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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 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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Blob at the end of my strokes [closed]

When i draw on my iPad all of my strokes end up in a blob. Guess it has something to do with the pressure settings... I found a guy who changes the source code of blender but then your mouse doesn't ...
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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 ...
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How to create camera shake effect in 2d grease pencil animation in Blender 2.8

HI I would like to have a camera shake effect like this using Blender 2.8 enter link description here
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Grease Pencil Fill Bucket Tool Functionality with Python Script

Is it possible to get a similar functionality to the Fill Bucket tool in Grease Pencil with Python? I am developing an add on to automatically matte out Grease Pencil drawings. I need to be able to ...
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Animating a mouth in 2D with blender 2.8

I am trying to animate a mouth using the time offset modifier. Which, essentialy for all those who are used to doing 2D animation with other software, is a form of frame picker. However, this is ...
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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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The sculpt brushes in the Grease Pencil have become dramatically weaker…Has a setting changed?

I love being able to sculpt changes in the key poses of my animation (very helpful) but in 2.8, I can barely modify the strokes with the sculpt brushes. I have all the brushes maxed out and I hardly ...
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Grease Pencil Draw Operator

Does anyone know the bpy.ops operator that's called by draw tool of grease pencil? I basically want to have the same set of too header properties for my tool as the Grease Pencil Draw. Would ...
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When using the 2D tools is it possible to copy drawings into the next frame?

I am going to preface this by saying I am a total begginer so please excuse any mistakes. I recently downloaded blender to create 2D animation projects and have been enjoying getting to grips with it, ...
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Why i cant see trought while i am drawing

In Greasepencil, when i draw , my previous draw that is with transparency at 50% i wont show me the bottom reference image. I am drawing and this happends. I dont know how to revert this. I am using ...
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Grease Pencil - How do I hide the system cursor?

How do I hide the system cursor while sketching with Blender in Grease Pencil mode?
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Drawing grease pencil with blender python 2.8

I'm currently writing an addon for blender 2.8 which requires the creation of strokes using the grease pencil. I've tried the stroke programming described by other forums but it doesn't allow me to ...
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How can I copy the material assigned to grease pencil2.8 strokes to other strokes?

I want to copy stroke material to another stroke. Is that possible in Blender 2.8?
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blender 2.80 - export grease pencil

I am thinking of a interactive web project (something like sketchfab.com) and I want to expore if it is possible to export the grease pencil rendering over to ...
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How do I make different strokes inside of one Grease Pencil instance? [2.8]

I am learning the new everything inside of Blender 2.8, and I noticed that when you make a new grease pencil object, It creates two "things". I don't really know the name of them. Anyways, I would ...
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Layers behind dissapears

When i am drawing in my grease pencil scene, sometimes happens that all my layers (bloked)behind dissapears when i draw in top of them in a new layer., Then when i finish my Stroke all of them show. ...
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(Python API 2.8) How to add points to a Stroke Grease Pencil in a Vertex Group?

I am newbie in Python API. I wanna to automate one rig proccess with Grease Pencil object in Blender 2.8. I've already created the bones in the correct, related positions in the BBONE format ... and ...