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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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 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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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 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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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 ...
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Grease Pencil strokes below themselves

After waiting so anxiously for the 2.8 release while playing around with the beta, I finally got my hands on it and quickly jumped right back to my 2D experimentations. Then I noticed something that ...
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Grease Pencil - glow transparency

I'm having trouble achieving a simple glow effect in GP. Instead of solid color fading out into transparency, I'm getting solid color fading into world background color. Would be grateful for any help....
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Is there a way to display the onion skinning frames in front of grease pencil strokes?

Suppose I have a number of frames with one identical stroke in each and I'm making it disappear by progressively erasing a bit from each end. When I jump from one frame to the next, the shortened ...
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Grease Pencil export to PSD layers?

I am working at a studio that uses Photoshop as its primary storyboarding tool. Is there a way to render / export Grease Pencil animation as a multi-layer PSD image sequence? Can GP object layers be ...
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How to deactive the X-Ray in greaspencil strokes?

I want to make a mouse, so I added some reference pictures, made some faces and draw some strokes on it. Now i want to make a box model Version of the mesh and want to scale the edge loops right to ...
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Drawing on features to parent object

I am new to Blender 2.8. I am using grease pencil to trace Pooh. I can get the features attached to parent. But when I draw on the eyes, nose and mouth they do not appear on the face. They are behind ...
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What determines the location of a Grease P. stroke depth wise? (same layer)

Now I know it is not their order in the collection. Also each stroke is located in the same place (X,Y,Z). So then, what is it?
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GP conform to mesh

How can I take the grease pencil drawing I have and apply it to the shape of a mesh I have. In other words, how can I make it follow the surface of a mesh? Thx. follow-up on comments Here's from ...
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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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Selecting Grease Pencil Segments with Python

I have drawn 2 intersecting lines with GPencil, if I switch to segment mode that means I can select 4 "segments" . I want to do this with Python, so i can then compare the size of the segments per ...
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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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Is a Graphics tablet essential in grease pencil? [closed]

I am new here but been fiddling with grease pencil. Is a Graphics tablet essential when working with grease pencil for 2D animation?
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How can I let the grease pencil not be masked out by specific meshes?

I'm using grease pencil drawings in a 3D scene that has a bigger cube around it as a volume. But the cube masks out the grease pencil. Is there a way to let the grease pencil ignore specific meshes ...
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Grease pencil 2.8 render doesn't work with pixel filter?

Hello I'm using the grease pencil to make some sprites for a video game but I found something very strange in this case. The pixel filter seems to not work in grease pencil objects. I'm using the ...
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The grease pencil fill tool gap problem

As you see in the GIF, when I tried the fill tool, there is a gap between the line and the fill. I do not know why this is happening and how to fix it. Thank you for your help.
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Blender Grease Pencil: Can't draw over top of object?

I just recently started using Blender and when trying to draw over an object in grease pencil, it doesn't show up. It just disappears into the object. Pre 2.8 this wasn't an issue. Does this have to ...
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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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How to edit grease pencil in regular 3d mode?

I'm still adapting to the new way Blender handles grease pencil in 2.8. I've used the grease pencil to sketch a front and profile view of a character I'm working on. I'd like to duplicate this ...
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Grease Pencil stroke breaks when drawn in-front of mesh

Hi Blender Devs/Community! If I position my view in front of 3d meshes, and start to draw using the GP Strokes tool, how do I prevent the stroke from getting discombobulated with the meshes behind ...
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Grease Pencil stroke thickness proportional editing doesn't work

basically, Just started using the Grease pencil and I want to add some outlines to a logo ... problem : I add a stroke and I want to make a smooth transition between thick and thin along the stroke, ...
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grease pencil rouded corners

when I draw animations with grease pencil I always get pointed and flat corners, is there a way to set the strokes corners to rounded similar to how you can in illustrator?
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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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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 ...