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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Weight Painting Ctrl + Left Click doesn't select the bones, it just remove weight (Stroke OBJ)

In every topic I see people saying ctrl + left CLick does select the bone to paint the wight on, but I'm missing something here. The procedure i use is the same as others, first I select the armature,...
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Create a self creating box like in this video [duplicate]

I'd like to create a simple line box that draws itself that I can import in Blender's VSE. This can be done in after effects like in this video tutorial: https://youtu.be/YLNmtk67unY What methods ...
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Why I can't use draw tool in grease pencil

I start a new blender project and then adding a grease pencil, going to draw mode and I can draw with Line tool but I can't draw with draw tool, it stops at the point when I click on the screen and ...
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How might I rig a Grease Pencil drawing with bones?

I have a character that I have drawn, however it isn't quite a mesh. I can convert it to paths, are there other ways to influence the lines with bones?
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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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Grease pencil stroke wont show while the pen is down

Edit: Ok so actually I just noticed the stokes wont show up when its over any kind of 3d object. So like if I have a monkey on screen and im trying to outline the face the stokes wont show up until ...
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Grease pencil surface problems

I was playing around with grease pencil and realized that it looks horrible when you try and draw on surfaces! Any help would be much appreciated on how to fix this issue:(
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Making an add-on so Grease pencil can use PBR nodes

I want to be Able to use Material Nodes with grease pencil. My first step, I think is to get grease pencil to utilize the UV coordinates of the model it's been drawn on. The reason for this, is so ...
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3D animated whiteboard drawing — best method

How can I best achieve this effect in Blender? I'm considering: White grease pencil drawing on geometry surfaces. The latter with Hold Out shader (to eliminate rear strokes making them invisible) ...
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In grease pencil can you reassign materials for different layers?

See example project here: https://we.tl/t-RyYeOxZMfX Is it possible to change materials of each layer after you have made the strokes? Thanks
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Grease Pencil Q - Why is onion skin only appearing after I make a new stroke on the next frame?

i.e. the previous frame is still bold until I make a new stroke. Thanks
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How to make one mesh transparent?

I'm making an animation in blender. To be able to draw, I need to put a mesh down to draw on the surface as the placement of where I want the drawing to go is at a weird angle so I can't use the ...
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How to use grease pencil with tracking view>

I'm using the tracking view to do camera tracking from a video. I want to use grease pencil to block out a moving person in the view, but when I draw a circle around something using annotation, and ...
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Low contrast in grease pencil rendering

I was using the 2D animation environment to do a simple b/w drawing and when I press f12 to export I get a really low contrast image. Anyone knows whats happening?
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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; how to open Photoshop Layers or Multiple Images of Storyboards to redraw in Grease Pencil

How do I open a Photoshop file of my storyboards on different layers so I can redraw them in Grease Pencil and make my animatic? Can I transfer Pshop Layers to Grease Pencil Layers? If I can't do that ...
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SVG or Grease Pencil drawing / outline converted to mesh

My goal is to be able to use my Wacom pen to make lines with pressure sensitive thickness give and covert that into a smooth rounded mesh, while preserving the dynamic thickness of the Wacom line. I ...
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Global switch for grease pencil effects?

I made a greasepencil object, then did a few instances of it (about 15) and placed them around my scene. I then added a glow effect. Since the effects are instance-independent, I added the same glow ...
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Is it possible to keep visible previous frame in draw mode greese pencil

I want to create writing animated videos in draw mode but as i draw into next frame the previous drawing disappeared in next frame i want to keep visible all previous drawings.
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Sculpt in Grease pencil relative not relative to screenspace when GP deformed by armature

When working with rigged grease pencil lines, the deformation order seems to be such that any sculpt is calculated before the skinning - causing counter intuitive results when sculpting the grease ...
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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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How can i loop greasepencil keyframes with a cycles modifier like in the graph editor?

I would like to loop 4-6 GreasePencil keyframes every spaced out over 100 frames. Usually with meshes i can go into the graph editor and add a 'Cycles' Modifier with add to offset , and this will ...
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Can I jump to the previous/next keyframe but ignore Grease Pencil keyframes?

I'm using a shortcut for the Jump to previous/next keyframe function, but when the scene's Grease Pencil is visible, Grease Pencil's keyframes are also in the timeline. It interferes in jumping ...
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Blender 2.8: Why doesn't my grase pencil stroke have enough dots/vertex?

I am using blender 2.8 and I have an Wacom intuos pro tablet. Recently I just start using the grease pencil on blender, I draw things pretty fast so when I do strokes, it will always look like this. I ...
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How to Add objects on Video?

I made a real-life doodle with a grease pencil and I want to add a grease pencil object on the video. I use alpha over in compositor but it doesn't work!
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How can I insert LocRotScale key frames in grease pencil?

I'm trying to have one stroke move into another stroke between two key frames in grease pencil. The default key frames in grease pencil only show the new frame after the time of the key frame. I've ...
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Converting svg or lineart from illustrator as grease pencil in blender 2.80

I want to make 2d animation using blender 2.80( I am currently using it coz latest version will not work on my pc), but I am not good at draw using a mouse. I use pen tool in illustrator to do the ...
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Grease pencil and mirror modifier

I just started to use the mirror modifier with the grease pencil and I have a couple of issues that I can't figure out... Situation 1 : I applied the modifier on some strokes and I had symmetry drawn ...
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Grease Pencil Clipping Through Objects?

I've been using the grease pencil to create lines around my objects in Blender 8.2 with Cycles. I'm really happy with the results for the most part, but I'm having problems with some of the lines ...
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Tweening for 2d strokes in grease pencil

Is there any way I can tween my 2D strokes in grease pencil?
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Shortcut for Navigating through Keyframes

Is there a way to create a shortcut to navigate through keyframes? The best I got is using the Arrow keys, but I have to have my mouse over the Dope sheet for them to function. Can I do this without ...
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I have been trying to draw on a new layer with drawing tablet without much luck

I have an huion inspiroy 610pro v2 tablet and have been trying to draw on a new layer without much luck. I have been able to draw strokes with a mouse yet they will not place down. On the tablet end, ...
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How to edit the transparency of the grease pencil stroke? [duplicate]

In my viewport, there is a stroke drawn lightly by the tablet pressure. However, the transparency of the material assigned to the stroke is 1, so it is a fairly dark color. Since the cause of this ...
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How can i change backgrounds between frames in '2D animation' workspace?

I'm currently working on a 2D animation project on blender,which is the first time ever i've use grease pencil and the 2D animation workspace. Here i just simply add the background as a plane into ...
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Looking for Shapekeys settings for Grease Pencil/2D

Shapekeys are pretty handy in 3D, but if I'm not using a mesh, the option seems not to exist. Is it possible to use shapekeys for grease pencil/2D animation, or am I limited to using time offset in ...
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Creating a Grease Pencil Material in Blender 2.8

I would like to pre-define a material for a grease pencil in an addon. However, when a new material is created from python, it is not a grease pencil material (mat.is_grease_pencil = False). It is ...
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Join grease pencil to object

I am using 2.82 (via snap on OpenSuse Linux). I can draw via grease pencil (an annotation) onto the side of a cube using "surface", but, if I move the cube the drawing doesn't move. How do I join ...
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Is it possible to animate the opacity of a grease pencil layer?

I'm trying to have a grease pencil fade in and out over a number of frames. I'm able to get this behaviour in the blender viewport, but not when I render. I've created a minimal example which is ...
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How to select the layer above and below the current layer on Grease Pencil?

Does this feature in Photoshop exist in Blender's Grease Pencil? Also, could you develop an add-on for this feature?
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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 black circles

I opened my grease pencil animation today to find two black circles on the bottom right of the drawing area. they remain there in 2d and 3d. its weird because they were not there when i saved and ...
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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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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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Add video sequence as background for 2d animation

Hey so I'm messing around with the 2d animation aspect of blender 2.82 and I can't figure out how to set the background as a video sequence like how you would do if you were motion tracking and ...
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Blender grease pencil rendering a vector image

Now, I guess I have never tried it but, is it possible to draw an image with the grease pencil and export it as a vector image? I have seen people do the same thing except they put like an SVG (or ...
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Using collection instance causes grease pencil strokes to disappear

I am using a collection instance, and then mirroring it to mirror a drawing I created with Grease Pencil. However, there is an odd behavior of the strokes showing & disappearing. Here is a link ...
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How to Grease Pencil or Texture Paint along a spherical groove

I have come up with some interesting Spherical Geometry and wonder if it is possible to use Grease Pencil or textured paint to follow spherical grooves with different colors. I am enclosing a link. ...
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grease pencil stroke is behind camera while camera moving,how to fix?

I made a camera animation which is moving forward, I basic draw keep frames follow the camera moving base on camera view~ I set drawing align view already, but when camera moving froward to certain ...
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Using Grease Pencil (Annotation) from Modal in Blender 2.8

In my addon, I need to do a bunch of stuff while running modal. One of those things is drawing with a grease pencil, and then processing the curve. By grease pencil, I mean just the simple ...
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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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