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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Using grease pencils to draw programmatically. Should I have many grease pencil objects---many or one?

I have the following code to draw a black grease pencil line segment, from the points [0, 0, 0] to [1, 1, 0]: ...
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grease pencil closed shape

in grease pencil , i cannot truly connect two points together . non of the options do that , they just place points on each other or they place a new stroke between them,unconnected. so when i use ...
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Grease Pencil arc not appearing in 2.8 unless I add a fill to the material

I'm working through a Udemy course on Blender 2.8, but I'm stuck on a part where I need to use the Grease Pencil to draw a 2D face on the model. When it comes time to draw the mouth, I'm instructed to ...
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Onion skinning stopped working

I'm working on a 2d animation using the grease pencil, I keep running into a problem with the onion skinning function. It has worked at points, So it definitely has to do with my actions. I just don'...
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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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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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What is the advantage of separate line and fill layers in grease pencil?

The default 2D animation setup starts with one layer for "Lines" and one for "Fills". This feels like a traditional 2D setup where fills are behind the lines. However, it is also ...
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How do I transfer grease pencil keyframes to the timeline?

Hi everyone, I'm currently trying to make my grease pencil animation move at a constant interpolation on a fixed path. However I noticed that I need to individually keyframe the grease pencil keys ...
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Blender 2.9 Sever relationship between Grease Pencil and animation

I want to use the grease pencil but I do not want it to create keyframes or do any animation. How is this done? are grease pencil layers "hard wired" to be keyframes ?
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Can I convert an annotation into a stroke object?

I started drawing some sketches using the annotation tool, but now would like to convert them to grease pencil Stroke objects. Is there a way to do this? Another post mentioned pressing F3 and then ...
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Grease Pencil Bug: Nothing to Erase or All Layers Locked

I'm using Blender 2.9 with a Huion 1060 plus Tablet on a Mac. The problem I'm having is similar to what user85302 had with trying to draw. The only difference is that I can't troubleshoot the same way,...
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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 set grease pencil objects priority

I'm struggling with grease pencil objects. I've created a grease pencil object called Background containing some flat colors. Then I have another grease pencil object called Moon containing the ...
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Copy Grease pencils strokes from a range of frames to another

I am working on a very simple talking head animation using 2D Grease Pencil in Blender 2.83 LTS. This is my first attempt at using Blender and its significant learning curve. Following along with ...
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Discrepancy between the viewport render and actual render from the render engine.(Grease Pencil)

There appears to be a discrepancy between what one sees in render viewport and the rendered image. This issue is not specific to me. A fellow blender artist posted similar issue. It seems that the ...
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Grease pencil stroke disappears instantly after I draw

I was using grease pencil just fine, but then after I locked a layer(and selected another) I couldn't draw because my drawing strokes would instantly disappear. I've checked opacity, visibility, ...
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iPad as a pen display with Duet or Sidecar very laggy [closed]

I connected my iPad Pro to my macBook to use it as a pen display for Grease Pencil (I also tried scultping, same issue). This solution has a noticable latency in general and is as of right now no ...
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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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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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My grease pencil colours go different colours in render mode

I made my grease pencil image (this lady) and did some fills: But now when I render out it goes weirdly green. Any ideas what I might be doing wrong? I've had a look at my layers and they're all ...
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Grease pencil rendering artifacts when rendering

Hi. I've very new at using Blender. I want to render a 3d object with some Grease pencil lines. They look fine in the viewport but when I render it seems to have some sorting issues. I'm using Eevee ...
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Grease Pencil keyframes vs Object Keyframes (Python Scripting)

I'm new to any sort of python scripting, but I'm trying to alter this script to snap all selected Grease Pencil keys to the playhead cursor, exactly like in this thread. Snap a bunch of keyframes to ...
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Why the grease pencil object partly disappeared while rotating the viewport angle?

Why the grease pencil object partly disappeared while rotating the viewport angle? The green ground is filled with grease pencil while the trees are sketched with grease pencil. P.S.The value of [Clip ...
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able to see a stroke behind another stroke

i started making 2d animations in blender but i have a problem , i can see a stroke behind another stroke , here are some pictures As you can see the blue color stroke behind the black color stroke is ...
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How to remain the appended Brushes in grease pencil?

The appended brush pack disappeared and reset to the default brushes every time I restart Blender. Is there a way to remain the appended Brushes in grease pencil(?) Similar Question haven't been ...
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How to select layer in the object data instead of selecting the stroke in grease pencil?

How to select layer in the object data instead of selecting the stroke? The grease pencil layer cannot be selected either in the outliner or under the object data layer panel. I tried to lock the ...
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Grease pencil in VR like Quill VR experience

I found out that you can do drawing in Blender using grease pencil, at the moment I draw in Quill VR. Is it already possible to draw in Blender in VR? I can't find anything about it. I found some ...
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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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Q: Grease pencil, how “Anti-aliasing Threshold” works?

With: Eevee, 2.8.6, 2.9.0, macOS 10.15.4, Radeon RX 580. My Temporal Anti-Aliasing is quite bad, it's very anoying. My TAA is good for meshes through to Film>Filter Size parameter. If I put "1&...
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How to change origin of a layer in stroke in Grease Pencil?

May I ask how to change origin of a layer in stroke? Cuz all the layer will be affect in the object mode while the option [origin to geometry] is not available in the edit mode
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The layer/ keyframe panel is not showing the layers/ keyframes. How do I get them back to the layer menu at the bottom to scrub through?

It happened when I switched from draw mode to edit mode to adjust a drawing. When I did this I noticed the layers go missing from the bottom 'stroke' timeline panel and not come back when I went back ...
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Header of brush setting is missing in the grease pencil in Blender

The header of brush setting (Fig.2) is missing in the grease pencil in Blender that it is not able to adjust the setting now.(Fig.1) I tried right clicked the menu but the [show header] button is not ...
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What is the best way to connect grease pencil animations?

I created two grease objects (but same character) with different animations. One is walking. The other one is running. What is the best way to connect the two so that the character can be seen walking ...
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Grease pencil : is there an eye dropper to select a color (material)?

When drawing, is there an eye dropper available somewhere to select a material in the current drawing ? Thanks !
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Grease Pencil in Blender 2.9 - cannot select vertexes anymore?

I have just updated to Blender 2.9 and, when editing a Grease Pencil object, I cannot select individual vertexes like before anymore, only the whole stroke. Is there a new option I have to enable ? ...
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About the omission cube of the Grease pencil in Blender v2.8

Here are the differences between my viewport and the Tutorial's viewport. Q. How to show the small orange cube and the object data?
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Grease Pencil Onto video

How do I draw gp onto video? I have found many of the same question that were answered but there is a teal camera icon that isn't appearing for me, I am in blender 2.90
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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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Mesh to Grease Pencil - Texture Issue

I am trying to convert some basic meshes to grease pencil and I would like to add the texture to the grease pencil object. Is that possible? See below what happens. I am using the latest 2.90 version. ...
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Doubt with sculpt pie menu in grease pencil 2.90

I don't know if it's a bug in blender or in my head. In sculpted or object mode of grease pencil, someone knows what function the "active tool" button of selection mode pie menu (alt + w) ...
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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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Toggle Grease Pencil “Use Lights” value using Python

I'd like to toggle the checkbox shown in the image with the Python editor in Blender, but can't find anything in the documentation that matches what I'm looking for.
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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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How to guide grease pencil interpolate/sequence when it goes wrong?

We successfully created simple animations using the workflow in "Your First 2D Animation In Blender 2.8". When we create more complicated animations, interpolate/sequence sometimes gets the ...
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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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How to animate the fill colors of a 2D drawing?

I'm learning Blender, and I have watched many useful tutorials, but I can't do something in the 2D animator. I'm hoping someone here could help. The video link below shows what I have. I'm trying to ...
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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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Can you keyframe effects in grease pencil? If so how?

Im creating a fire animation in blender grease pencil. I added glow and transparency effects. In certain parts of my animation it would make sense for glow and transparency to get stronger/weaker. Is ...
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Insert Blank keyframes like in Flash

I am making animatics in Blender and it is turning out to be very painful. I have to draw in GP, Give camera timing in Dope Sheet. I need to know if there is any shortcut so that I can insert blank ...

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