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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World displays as grey even though set to white

I am using the 2D Animation preset and so far every new scene I made had the same bright white background. Now my two latest scenes (created with 'copy settings') have a light grey background even ...
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Blender live-action footage and Grease Pencil animation

I have a bit of live-action footage that I would like to incorporate into a scene done with Grease Pencil to. Think of a newscaster talking about something and the live-action video is in a smaller ...
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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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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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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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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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Creating a Grease Pencil Material in Blender 2.8

I would like to pre-define a material for a grease pencil in an addon. However, when a new material is created from python, it is not a grease pencil material (mat.is_grease_pencil = False). It is ...
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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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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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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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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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Rendering Freestyle 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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How to reset a Grease Pencil object's vertex colors

This is my blend file. It has 2 GP objects. In object mode everything is colored correctly. If I switch from solid mode to Material preview or display render preview mode The GP Objects turn ...
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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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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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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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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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Refract grease pencil object?

so I'm trying to use the new 2.8 Update to do a grease pencil animation behind a dirty glass window in Eevee, but the grease pencil object does not get refracted or effected at all by the glass shader,...
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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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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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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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2.80 grease pencil - highlighted points in edit mode

I am testing the new grease pencil and i’ve a little question. In “edit mode” when I select points they’re no more highlighted in orange like before. Is there something to activate in the interface to ...
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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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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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Why are Grease Pencil Strokes converted to thin Lines?

I was working on a small test animation within the 2d animation, but somehow hit a hotkey that I couldn't seem to find and fix it. The image below shows how it looks after the accidental hotkey input....
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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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Is it possible to animate the opacity of a grease pencil layer?

I'm trying to have a grease pencil fade in and out over a number of frames. I'm able to get this behaviour in the blender viewport, but not when I render. I've created a minimal example which is ...
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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 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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“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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Blender 2.8 Grease Pencil displays [Report ERROR: Nothing to erase or all layers locked] when trying to draw

I got a graphic tablet and started trying out Grease Pencil, it was working fine, I was enjoying a lot, i switched from DRAW mode to Edit Mode, several times, suddenly while on Draw Mode there was a ...
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Align Grease Pencil with Camera Angle

I placed the camera on a certain position and want to start drawing with the grease pencil, but the lines appears somewhere else. Sure I can move them in front of the camera but I want it to be ...
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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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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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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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My grease pencil colours go different colours in render mode

I made my grease pencil image (this lady) and did some fills: But now when I render out it goes weirdly green. Any ideas what I might be doing wrong? I've had a look at my layers and they're all ...
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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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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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Attach the grease pencil to the camera

I want to be able to look through the camera and draw in the camera view. and have the grease pencil stay attached and oriented with the camera even if I adjust the position of the camera.
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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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Grease Pencil Render Error

When I try to either switch a grease pencil's material's alpha from 0 to 100 (ending in black) or change the material's fill color from black to white, a small number of strokes in the grease pencil ...
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I can't see Grease Pencil keyframes in the dope sheet

I can't see keyframes in dope sheet or grease pencil timeline. I am using blender 2.83. How to move my strokes from one frame to another?