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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Why when i fill a color in grease pencil the color is darken

Hello i am new to blender i am so excited about grease pencil. But there's a problem idk why. So i am trying to copy a tutorial video and then i start to fill my drawing but the color is darken even ...
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How can I change colors of grease pencil strokes drawn in 'vertex color' paint mode?

If I have drawn grease pencil line strokes in 'material' paint mode, I can easily change colors of them by using base color button(marked with a white arrow in above picture). But after I had drawn ...
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Can Grease Pencil get light / shadows like a regular mesh?

I was wondering if a Grease Pencil layer can get (or generate) light and shadows like a regular mesh ? Before Grease Pencil, I was achieving this by loading an image sequence as a texture on planes; ...
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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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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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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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Using ipad pro and apple pencil as a graphics tablet [duplicate]

I have an iPad Pro + Pencil and was wondering if there is any chance to use it as a graphics tablet with blender? I mean drawing on my Ipad and see on my pc monitor. Thanks.
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Grease Pencil with Pressure makes lines disappear

https://imgur.com/gEHfyn8 Hi I wanna draw with Grease pencil, but when I turn on the Radius Pressure, the lines disappear immediately. and if I turn on the Strength Pressure, it draws nothing. Not ...
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Beginner: Is there a way to calibrate 2d interpolation without doing it frame by frame?

I'm learning blender and trying out animating with grease pencil with the hopes of creating 2D animations for web (if anyone got any tutorials I'd gladly accept links). When I try to interpolate ...
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Audio and Sequence Strips in Video editor

I created scene strips synced to respective audio. Then I created a seperate strip only for video editing and imported the said scene strips to the same. But these scene strips are not importing with ...
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How do I draw onto video with Grease Pencil in the VSE?

I'm doing some video editing and would like to be able to draw directly onto the video in order to highlight objects, produce arrows, etc. It should be possible to do this with Grease Pencil, but I ...
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How do I use Grease pencil fill tool so that it doesn't bleed out of an area?

I am using grease pencil on version 2.8 from 12-16-2018. I try to use the fill tool but the fill does not stay inside the lines or does not do anything it bleeds out to the whole area, is there too ...
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Grease Pencil to Video Sequencer

I imported sound in video editor, cut it as needed and did animatics in sync to the sound using 2D animation tab. But when I render the same my output is a blank frame. Possibly because I am not able ...
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Why Do I See Multiple Black Specks on the Canvas when Using the 2D Animation Workspace?

I just downloaded blender 2.831 LTS, and on going into 2D Animation I got this screen with all the dots (image attached). These dots are not pixel errors. Also blender 2.82a file is not opening in 2....
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How to make a Brush with fill/stroke as a texture

I have used the attached image which was made in illustratoras a texture, I browsed properly, there is transparency in the background, I used black color also as a fill, but it did not work. how to ...
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Insert Blank Keyframe not working + Time Offset Modifier

So 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 ...
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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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How to make texture smear? (using textures for eyes)

Hi i'm trying to make eyes that act like hand drawn ones but i'm unsure of how that kind of stuff can be made. I'm trying to make a character with a TV for a head so the head will be 3d but the face ...
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What does the “F” mean in-front-of these Grease Pencil brushes? [duplicate]

Anybody know what the leading "F" means on these brushes?
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Darker and less contrasted 3D viewport and 2D canvas - Latest build of 2.8

I just downloaded the latest build of 2.8 to try out the new grease pencil curve feature, but I've noticed something off. The 2D canvas is significantly darker (an off grey), whereas the last build ...
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Blender 2.8 Lag issue on grease pencil with multiple layers. Possible temporary solution

There is a good amount of lag when drawing extensively. Adding lines isn't slowed down thankfully but erasing is a notable problem as well as sculpting. Until 2.8 is optimized for performance, there ...
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White artifacts in 2D animation grease pencil in viewport

After running blender for a short amount of time I will start getting these odd white artifacts while drawing. Not sure if it's a memory issue or a maybe a driver issue. Is there a known fix for this?
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Rotating camera view in Grease Pencil Draw Mode in Blender 2.8

I'm new Blender and I'm really excited about the Grease Pencil feature but I'm finding it difficult to achieve a function I use in other 2D animation programs, namely rotating/rolling the camera view ...
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2.83 - Grease pencil stabilise stroke

Is it possible to use 'S' to toggle stabilise stroke in grease pencil? Currently, this is assigned to shift+s, which I would like to set to create straight lines.
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Copy Part of Frame in 2D Animation Mode

Maybe this is an obvious feature, but I am an absolute noob at Blender 2.82a's 2D animation feature and would like to know if we can copy a part of one frame and paste it to the next. For example, I ...
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Flat layer for animation in blender

I'm working on storyboard using grease pencil, in 3d enviroment, but in some shots, it's really hard to make drawing, 3d objects and camera go well. I think it would be nice to be able to add flat ...
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Image as Plane and Stroke Object - transparency issue

Need help to fix the stroke overlapping on the hand image, which is added as Images as Plane.
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How do I auto normalize in grease pencil weight painting

I'm trying to rig a character and I need to know how to auto normalize it while weight painting, does anyone know how I do this?
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Grease pencil hold frame/extend frame

I just started playing around with 2d frame by frame animation with Grease pencil. And it really has so much potential to be an amazing 2d animation software. There is one huge thing that bothers me ...
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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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Grease Pencil Textured Brushes, Dots, and Squares Don't Work

I'm hoping someone can help me figure out this Grease Pencil issue I'm having. I'm using Blender 2.83 on a Mac. -- In Grease Pencil I can't get textured brushes to work the create strange blobs or ...
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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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Is there a way to move vertices to a new stroke layer?

I'm in 2D animation mode. In edit mode, is there a way to move vertices to a new stroke layer?
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I can't see Grease Pencil keyframes in the dope sheet

I can't see keyframes in dope sheet or grease pencil timeline. I am using blender 2.83. How to move my strokes from one frame to another?
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Is there a way to equalize the thickness of my grease pencil drawing over an entire scene? or per entire frame?

I drew and animated a whole scene using the grease pencil, but when moving from 2D animation tab to the 2D full canvas tab, it suddenly shows the difference in line thickness. Is there a way to ...
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Why are these Grease Pencil objects moving together when I animate them?

Using Blender 2.83, either in the 2D or in the general layout, how can I select individual objects having different layers and different materials? I want to animate objects individually. I am a ...
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Grease pencil + multiply layer blend mode = small gap where layers overlap

I'm wanted to draw with two colors, each on a layer with a multiply blend mode of the same Grease pencil object. It always ends up having a thin gap where the colors overlap. Any ideas of why this is ...
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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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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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Additive drawing with grease pencil

Grease pencil clears all previous strokes when writing a new frame. I want to keep the existing strokes and copy them to the new frame before a new stroke has been drawn. When drawing in the ...
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light on older grease pencil [duplicate]

I tried to run the script to copy the data block from an older grease pencil object into a new one and it works, but only in viewport. When i render the image the grease pencil is not affected by ...
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Grease pencil object not using lights [duplicate]

I created some grease pencil objects on blender 2.82, which didn't support the "use lights" feature, now available. I'm using Blender 2.83 now, and i want to be able to lit up those grease ...
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Change the brush of a grease pencil object

Is it possible to change the brush type of an already drawn grease pencil object? For example, I drew a line with the airbrush and I'm happy with the shape of the line but would like to have it drawn ...
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Gradient Fill not working in Grease Pencil in 2.83 update

I just updated to 2.83 and got very confused when all the gradient fills in my Grease Pencil drawing were gone I opened my blender model, it just showed a flat fill of the primary color. I tried to ...
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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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Registration in Draw mode is very delayed and inaccurate

I'm just beginning to use Blender as a storyboarding program, and was hoping to be able to use the 3d features in Blender to give me better camera control and better use of environment in my scenes. ...
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Rendering Freestyle along with Grease Pencil

I’ve been trying to render a grease pencil drawing on top of a Freestyle rendered object. But, when I do it the Freestyle lines can be seen behind the Grease Pencil object. Is there a way to solve ...
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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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Depth of Field with Grease Pencil Objects not working

I have two grease pencil objects: one at origin and the other at Y: 92m (far back from the camera.) I'm trying to get the background to be blurred using the camera. (I know I can blur the object ...
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How reorder layers in animation? (grease pencil)

please tell me how to change the order of layers in the animation? I want the blue ball to hide behind the red during the animation. But in order not to create additional layers with a blue ball ...

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