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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Convert Curves to Grease Pencil?

I'd like to know if there's a way/add-on to convert curves to Grease Pencil strokes? I know you can convert in the other direction, but I can't find anything to create Grease Pencil strokes from ...
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How to draw grease pencil on a surface (blender 2,75)?

I used to draw grease pencil on surface normally on older blender versions but now I cant find the option to do that,how can I draw on surface on the new blender grease pencil?
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Grease pencil workflow for composition or storyboarding

Note to the readers, August 2019: Grease Pencil has gone through a major redesign for version 2.80, so you should probably check more recent resources than the (current) answers to this question I ...
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Grease pencil animation tweening

When animating with the grease pencil, is it possible to create automatic inbetweens for the different shapes? You would for example create a keyframe at frame 1 and another keyframe at frame 10 and ...
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How to remove (unlink) all the grease pencil layers?

I have plenty of grease pencil sketches in my blend file. Is it possible to remove all of them very fast?
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How to record this drawing effect?

I think this effect can be done with Blender grease-pencil. I understand 3D tracking camera and object. But how to record the drawing process in Blender?
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How do I delete a Grease Pencil ruler?

In the grease pencil menu there is an option for adding rulers and protractors. Now, as far I understand, I can remove all rulers by pressing ESC but if I press ENTER instead rulers get saved. In ...
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How to save an image in UV/Image Editor with grease pencil strokes visible?

I made a few grease pencil strokes over an image displayed in UV/Image Editor, is there a way to save an image that includes those strokes (except making a screenshot)? Using "Save as Image" saves ...
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Grease Pencil objects

playing around with the greasepencil stuff I am wondering if there is already the possibility to: transform (move,scale,rotate) grease pencils along with their parent objects? hide the parent object ...
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Duplicating grease pencil layers?

when I try to duplicate grease pencil layers using the "copy/paste" buttons I get a: "keyframe pasting not available for grease pencil mode" Any idea what I am doing wrong?
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Blender 2.8 greasePencil Poly and surface drawing

In the new grease pencil what is the way to stick a surface and where we can find the poly option to create simple block shapes like a typography custom.
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Is there a way to convert an imported svg into a grease pencil layer?

I have an svg path, made in illustrator that I would like to import into Blender and convert into a grease pencil animation. is this a thing that is possible?
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Can I import an image file so it can be used in grease pencil?

Can I import an image file so it can be used in grease pencil instead of drawing? I would have problems with hand drawn image in Blender due to a stroke. Specifically I'll have difficulty drawing ...
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Rendering Grease Pencil animation?

What is the workflow for rendering/exporting grease pencil animation? Seems that the new updates for 2.78 are intended to make the grease pencil a production ready tool for making 2D animation in 3D ...
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How to add points to a grease pencil stroke (or make new one) with python script?

I want to draw script-calculated curves with the grease pencil. Using this line of python I'm able to redefine the points of an existing stroke, shown below. So far I can't add a point like this: <...
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Connect grease pencil to object transform

Is it possible to parent a grease pencil layer to a particular object, so the grease pencil can be used to annotate future details of that object. A workaround is to use a texture for every ...
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Grease pencil color while actively drawing

In Blender 2.78a, you can change the color of the grease pencil, but the drawn lines remain black while you are drawing, and only become the desired color once the mouse is released. ...
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How do I stop my tablet eraser from entering a grease pancil sketch session?

Whenever I use the eraser on my tablet pen e.g. in sculpt mode, it enters a sketch session and erases my grease pencil work.
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Can I use grease pencil in game engine

Is it possible to draw and clear grease pencil real-time during/over blender game engine gameplay?
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Convert Annotations to Grease Pencil

There is obviously an answer to the question of converting GPencil from 2.79 to 2.8 here. Convert old GP to new GP And this works but only if you open a 2.79 file with Gpencil in it. The Gpencil ...
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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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Is it possible to not create keyframes automatically when drawing with Grease Pencil?

Is it possible to use the grease pencil without creating keyframes when you draw: I just want a single drawing so I don't need keyframes, but I need to be able to scrub through the timeline when ...
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Scripting Grease Pencil and choosing data layer to be linked

I like how gpencil lets me draw shapes and link the data to specific objects or the scene. I have a trigonometry script which generates shapes, but I can't seem to select which 'Data to be linked' ...
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Is it possible to move/translate grease pencil drawings in 3D?

I drew the following picture with grease pencil: Now is it possible to move these crosses up in Z dimension? I can't even elect any of them.
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Is it possible to do projection mapping with blender

I was trying to find information about how can I do projection mapping with blender on real surfaces/objects. Found some tutorials but they didn't help much. Most of them were talking about creating ...
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Grease Pencil 2.8 Continuous Stroke

In Blender 2.8 (Grease pencil), is it possible to quickly resume drawing an interrupted line (on a surface) by connecting the beginning of the new stroke to the end of the previous one without going ...
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is there a way to move the 3D Cursor on top of anything?

Many times that I have converted a "View Space" Grease Pencil stroke to a curve, I have found that the curve was created and placed in where the 3D cursor is(not exactly but they have relationship). ...
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How to ease grease pencil animations between different keyframes

I have been trying my hand at animating with grease pencils, but found that keyframes do not behave with grease pencils as they do with standard meshes. When you put a keyframe for the clouds in this ...
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How to get consistent stroke thickness when zooming grease pencil?

I've noticed that when I am using the Grease pencil with a placement other than "view" the thickness stays the same thickness based on the view in a way that it isn't effected by it's perceived ...
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How can I merge or join Grease Pencil objects in collection?

I was working with grease pencil and I made a little character. As I was experimenting I separated the eyes and couple of more objects. How can I now join and make them as one single object? Thanks ...
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Blender 2.8 Grease Pencil - How to draw continuous lines

How can i draw continuous lines in blender 2.8 grease pencil? I can click on draw shape - select line but then i can only draw one line between two points i want to be able to carry on adding more ...
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Turn Character Into a Sketch

I have a model of a man. I wanted to render it in some way so that it can turn into this "This" is a pencil and paper animation, with each frame drawn, photographed, and archived. I have seen someone ...
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Why does Grease Pencil ui not inherit from bpy.types.Panel?

I am developing an addon and often right click on existing ui elements and select "Edit Source" to learn how certain ui elements were made. Almost every ui element inherits from bpy.types.Panel as ...
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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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How to turn off pressure sensitivity for grease pencil with a tablet?

How to turn off pressure sensitivity for grease pencil with a tablet?
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Blender 2.8: Grease Pencil Fill Brush Not Working

I've been trying to figure out how to use the fill tool, but it doesn't seem to be working properly. Am I doing something wrong? The build is 2.8 nov 2018.
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Place Image in Front of a Grease Pencil Layer

Please refer the 2 images provided. In the image it can be seen that a white grease pencil layer is drawn on the default 3d cube Surface and an image of a girl (using images as planes addon) is ...
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Bsurfaces addon not working correctly [closed]

I am trying to retopolize my mesh using the grease pencil and the Bsurfaces addon, but I keep getting this error. the retopology is not setting correctly. Instead of getting a ring of square, I ...
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Problem, when I redraw on a grease pencil layer new strokes doesn't appear above old stroke

I'm trying to remake a grease pencil file and I forgot one little shading detail on the body part. I then went back to add the shading on said layer but it appears under it instead of over it. How can ...
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How Do I Create a self drawing 2D Shape?

Major Noob Question here but I want to create a 2d shape that seems to draw itself like in this video below: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YLNmtk67unY I saw in KaptainKrisitan's videos and wanted ...
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What is the hotkey for sculpting grease pencils included in v2.77?

What is the hotkey for sculpting grease pencils? Hotkey E + LMB doesn't work here as described in this blender wiki page, I can only edit strokes. Thanks, Michael
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Grease Pencil stroke disappears

Everytime I press D + LMB I see the pencil as cursor and the indication that I'm about to draw something, but every time I draw a line, the line disappears.
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Grease Pencil, drawing straight lines v 2.78

I am trying to find the focal length and camera position using the BLAM addon for the image below: I try to draw the required lines in red (entering CTRLDLMB) but blender only draws horizontal lines ...
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Edit Grease Pencil Strength

i've just started studying Grease Pencil and did some basic animations. After some work i've noticed that all my strokes were painted with a semi transparent strength. Can i change the strength of my ...