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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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How do I get this rainbow to fade and disappear?

I'm very new to Blender. I had wanted to learn it some day and my young daughter has decided to make a TV show, so I guess that time is now. I'm using version 2.91 and working in 2D. The rainbow is a ...
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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 minimum thickness

I am trying to turn down the size of some GP strokes to taper them. Ideally, i'd like to reduce the size of the last point in the stroke to 0 and have a sharp tip, much like you get on a curve when ...
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In Blender 2.83, what happened to Overlay Blend-type in Grease Pencil?

I recently upgraded from Blender 2.81a to 2.83.0. In 2.81, Overlay was a Blend-mode option in Grease Pencil (and I often used it to add specular highlights in 2D work): In 2.83.0, Overlay appears to ...
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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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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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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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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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What are the Hotkeys to adjust Grease Pencil Brush Radius?

In Photoshop and many other programs, the bracket keys [] are used to increase and decrease the brush Radius respectively Does Blender's Grease Pencil have this functionaltiy? I can't seem to find ...
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How can I make grease pencil be effected by shadow?

I'm using grease pencil in surface draw mode to make my scene look painted, but I'm not sure how to make grease pencil respond to shadowing. I know grease pencil can't cast shadows, so I set my ...
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How to make sqare/sharp lines with Grease pencil?

Every line ends up in either a fade or a circle. You can sort of achieve it by scaling down the last point in the stroke, but you have to do it manually every time! and it only gets you a triangle ...
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erasing part of grease pencil strokes

I am fairly new to using blender for 2d animation, and just blender in general. I'm trying to use the grease pencil to animate. I feel like I'm missing something simple but cant find it out. I am ...
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Grease Pencil to move boundaries

I have original grayscale image and pink boundaries. The goal is to vectorize the boundaries and move with them. As it is shown on the image below. What are the possibilities? I found that there is a ...
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Adding transparencies in blender grease pencil

I'm trying to shade my drawing in grease pencil, and for that I'm using a layer with Blend set to "Multiply" and a grey material to fill the color. I have multiple objects, trying to rig a ...
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Python API – Access Grease Pencil stroke point weights

I need to read Grease Pencil bone weights from the Python API so I can add that data to an export script I'm using. I can't find where the per-point weight groups are stored. So far, I'm able to ...
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Tips for importing 2D Storyboards for drawing 2D Keyposes?

New to Blender coming from Adobe Animate, jumping into my first film drawn in it. I have completed storyboards and am moving into animation. Normally, I would have a storyboard layer and would time ...
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Grease Pencil Layers/Keyframes not showing up in Dope sheet

I'm fairly new to blender and I've been working on a Grease pencil animation for the past couple weeks and everything has been fine until recently when I couldn't see the keyframes i was creating for ...
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Cannot draw with Grease pencil, on tablet or with the mouse, it acts like an eraser

SOLVED : so this morning, I started the computer and it worked. That's it! I cannot draw with the grease pencil tool, it acts like an eraser, although the pencil mode is selected. I found this topic, ...
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Convert whole 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 Bézier curve that freezes the ...
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[blender 2.9]Shortcut Key to Pick Color on GreasePencil in vertex color mode on 3D viewPort

I want to pick color quickly like texture paintMode color picker shortCut[S]. Default Hotkey color picker ( eye dropper ) on vertex color is [E]. However, it is only work on menu vertex color menu. ...
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Tracing images to grease pencil : how does the scale param work?

I'm scripting something that is exporting grease pencil frames to PNGs, process them in another software, and now i try to import them back, trace them to grease pencil again, and move them at the ...
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How to convert grease pencil thick controur into 2d-mesh?

I have a thick grease pencil object that looks in object mode the following way: What I want is to convert those orange lines from their contour into 2D-mesh (vertexes connected by edges). But if I ...
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How not to color the inner circle?

I am planning to draw a donut, but when I colored it, the inner circle is also colored.
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What is the advantage of separate line and fill layers in grease pencil?

The default 2D animation setup starts with one layer for "Lines" and one for "Fills". This feels like a traditional 2D setup where fills are behind the lines. However, it is also ...
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How to re-assign another brush tool on a stroke afterwards?

I wonder if it's possible to select strokes and re-assign them another brush. I've made some drawings and I figured out afterwards that it would look better with another brush. I thought that it would ...
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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 “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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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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Insert Blank Keyframe with Grease Pencil not working + Time Offset Modifier

I created a basic walk cycle in Grease Pencil and with time modifier looped it. Now that I am trying to insert blank keyframes to the same to terminate it, and work again in the same layer it is not ...
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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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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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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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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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2.8 Grease Pencil Depth Order

I'd like to draw over geometry and use it as a reference for sculpting, but I'm having a problem with the depth ordering of the Grease pencil. When it's set to Front, I see all of the line drawing, ...
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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 to create dashed arrow in grease pencil

I try to create a dashed arrow in Grease Pencil. I had limited success with a custom texture (rectangle with two squares, one in a color, the other transparent). My first trial was with Line type ...
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Keep the shape of a Grease Pencil while moving it closer to the camera

Related to this question. In short, I created a Grease Pencil object using a model as the base by using the Line Art modifier and applying it. I then used "Reproject Strokes - View" to ...
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Grease pencil objects render green (windows)

I've been following a grease pencil tutorial on youtube as I'm new to the feature and haven't touched blender since 2019. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c57qq2nE3B0 I finished the first part of the ...
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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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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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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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