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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Grease Pencil 'shimmers' with every frame in viewport

I have a video below, If you see carefully the lines are shimmering, Is there any way to avoid that? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aBIJbTTiLlU I tried increasing samples of viewport I tried ...
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Can't sample grease pencil color with a hotkey

For some reason, pressing S doesn't sample grease pencil stroke color in vertex mode. I can still do it through the color wheel though. Keymaps look fine. I'm using blender 2.93.1
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How can Blender render only line art?

I would like to create an object line art greasepencil, but having only the lines visible (not the shaded object) The solution I found is to disable camera in ray visibility of Cycles But it only ...
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Error “Cannot find a pair of grease pencil frames to interpolate between in active layer” comes in

I have drawn three frames. when I try to interpolate, this error comes "Cannot find a pair of grease pencil frames to interpolate between in active layer". How do I resolve this? I am ...
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Flatten points relative to the camera?

Slightly related to this question. Taking the default scene as an example, I have the following setup: This is the default cube with an empty grease pencil object, which has the line art modifier ...
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Some of my grease pencil strokes are grey while others are black?

I have a Blender file that is producing some strange Grease Pencil lines. On frame 177 my strokes turn gray, and you can really see it since I have a little color behind the head. The strokes aren't ...
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png clipping transparency roughly, alpha premult over clipping

Hi guys trying to bring photoshop art into blender and it comes in overly clipped, tried to premultiply but still not helping, if straight alpha there is a halo, anyway to fix this? none, straight and ...
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How to make lineart ignore an object like fog?

How do I make a grease pencil lineart modifier ignore things like fog and invisible objects? I don't mean how to make it not render lines for them, I mean that it currently thinks an object is behind ...
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Grease Pencil objects intersecting problem

Trying out Grease Pencil: the two objects are intersecting and it creates this weird white outline
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Onion skin wont show unless I draw on the frame, and only shows the lines directly around it from previous frames and won't lower onion skin's opacity

My goal is to animate 2d with an Onion skin working properly. I want to be able to draw the first keyframe, the 2nd keyframe one over, and then draw an in-between between those 2, being able to see ...
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Turning each frame in a 3D animation into a flat grease pencil - possible/viable?

Full disclaimer: I'm not an animator, my question is based on the perspective of someone on the outside looking in, so I am aware that my question might seem ignorant to hardened veterans of either 3D ...
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add a video to 2d animation (self solved)

[EDIT] I've figured out the empty method. you have to re scale it. when the video is inserted, it is going to look like an orange line, and you'll think to yourself "where the hell is my video???&...
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Make Grease pencil renders independent of World Lighting

Grease Pencil renders are darker when World Lighting is On . World Lighting can be switched off if 'SceneWorld' is toggled off. However this action then doesn't render the World Background. Tried ...
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How to persistently delete default grease pencil brushes?

I'm working on 2D animation with a set of brushes for each character and i scripted an add-on to import this brush set from another .blend file. I'm now struggling with the removal the default brushes,...
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Grease Pencil is always black

When I draw with Grease Pencil, not matter what my Stroke Color is, it always shows as black lines: My viewport shading is Solid -> Material. How to correctly draw colored grease pencil?
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How do you loop a frame by frame grease pencil animation a limited number of times?

I'm working on an animation where the character is running for 5 or 6 seconds. The actual animation is drawn frame by frame, and it consists of 15 individually drawn grease pencil frames. However, ...
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Blender File Lags with Grease Pencil Tool

I have a specific Blender file that lags really badly every time I draw a new grease pencil stroke. I've tried drawing in a fresh Blender file, and it works fine. So I'm thinking this file has some ...
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in GreasePencil, how to add inbetween frames like the F5-key in Adobe Animate?

Is there a way to easily add inbetween frames, without using the mouse and moving everything by hand? Like the F5 key in Adobe Animate? Thanks!
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Grease Pencil Object clipping when turned

The shadow of the box is appearing above the box while it should be below. Some of the angles looks correct but when turned, the shadow clips through. I've already enabled 3D Location in Stroke Depth ...
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Assigning GP stroke vertex groups to armature bones - weight issue?

I have created separate body parts as GP strokes, and am trying to rig following Learn2Animate's youtube tutorial for 2D character rigging by assigning vertex groups. The body parts were all then ...
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Video Sequencer Preview Isn't Playing Grease Pencil Animation Strips

I looked around for someone else that had my issue, but I didn't see anything. I'm very new to Blender, so maybe I just set something up wrong. Anyways, here's the problem. I have several grease ...
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how do I make already drawn grease pencil lines all the same thickness?

I've been working on creating an animation of myself. I built the final version from my early composite sketches. can I do anything I can do if I don't want to have to try and hand edit to get ...
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Python API - Export Grease Pencil as SVG or as PDF

I know the new Grease pencil exports are written in C and just released in 2.93 but I was wondering if there is a python api to run these export commands or a workaround.
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How do I get the frame number that a grease pencil keyframe is on?

So I'm writing an addon, that's honestly getting a little bit of scope creep. But as of right now I'm having trouble finding a way to get not only the grease pencil keyframes, but which frame they're ...
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Interesting grease pencil darkening effect with respect to camera/viewport view

So I was playing with grease pencil, and here's what I did... I had a simple grease pencil object, with no materials. I duplicated it(the clone stayed in the same position as the original gp obj), ...
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2D drawing get messed up

I draw a scene for my animation and then I move my camera to record as my sweet will but whenever I move the camera the drawn part start moving and start falling apart
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Why doesn't the Line Art modifier draw all the lines on the inside of a cube?

I'm on 2.93. I take the default cube, delete two faces and then flip the normals. It looks like this: I add a blank grease pencil, give it a material and a layer (default values), and then give it a ...
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Grease Pencil unexpected deform by lattice & armature modifier

Good day! I'm trying to use lattice modifier and armature modifier for grease pencil object. Now I'm putting lattice modifier to grease pencil object, then put armature modifier to lattice. But when I ...
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Is there a pencil or brush with texture/material reactions?

I am looking for a plugin, addon or functionality for a brush that automatically vary the intensity of the stroke depending on the texture/material on which you are painting. The goal is not to use a ...
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My keyframes disappeared and the common solutions I found doesn't (seem) to work (2d animation)

I tried scrolling up the timeline, but it doesn't show anything (I only see summary, and the rest is blank); I tried an answer that said click view -> frame all, I made sure I had selected the ...
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Bitmap Tracing on reference image

It can be very good, if i can import a reference image with bitmap tracing. (in inkscape it can have lots of parameter, by color - you can stack up the result and choosevthe right one, by siluette etc....
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Fail to draw on current keyframe

Basically, When drawing with onion skin activated. Normally after you paint your drawing it should stay where you put it. But the problem I'm having is the drawing turned green (which is the onion ...
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How to view all layers in timeline while animating 2D?

I've been animating this project mostly on a laptop in the past. I transferred it to my new PC and wanted to keep working on it but all the layers I had opened on the timeline are no longer there. Its ...
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How do I move canvas grid back to the accurate location of my previous frame

I'm a 2D storyboard artist and this is my first time using Grease Pencil to draw the storyboard. Here is the question: How do I move my canvas grid back to the exact location of the previous frame?
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How can I change default export settings for Grease Pencil as SVG?

Now 2.93 released, and I used 'file>export>grease pencil as SVG'. Default scene option is 'selected' but I want to change it to 'visible'. How can I change the default option setting?
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Working with the grease pencil and realized drawings and colors are not on same plane. Can this be fixed or do I start over?

I'm following along with a tutorial and this issue does not come up for them. I've done my drawing, started coloring, only to notice that as I moved around, they do not stay in their lines. Is there ...
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Clipping in Grease Pencil when camera is turned?

I'm creating something in Grease Pencil, but whenever I turn the camera some clipping occurs. There is absolutely no reason this should be happening as far as I know, and it's honestly really annoying....
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How do I get rid of the rectangle with the cross in the middle of my animation

I misclicked and now there's a rectangle with an X in it and a triangle on my screen. How do I remove it?
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How can I make my 2d character and background non transparent

Hello I am working on an animaiton and when my character walks I can see the back ground through him. It appears to be very transparent. Most animations the character and back ground are seperate and ...
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Paint fill with grease pencil without using textures to produce halftone affect

I would like to add halftone to fill in stroke areas without using texture. I know it can be done for shading material, can it be done in grease pencil fill in tool?
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Freestyle rendering in EEVEE show's up on top of other greace pencil objects, how do i fix it? [duplicate]

When I activate the Freestyle setting in the render tab for my 3D objects and render it, the render of the lines are on top of my other grease pencil objects and intersects them in an unwanted way. Is ...
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Blender brush pressure - ipad

I've seen two posts asking something similar but from 3 or 2 years ago with no working answers so I thought I would ask again. I have easycanvas on my ipad and I was using grease pencil but the ...
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How to export grease pencil to svg?

Is there a way to export a GreasePencil object to a .svg file? I am looking for a way to export it directly through Blender, hopefully without any third-party add-...
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Line quality issue when exporting grease pencil (2.92)

When I make a drawing using the circle tool, it looks good on blender (image on the left), but when I export the image it looks kinda low poly (image on the right). It's more noticeable on the eyes. ...
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Blender doesn't update after I change keyframe positions with script

Hi I'm creating a suite of a few small functions which manipulate the position of grease pencil keyframes. My script works but Blender doesn't seem to use these new values until I click somewhere into ...
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Grease Pencil not rendered in video, but can see them in Preview (Video Editing Workspace)

Some Greas Pencil are in Video Editing nor rendered. I could see them all in preview. However somes are not rendered in video. Even same objects(Greas Pencil) from same scene are rendered in one place,...
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Grease pencil fill layers with 7 million points making my file lags a lot

I have been using Blender 2.92 for 2D animation (using the grease pencil) for a few months, and it started lagging a lot (to the point that I cannot continue working on my project at all…) for a ...
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Large Grease Pencil File Lagging in Blender 2.92

I have been using Blender 2.92 for a few months (using the grease pencil) and it started lagging a lot on a specific file (0.92GB), particularly on specific scenes. It lags so much that I can’t ...
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Grease Pencil lags with retina display only

So I got interested in the grease pencil and tried to follow some tutorials on how to use it. Unfortunately is was laggy for me the whole time and would draw the line after I finished it or it would ...
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Grease pencil modes

I am stuck in grease mode, whenever I draw freehand it just makes a straight line passing through the 3D cursor. What I think is I have pressed any wrong short key mistakenly and now its locked to a ...

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