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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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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How to change grease pencil texture Blender 2.8

So I've been looking around and I can't find anywhere on how to change the look of grease pencil strokes to make custom brushes. All I could find was this link https://code.blender.org/2018/07/grease-...
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Brush size UI is not adaptive to the zoom

https://youtu.be/9LZePR3C-eM Pls check the video link above. I have problem with the brush size interface. It's way too big. I have turned off the pressure sinsitivity. Is there any setting to make ...
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blender 2.8 : how to rotate in 2d view?

I'm in Draw mode (gpencil) and set the view to TOP. I want to rotate the canvas like i ussually do on real paper. I want to do 2d rotate the canvas while i'm drawing. Right now, if i rotate the view, ...
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Rotate Canvas Blender 2.8 Grease Pencil

When animating in Blender 2.8 grease pencil, is there a way to control camera's y rotation while in draw mode. then I can rotate canvas. Thanks
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Where to find custom created Grease P. Brushes? (2.80)

Where to find custom created Grease P. Brushes? (2.80) So, I’m pretty sure I created a couple custom brushes, but I don’t see how to go to them now :( Thanks guys
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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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How to share/copy Grease P. materials from one Collection item to another? (2.80)

How to share/copy Grease P. materials from one Collection item to another? (2.80). There must be a way!
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Grease Pencil Mesh Warp [closed]

Is there anything like this smart mesh warp for blender's grease pencil? I know you can move vertices around, but it might be nice to apply a mesh to your drawing to warp like this: https://my....
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how to go back to a previous grease pencil frame?

so when using grease pencil it gives the option to add a frame, however once a Frame has been added how do I go back to the previous frame? EG; on frame 1 I drew some vertical lines, then selected new ...
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Cannot reenter draw mode after inserting 3D object

I'm new to Blender and I may be doing something wrong. My goal is to use two images on textured planes for reference and draw over them. Create new scene (File -> New 2D Animation) Draw something (...
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2.80 - Skip duplicate frames when rendering (grease pencil)

It takes a few seconds per frame to render a very simple grease pencil animation in blender 2.80. Since there are around 3000 in it and there are only around 50 unique frames in it, it is rather ...
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2.80 - Can't see selection color

On this project I'm working on, when I select a vertex (or anything else) in edit mode it doesn't become orange, it looks exactly like if it wasn't selected. If I grab it, however, I can see the ...
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2.8 Grease Pencil Depth Order

I'd like to draw over geometry and use it as a reference for sculpting, but I'm having a problem with the depth ordering of the Grease pencil. When it's set to Front, I see all of the line drawing, ...
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Grease Pencil Backwards compatibility or import function?

Wanting to find a way to import old GP layer from 2.79 into 2.8 beta. At the moment if i open the .blend file the GP data is shown however there doesn't seem to be any way to select or edit the data. ...
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Generating Grease Pencil drawing Blender 2.8

is there a way to use the edges of a model or the object itself and converting that into a grease pencil line, or a curve to grease pencil by using a script?
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Eevee Grease Pencil looks different Rendered then in Viewport

Curious if this is a bug? Its been driving me crazy recently, the rendered result looks different then the view-port in Eevee using grease pencil, especially when using semi-transparent materials as ...
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Blender GreasePencil fill problems

I finally decided to explore Blender 2.8 Beta (I still keep the 2.79) - in particular as I wanted to explore the GreasePencil object. So far I suffer and struggle to get the workflow. In particular ...
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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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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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Blender 2.8 Grease Pencil - Proportional editing mode fail

I'm having a problem with proportional editing mode in Blender 2.8 Grease Pencil. When I try to edit a point on the stroke with this tool, the whole line moves without transforming the stroke ...
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Grease Pencil : why do I got artifacts (aliasing) on some strokes?

I got some artifacts on my grease pencil strokes, in the viewport and in the renders (eevee or workbench). Seems that it happens only on certain layers. Does anyone knows why this is happening and ...
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Front ortho opposite way around to expected

I have a box and have drawn with grease pencil F on the front (+Y) B on the back (-Y) R on the right (+X) L on the left (-X) T on the top (+Z) Right ortho shows the R Top ortho shows the T (upside ...
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Could a knife/carving tool be added to Blender's grease pencil?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ETpas5GnRfc&t=7m56s The above video from 7:56 to 8:10 is the functionality I'm referring to. Instead of erasing and redrawing a line I don't like, or sculpting it, ...
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Grease pencil 2.8 stroke placement problem

i'm currently working on blender 2.8, and i'm importing some mixamo models for drawing over them, my problem is when i draw strokes that if i move the view: the strokes move too like a 3d object, on 2....
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In Blender 2.8, is there a way to change the New Keyframe Type for the grease pencil dope sheet?

I'd like to be able to add different types of keyframes in the dope sheet as easily as within the timeline. Is there a way to do that now, or is this something that may be added to Blender at a later ...
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Grease pencil fill tool not working properly?

I am using grease pencil 2.8 I downloaded the version 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, ...
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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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No pressure sensitivity with Grease Pencil

I have just bought a Huion H640P. I'm trying to use it with the Blender Grease Pencil, but it doesn't detect any pressure changes. I've tried rebooting, ticking and de-ticking the Use tablet pressure ...
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Snap 3D Cursor to Grease Pencil Surface (Blender 2.8)

Is there a way to snap the 3D Cursor to a grease pencil drawing? With User Preferences > Interface > Cursor Depth checked, the 3D cursor will snap to the surface beneath it. This works with ...
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How can I paint and animate a mask with the new Grease Pencil?

does anyone know how to paint (and animate) a mask within the new Grease Pencil (Blender 2.8) ? I guess that it should be possible to either define a Grease Pencil layer as mask; or to use an holdout ...
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Can Grease Pencil work with 3D Scene/Objects in Viewport for Grease Pencil?

Is it possible to use a modelled a hall, corridor-- throne room etc as background whilst using grease pencil for viewport working? So allowing you to have the 3D environment as background whilst you ...
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Blender 2.8 December 24 Grease Pencil convert to geometry is gray out and it's not working

Hi everyone I don't know if it's a bug or not but I'm using latest version of Blender 2.8 December 24 blender-2.80.0-git.4c5e76025d83-windows64 and I can't convert my strokes to geometry at all they ...
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How to import .py dictionary with hex tags as new materials in grease pencil (Blender 2.8)

I'm wondering if possible to reference dictionary in a .py file & how to import as individual new materials in a grease pencil object. Dictionary content below. Exported with gimp. naming ...
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Blender 2.8 + Duet Display ghost lines appearing between 2 strokes Grease Pencil

I am trying to use Duet Display on my iPad to use grease pencil in blender 2.8. Unfortunately it doesn't work so nice! When i draw a second stroke there is a straight line appearing between end of ...
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Importing FBX and OBJ into Grease Pencil to use with grease pencil animation

I have imported OBJ files into Blender Grease Pencil, with the intention of using different OBJ poses for keyframes, I have even tried importing FBX animations with the intentions of tracing each ...
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Dope Sheet mode in 2.8 : is it possible to display Grease Pencil & regular Dope Sheet keys at the same time?

Is it possible to display at the same time "regular" keyframes from the Dope Sheet (eg. camera) and grease pencil keyframes, in Blender 2.8 ? When retiming an animation, it is not very intuitive (and ...
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After using OBJ file with Grease Pencil Onion Skin option disappeared

After loading up an OBJ file to trace with Grease Pencil the option for onion skinning disappeared. Any solution?
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Traced a Obj Model with Grease Pencil creating 2d 3D character but no longer have onion skin option in panel

I was seeing if it possible to bring in an FBX animation which you can then grease pencil over, but that didn't work because it registered it as a 3D object and removed 2D animation features. So ...
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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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Tips for Using 3D Space to Create a 2D 3D Character [closed]

I was wondering if any tips existed for creating with the new 2D feature in Blender a character that is 3Dionally drawn. I managed to achieve it a little but when I rotated the camera the obvious ...
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Grease pencil strokes disappear in surface mode in Blender 2.8

I'm learning grease pencil in Blender 2.8, hope you can help with a small frustrating issue: When the stroke placement mode is set to 'surface' for drawing directly on a mesh, only the current stroke ...
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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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How assign different material to strokes in grease pencil mode

How can I assing different material to strokes? I was drawing strokes (see picture) using material named "face1" but want to change it to material "face", how can I do it? Or the only way is to to ...
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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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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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Blender 2.8: Grease Pencil Fill Brush Not Working

I've been trying to figure out how to use the fill tool, but it doesn't seem to be working properly. Am I doing something wrong? The build is 2.8 nov 2018.
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Grease Pencil (2.8) How to draw with custom line types (updated)

Is it possible in Blender 2.8 to create (or maybe import from vector files or something like that) other types of strokes than the three proposed by default in the software (line, dots and boxes). ...
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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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Blender 2.8: Why cannot I colour on the same plane?

Hi may I know how come I can't draw/colour on the same layer? the colour goes behind my intended plane of colouring. See the photo below