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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(2.9.1) Grease pencil stroke points automatically connecting to other points

This may be user error, so any suggestions would be much appreciated... I am using Blender 2.9.1 to do 2d illustration, using grease-pencil stroke. Whenever I draw a stroke and view it in object mode, ...
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Interpolation formula from grease-pencil

I am looking for the math behind the interpolation feature from grease pencil. Does someone know it ?
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Visual Effect “Light” of Greasepencil doesn't exist

I have seen lighting effects being used in a 2019 Greasepencil tutorial, but it is not listed in the Visual Effects tab. Is it removed from Blender?
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Grease pencil disappears when image is present

Why does my grease pencil disappear when there is an image plane present? At other times it distorts greatly when in front of the image? See this link for an example: https://www.dropbox.com/s/...
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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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How can I calculate global coordinates for GPencilStrokePoint in Blender 2.8 and Python?

I have already tried by calculating: point_global_co = grease_pencil_object.matrix_world @ point.co But it gives very odd results.
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convert grease pencil into animated mesh with visibility keyed for each frame

so far i can do this manually, but it gets pretty labor intensive if you have more than 20 frames. Right now this is how im approaching this: Convert each frame into a polygon curve, adding 0.01 to ...
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Can Grease Pencil get light / shadows like a regular mesh?

I was wondering if a Grease Pencil layer can get (or generate) light and shadows like a regular mesh ? Before Grease Pencil, I was achieving this by loading an image sequence as a texture on planes; ...
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I broke the new Alpha (GP/sculpt/tablet)

I have no idea what's happening! I did something a couple of days ago that broke 2.92.x and every new version since has the same issues. I can no longer draw in Grease Pencil, it just makes one dot ...
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How do i make grease pencil lines to disappear?

i am Doing projection mapping with blender and need to trace a car by having different lines coming and going. how do i make grease pencil lines to disappear. as i only can figure out how to build the ...
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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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Build Modifier Start Delay Driven by Completion of Another Layer's Build Modifier?

Is there a way to drive the start delay of a build modifier on one grease pencil layer with the completion of a build modifier on another layer? That is, I'm looking for a method to time the start of ...
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Hand drawn effect

I'm trying to achieve a hand drawn effect in blender. I found a good toon shader that suits what I'm trying to achieve, but I'm struggling to get the geometry lines right. I tried using freestyle and ...
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Fill Tool ignores Grease Pencil Lines?

I am using the 2D Animation function of blender. I have Grease Pencil lines drawn on a number of layers and I am trying to fill the area inside these lines using the Fill Tool on a new layer. However ...
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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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Grease Pencil VFX Failing to Render

so, I have a bit of an issue with my grease pencil visual effects rendering. I created a simple grease pencil animation that utilizes both the Shadow and Rim Light Visual Effects, but for some reason ...
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How not to color the inner circle?

I am planning to draw a donut, but when I colored it, the inner circle is also colored.
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Change background image in blender

could anyone advise how to change background image in different key frames in 2d animation? I need to have one background image on the 1st frame and other images on other frames. If i change a ...
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2.8 How can I draw and fill a closed shape in 2D?

I was drawing something in 2d today when 2 hours of work went up in flames as I couldn't fill in any colors. Was this a bug/glitch within the 2.80 Beta, or am I missing something? I would use the ...
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Pin vertices? Stick grease pencil strokes together?

I have a rig for a 2D grease pencil character but the individual pieces of the character aren't moving with each other. The bicep and forearm deform correctly. But when I move the shoulder bone the ...
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i cant use draw tool in animation 2d

I am new user of Blender, sometimes i cant draw the line, use pencil. I just touch the button of tool (line, pencil and so) and begin to draw, clicking in some space of worksheet and then the focus ...
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Selecting a grease pencil object Blender 2.8

In grease pencil mode I was practicing making eyes. My question isn't about that though. I'm having trouble selecting objects that I make. I have each colored object on it's own layer. All colored ...
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Colors look much different in solid view than the render view

My image looks fine in the solid view, but get flattened and lose colors in the render view. Anyone know why this might happen?
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Why is the grease pencil default offset value so high?

Does anybody know why the grease pencil default offset value is so high? It’s annoying and it works perfectly with a much lower value.
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problem: Clipping Objects (made with GreasePencil)

I'm new to Blender and started to create a room with GreasePencil objects. When I move around in the viewport, my objects are clipping crazy. I allready tried to change the "Clip Start" and &...
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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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Grease pencil and lattice modifier

Good day everyone. I’m very new to grease pencil and I’ve been closely following this tutorial https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dXLs5lVX0ys&t=1140s by Sketchy Squirrel. Here’s the problem, the ...
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I'm modeling an eyebrow using grease pencil and I need to make the hairs into a 3d mesh

All the information I google tells me to go the bevel option but the bevel option doesn't show up in the side object data properties panel. I already converted the lines to a path but now I cant ...
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How can I loop a 2D grease pencil animation within a longer animation?

My goal is to create an animation of a boids particle system. Each boid should be an instance of a 2d grease pencil animation. The problem is that the grease pencil animation stops before the boid ...
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Using grease pencils to draw programmatically. Should I have many grease pencil objects---many or one?

I have the following code to draw a black grease pencil line segment, from the points [0, 0, 0] to [1, 1, 0]: ...
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Why does parenting an element deform all of the vertices in Grease Pencil?

I am trying to rig a 2D character I made in 2.8. I separated the major pieces (which I was going to connect to a rig) into layers in the grease pencil. I am using the human meta rig from which I ...
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Grease pencil stroke wont show while the pen is down

Edit: Ok so actually I just noticed the stokes wont show up when its over any kind of 3d object. So like if I have a monkey on screen and im trying to outline the face the stokes wont show up until ...
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grease pencil closed shape

in grease pencil , i cannot truly connect two points together . non of the options do that , they just place points on each other or they place a new stroke between them,unconnected. so when i use ...
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Grease Pencil arc not appearing in 2.8 unless I add a fill to the material

I'm working through a Udemy course on Blender 2.8, but I'm stuck on a part where I need to use the Grease Pencil to draw a 2D face on the model. When it comes time to draw the mouth, I'm instructed to ...
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Onion skinning stopped working

I'm working on a 2d animation using the grease pencil, I keep running into a problem with the onion skinning function. It has worked at points, So it definitely has to do with my actions. I just don'...
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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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Darker and less contrasted 3D viewport and 2D canvas - Latest build of 2.8

I just downloaded the latest build of 2.8 to try out the new grease pencil curve feature, but I've noticed something off. The 2D canvas is significantly darker (an off grey), whereas the last build ...
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Is there a way to merge strokes in grease pencil?

I can't find a way to reliably merge two filled strokes on a grease pencil layer. When I try to join two overlapping filled in strokes I get some pretty messed up results. What I'd really like is ...
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Annotation vs Grease Pencil

I'm new to Blender (2.9), just getting through the docs, and also new to animation. An annotation is extra information associated with a particular point in a document or other piece of information. –...
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How do I auto normalize in grease pencil weight painting

I'm trying to rig a character and I need to know how to auto normalize it while weight painting, does anyone know how I do this?
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What is the advantage of separate line and fill layers in grease pencil?

The default 2D animation setup starts with one layer for "Lines" and one for "Fills". This feels like a traditional 2D setup where fills are behind the lines. However, it is also ...
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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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Grease pencil hold frame/extend frame

I just started playing around with 2d frame by frame animation with Grease pencil. And it really has so much potential to be an amazing 2d animation software. There is one huge thing that bothers me ...
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How do I transfer grease pencil keyframes to the timeline?

Hi everyone, I'm currently trying to make my grease pencil animation move at a constant interpolation on a fixed path. However I noticed that I need to individually keyframe the grease pencil keys ...
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Blender 2.9 Sever relationship between Grease Pencil and animation

I want to use the grease pencil but I do not want it to create keyframes or do any animation. How is this done? are grease pencil layers "hard wired" to be keyframes ?
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Is it possible to not create keyframes automatically when drawing with Grease Pencil?

Is it possible to use the grease pencil without creating keyframes when you draw: I just want a single drawing so I don't need keyframes, but I need to be able to scrub through the timeline when ...
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Grease Pencil stroke disappears

Everytime I press D + LMB I see the pencil as cursor and the indication that I'm about to draw something, but every time I draw a line, the line disappears.
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Can I convert an annotation into a stroke object?

I started drawing some sketches using the annotation tool, but now would like to convert them to grease pencil Stroke objects. Is there a way to do this? Another post mentioned pressing F3 and then ...
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Discrepancy between the viewport render and actual render from the render engine.(Grease Pencil)

There appears to be a discrepancy between what one sees in render viewport and the rendered image. This issue is not specific to me. A fellow blender artist posted similar issue. It seems that the ...
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Dope Sheet mode in 2.8 : is it possible to display Grease Pencil & regular Dope Sheet keys at the same time?

Is it possible to display at the same time "regular" keyframes from the Dope Sheet (eg. camera) and grease pencil keyframes, in Blender 2.8 ? When retiming an animation, it is not very intuitive (and ...

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