Image in Front of a Grease Pencil Layer

Please refer the 2 images provided .In the image it can be seen that a white grease pencil layer is drawn on the default 3d cube Surface and an image of a girl (using images as planes addon)is placed ...
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After having converted the grease pencil strokes to a mesh I can't add any texture in texture paint mode

I've watched this tutorial about grease pencil in blender 2.8 by Paul Cageggi and I've got the idea to apply over the car a texture of a real car found on internet using the projection painting ...
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Creating my own custom Grease Pencil brushes using different facial textures in blender 2.8

as soon as I have watched this tutorial I've got an idea. As you can see on the tut,he created a grease pencil brush that has two caracteristics : a pre-determined size and a pre-determined color and ...
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How to place annotation stroke on the surface of the object in Blender 2.8?

From what I can tell, the annotation stroke is always placed at the cursor position. I'd like to place it on the faces of the object. Is there a way to do it? I know I could easily achieve this with ...
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grease pencil 2.8 weird outline

hey so im using the new grease pencil and all i have done so far is set the stroke color to a dark brown, then the fill color to a lighter brown and drew a circle using the circle draw tool. it works ...
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Edit Grease Pencil Strength

i've just started studying Grease Pencil and did some basic animations. After some work i've noticed that all my strokes were painted with a semi transparent strength. Can i change the strength of my ...
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Export grease pencil lines with a transparent background

How can I export (as PNG frames) the lines of grease pencil on a transparent background?
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Use Blender2.8 grease pencil as live texture

Is there any way that a stroke object can be used as a 2d texture? (Blender 2.8) I would like to be able to use my animated stroke, as a texture which I plug into whatever material I want. This could ...
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2D Rigging Question: Can you link or copy the rigging from the line to a fill within a grease pencil object?

I've just been getting into some basic 2D Animation with rigging, and I succesfully rigged the grease pencil "line" layer via vertex groups and weight painting and made a basic animation, however I ...
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Blender 2.8 stroke outline

I am doing an little 2d animation in blender 2.8, and when i created new empty for the person, it had that thin brown outline, that expands as i zoom out(so it's always visible). The dark grey color ...
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How to convert text/curves into grease pencil in Blender 2.8?

So I have this text object in Blender 2.8 beta.... ...and I'd like to turn the filled mesh plus the contours into grease pencil strokes, so I can apply some interesting effects to it. How do I do ...
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is there any way to make annotations snap to a mesh?

Is there any way I could use the grease pencil snap to the face of a model/plane? For example: but then if I change the perspective the annotation is floating where it shouldn't It would be much ...
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Grease pencil in Blender 2.8 Eraser freezing

In my last works I encounter troubles with rubber/eraser, it is working like games on low fps. My current project has 168k points and 1,3k strokes, I remember I had bigger paintings, and everything ...
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Blender live-action footage and Grease Pencil animation

I have a bit of live-action footage that I would like to incorporate into a scene done with Grease Pencil to. Think of a newscaster talking about something and the live-action video is in a smaller ...
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Export image as Scalable Vector Graphic

Hello, Does anyone know if there is a way to export grease pencil drawing as pdf or some other non pixel format?
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Additive drawing with grease pencil

Grease pencil clears all previous strokes when writing a new frame. I want to keep the existing strokes and copy them to the new frame before a new stroke has been drawn. When drawing in the ...
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Can you use grease pencil to mask render?

I have a render of a 3d weapon with transparent background, behind it is the footage of the weapon's wielder, can i use an animated grease pencil sketch to erase parts of the render and make it look ...
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Different Timeline shortcuts in Grease Pencil Draw mode?

I'm used to other 2D animation apps, where I can configure my shortcuts in a way that I don't have to lift my non-drawing hand to move through the Timeline frames. With Blender, there are already so ...
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Cannot add Visual Effects to Grease Pencil Drawing (Blender 2.80 Beta)

I used the newest version. Did I do something wrong?
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color management (& grease pencil) : possible to render as it is in the viewport?

I got a problem with the filmic color management & Grease Pencil objects - the colors do render poorly (right) - I prefer the viewport (left) look. If I switch to the "default" color management; ...
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Blender 2.8 Lag issue on grease pencil with multiple layers. Possible temporary solution

There is a good amount of lag when drawing extensively. Adding lines isn't slowed down thankfully but erasing is a notable problem as well as sculpting. Until 2.8 is optimized for performance, there ...
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Draw grease pencil over render without live rendering

I am drawing a grease pencil layer over my subject based on a specific camera angle. The camera is locked, and the grease pencil strokes are being drawn while looking through it. In order to draw the ...
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Using Grease Pencil to make the projection painting of a real Photo on a 2D plane

Since I've read that the drawings created with grease pencil are objects,I would like to know if I can make the project painting of a new face over the actor's face that I have mapped as an image on a ...
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2.8. Scattered instances of animated grease pencil object, each with random time offset?

I have a grease pencil object with animation keyframes. An animation of a simple 'star' which wobbles and flickers now and then. The animation is designed to loop well. Here's what I'd like to ...
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Convert Grease Pencil textured strokes to SVG file in 2.8

Is there a way to export Pencil Grease strokes to SVG format in Blender 2.8? I need to be able to do it without converting the Grease Pencil object into a curve since converting it does not allow ...
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Blender 2.8 alt-lmb orbit view snapping

TL;DR What is this damn thing, and how do I turn it off? I'm trying to work out a smooth workflow for using the new grease pencil object on an NTrig based convertible laptop. The first problem with ...
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Rendering PNG (with Alpha On) Issue with Grease Pencil Drawing on Top of 3D Model. Help?

I'm experiencing a render issue in Blender 2.8 with a Grease Pencil drawing over a 3D model, where it creates a transparent edge over the Grease Pencil whenever I export/render it as a PNG with alpha ...
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Rotating camera view in Grease Pencil Draw Mode in Blender 2.8

I'm new Blender and I'm really excited about the Grease Pencil feature but I'm finding it difficult to achieve a function I use in other 2D animation programs, namely rotating/rolling the camera view ...
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Grease pencil 2.8, how to move strokes / curves / shapes between layers within the same GP objects

After I draw for example a face, I want to move the hair to different layer, and the eyes to another layer, so I can move them forward or backward proportional to another elements of the drawing.
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how to assign different thicknesses to different lines/strokes within same GP objects

When I create let´s say a face with one stroke for nose and another for mouth. I would like to set different thicknesses to those strokes. how to assign different thicknesses to lines within same GP ...
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Is there a way to convert an imported svg into a grease pencil layer?

I have an svg path, made in illustrator that I would like to import into Blender and convert into a grease pencil animation. is this a thing that is possible?
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2.8 Grease Pencil Strokes Glitch and Disappear When Fill is Added in a 3d Drawn Figure

I have drawn a 3d cube in Grease Pencil. When I then add fill to the faces, the original outline becomes invisible, but only when looking directly at it in the viewport–the same is true in the actual ...
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How “Lock to focal plane” function works?

Grease Pencil Blur Effect: how "Lock to focal plane" function works? As I understand from description, it blurs GP-objects in proportion of distance between object and focal plane. But when i tried ...
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How do you export a rendered 2D animation? [duplicate]

I've been attempting to render my 2D animation by selecting "render", "render animation", but I can't see where to proceed from there. Is there a way for me to save the render or export the animation ...
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Keyframe Snapping Blender 2.8

I can't seem to toggle the keyframe snapping off in Blender 2.8. I'm making an animation with grease pencil and I can't do that with one frame per second so I need to toggle snapping off so I can ...
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2.8 grease pencil - tablet drawing problems

I was hoping to use grease pencil in 2.8 to draw custom text and then use the modifier to output a video of me drawing it in realtime and use it as an overlay. It's not well at all though. I can ...
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Grease pencil and windows ink problem in hp art 15 and surface pro 6 with blender 2.8

Excuse my english please. I have a problem with grease pencil in blender 2.8 .It happened in the same way in my old pc with hp art 12 graphic tablet, but i finally resolved it deactivating windows ...
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Importing Photoshop Brushes for Grease Pencil and Texture Mapping?

Not sure if anyone has asked this before, but is it possible to import Photoshop brushes into Blender 2.8 for both Grease Pencil and Texture Mapping? Here are some brush samples of what I'm looking ...
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Changing Grease Pencil stroke placement? (2.8 Beta)

So, I'm trying to re-draw something I made in the annotation tool (while projecting to the 3D cursor) with the new grease pencil tool (in a grease pencil object, of course), but it doesn't seem to ...
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activate Grease Pencil layer via python 2.80

When separating bits out of a grease pencil into a new object, Blender creates a default layer in this new object. But it leaves the layer "inactive". After that, I can't run any operators on the ...
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(2.8 beta) How do I merge 2 Grease Pencil vertices?

I'm using Blender 2.8 Beta on Linux 64bit, built at 2019-03-04 19:56. Let's say I have 2 Grease Pencil strokes each consisting of 2 vertices, where both start from the same spot. (see A in image) Is ...
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Where is my [ convert to geometry ] button go? [duplicate]

I am learning Jama Jurabaev's tutorial about turning grease pencil to geometry and I stuck at the first step. I believe he uses the same version as mine, the latest version, blender 2.8. The guy must ...
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BPY Convert gpencil to curves with a script?

I have a scene with a GP object selected, and tried to run a very simple script from the script editor: ...
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How can I draw on a surface using the grease pencil without zoom offset inconsistencies in Blender 2.8?

Drawing over a mesh with the grease pencil using the Surface option and an offset has issues depending upon whether I zoom in/out at any point. Has anyone else experienced this? If so, do you have ...
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Grease Pencil Wont Convert into Bezier curves in Blender V2.80 beta

I'm following Jama Jurabaev's Blender tutorials from the Gumroad where he takes lines made with grease pencil and converts them into Bezier curves. For some reason Blender 2.8B wont let me follow the ...
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How to import a grease pencil draw into another grease pencil file?

I want to copy a 3D wire frame I made by grease pencil and paste or import it into another 3D wire flame. so that I can compare those two...work on both of them in the same 2D animation tab Don't know ...
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Grease pencil, how do I use the shear tool?

In edit mode, I select all points, they turn amber. View shows: Front Orthographic I select the shear tool. I click, and there's an up down arrow cursor. I move it, nothing happens. I hit y key and ...
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Does the Grease Pencil Tool create Vertices?

I wonder, it would appear from the demos showing how to use the tools that the points from creating grease pencil lines and fills basically behave like vertices. So could I treat those points like ...
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Why is grease pencil low quality aliased/ have jagged edges in Blender 2.80?

My grease pencil strokes are all jagged/low quality in both the viewport and basic rendering. I tried increasing smoothness on all stroke sliders in the GP Options panel and changing render engines ...