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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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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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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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(2.8 beta) How do I merge 2 Grease Pencil vertices?

I'm using Blender 2.8 Beta on Linux 64bit, built at 2019-03-04 19:56. Let's say I have 2 Grease Pencil strokes each consisting of 2 vertices, where both start from the same spot. (see A in image) Is ...
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Moving the 3D cursor while in Blender 2.8's Grease Pencil Draw Mode

Does anyone know if it's possible to move the 3D cursor when you're in the Draw Mode of Blender 2.8? I'd like to be able to draw and move the 3D cursor to change where the drawing is done in depth, ...
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Grease Pencil has pixelated strokes. Anti-aliasing issue?

New Blender user. Using for 2D animation. Grease Pencil strokes have pixelated edges both in program and when rendered. Previous searches indicate that anti-aliasing for grease pencil has been ...
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How to edit material of grease pencil stroke across all keyframes?

I'm very new to Blender and have a simple question. I have an animated Grease Pencil stroke and would like to edit its color. I don't want it to be changing colors in the animation, I just want to ...
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Grease pencil strokes transparent on surfaces

My Question is about the grease pencil drawn onto surfaces. Grease pencil strokes on geometry are turning transparent and causing the geometry to also lose opacity. I want to paint over an entire ...
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Grease pencil vector export

Is there a way to export the new and wonderful grease pencil in any vector format. This would be so nice for logos and graphical stuff!!!!
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Grease Pencil (2.8) How to draw with custom line types (updated)

Is it possible in Blender 2.8 to create (or maybe import from vector files or something like that) other types of strokes than the three proposed by default in the software (line, dots and boxes). ...
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how to have grease pencil animation have one object permanent

I am trying to make a 2d animation in blender and appreciate the grease pencil tools. However, I find it hard to say keep a tree in the background for multiple frames. Is there a way to make one layer ...
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EEVEE not rendering Grease Pencil lines as expected

I'm testing out the basic functions of the Grease Pencil by drawing some sketchy lines on simple objects. In the viewport, when in Render mode, the lines look as expected. When I render them in EEVEE (...
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Export Grease Pencil to Godot

I quite like the artistic style of the Grease Pencil tool and would like to make a game in a similar style with Godot. If I, for example draw a cube like this: And export it as Collada and import it ...
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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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Selecting a grease pencil object Blender 2.8

In grease pencil mode I was practicing making eyes. My question isn't about that though. I'm having trouble selecting objects that I make. I have each colored object on it's own layer. All colored ...
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2.8. Scattered instances of animated grease pencil object, each with random time offset?

I have a grease pencil object with animation keyframes. An animation of a simple 'star' which wobbles and flickers now and then. The animation is designed to loop well. Here's what I'd like to ...
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Eevee Grease Pencil looks different Rendered then in Viewport

Curious if this is a bug? Its been driving me crazy recently, the rendered result looks different then the view-port in Eevee using grease pencil, especially when using semi-transparent materials as ...
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I can only erase grease pencil with Huion tablet

Blender 2.78c Graphic tablet: Huion 640p Whenever I try to click in the workspace, a red dotted circle appears (in every mode). I found it is eraser. In UI, the tablet works completely fine. Also ...
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Can I copy grease pencil from UV/Image Editor to 3D View?

Perhaps there is another easy workflow for this. Just trying to get relative measurements for something in the UV/Image Editor by drawing a few lines with the grease pencil. Then I want to copy the ...
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Grease Pencil Visibility

I am trying to use the grease pencil for the first time. When I try to create a stroke I see nothing at all. It is invisible. However, when I convert it to a geometry, I can see it. I am assuming that ...
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How to add point to stroke from grease pencil

I know its a simple question, but I didnt find it anywhere. I dont know how to make point in stroke from grease pencil between two points. Ive tried it with Ctrl+J. I duplicated line and joined it, ...
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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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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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armature relation off center

I have parented a grease pencil drawing to a bone and when I try rotating the bone they don't rotate around the same path. What am I missing? This has worked for me once but then it never worked again ...
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2.83 Grease pencil: No anti-aliasing

All strokes made with Grease Pencil (Blender 2.83) have jagged edges. Both in the view port and in the render (Cycles and Eevee). I've increased smooth, iterations, subdivision steps etc for the ...
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Organise collections in dope sheet

As seen in the image I have 3 collections FG, Chara, Stroke. I need to organise such the the FG is at top, Chara is middle and Stroke is at bottom. I would like to do so without having to move on Y ...
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Is it possible that “bloom” affects grease-pencil object in 2.8 with EEVEE engine?

So I am trying to do a animation where a TV emits light (bloom) and affects objects around it. I already activated bloom and set that plane shader to "Emission" and it works with 3d Objects, as you ...
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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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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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How to change display/render order of several grease pencil objects in Blender 2.82?

I have 4 grease pencil objects. I am trying to get one to be displayed in front of the other ones but I can't find a way to do it. I could just pull it closer to the camera in the 3D space but then ...
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Grease Pencil Clipping Through Objects?

I've been using the grease pencil to create lines around my objects in Blender 8.2 with Cycles. I'm really happy with the results for the most part, but I'm having problems with some of the lines ...
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I have been trying to draw on a new layer with drawing tablet without much luck

I have an huion inspiroy 610pro v2 tablet and have been trying to draw on a new layer without much luck. I have been able to draw strokes with a mouse yet they will not place down. On the tablet end, ...
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Global switch for grease pencil effects?

I made a greasepencil object, then did a few instances of it (about 15) and placed them around my scene. I then added a glow effect. Since the effects are instance-independent, I added the same glow ...
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Blender grease pencil rendering a vector image

Now, I guess I have never tried it but, is it possible to draw an image with the grease pencil and export it as a vector image? I have seen people do the same thing except they put like an SVG (or ...
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Grease pencil hold frame/extend frame

I just started playing around with 2d frame by frame animation with Grease pencil. And it really has so much potential to be an amazing 2d animation software. There is one huge thing that bothers me ...
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About the 2.81a grease pencil

I have a question about the 2.81a grease pencil. As shown in the image, I tried to make some things using a grease pencil, but the phenomena such as the misalignment of the outline and the opacity of ...
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How can I animate a face onto a 3D model using Grease Pencil?

Is it possible to animate a 3D model with an animate-able face made with Grease Pencil? I have an idea on how to rig the GP but I'm not sure how I can attach it to my model. I've tried parenting it to ...
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How to assign a material to all strokes of a layer?

I'm trying to assign a material to all strokes in a particular gpencil layer. I add the grease pencil object as: ...
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A question about the range of influence of the grease pencil sculpt mode

I drew lines on the surface. And I tried to modify the line on one side in Sculpt Mode. But the lines on the opposite side move together. Can you solve this problem?
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Blender 2.81 Grease Pencil - Only some layers antialiased

I'm working with Blender 2.81's Grease Pencil and am finding that only some layers render antialiased. I believe the problem is best illustrated with an example. In Blender's viewport, the drawing ...
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Sudden pencil problem

I just recently started using Blender and today I started an animatic with the regular pencil, with the sensibility and transparency but suddenly (I probably touched something without realizing it) ...
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How to keep stroke points uniform in grease pencil

I am trying to clean up a drawing in grease pencil, but I don't know how to keep the stroke points uniform, closer to each other. And also, is there a way to remove disconnect strokes turning them ...
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parent grease pencil to object

I am trying to rig a simple puppet to facilitate some 2D drawing in perspective. So I would like du draw some shapes on this puppet that would follow the movement and position in 3D space. But I have ...
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Toggling Annotate line drawing mode instead of holding keys

Is it possible to change the shortcuts for Annotate (what used to be Grease Pencil) to a toggle-type hotkey, instead of having to hold Alt+D for Draw Straight Lines?...
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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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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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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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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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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 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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