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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2 images as planes, one of them shows incorrect control for alpha

I imported image as planes after enabling the add-on. In First image , I have imported Image A as the BG and the alpha is numeric value and can be used to reduce opacity. In second image, I have ...
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Grease Pencil with Pressure makes lines disappear

https://imgur.com/gEHfyn8 Hi I wanna draw with Grease pencil, but when I turn on the Radius Pressure, the lines disappear immediately. and if I turn on the Strength Pressure, it draws nothing. Not ...
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How can I change colors of grease pencil strokes drawn in 'vertex color' paint mode?

If I have drawn grease pencil line strokes in 'material' paint mode, I can easily change colors of them by using base color button(marked with a white arrow in above picture). But after I had drawn ...
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Audio and Sequence Strips in Video editor

I created scene strips synced to respective audio. Then I created a seperate strip only for video editing and imported the said scene strips to the same. But these scene strips are not importing with ...
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Grease Pencil to Video Sequencer

I imported sound in video editor, cut it as needed and did animatics in sync to the sound using 2D animation tab. But when I render the same my output is a blank frame. Possibly because I am not able ...
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How do I draw onto video with Grease Pencil in the VSE?

I'm doing some video editing and would like to be able to draw directly onto the video in order to highlight objects, produce arrows, etc. It should be possible to do this with Grease Pencil, but I ...
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How to make a Brush with fill/stroke as a texture

I have used the attached image which was made in illustratoras a texture, I browsed properly, there is transparency in the background, I used black color also as a fill, but it did not work. how to ...
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How to make texture smear? (using textures for eyes)

Hi i'm trying to make eyes that act like hand drawn ones but i'm unsure of how that kind of stuff can be made. I'm trying to make a character with a TV for a head so the head will be 3d but the face ...
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What does the “F” mean in-front-of these Grease Pencil brushes? [duplicate]

Anybody know what the leading "F" means on these brushes?
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Why Do I See Multiple Black Specks on the Canvas when Using the 2D Animation Workspace?

I just downloaded blender 2.831 LTS, and on going into 2D Animation I got this screen with all the dots (image attached). These dots are not pixel errors. Also blender 2.82a file is not opening in 2....
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White artifacts in 2D animation grease pencil in viewport

After running blender for a short amount of time I will start getting these odd white artifacts while drawing. Not sure if it's a memory issue or a maybe a driver issue. Is there a known fix for this?
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2.83 - Grease pencil stabilise stroke

Is it possible to use 'S' to toggle stabilise stroke in grease pencil? Currently, this is assigned to shift+s, which I would like to set to create straight lines.
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Copy Part of Frame in 2D Animation Mode

Maybe this is an obvious feature, but I am an absolute noob at Blender 2.82a's 2D animation feature and would like to know if we can copy a part of one frame and paste it to the next. For example, I ...
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Flat layer for animation in blender

I'm working on storyboard using grease pencil, in 3d enviroment, but in some shots, it's really hard to make drawing, 3d objects and camera go well. I think it would be nice to be able to add flat ...
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How to make Grease Pencil lines using Python?

I started learning recently Python for Blender and I was trying to create a series of straight lines using Grease Pencil. I came across a YouTube tutorial and I seem to be close but I am not sure what ...
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Image as Plane and Stroke Object - transparency issue

Need help to fix the stroke overlapping on the hand image, which is added as Images as Plane.
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Grease Pencil Textured Brushes, Dots, and Squares Don't Work

I'm hoping someone can help me figure out this Grease Pencil issue I'm having. I'm using Blender 2.83 on a Mac. -- In Grease Pencil I can't get textured brushes to work the create strange blobs or ...
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Is there a way to move vertices to a new stroke layer?

I'm in 2D animation mode. In edit mode, is there a way to move vertices to a new stroke layer?
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Why are these Grease Pencil objects moving together when I animate them?

Using Blender 2.83, either in the 2D or in the general layout, how can I select individual objects having different layers and different materials? I want to animate objects individually. I am a ...
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Help with Grease Pencil - Why do my strokes flicker?

I was hoping somebody may be able to give me some advice on the Grease Pencil issue I'm having. I'm fairly new to 2D on Blender (some experience with 3D) so I'm not sure if this is something I'm doing ...
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armature relation off center

I have parented a grease pencil drawing to a bone and when I try rotating the bone they don't rotate around the same path. What am I missing? This has worked for me once but then it never worked again ...
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I can't see Grease Pencil keyframes in the dope sheet

I can't see keyframes in dope sheet or grease pencil timeline. I am using blender 2.83. How to move my strokes from one frame to another?
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light on older grease pencil [duplicate]

I tried to run the script to copy the data block from an older grease pencil object into a new one and it works, but only in viewport. When i render the image the grease pencil is not affected by ...
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Grease pencil object not using lights [duplicate]

I created some grease pencil objects on blender 2.82, which didn't support the "use lights" feature, now available. I'm using Blender 2.83 now, and i want to be able to lit up those grease ...
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2.83 Grease pencil: No anti-aliasing

All strokes made with Grease Pencil (Blender 2.83) have jagged edges. Both in the view port and in the render (Cycles and Eevee). I've increased smooth, iterations, subdivision steps etc for the ...
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Gradient Fill not working in Grease Pencil in 2.83 update

I just updated to 2.83 and got very confused when all the gradient fills in my Grease Pencil drawing were gone I opened my blender model, it just showed a flat fill of the primary color. I tried to ...
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Change the brush of a grease pencil object

Is it possible to change the brush type of an already drawn grease pencil object? For example, I drew a line with the airbrush and I'm happy with the shape of the line but would like to have it drawn ...
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Default position of new stroke changed

First image is where the default stroke appears in grease pencil Second image is where the stroke appears now. I really need help to reset this position. All new objects are appearing in the new ...
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Registration in Draw mode is very delayed and inaccurate

I'm just beginning to use Blender as a storyboarding program, and was hoping to be able to use the 3d features in Blender to give me better camera control and better use of environment in my scenes. ...
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Insert Blank Keyframe not working + Time Offset Modifier

So I created a basic walk cycle in Grease Pencil and with time modifier looped it. Now that I am trying to insert blank keyframes to the same to terminate it, and work again in the same layer it is ...
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Organise collections in dope sheet

As seen in the image I have 3 collections FG, Chara, Stroke. I need to organise such the the FG is at top, Chara is middle and Stroke is at bottom. I would like to do so without having to move on Y ...
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In Blender 2.83, what happened to Overlay Blend-type in Grease Pencil?

I recently upgraded from Blender 2.81a to 2.83.0. In 2.81, Overlay was a Blend-mode option in Grease Pencil (and I often used it to add specular highlights in 2D work): In 2.83.0, Overlay appears to ...
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Depth of Field with Grease Pencil Objects not working

I have two grease pencil objects: one at origin and the other at Y: 92m (far back from the camera.) I'm trying to get the background to be blurred using the camera. (I know I can blur the object ...
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How to make grease pencil stroke full opacity?

I've been trying to use blender (2.80 - from Ubuntu repositories) for 2d animation. The 2d animation screen I'm presented with guides me towards using the grease pencil for drawing. But now to the ...
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How reorder layers in animation? (grease pencil)

please tell me how to change the order of layers in the animation? I want the blue ball to hide behind the red during the animation. But in order not to create additional layers with a blue ball ...
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Blender 2.82 - 2D Grease Pencil Colours seem dimmed in Renders?

So I'm testing out more of Blender's Grease Pencil for animation, but I'm noticing that the colours I draw in the Viewpoint do not render out the exact same, and look darkened. As a test, I drew a ...
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Can Grease Pencil objects created with older Blender versions interact with light sources in Blender 2.83?

Since 2.83, Grease Pencil objects can interact with light sources. In my tests, it seemed that this only applies to Grease Pencil objects that were created with Blender 2.83? Is that correct? If not,...
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Grease Pencil Build modifier

I use blender 2.82 and I cant apply the modifier. If it cant be applied how I can do timing? for example at a certain time goes faster or slower?
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Steps in uitlizing LANPR engine to render and to store grease pencil strokes?

Basically I want to use LANPR to create the grease pencil strokes, then I can mess with the strokes myself with python. According to the author of this addon below you can use LANPR with grease ...
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How do I change what object is on top in Grease Pencil?

I'm making a monkey (object 1) skateboarding on a sidewalk (object 2). No matter what I do, I can't seem to get object 1 on top of object 2, like the sidewalk covers up the monkey. How do I fix this? ...
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Is it possible that “bloom” affects grease-pencil object in 2.8 with EEVEE engine?

So I am trying to do a animation where a TV emits light (bloom) and affects objects around it. I already activated bloom and set that plane shader to "Emission" and it works with 3d Objects, as you ...
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Choose an active tool when I switch modes with the grease pencil

Hye everyone, To make my life easier with the grease pencil, I'm making an add on that allows me to switch between edit mode and paint mode quickly, so that when it goes into edit mode, the active ...
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Deforming Grease Pencil Strokes in 3D

I think I'm missing something elementary, but I'm unable to figure out how to deform grease pencil strokes in 3D as demonstrated in the following videos: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kpY-WVQUxYw (...
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Having Trouble Syncing My XP-Pen Star G640 to Blender

My blender draw function works perfectly with my mouse, but as soon as I try to use the stylus from my drawing table to draw, the grease pencil doesn't respond. The weird thing is as I move my stylus, ...
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Multiple Reference Points for Grease Pencil Guides? [2.82]

I was just wondering if it's possible to add more than reference point to a guide for grease pencil objects. With one reference point, the radial guide basically snaps your strokes to a one-point ...
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How do I mimic the function of the 3D camera in After Effects in Blender? [closed]

Context: I'm a 2D animator who animates frame by frame. (I draw each image for each frame.) I used to work in After Effects to composite my animations, and I'm weaning off of Adobe products. One ...
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Grease pencil + multiply layer blend mode = small gap where layers overlap

I'm wanted to draw with two colors, each on a layer with a multiply blend mode of the same Grease pencil object. It always ends up having a thin gap where the colors overlap. Any ideas of why this is ...
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EEVEE not rendering Grease Pencil lines as expected

I'm testing out the basic functions of the Grease Pencil by drawing some sketchy lines on simple objects. In the viewport, when in Render mode, the lines look as expected. When I render them in EEVEE (...
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Transforming Grease Pencil Strokes [2.82]

I'm preparing to start working on a webcomic made entirely with Grease Pencil. I've dabbled with the workflow of converting meshes to grease pencil objects, but now I also want to try doing everything ...
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Why does Grease Pencil ignore the particle system in Eevee? (2.82)

I'm making a animation, combining grease pencil objects with 3D objects. This looks very cool. But there's one problem. Grease Pencil and the particles system don't play nice in Eevee. This is an ...

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