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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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(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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Blender grease pencil shape keys

is there any possible way to achieve a similar result like here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tbp95snCPr4 with grease pencil? Or is there somewhere shape keys for the internal grease pencil tool? ...
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issue with grease pencil and tablet pressure

After creating a new 2d animation project i started drawing with my tablet (xp-pen artist 12) and i noticed this: as you can see the newer line is covered by the older path. I don't know if this is ...
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Is there a way to prevent freestyle lines from showing up through grease pencil drawings?

I have a scene with both 3D objects and grease pencil drawings. When I apply freestyle to the scene, the lines go through the grease pencil fills. Is there a way to prevent this?
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Rendering Feestyle along with grease pencil

I’ve been trying to render a grease pencil drawing on top of a Freestyle rendered object. But, when I do it the Freestyle lines can be seen behind the Grease Pencil object. Is there a way to solve ...
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Freestyle lines & grease pencil objects 2.8 - how can I stop freestyle from rendering in front of grease pencil objects?

When I have a 3D mesh object in the background, freestyle enabled, and then a grease pencil object in the foreground, then press F12 to render, the freestyle lines are drawn in front of the grease ...
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Hide x-ray for Grease Pencil strokes in Blender 2.8

Is there a way in Blender 2.8 to make it so grease pencil strokes don't have x-ray turned on?
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Animating a mouth in 2D with blender 2.8

I am trying to animate a mouth using the time offset modifier. Which, essentialy for all those who are used to doing 2D animation with other software, is a form of frame picker. However, this is ...
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blender 2.8 : how to rotate in 2d view?

I'm in Draw mode (gpencil) and set the view to TOP. I want to rotate the canvas like i ussually do on real paper. I want to do 2d rotate the canvas while i'm drawing. Right now, if i rotate the view, ...
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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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grease pencil as raster

How to set grease pencil to draw as raster ? if i'm doing fast curve stroke, i hate when blender convert it into segmented curve (stepping curve). Is it possible to have a smooth line like doing a ...
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How to manage Grease Pencil Brushes in Blender 2.80?

I got these textured brushes for Grease Pencil by Daniel Martinez: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kpY-WVQUxYw I can import in the brushes from the file using append method shown in the last video on ...
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What are the Hotkeys to adjust Grease Pencil Brush Radius?

In Photoshop and many other programs, the bracket keys [] are used to increase and decrease the brush Radius respectively Does Blender's Grease Pencil have this functionaltiy? I can't seem to find ...
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Pen input methods - Failing to use Ipad as Drawing Tablet because of Pen Input

im using as my drawing tablet the ipad with app EasyCanvas. With photoshop it works fine, but with blender it doesnt.. even after enabling Emulate 3rd button. The issue is, that the EasyCanvas works ...
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Grease pencil viewport problem

I have a problem with the visualisation of a grease pencil stroke.. I create a simple stoke and it appears green instead of black ( and it's the same for all the colors ). When I move in the viewport, ...
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Blender 2.79 won't insert keyframe

I am following a guide for the Grease Pencil, however I cannot add keyframes as per step 2? I hover the mouse cursor over the Dope Sheet and select All Channels. Nothing seems to happen. I then ...
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Grease pencil, merging animated layer

so in blender 2.8 I have two stroke that I want to merge. so I join them (with crtl+j) and was merging the layer and then, this happend
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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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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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Beginner: Is there a way to calibrate 2d interpolation without doing it frame by frame?

I'm learning blender and trying out animating with grease pencil with the hopes of creating 2D animations for web (if anyone got any tutorials I'd gladly accept links). When I try to interpolate ...
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Grease Pencil Backwards compatibility or import function?

Wanting to find a way to import old GP layer from 2.79 into 2.8 beta. At the moment if i open the .blend file the GP data is shown however there doesn't seem to be any way to select or edit the data. ...
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Grease pencil darker and thicker before lifting stylus

I'm kind of a newbie to the grease pencil tool, and while trying the different brushes I've noticed after a while that any line I draw is a bit darker, thicker and more opaque but then go back to ...
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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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Convert gpencil to curve, python, crash

I'm not well versed in scripting and I'm trying to write a script that involves converting grease pencil to curve, I have discovered that the operator ...
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Grease Pencil antia-aliasing problem (when “mask layer” option is enabled)

Grease Pencil became my main tool for 2d animation. It's really great and gives a lot of new oportunities comparing to other 2d animation software, but there seems to be a problem with anti-aliasing ...
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Grease Pencil and also curves don't appear

whenever i try to draw with the grease pencil or use a curve it doesn't show up in the view port, it dose shows up in the library. I have tried restarting and still nothing works. I would love any ...
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Grease Pencil Animation

I am wanting to use the new features of the grease pencil for animation. I am going to have a sphere that I want to draw facial expressions on top of. However, it is not very efficient to try to ...
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Grease Pencil looks bad

So i just started trying out the grease pencil and it looks terrible. very low resolution and its jagged. the pencil dose not overlap it cuts through previous strokes, anyone have any tips on how to ...
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Blender 2.80 Objects have sound attached to them?

I want to create a simple grease pencil animation, but don't want to have to add sound later on, but would prefer for example an object to have sound attached, like a cloud rain and thunder. The sound ...
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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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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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Can grease pencil be set to occlude freestyle lines?

I'm trying to do a scene that mixes 2D and 3D together and uses Freestyle to give the 3D elements a little bit of line work. The problem I have is that the lines are showing through my grease pencil ...
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Grease pencil fill tool not working properly?

I am using grease pencil 2.8 I downloaded the version from 12-16-2018 I try to use the fill tool but. the fill does not stay inside the lines or does not do anything it bleeds out to the whole area, ...
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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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Grease Pencil limitations

So I'm wondering if its possible to do similar 3D mixed with 2D animations in blender 2.8, is it possible to do the whole process in blender because of the grease pencil? Here is an example of what i ...
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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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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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Grease Pencil Help - Placing 2D Stroke Animation Over 3D Mesh Object?

I'm pretty new to Blender so I'm testing out its different capabilities, particularly in Grease Pencil mode, but I've found myself stuck and would appreciate some help. https://youtu.be/IWZDvbiEMNE ...
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Rendering Grease Pencil objects on headless, no GPU render farm machines in Blender 2.8

Like many other posters, my company has been running into problems when trying to render Blender 2.8 scenes on headless, no GPU render machines. We are using AWS Thinkbox Deadline. We are able to get ...
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Convert Annotations to Grease Pencil

There is obviously an answer to the question of converting GPencil from 2.79 to 2.8 here. Convert old GP to new GP And this works but only if you open a 2.79 file with Gpencil in it. The Gpencil ...
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Is it possible to render grease pencil strokes that are drawn onto the surface of an object?

Is there a way to do this without converting the grease pencil strokes to actual bezier or meshes? I can actually see the strokes rendered out in viewport and it looks fine, but once i do a final ...
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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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Is it possible to share materials across multiple grease pencil objects?

When using materials on a grease pencil object is it possible to share materials across multiple objects? For example, at the moment, I have profile, 3/4 and front character objects and am tripling up ...
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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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How to record this drawing effect?

I think this effect can be done with Blender grease-pencil. I understand 3D tracking camera and object. But how to record the drawing process in Blender?
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How to render gease pencil in cycles in blender 2.8

How can I render grease pencil lines in cycles? Other stack exchange questions explain that you need to bevel the lines, but that option seems to have disappeared. I have markings on some objects that ...
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Accessing “null” object properties -Blender 2.79b Python scripting -

So ,I was trying to create a 3dview custom menu to easily access Grease pencil data like colors ,layers etc .However these properties didn't have any unique label but a common label called "null" . ...
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Tweening for 2d strokes in grease pencil

Is there any way I can tween my 2D strokes in grease pencil?
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Change Greasepencil Color?

is there an way to change those lines from grey to Black or do I need to draw it again?
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cant seem to figure out how to lock grease pencil animation to a moving camera. 2.8

First time posting a question. Forgive my ignorance. I am really excited about animating in grease pencil with 2.8. I created a crazy camera move as a test through a few cubes and i wanted to ...