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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is there any way to make annotations snap to a mesh?

Is there any way I could use the grease pencil snap to the face of a model/plane? For example: but then if I change the perspective the annotation is floating where it shouldn't It would be much ...
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Grease pencil in Blender 2.8 Eraser freezing

In my last works I encounter troubles with rubber/eraser, it is working like games on low fps. My current project has 168k points and 1,3k strokes, I remember I had bigger paintings, and everything ...
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Blender live-action footage and Grease Pencil animation

I have a bit of live-action footage that I would like to incorporate into a scene done with Grease Pencil to. Think of a newscaster talking about something and the live-action video is in a smaller ...
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Export image as Scalable Vector Graphic

Hello, Does anyone know if there is a way to export grease pencil drawing as pdf or some other non pixel format?
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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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Can you use grease pencil to mask render?

I have a render of a 3d weapon with transparent background, behind it is the footage of the weapon's wielder, can i use an animated grease pencil sketch to erase parts of the render and make it look ...
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Different Timeline shortcuts in Grease Pencil Draw mode?

I'm used to other 2D animation apps, where I can configure my shortcuts in a way that I don't have to lift my non-drawing hand to move through the Timeline frames. With Blender, there are already so ...
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Cannot add Visual Effects to Grease Pencil Drawing (Blender 2.80 Beta)

I used the newest version. Did I do something wrong?
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color management (& grease pencil) : possible to render as it is in the viewport?

I got a problem with the filmic color management & Grease Pencil objects - the colors do render poorly (right) - I prefer the viewport (left) look. If I switch to the "default" color management; ...
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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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Draw grease pencil over render without live rendering

I am drawing a grease pencil layer over my subject based on a specific camera angle. The camera is locked, and the grease pencil strokes are being drawn while looking through it. In order to draw the ...
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Using Grease Pencil to make the projection painting of a real Photo on a 2D plane

Since I've read that the drawings created with grease pencil are objects,I would like to know if I can make the project painting of a new face over the actor's face that I have mapped as an image on a ...
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2.8. Scattered instances of animated grease pencil object, each with random time offset?

I have a grease pencil object with animation keyframes. An animation of a simple 'star' which wobbles and flickers now and then. The animation is designed to loop well. Here's what I'd like to ...
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Convert Grease Pencil textured strokes to SVG file in 2.8

Is there a way to export Pencil Grease strokes to SVG format in Blender 2.8? I need to be able to do it without converting the Grease Pencil object into a curve since converting it does not allow ...
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Blender 2.8 alt-lmb orbit view snapping

TL;DR What is this damn thing, and how do I turn it off? I'm trying to work out a smooth workflow for using the new grease pencil object on an NTrig based convertible laptop. The first problem with ...
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Rendering PNG (with Alpha On) Issue with Grease Pencil Drawing on Top of 3D Model. Help?

I'm experiencing a render issue in Blender 2.8 with a Grease Pencil drawing over a 3D model, where it creates a transparent edge over the Grease Pencil whenever I export/render it as a PNG with alpha ...
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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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Grease pencil 2.8, how to move strokes / curves / shapes between layers within the same GP objects

After I draw for example a face, I want to move the hair to different layer, and the eyes to another layer, so I can move them forward or backward proportional to another elements of the drawing.
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how to assign different thicknesses to different lines/strokes within same GP objects

When I create let´s say a face with one stroke for nose and another for mouth. I would like to set different thicknesses to those strokes. how to assign different thicknesses to lines within same GP ...
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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 Grease Pencil Strokes Glitch and Disappear When Fill is Added in a 3d Drawn Figure

I have drawn a 3d cube in Grease Pencil. When I then add fill to the faces, the original outline becomes invisible, but only when looking directly at it in the viewport–the same is true in the actual ...
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How “Lock to focal plane” function works?

Grease Pencil Blur Effect: how "Lock to focal plane" function works? As I understand from description, it blurs GP-objects in proportion of distance between object and focal plane. But when i tried ...
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How do you export a rendered 2D animation? [duplicate]

I've been attempting to render my 2D animation by selecting "render", "render animation", but I can't see where to proceed from there. Is there a way for me to save the render or export the animation ...
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Keyframe Snapping Blender 2.8

I can't seem to toggle the keyframe snapping off in Blender 2.8. I'm making an animation with grease pencil and I can't do that with one frame per second so I need to toggle snapping off so I can ...
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2.8 grease pencil - tablet drawing problems

I was hoping to use grease pencil in 2.8 to draw custom text and then use the modifier to output a video of me drawing it in realtime and use it as an overlay. It's not well at all though. I can ...
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Grease pencil and windows ink problem in hp art 15 and surface pro 6 with blender 2.8

Excuse my english please. I have a problem with grease pencil in blender 2.8 .It happened in the same way in my old pc with hp art 12 graphic tablet, but i finally resolved it deactivating windows ...
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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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Changing Grease Pencil stroke placement? (2.8 Beta)

So, I'm trying to re-draw something I made in the annotation tool (while projecting to the 3D cursor) with the new grease pencil tool (in a grease pencil object, of course), but it doesn't seem to ...
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activate Grease Pencil layer via python 2.80

When separating bits out of a grease pencil into a new object, Blender creates a default layer in this new object. But it leaves the layer "inactive". After that, I can't run any operators on the ...
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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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Where is my [ convert to geometry ] button go? [duplicate]

I am learning Jama Jurabaev's tutorial about turning grease pencil to geometry and I stuck at the first step. I believe he uses the same version as mine, the latest version, blender 2.8. The guy must ...
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BPY Convert gpencil to curves with a script?

I have a scene with a GP object selected, and tried to run a very simple script from the script editor: ...
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How can I draw on a surface using the grease pencil without zoom offset inconsistencies in Blender 2.8?

Drawing over a mesh with the grease pencil using the Surface option and an offset has issues depending upon whether I zoom in/out at any point. Has anyone else experienced this? If so, do you have ...
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Grease Pencil Wont Convert into Bezier curves in Blender V2.80 beta

I'm following Jama Jurabaev's Blender tutorials from the Gumroad where he takes lines made with grease pencil and converts them into Bezier curves. For some reason Blender 2.8B wont let me follow the ...
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How to import a grease pencil draw into another grease pencil file?

I want to copy a 3D wire frame I made by grease pencil and paste or import it into another 3D wire flame. so that I can compare those two...work on both of them in the same 2D animation tab Don't know ...
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Grease pencil, how do I use the shear tool?

In edit mode, I select all points, they turn amber. View shows: Front Orthographic I select the shear tool. I click, and there's an up down arrow cursor. I move it, nothing happens. I hit y key and ...
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Does the Grease Pencil Tool create Vertices?

I wonder, it would appear from the demos showing how to use the tools that the points from creating grease pencil lines and fills basically behave like vertices. So could I treat those points like ...
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Why is grease pencil low quality aliased/ have jagged edges in Blender 2.80?

My grease pencil strokes are all jagged/low quality in both the viewport and basic rendering. I tried increasing smoothness on all stroke sliders in the GP Options panel and changing render engines ...
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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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Grease pencil vector export

Is there a way to export the new and wonderful grease pencil in any vector format. This would be so nice for logos and graphical stuff!!!!
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How to change “View port” background color in v 2.8 Grease Pencil

Hi and thank you in advance - I would like to draw on a dark gray or black background, but I do not yet know how to change the background color in grease pencil mode.
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Where is Grease Pencil stroke snap mode in UI?

I found this: gpencil_stroke_snap_mode gpencil_stroke_snap_mode NONE All points, No snap. ENDS End points, Snap to first and last points and interpolate. FIRST First point, Snap ...
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How to Grease Cut

I tried to cut off the SPHERE using the sculpt tool add-on, but it looks like an image. I want to cut the sphere to two at the point where I drew a line Because I can not do it, I am in trouble ...
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Projecting grease pencil on object surface from python script

I am new to blender, and am trying to generate some random trajectories on a landscape (from A.N.T plugin) to create a synthetic dataset. Let's move on to the problem. In 3D view, I can use grease ...
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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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2.8 header missing

I have a file i have been using for a while now in 2.79, and have now moved to 2.8. Although i have noticed when i try to use grease pencil in 2.8 and go into draw mode some of the headers end up ...
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2.8. Grease pencil, build modifier seems to be ignored when i render animation

I'm trying to render a grease pencil animation created with the build modifier. the modifier works as expected when i navigate through the timeline, but seems to be ignored when i render animation (...
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GreasePencil goes trough a mesh in wireframe mode 2.79

Good day. I'm trying to use GP to trace some details on the mesh from the background image, which means I need to work in the wireframe mode. But it seems GP won't snap to surface properly: A. Detail ...
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How do I hide, delete or manage grease pencil lines in 2.8?

I drew on a face reference photo with the grease pencil by holding D. I want to hide the lines I drew. Some sources say to press N and then go to the "grease pencil" section, but that appears to be ...
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Attach the grease pencil to the camera

I want to be able to look through the camera and draw in the camera view. and have the grease pencil stay attached and oriented with the camera even if I adjust the position of the camera.