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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Why do Grease Pencil keyframes show up in the Dope Sheet (Grease Pencil mode), but not in the Timeline?

Are grease pencil object keyframes not the same as normal keyframes?
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Why won't my strokes render color correctly (Cycles)?

This is what it looks like rendered in the 3d Viewport This is the VSE. If I render I get the same dull colors on the stroke. Finally, here's a setting I tweaked to get close to the correct color, ...
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Selecting strokes in Sculpt mode on a Grease Pencil Object

Is it possible to select a stroke while in Sculpt mode? I'd like to use Selection Masks to limit tool influence to only selected strokes. I know I can do this in Edit mode, but I wondered if there is ...
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is it possible to make the new outline tool not affect certain materials on an outlined object?

as said in the title i just need a material excluded from the outline, said material is detached and in front in the proper situation alike to this loose bit of mesh circled
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How do I hide grease pencil strokes behind the mesh in render

In the above image the back scrambling is just for showing purposes
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is it possible to restrict an outline to vertex groups?

just downloaded 3.0 for the new outline feature and i'm having a bunch of issues, first of which is having no good option for disabling the outline in specific areas, best i can think of is separating ...
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How to adjust the thickness of the lines depending on the distance to the camera?

I use Line Art Modifier to draw my mesh by grease pencil lines. I would like to adjust the thickness of this lines depending on the distance to the camera. Is it possible to do it somehow?
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Line Art modifier doesn't work

I think I’ll do everything right, but still I don’t see line art, only emptiness. My Blender File My system info: System - Windows 10 CPU - Intel core i5 GPU - Geforce 820M
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Correct way to create an extruded mesh from a simple SVG shape? ie. Without creating insanely complex nonsense polygons?

I have been using Blender about a year now and I am completely blown away by how hard it has been to make a simple extrusion and filled mesh from simple SVG shapes. I don't know what I'm dong wrong. ...
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How to update the grease pencil animation in python [duplicate]

It seems that the frames of GPencil don't like to be moved by script. For example this line here ...
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Blender version 3.0.0 grease pencil layer incorrectly renders over 3d objects

Blender version 2.93 will correctly render a grease pencil layer, regardless of stroke depth order, behind a 3d object that is closer than the grease pencil layer. Blender version 3.0.0 incorrectly ...
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Why does my Grease Pencil object become 'transparent' depending on the angle?

I am trying to determine why my grease pencil object will sometimes become 'transparent' depending on the angle I view it. By 'transparent' I mean, other grease pencil objects that are behind it will ...
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2D Grease Pencil - The image / background is grey and will not render

When I import the background it is grey in Grease Pencil. I found a post here (not 2D but 3D) where the solution is shown BUT in Rendered mode the image is invisible. How to fix this in Grease Pencil? ...
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How can I import video into viewport?

I have already created a storyline, it is going to involve mixing film with 3D objects and possibly also using the grease pencil to create 2D animations on top of regular film too. If any of you know ...
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Is there a way to add an image as a keyframe in 2d animation?

I created a drawing in Medibang and I'm wondering if I can put it as a keyframe into my animatic? I want to put it in the "Strokes" object so that all of my keyframes are in one place. From ...
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Grease Pencil object opacity as one image, not individual layers

Currently when I turn down the opacity of my grease pencil object with the opacity modifier, places where strokes overlap become darker. I want the object's opacity to behave more like a single image. ...
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Grease pencil stroke disappeared while sculpting

I'm trying to sculpt the human body, and the reference showed the flow of muscle using a grease pencil. As you can see, the purple and red line shows the muscle around the neck. However, when I sculpt ...
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how to stop grease pencil background flickering

im trying to make a dance animation with a 2.5D rotating background but after adding a blur and glow effect the background pieces flash.
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Why Grease pencil svg export is thicker for some curves?

camera view SVG export Anyone know how to solve the problem ?
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Grease pencil layer not rendering properly

So, basically I have this scene which should be as it is shown in the solid view, but in the render one of the grease pencil layers is a completely different color. Anyone have any ideea about what to ...
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How do you substract weight in weight paint with grease pencil?

I am trying to paint the weights of my stickman, but I don't have a brush to substract the weights. How do it do it ?
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How can I convert a Grease Pencil object to curve or mesh without operators?

Geometry-holding objects have handy methods to get their data as an evaluated mesh : to_mesh method to get a mesh object to_curve method to get a curve object However these can't be used on Grease ...
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Grease Pencil weird render

I'm trying to draw on meshes and keep the mesh as a fill color (still a mesh). First, I added a solidify modifier on the mesh I'm gonna draw on and set the thickness to -.01. Then I set my grease ...
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grease pencil rig not working despite filled vertex groups

so I've been having this issue with rigging these grease pencil eyes using vertex groups. The irises and eyebrows will not parent to the bones despite their vertices being in the vertex groups for ...
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Grease pencil curve editing doesn't work

In Blender 2.93.5 grease pencil 2D animation edit mode curve editing doesn't work. The Bezier points, lines, and handles show up but can't be moved. Am I missing something? Full disclosure: I'm a ...
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How to ensure that line thickness is kept consistent in a Grease Pencil object when scaling it up using a lattice

I've noticed that, when a GreasePencil object is attached to a Lattice via the "Lattice" modifier, and the Lattice is scaled up by using the "Armature" attached to a bone that is ...
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Grease Pencil Object Channels not Showing, can't see frames

I opened up a project and I wanted to edit one of my Grease Pencil objects-- but it's not showing any of its layers in the Grease Pencil Channels. I clicked on another GP object in the same project ...
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2D interface question

I can create a new file in General, then add a 2D Animation tab to get into 2D. I also can create a 2D Animation file directly. What's the difference between these 2 ways?
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How do you switch from grease pencil mode to 3d mode/?

How do you switch from grease pencil mode to 3d mode/view? I did a drawing in grease pencil mode that I'd like to bring into 3D mode with the end goal of converting the strokes into a mesh but I do ...
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Grease Pencil - Keyframes disappear in Object Mode?

I'm learning 2D animation in Blender. Keyframing works normal in all modes except Object Mode. Every time, when I switch back to Object Mode, and click any blank place, all keyframes disappear but the ...
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How would you add a painted background to your animation?

I'm fairly new to using the grease pencil - started using it earlier this year. I have gotten the idea of using the tools to create linear art of objects/characters, but I thought of a problem which I ...
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How to make a 2D eye attach with 3D model's face, then add a rig to the eyes so they are able to move around the face?

I'm trying to make 2D eyes on my model character's face. How do I stick on face and how to rig eyes on face. You know, moving up and down and side and move anywhere around on the face. Please answer ...
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Put a Line art modifier on an object behind a grease pencil object

I put a 3D object behind a grease pencil canvas, but when I use the line art modifier the line appears over my drawing. Is there a way to put the line art modifier behind the grease pencil canvas?
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Grease pencil drawing underneath rough sketch?

so I've tried two different times to follow this worthikids tutorial for basic 2d animation but I keep hitting the same roadblock. I get to the part where I've drawn a rough sketch, and then you're ...
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Grease Pencil - How to virtually divide the canvas into equal parts?

I would like to draw 2d assets for video games on Blender. For that, I chose my resolution, for example, 540x180. However, I need to know how to divide those pixels into 3 equal parts of 180x180 ...
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Grease Pencil lighting issues

I have this project ongoing where I have a 3D based scene, with grease pencil painted on it to make outlines and add details with a "hand drawn" effect. The scene looks like that : All the ...
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Cannot draw with default blank grease pencil object - bug?

In 2.93.5, in a default new scene (from File -> New -> General, not 2d animation), I add a new blank grease pencil object and select it. Then I switch to drawing mode, front view, ortho view, ...
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Grease pencil: how to randomize fill color?

On the tool panel of grease pencil, there is an option to randomize stroke colors: But what I want is to randomize fill colors, not strokes. Is it possible? I also checked the modifiers: But neither ...
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Grease Pencil : "offset" path tool?

Is there a tool to "offset" a Grease Pencil path; like this ?
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Can see through strokes in blender grease pencil

For some reason I can see through my grease pencil strokes and fills. How do i stop this.
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How could I "re-align" grease pencil vertexes on one axis?

let's say I have this line: How could I "re-align" vertexes on one axis so it would become a line ? On a regular mesh, I would have set the pivot point to 3D cursor, then scale X 0; and ...
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What methods are available to do 2D animation over 3D model?

I want to place 2D animation over 3D mesh, to animate eyes for instance. I do not want to use 3D eye globes because this approach limits the available emotions (I cannot display star-shaped eyes or ...
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how to setup a good Grease Pencil marker brush?

I'm trying to create a good "marker" brush to use with Blender's Grease Pencil. But I can't get a satifying result. Here's a (Krita) brush I like : It's just a basic brush with an angle. ...
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Grease Pencil - Can't move 3d cursor with pen tablet, can't specify new hotkey

I am using Blender 2.9 & 3.0 with right-click select mouse button preference and a drawing tablet without pen buttons. By default, the 3d cursor moves with Left Mouse Button click. By default in ...
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Assigning grease pencil vertices to vertex group

I'm writing a piece of code where I want to assign the selected grease pencil vertices to a vertex group. So far, with the vertices selected, this is what I have tried: ...
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Bring Layer panel from header back to the context menu area or lock it opened?

In Blender 2.9 the grease pencil layer panel appears on the header and it shows up only when you click on it and disappear when you move the cursor elsewhere. While in the tutorials from Blender 2.8 ...
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How do you change the brush of an existing grease pencil stroke?

If I draw a stroke with the grease pencil, and the brush is set to "Pencil", how can I change that stroke so it has a different brush, ie "Ink Pen"? I cannot find how to do this in ...
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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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