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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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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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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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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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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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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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Colors look much different in solid view than the render view

My image looks fine in the solid view, but get flattened and lose colors in the render view. Anyone know why this might happen?
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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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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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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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Is there a way to merge strokes in grease pencil?

I can't find a way to reliably merge two filled strokes on a grease pencil layer. When I try to join two overlapping filled in strokes I get some pretty messed up results. What I'd really like is ...
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How do i get rid of these white areas around the hair particles?

i have tried everything, from playing with alpha blend, messing with the light source, and even changing the light of the world. But the white wont go away. It only shows up when its in front of ...
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How to create smooth strokes with the Grease Pencil?

The strokes I drew with the grease pencil are jagged. How can I draw smooth strokes with the grease pencil in Blender 2.82?
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All of the sudden my grease pencil image turned green

I was working on making a character outline and suddenly the outline turns green. None of my materials are green. I noticed that there is one black line and the display is on viewport shading. Here is ...
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Why is the airbrush grease pencil path so weird?

I am trying to add some soft shading by using airbrush, yet the brush path is so weird that there is no transparency in overlapping stroke. Is there something wrong with the setting? Related tutorial: ...
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“Rotation-Rig” for 2D

I am looking for a very specific information. With my production company, I am currently working on the development of a 2D animation show. For several reasons, including economic and political, We ...
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Is there a way to make Paint3D's hand drawn soft edge shapes in Blender?

In paint 3D there is a tool that allows you to hand draw a shape and paint 3D will convert it into mesh with soft edges, is there a way to recreate this workflow in blender?
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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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Blender 2.82 Grease Pencil not showing properly after instance

The instance of grease pencil dissapears in viewport for somereason when I rotate the camera. I basicly just draw three cubes, put them into one collection and made an instance collection. Hope my ...
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Is there a hotkey (or a way to hotkey) to cycle grease pencil brushes?

I Ctrl+Tab to the draw mode. Shift+Space to select the draw tool. Is there a hotkey to select the brush I want or cycle through them?
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Pen pressure to z axis(depth)

I am looking for a way to draw in 3d space utilizing stylus pressure (ideally with grease pencil). I am trying to link the stylus pressure to the depth of the stroke points (instead of line width). I ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Help with Grease Pencil - Why do my strokes flicker?

I was hoping somebody may be able to give me some advice on the Grease Pencil issue I'm having. I'm fairly new to 2D on Blender (some experience with 3D) so I'm not sure if this is something I'm doing ...
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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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Default position of new stroke changed

First image is where the default stroke appears in grease pencil Second image is where the stroke appears now. I really need help to reset this position. All new objects are appearing in the new ...
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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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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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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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