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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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(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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Annotation vs Grease Pencil

I'm new to Blender (2.9), just getting through the docs, and also new to animation. An annotation is extra information associated with a particular point in a document or other piece of information. –...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Unsubdivide curve

I have converted annotation tool to a curve. But the vertices are too dense. Is there a way to unsubdivide it? Like for example by selecting every other vertex? Or is there a straight way to draw a ...
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Can Grease Pencil objects created with older Blender versions interact with light sources in Blender 2.83?

Since 2.83, Grease Pencil objects can interact with light sources. In my tests, it seemed that this only applies to Grease Pencil objects that were created with Blender 2.83? Is that correct? If not,...
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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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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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Importing Photoshop Brushes for Grease Pencil and Texture Mapping?

Not sure if anyone has asked this before, but is it possible to import Photoshop brushes into Blender 2.8 for both Grease Pencil and Texture Mapping? Here are some brush samples of what I'm looking ...
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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 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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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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Convert grease pencil to mesh in 2.8?

I've watched some tutorials about grease pencil in blender 2.8 by Jama Jurabaev and other blenderers, and I wanted to do the same thing. But now I have a problem. When I have done drawing and want to ...
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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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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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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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white dots in grease pencil strokes

I am working on animating with grease pencil, but have found it hard to display my work when there is a weird speckling of white throughout my stroke. The opacity of the palette stroke is set to 1.00, ...
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Deleting Grease Pencil Keyframes

I recently started working with the Grease Pencil and can't seem to figure out how to tweak and edit the keyframes of Grease Pencil. I want to be able to move them around on the timeline, but I'm not ...
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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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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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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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