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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Convert Curves to Grease Pencil?

I'd like to know if there's a way/add-on to convert curves to Grease Pencil strokes? I know you can convert in the other direction, but I can't find anything to create Grease Pencil strokes from ...
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How to add points to a grease pencil stroke (or make new one) with python script?

I want to draw script-calculated curves with the grease pencil. Using this line of python I'm able to redefine the points of an existing stroke, shown below. So far I can't add a point like this: <...
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How Do I Create a self drawing 2D Shape?

Major Noob Question here but I want to create a 2d shape that seems to draw itself like in this video below: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YLNmtk67unY I saw in KaptainKrisitan's videos and wanted ...
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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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Rendering Grease Pencil animation?

What is the workflow for rendering/exporting grease pencil animation? Seems that the new updates for 2.78 are intended to make the grease pencil a production ready tool for making 2D animation in 3D ...
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How to draw grease pencil on a surface (blender 2,75)?

I used to draw grease pencil on surface normally on older blender versions but now I cant find the option to do that,how can I draw on surface on the new blender grease pencil?
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How to remove (unlink) all the grease pencil layers?

I have plenty of grease pencil sketches in my blend file. Is it possible to remove all of them very fast?
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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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(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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Edit Grease Pencil Strength

i've just started studying Grease Pencil and did some basic animations. After some work i've noticed that all my strokes were painted with a semi transparent strength. Can i change the strength of my ...
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Bsurfaces addon not working correctly [closed]

I am trying to retopolize my mesh using the grease pencil and the Bsurfaces addon, but I keep getting this error. the retopology is not setting correctly. Instead of getting a ring of square, I ...
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Blender 2.8 Video editing - annotation

Do you know if you can annotate a video in Blender? I have tried to d + mouse draw, but I need to control when the grease pen stroke is shown. I am trying to add circles to a video sequence, to ...
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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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“Failed to find Grease Pencil data to draw into” when using 'bpy.ops.gpencil.draw()'

I am in blender 2.79b. I would want to draw grease pencil lines by feeding in the points_list calculated in a programatic manner. When used in "Poly" mode, this ...
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Convert annotations to Grease Pencil object (old GP to new GP)

I'm playing with the new version of Blender (Beta 2.8) and was wondering how I could open/import old Grease Pencil animations (done before the 2.8), which are now called annotations if I understood ...
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Grease pencil workflow for composition or storyboarding

Note to the readers, August 2019: Grease Pencil has gone through a major redesign for version 2.80, so you should probably check more recent resources than the (current) answers to this question I ...
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How do I delete a Grease Pencil ruler?

In the grease pencil menu there is an option for adding rulers and protractors. Now, as far I understand, I can remove all rulers by pressing ESC but if I press ENTER instead rulers get saved. In ...
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Grease Pencil objects

playing around with the greasepencil stuff I am wondering if there is already the possibility to: transform (move,scale,rotate) grease pencils along with their parent objects? hide the parent object ...
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How to disable x-ray for annotations (grease pencil) in 2.8?

Is it even possible in 2.8? In 2.7 we had such ability, but now, when grease pencil and annotations are separate things, xray possible disable only for grease pencil, but not for annotations
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Can I use grease pencil in game engine

Is it possible to draw and clear grease pencil real-time during/over blender game engine gameplay?
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Blender 2.8: Grease Pencil Fill Brush Not Working

I've been trying to figure out how to use the fill tool, but it doesn't seem to be working properly. Am I doing something wrong? The build is 2.8 nov 2018.
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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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Where is the option for grease pencil convert to curve 2.78a

I have drawn a few lines holding the D key. Now I want to convert it to a path or a curve but I can't find these options in the properties panel (N). Where are these options in Blender 2.78a?
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Blender 2.8 greasePencil Poly and surface drawing

In the new grease pencil what is the way to stick a surface and where we can find the poly option to create simple block shapes like a typography custom.
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Convert grease pencil to mesh in 2.8?

I've watched some tutorials about grease pencil in blender 2.8 by Jama Jurabaev and other blenderers, and I wanted to do the same thing. But now I have a problem. When I have done drawing and want to ...
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How assign different material to strokes in grease pencil mode

How can I assing different material to strokes? I was drawing strokes (see picture) using material named "face1" but want to change it to material "face", how can I do it? Or the only way is to to ...
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Grease pencil strokes showing through fills

In my grease pencil animation I'm getting strokes from the other side of my food truck showing through the fills of the front side on the early frames when the truck is further away and they slowly go ...
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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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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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Filling in Grease Pencil Shapes via Python Script

I am trying to fill enclosed shapes in Grease Pencil using Python Script, as if using the fill tool. There seems to be a Grease Pencil operator, but I haven’t been able to figure out how to use it in ...
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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 to export grease pencil's layers to another Blender file?

I want to export all grease pencil layers in a Blender file into another file, because I need to merge some drawings in one animation, but can't find any options to export Grease Pencil layers. ...
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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, ...