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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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How to put text in front of a greasepencil object?

I am working on a 2D animation, that will have lots of text boxes for the audience to read. I didn't want to be inconsistent with the text, and there will be a lot of text, so to streamline the ...
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How to change grease pencil brush setting with python script

I wanna change a brush setting in Python. When I do a change manually, I got this line: ...
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How to get "Trace image to grease pencil" to work?

The Problem I have attempted to use the "Trace image to grease pencil" today and it seems to only return a black square for me, despite the image I want to trace not being a black square. It ...
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Keep mesh name after Grease Pencil convert

Is there a way to retain a mesh's name after converting it to a Grease Pencil object? For example, when a mesh object named 'cube' is converted into a Grease Pencil object, the mesh object's name '...
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grease pensil collor gradient gets affected by other object

I use a scene with multiple grease pencil objests. the one for my background uses a gradient collor but whenever i make the gras layer visible the collor of my gradient changes dramaticly while they ...
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Blender 3 stroke tweening?

I'm returning to Blender after its update from 2.9 to 3. I'm a 2D animator and was very impressed by Blender 2.9's interpolation mechanics - especially it being able to edit strokes down to the vertex ...
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Grease pencil Line-art modifier generates extra lines

I used grease pencil's line-art modifier. But it generates extra lines outside, at the edge, and inside the camera view. Besides, they are very flickering and unpleasing. Is there a way to fix this ...
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The simplest way to work with texts in grease pencil

I am using v3.1.2 I am trying to make a 3-minute long animation with Grease Pencil. But the text job is a pain. I just want a plain text with my drawing... Would you tell me your best practice for ...
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2D grease pencil layer disappears when parenting to armature bone

I am following a tutorial on how to rig and animate a 2D character. I am using Blender 3.2.0. I have the character as an object consisting of several grease pencil layers. As per the tutorial I setup ...
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Is it possible to automatically duplicate last keyframe (working with Grease Pencil)?

I am working with the Grease Pencil to create 2D animations. I want to create text that is animated to have one letter appear every frame, while also keeping the previous ones in place. It seems the ...
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Why isn't it filling the colour I selected?

I'm very new to Blender. When I try to fill my object with the fill tool it doesn't fill the correct colour. It's meant to be a light pink but its coming out more of a dark purple How to fix this?
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Grease Pencil Array Modifier doesn't work after applying

As shown in the video below, the grease pencil array modifier works exactly how I want it to in the preview. However, once I press apply, all of the duplicates from the array modifier disappear for ...
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Flickering lines in Grease Pencil Line Art (Eevee)

So, I have added Line Art to a quite simple scene by adding a Stroke object and then setting a line art modifier. I have adjusted the thickness and then baked the line art data. Now, after I rendered ...
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Replace Grease Pencil object with a mesh object and vice versa

I am sketching an environment scene, wherein I want to draw the location for trees as a Grease Pencil object. So that I can create a more appropriate floor plan design. When I am done sketching, I ...
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How to cover Grease Pencil?

I have a 3d object and a grease pencil object. In the camera view, the object covers the Grease pencil. This is what I want. however, in the render. The grease pencil just penetrate the object?
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grease pencil edit mode simplify stroke in python

Can someone can help me to simplify a stroke in grease pencil edit mode? I'm looking for the equivalent of this command used on curves: but in Python and for Grease Pencil objects.
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Grease pencil go straight into draw mode by pressing "B" with a Grease Pencil object selected

If I have a grease pencil object selected, I want to immediately go to draw mode by pressing B. I can do this by setting "Object.mode_set" to B under the Grease Pencil category: However, ...
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Rotate the 3d Cursor by 90 degrees relative to view using hotkeys

I want to rotate the 3d Cursor by 90 degrees relative to the view. That way, I can change the position of the Grease Pencil Canvas more easily. If I have to rotate the cursor I have to switch tabs in ...
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How to increase Grease Pencil dot density?

I am using a textured brush from blender. If I stay zoomed in, the dot density is fine; however upon zooming out it no longer forms a cohesive line. Past solutions on here have simply said to set the ...
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Grease Pencil animation behavior changed - keyframes don't override

I don't know how to explain this exactly. Ordinarily on a blank scene, drawing circles in succession and advancing a keyframe is the way to animate it. Upon advancing to a new frame and drawing, the ...
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Hotkey for stabilize stroke

How can I use the Shift key to control Stabilize Stroke when drawing in the texture paint mode, like with grease pencil.
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Blender ignores switching from "Material" to "Vertex color" in grease pencil

I can start a fresh file. Make a black stroke with with GP Swtich to Vertex Color (picking any color) Stroke is still black
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What's the fastest method to output grease pencil line art images?

I'm using line art modifiers to generate stylized outlines for some meshes. I'd like to be able to do this process with some improvements: Simplicity: The output images I want are just the line art ...
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Grease Pencil 2 Basic Questions. 1. There was crtl+lmb with fill. what is this feature now? 2. Why does fill cover my outlines?

So I am trying out grease pencil for the first time doing this tutorial https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c57qq2nE3B0 At 30:30 he shows how to paint in areas that are not 100% closed with the bucket/...
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How to erase weight paint of grease pencil?

Tried to lower the strength to 0, but it just does not work. Any ideas? Is it a bug?
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Line art modifier edge types unresponsive?

When using the line art modifier, the only edge type showing up on my model is contour. The images attached illustrate that the crease type has no effect on the line art, and checking or unchecking ...
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Why are my strokes no longer 2D and go past my layer?

I'm new to Blender and I drew a character face, no issue. Soon after I wanted to continue the body but it looks as if my strokes go beyond the outline of he body I drew. Like it's almost like the ...
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Onion Skin Opacity not controlling Transparency

The Opacity slider on the Onion Skinning menu does not actually control the opacity. It seems to just slide from a chosen color to white, which is very distracting while a colored background. Is there ...
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Rendering just Grease Pencil masked out by other Mesh Objects

I am using Cycles in the latest Blender stable release. I need to understand if there is a way to just render the Grease Pencil objects without the 3d mesh objects, but the Grease pencil objects would ...
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Changing grease pencil layer order in python

I'm trying to reorder my layers in my grease pencil object using python. The only way I found to do this in code is to make the layer you want to move active and then to use the following command: <...
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Rendering Grease Pencil lines behind Glass

I am working on this layout and find that it looks nice with a bit of Grease pencil on top... however you can see I am using a glass material and the grease pencil lines are not passing through. Does ...
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Green line in grease pencil (not from Onion Skinning)

I am working with grease pencil and have the strange green lines as seen below that only appear when going into rendered mode AND there is a light shinning on the grease pencil object. Otherwise, the ...
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What does “Unable to to fill in closed areas” mean?

I’m using the 2d animation function and did my outline on a separate material and on a separate layer from my fill colors. My fill colors was working fine until it got to a point where it wasn’t ...
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How to create a driver and bone to manipulate time offset between 2 images

Using Blender 3.02 Hi all, I would like to make a 'slider' to switch between two images a la South Park. Here is what I understand, and where I get lost. If anyone could help I would appreciate it. I ...
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grease pencil not showing appropriate stroke color in viewport

I was trying to build a building using grease pencil and and while I created materials for each different part, the stroke color was either displaying yellow or a gradient while the materials panels ...
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Grease pencil fill materials does not render while stroke does

I have a problem with a file where the Grease Pencil fill materials won't render while the stroke ones will. I tried the following : appending object in another file, switching sequencer in the Output ...
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Material doesn't apply in Grease pencil/freestyle

I have problem to apply material to Grease pencil object. This material is used 5 times and everywhere is correct, only in this object it is wrong. What I did wrong? Blend file is under the image.
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Where did Interpolation Modes go in Grease Pencil Blender 3.1?

Just upgraded to Blender 3.1 and cannot for the life of me find the different interpolation modes in Grease Pencil mode. There used to be an options menu with different interpolation modes (sinusoidal,...
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How to make multiple independent animations with grease pencil for character creation?

I'm trying to understand the workflow with the Grease Pencil and have stumbled across a fundamental problem that I haven't been able to solve yet. I am trying to create a 2D face that I project onto a ...
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Rigify and Weight Painting

I just made a mouth rig, and used weight painting and Rigify. I was following a tutorial but structured the mouth to be open on one side instead of a closed circle. When I applied the weight ...
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How do iterate over Grease pencil selection with python?

Is there a grease pencil equivalent for bpy.context.selected_objects but for strokes or points?
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is there an easy way to crossfade between frames in a blender grease pencil animation

I've been having to key layer opacity 0-1-0 for each frame, and stagger frames on different layers, to get the effect I want and was hoping there was a way to just set a crossfade between frames in an ...
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Issue with Wacom Intuos S and Blender grease pencil blotching at end of stroke

Just setup my new Wacom Intuos S and am getting weird blotching at the end of strokes - Does not seem to happen if dynamic pressure is disabled. Any ideas?
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using video file mp4 as animated fill or add video and mask with another imported element of grease pencil?

do you know how to use masking for a video file imported in blender to use in 2d animation ? or maybe is it possible to use fill with video as source file ? used this example but it did not work .. ...
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Lines with dots and density changing with zoom

[ Hi, Why my line are doted like that in grease pencil ? It does that only with textured brushes, also density change depending on zoom, thanks.
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Geometry Node : Instancing a Grease Pencil Animation but at different times

Let's say I have made an FX of a single droplet of water in a Grease Pencil object. I want to be able to achieve this : But I don't want to do it the way I did it (copying & pasting & ...
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Grease pencil "Failed to find" materials with line art modifier on a blank stroke with Blender 3.1

Update, it is not a bug. I had changed Preferences->Editing->Objects->New Objects->Link Materials To: Object Data to just plain Object. But, "Modifiers only affect the Data, so it's ...
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How to make an object move along a Grease Pencil curved line?

I need an object that will move along a Grease Pencil curve to use it for procedural weight generation.
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Grease pencil drawing is fully on top of my 3D object after rendering while in Camera view it looks different [closed]

I was trying out the Grease Pencil on a 3D object. I made some layers, they all looked perfect in viewport. But when I rendered the image the Grease Pencil drawing came fully above my 3D object while ...
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Exclude a mesh from Grease Pencil

I have a scene with several objects which I'm rendering using Grease Pencil. I need to exclude one mesh from Grease Pencil, as the mesh is too dense, and Blender freezes if I try to render it. Is ...
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