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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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Blender 2.8 Grease Pencil disable x-ray

How can I disable the X-Ray effect of grease pencil (aka Annotations), so that what I write on a face of a mesh cannot be seen when that face is hidden? Is it possible?
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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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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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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 jagged lines

my Blender produces very jagged lines in 2D Animation mode (grease pencil). It seems to be updating my pens position at a very low framerate. Turning input samples to 10 has no effect. What do? Im ...
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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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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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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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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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Why are Grease Pencil Strokes converted to thin Lines?

I was working on a small test animation within the 2d animation, but somehow hit a hotkey that I couldn't seem to find and fix it. The image below shows how it looks after the accidental hotkey input....
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How to disable x-ray for annotations (grease pencil) in 2.8?

Is it even possible in 2.8? In 2.7 we had such ability, but now, when grease pencil and annotations are separate things, xray possible disable only for grease pencil, but not for annotations
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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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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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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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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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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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2.8 How can I draw and fill a closed shape in 2D?

I was drawing something in 2d today when 2 hours of work went up in flames as I couldn't fill in any colors. Was this a bug/glitch within the 2.80 Beta, or am I missing something? I would use the ...
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Unwanted thin edges-lines between Grease-Pencil objects

I want the hair be made of three objects, so I can wave effect them separately. The different objects are in different positions along Y axis (from camera) but very close. how do I get rid of those ...
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How to bring Grease Pencil drawings to another .blend file? - 2.80

First off, I understand there's this thread, but it's older than 2 years now. I tried Appending but only an empty Grease Pencil data arrives. In the original I have 4 keyframes. Only one keyframe ...
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Use Blender2.8 grease pencil as live texture

Is there any way that a stroke object can be used as a 2d texture? (Blender 2.8) I would like to be able to use my animated stroke, as a texture which I plug into whatever material I want. This could ...
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Using Grease Pencil to make the projection painting of a real Photo on a 2D plane

Since I've read that the drawings created with grease pencil are objects,I would like to know if I can make the project painting of a new face over the actor's face that I have mapped as an image on a ...
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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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How “Lock to focal plane” function works?

Grease Pencil Blur Effect: how "Lock to focal plane" function works? As I understand from description, it blurs GP-objects in proportion of distance between object and focal plane. But when i tried ...
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activate Grease Pencil layer via python 2.80

When separating bits out of a grease pencil into a new object, Blender creates a default layer in this new object. But it leaves the layer "inactive". After that, I can't run any operators on the ...
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How can I draw on a surface using the grease pencil without zoom offset inconsistencies in Blender 2.8?

Drawing over a mesh with the grease pencil using the Surface option and an offset has issues depending upon whether I zoom in/out at any point. Has anyone else experienced this? If so, do you have ...
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Projecting grease pencil on object surface from python script

I am new to blender, and am trying to generate some random trajectories on a landscape (from A.N.T plugin) to create a synthetic dataset. Let's move on to the problem. In 3D view, I can use grease ...
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How to change grease pencil texture Blender 2.8

So I've been looking around and I can't find anywhere on how to change the look of grease pencil strokes to make custom brushes. All I could find was this link https://code.blender.org/2018/07/grease-...
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Rotate Canvas Blender 2.8 Grease Pencil

When animating in Blender 2.8 grease pencil, is there a way to control camera's y rotation while in draw mode. then I can rotate canvas. Thanks
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How to control the line thickness of a drawn object with Grease P. (2.80)

How to control the line thickness of a drawn object with Grease P. (2.80) I scaled down a drawing, but now the line is too thin. Thanks
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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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Generating Grease Pencil drawing Blender 2.8

is there a way to use the edges of a model or the object itself and converting that into a grease pencil line, or a curve to grease pencil by using a script?
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Dope Sheet mode in 2.8 : is it possible to display Grease Pencil & regular Dope Sheet keys at the same time?

Is it possible to display at the same time "regular" keyframes from the Dope Sheet (eg. camera) and grease pencil keyframes, in Blender 2.8 ? When retiming an animation, it is not very intuitive (and ...
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How can I copy strokes from one keyframe to another?

How can I copy selected stroke from one keyframe to another? I don't want to redraw it manually or duplicate keyframe, because it overlays current keyframe, I just need one particular stroke to be ...
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Grease Pencil in 2.8 can you link or reuse mouth shapes

I'm using Blender 2.8 Alpha and I was wondering if in Grease Pencil there's a way that you can use a link instead of coping drawings (shift+d) for mouth shapes in the dope sheet. So if I have 10 mouth ...
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Stylus delay in Grease Pencil

I am experiencing a problem with the Grease Pencil where there will be a delay between my stylus stroke and the stroke that is actually drawn in Blender. I would start to draw something with the ...
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How do I change active grease pencil palette color via python?

I am making script that makes new gpencil stroke and changes the color of it to colors that already exists in palette. Problem I'm facing is that ...
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Insetting a line in a cube

I am very new to Blender (and 3D modeling in general), and I'm trying to do something I consider fairly simple, but seems beyond my grasp. I'm trying to make a base that looks like this: I have two ...
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Can I mark on mesh surface with Grease Pencil and have it move with animated mesh?

I put GP marks on my mesh surface for reference in viewport solid mode. But when I move my rigged mesh, the GP marks do not follow. Is there a way I can make the marks follow with the rigged mesh?
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Is 3d look from contours possible in Blender using Grease Pencil?

I've recently started working with blender and was curious if it was possible to use the grease pencil tool in blender to achieve 3d look contouring as shown in these images. I've been trying various ...