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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How to convert a Grease pencil animation to mesh?

I know it's possible to convert a grease pencil drawing into a mesh but how about a full animation ? I've tried with "convert Grease Pencil" but it creates a bezier curve that freezes the ...
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Is there a way to have a grease pencil stroke follow the animation of a different stroke similar to parenting an object to another?

I'm developing a grease pencil workflow and am hoping there is a way to have a stroke (or layer) follow the animation of another stroke. Examples: Draw and animate a body moving and have clothing ...
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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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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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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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Grease Pencil Fill On Surface Disappears At Distance

I’m using the Grease Pencil for the first time and the only issue that I have is that the fill color disappears when at a distance when I’m drawing on the surface of a mesh. However, I don’t get this ...
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Python Script - Operator context is incorrect

The script I'm writing contains a bpy.app.timer which is supposed to detect if the user has manually exited Grease Pencil paint mode, then convert the grease pencil object to a curve. No matter what I ...
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Grease pencil strokes missing in 2d animation workspace view but visible in 2d full canvas windows [closed]

I can't see my grease pencil strokes and grid in 2d Animation workspace view but when I switch to 2d full canvas windows I can. Both windows in rendered viewport, every stroke and grid is exposed.
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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 to fill a grease pencil ring?

I have two nested circles which build a ring. What I want to do is fill the ring and leave the inner circle transparent(I don't want to fill it with another color, I want background to become visible)...
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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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How to add a Stroke Layer in a Collection

I'm creating a 2D Animation, but I'm confused on how layers and strokes work or if they're the same, so how do you make a new layer/stroke in a Collection?
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How to share/copy Grease P. materials from one Collection item to another? (2.80)

How to share/copy Grease P. materials from one Collection item to another? (2.80). There must be a way!
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Grease pencil, how do I use the shear tool?

In edit mode, I select all points, they turn amber. View shows: Front Orthographic I select the shear tool. I click, and there's an up down arrow cursor. I move it, nothing happens. I hit y key and ...
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Changing the grease pencil brush from the API

How can the grease pencil brush be changed from the API? The default is Pencil, but in my addon I would like to use the Pen. I cannot find this anywhere in the documentation. ...
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Adding texture layer over stroke object (Grease Pencil)

I add texture layer and I can clip texture to match underlying stroke object by clicking mask layer icon in the layer properties section. There is an example in this video. I can do this in Blender 2....
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Grease Pencil: How to get rid of “line mode”?

My Problem: I'm working normally with Grease Pencil, switching between Draw & Editmode, and edit keyframes. I do not touch any options or change any pencils. All of a sudden going back to Drawmode,...
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Grease pencil too dark render

EDIT: Its supposed to look like the first image Sorry if this is answered already i cant find the answer on the internet but im having a problem rendering this scene This was the work around i found ...
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How to bring Grease Pencil drawings to another .blend file? - 2.80

First off, I understand there's this thread, but it's older than 2 years now. I tried Appending but only an empty Grease Pencil data arrives. In the original I have 4 keyframes. Only one keyframe ...
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Grease Pencil Keyframes not visible in timeline

I am very new to blender, working on my first project. I am trying to combine a 3D model, animated using an armature, with some hand-drawn animation, using grease pencil. I started with the model, and ...
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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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What's the 'generate grease pencil' command in render view?

I saw something amazing in render view. It was a command, 'generate greae pencil' in above picture. But despite the execution of the order, nothing was done except that the name of g.p.object had been ...
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Grease Pencil stroke looks bad on reference image

When i draw with Grease Pencil in Blender 2.83 on reference images, i noticed that the quality of the stroke looks bad. The stroke has a pixelated outline and appears mostly white when drawn with ...
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Animating 3d objects in grease pencil?

I have a 2d character drawn in grease pencil, I want to animate 3d objects around the character on the grease pencil time line. The 3d object is in the same collection but I cant animate it with the ...
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Pen Pressure Not Working for 2D animation

I have a Huion H610 Pro and can't figure out how to make the pen pressure work in Blender 2.8. My tablet works with every application except for Blender. How can I fix this or do I just have my ...
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keep greasepencil strokes visible when zooming out (it's fading, not clipped)

I use grease pencil to take notes by hand directly in the viewport. I like to zoom in and out to move around and/or have a full view of all my notes. However, since 2.83, when I zoom out the strokes ...
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Why does my grease pencil's filled outline turn black in render preview?

I used two different colors for the fill outline and the fill color. You can see the difference in color with solid mode on, but when I turn on the render preview, the outlines turn black. I have the ...
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Grease pencil strokes stop rendering when camera or view-port is too close

I have a 2D greasepencil object with some strokes. Some of the strokes disappear when they are too close to the camera: If I zoom out just one notch with the mouse wheel then the stroke reappears: ...
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Can I import an image file so it can be used in grease pencil?

Can I import an image file so it can be used in grease pencil instead of drawing? I would have problems with hand drawn image in Blender due to a stroke. Specifically I'll have difficulty drawing ...
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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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How do I increase the Grease Pencil render quality?

I have various Grease Pencil assets - rigged & linked to the scene. And I've noticed that the quality of rendered Grease Pencil objects (detailing of lines, its "cubicity") doesn't ...
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Grease pencil overlapping only in render view?

I have a small room I'm working on, and I adjusted things to how I wanted them in the Layout tab. I did want to give it a slight hand drawn feel, so I know this means the strokes aren't super accurate....
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Grease Pencil “nothing to erase” error

So I'd been using the grease pencil with no issues before, and now as I try to write/draw with it, I get the "nothing to erase" error as if I was trying to use the eraser tool. I'm not, it ...
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Help fixing Grease Pencil strokes

I'm brand new to Blender. I downloaded Blender on my Kamvas 13. I only use it for 2D animation. I'm having an issue with the pencil lines. When I draw circles it starts off smooth then it becomes ...
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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 do you pan zoom rotate the viewport while drawing with the grease pencil tool?

I'm an illustrator and I use photoshop to create my work on a flat surface. At least there, I can zoom, pan, rotate my illustration to completion. How the heck do you pan zoom rotate the viewport ...
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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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How can I programmatically insert a new grease pencil object (svg) at coordinates/rotation

I'm trying to create and place a series of sketches from a tablet to a blender file. I know where they should go in 3d-space. I am trying to construct a python script to input a file name and ...
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Grease pencil problem, Can't see the keyframes

So it's bugging me a lot right now, I can't seemed to see the keyframe added in grease pencil but it's animating, now I can't move and copy certain keyframes, any fixed for this? is this a bug?
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Code to put a Grease Pencil point at the current mouse position?

Given that a Grease Pencil object is active, and I'm in draw mode, i'd like to create a script that places a new Grease Pencil stroke, with just one point, at the current mouse position in the 3Dview. ...
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Copy a grease pencil layer in Python without using operators?

Background: So I would like to draw some high constrast strokes, for example, a black stroke with itself having a white outline stroke. A stroke stroke, so to speak. In practice, this white outline ...
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Where's the Error? (Code using Popup Operator)

I am trying to invoke the GreasePencilPaletteColorPanel block as a custom menu with the popup function.It didn't compile and on running it in the console didn't ...
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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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How to render each grease pencil layer as single png?

I'm using Blender 2.83 Right now I'm using Blender to create a character for a video game. I create the character in Blender by using grease pencil. in each grease pencil object this have "layers&...
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How does Grease Pencil handle object depth in the viewport?

In this pic from the side, the objects can be seen as they are correctly ordered from front to back This is the camera view. Note the front object from the previous pic is now hidden behind another ...
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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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Cell fracture producing warped faces

I have a plane that I have been trying to fracture (similar to the way glass can break). I used the grease pencil and solidify modifier with the default settings. For some reason, when I use cell ...
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Why when i fill a color in grease pencil the color is darken

Hello i am new to blender i am so excited about grease pencil. But there's a problem idk why. So i am trying to copy a tutorial video and then i start to fill my drawing but the color is darken even ...
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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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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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