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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How to convert a Grease pencil animation to mesh?

I know it's possible to convert a grease pencil drawing into a mesh but how about a full animation ? I've tried with "convert Grease Pencil" but it creates a bezier curve that freezes the ...
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Is there a way to have a grease pencil stroke follow the animation of a different stroke similar to parenting an object to another?

I'm developing a grease pencil workflow and am hoping there is a way to have a stroke (or layer) follow the animation of another stroke. Examples: Draw and animate a body moving and have clothing ...
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How can I loop a 2D grease pencil animation within a longer animation?

My goal is to create an animation of a boids particle system. Each boid should be an instance of a 2d grease pencil animation. The problem is that the grease pencil animation stops before the boid ...
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Python Script - Operator context is incorrect

The script I'm writing contains a bpy.app.timer which is supposed to detect if the user has manually exited Grease Pencil paint mode, then convert the grease pencil object to a curve. No matter what I ...
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Grease pencil strokes missing in 2d animation workspace view but visible in 2d full canvas windows [closed]

I can't see my grease pencil strokes and grid in 2d Animation workspace view but when I switch to 2d full canvas windows I can. Both windows in rendered viewport, every stroke and grid is exposed.
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How to fill a grease pencil ring?

I have two nested circles which build a ring. What I want to do is fill the ring and leave the inner circle transparent(I don't want to fill it with another color, I want background to become visible)...
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Grease Pencil: How to get rid of “line mode”?

My Problem: I'm working normally with Grease Pencil, switching between Draw & Editmode, and edit keyframes. I do not touch any options or change any pencils. All of a sudden going back to Drawmode,...
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Adding texture layer over stroke object (Grease Pencil)

I add texture layer and I can clip texture to match underlying stroke object by clicking mask layer icon in the layer properties section. There is an example in this video. I can do this in Blender 2....
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What's the 'generate grease pencil' command in render view?

I saw something amazing in render view. It was a command, 'generate greae pencil' in above picture. But despite the execution of the order, nothing was done except that the name of g.p.object had been ...
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Grease Pencil stroke looks bad on reference image

When i draw with Grease Pencil in Blender 2.83 on reference images, i noticed that the quality of the stroke looks bad. The stroke has a pixelated outline and appears mostly white when drawn with ...
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Animating 3d objects in grease pencil?

I have a 2d character drawn in grease pencil, I want to animate 3d objects around the character on the grease pencil time line. The 3d object is in the same collection but I cant animate it with the ...
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Pen Pressure Not Working for 2D animation

I have a Huion H610 Pro and can't figure out how to make the pen pressure work in Blender 2.8. My tablet works with every application except for Blender. How can I fix this or do I just have my ...
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Visual Effect “Light” of Greasepencil doesn't exist

I have seen lighting effects being used in a 2019 Greasepencil tutorial, but it is not listed in the Visual Effects tab. Is it removed from Blender?
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Grease pencil strokes stop rendering when camera or view-port is too close

I have a 2D greasepencil object with some strokes. Some of the strokes disappear when they are too close to the camera: If I zoom out just one notch with the mouse wheel then the stroke reappears: ...
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How do I increase the Grease Pencil render quality?

I have various Grease Pencil assets - rigged & linked to the scene. And I've noticed that the quality of rendered Grease Pencil objects (detailing of lines, its "cubicity") doesn't ...
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Grease Pencil “nothing to erase” error

So I'd been using the grease pencil with no issues before, and now as I try to write/draw with it, I get the "nothing to erase" error as if I was trying to use the eraser tool. I'm not, it ...
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Help fixing Grease Pencil strokes

I'm brand new to Blender. I downloaded Blender on my Kamvas 13. I only use it for 2D animation. I'm having an issue with the pencil lines. When I draw circles it starts off smooth then it becomes ...
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Why does my grease pencil's filled outline turn black in render preview?

I used two different colors for the fill outline and the fill color. You can see the difference in color with solid mode on, but when I turn on the render preview, the outlines turn black. I have the ...
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How do you pan zoom rotate the viewport while drawing with the grease pencil tool?

I'm an illustrator and I use photoshop to create my work on a flat surface. At least there, I can zoom, pan, rotate my illustration to completion. How the heck do you pan zoom rotate the viewport ...
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Code to put a Grease Pencil point at the current mouse position?

Given that a Grease Pencil object is active, and I'm in draw mode, i'd like to create a script that places a new Grease Pencil stroke, with just one point, at the current mouse position in the 3Dview. ...
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Copy a grease pencil layer in Python without using operators?

Background: So I would like to draw some high constrast strokes, for example, a black stroke with itself having a white outline stroke. A stroke stroke, so to speak. In practice, this white outline ...
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Changing the grease pencil brush from the API

How can the grease pencil brush be changed from the API? The default is Pencil, but in my addon I would like to use the Pen. I cannot find this anywhere in the documentation. ...
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How to render each grease pencil layer as single png?

I'm using Blender 2.83 Right now I'm using Blender to create a character for a video game. I create the character in Blender by using grease pencil. in each grease pencil object this have "layers&...
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How does Grease Pencil handle object depth in the viewport?

In this pic from the side, the objects can be seen as they are correctly ordered from front to back This is the camera view. Note the front object from the previous pic is now hidden behind another ...
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keep greasepencil strokes visible when zooming out (it's fading, not clipped)

I use grease pencil to take notes by hand directly in the viewport. I like to zoom in and out to move around and/or have a full view of all my notes. However, since 2.83, when I zoom out the strokes ...
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Grease pencil problem, Can't see the keyframes

So it's bugging me a lot right now, I can't seemed to see the keyframe added in grease pencil but it's animating, now I can't move and copy certain keyframes, any fixed for this? is this a bug?
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Why when i fill a color in grease pencil the color is darken

Hello i am new to blender i am so excited about grease pencil. But there's a problem idk why. So i am trying to copy a tutorial video and then i start to fill my drawing but the color is darken even ...
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Part of my drawing disappears depending on perspective/zoom

I installed Blender yesterday, so I'm still trying to figure things out. I'm working on a 2D/3D hybrid animation thing with grease pencil, but one of my drawings (the lollipop) clips/disappears ...
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Grease Pencil Keyframes not visible in timeline

I am very new to blender, working on my first project. I am trying to combine a 3D model, animated using an armature, with some hand-drawn animation, using grease pencil. I started with the model, and ...
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Using ipad pro and apple pencil as a graphics tablet [duplicate]

I have an iPad Pro + Pencil and was wondering if there is any chance to use it as a graphics tablet with blender? I mean drawing on my Ipad and see on my pc monitor. Thanks.
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Grease pencil too dark render

EDIT: Its supposed to look like the first image Sorry if this is answered already i cant find the answer on the internet but im having a problem rendering this scene This was the work around i found ...
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How can I programmatically insert a new grease pencil object (svg) at coordinates/rotation

I'm trying to create and place a series of sketches from a tablet to a blender file. I know where they should go in 3d-space. I am trying to construct a python script to input a file name and ...
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How to add a Stroke Layer in a Collection

I'm creating a 2D Animation, but I'm confused on how layers and strokes work or if they're the same, so how do you make a new layer/stroke in a Collection?
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2 images as planes, one of them shows incorrect control for alpha

I imported image as planes after enabling the add-on. In First image , I have imported Image A as the BG and the alpha is numeric value and can be used to reduce opacity. In second image, I have ...
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Grease Pencil with Pressure makes lines disappear

https://imgur.com/gEHfyn8 Hi I wanna draw with Grease pencil, but when I turn on the Radius Pressure, the lines disappear immediately. and if I turn on the Strength Pressure, it draws nothing. Not ...
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How can I change colors of grease pencil strokes drawn in 'vertex color' paint mode?

If I have drawn grease pencil line strokes in 'material' paint mode, I can easily change colors of them by using base color button(marked with a white arrow in above picture). But after I had drawn ...
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Audio and Sequence Strips in Video editor

I created scene strips synced to respective audio. Then I created a seperate strip only for video editing and imported the said scene strips to the same. But these scene strips are not importing with ...
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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 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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How to make a Brush with fill/stroke as a texture

I have used the attached image which was made in illustratoras a texture, I browsed properly, there is transparency in the background, I used black color also as a fill, but it did not work. how to ...
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How to make texture smear? (using textures for eyes)

Hi i'm trying to make eyes that act like hand drawn ones but i'm unsure of how that kind of stuff can be made. I'm trying to make a character with a TV for a head so the head will be 3d but the face ...
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What does the “F” mean in-front-of these Grease Pencil brushes? [duplicate]

Anybody know what the leading "F" means on these brushes?
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Why Do I See Multiple Black Specks on the Canvas when Using the 2D Animation Workspace?

I just downloaded blender 2.831 LTS, and on going into 2D Animation I got this screen with all the dots (image attached). These dots are not pixel errors. Also blender 2.82a file is not opening in 2....
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White artifacts in 2D animation grease pencil in viewport

After running blender for a short amount of time I will start getting these odd white artifacts while drawing. Not sure if it's a memory issue or a maybe a driver issue. Is there a known fix for this?
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2.83 - Grease pencil stabilise stroke

Is it possible to use 'S' to toggle stabilise stroke in grease pencil? Currently, this is assigned to shift+s, which I would like to set to create straight lines.
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Copy Part of Frame in 2D Animation Mode

Maybe this is an obvious feature, but I am an absolute noob at Blender 2.82a's 2D animation feature and would like to know if we can copy a part of one frame and paste it to the next. For example, I ...
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Flat layer for animation in blender

I'm working on storyboard using grease pencil, in 3d enviroment, but in some shots, it's really hard to make drawing, 3d objects and camera go well. I think it would be nice to be able to add flat ...
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How to make Grease Pencil lines using Python?

I started learning recently Python for Blender and I was trying to create a series of straight lines using Grease Pencil. I came across a YouTube tutorial and I seem to be close but I am not sure what ...
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Image as Plane and Stroke Object - transparency issue

Need help to fix the stroke overlapping on the hand image, which is added as Images as Plane.
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Grease Pencil Textured Brushes, Dots, and Squares Don't Work

I'm hoping someone can help me figure out this Grease Pencil issue I'm having. I'm using Blender 2.83 on a Mac. -- In Grease Pencil I can't get textured brushes to work the create strange blobs or ...

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