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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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 - 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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
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Where's the Error? (Code using Popup Operator)

I am trying to invoke the GreasePencilPaletteColorPanel block as a custom menu with the popup function.It didn't compile and on running it in the console didn't ...
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Change stroke drawing order (Arrange stroke)-Grease pencil

Just curious, the default stroke draw order in greasepencil is bottom to top(i.e first stroke at the bottom,next stroke on top of it and so on ...).Can this order ebe reversed (i.e top to bottom)? I ...
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Questions about the grease pencil

First I was wondering if it was possible to convert the strokes into a curve or 3d mesh while keeping the visual fidelity of the 2d stroke. It would be really cool to make 3d objects that with this ...
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Accessing keys() of objectcollection in custom menu

So, I was creating a custom menu (in 3dview) of active greasepencil colors, for switching between them when coloring my 2d animation, I wrote a script which was to invoke the ...
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Using Armatures with Grease pencil object

Are there any tutorial or help regarding using armatures with grease pencil object? I found this video on Vimeo by Daniel M. Lara, its great but it does not explain how to go about with armatures.: ...
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Moving the 3D cursor while in Blender 2.8's Grease Pencil Draw Mode

Does anyone know if it's possible to move the 3D cursor when you're in the Draw Mode of Blender 2.8? I'd like to be able to draw and move the 3D cursor to change where the drawing is done in depth, ...
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How does one continuously draw straight lines in Grease Pencil 2.8?

When I select the Line option in the Shapes pull-down menu inside Grease Pencil 2.8 I can only draw one line at a time at the moment.
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Grease Pencil: customize the eraser as of in the old versions

Since a few builds, Grease Pencil in Blender 2.8 has a new eraser, which is "fading" a stroke until it is transparent, like in many softwares. But before those last builds, the default eraser had ...
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Accessing “null” object properties -Blender 2.79b Python scripting -

So ,I was trying to create a 3dview custom menu to easily access Grease pencil data like colors ,layers etc .However these properties didn't have any unique label but a common label called "null" . ...
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Blender 2.79b Grease pencil brush hotkeys not working (Windows7 ,64bit)

So,while using Blender 2.79b Grease pencil brushes (on Windows7 ,64bit) , I tried using the number (1,2,3....)default hotkeys assigned to them and found they were not working.Then I changed the ...
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“Failed to find Grease Pencil data to draw into” when using 'bpy.ops.gpencil.draw()'

I am in blender 2.79b. I would want to draw grease pencil lines by feeding in the points_list calculated in a programatic manner. When used in "Poly" mode, this ...
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Creating a custom menu of active grease pencil palette colors via Python Script (Blender 2.79b)

So,I was looking to accelerate the coloring workflow in grease pencil by creating a custom menu of the active GP palette colors. The workflow would be to assign a hotkey to this custom menu and then ...
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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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2.8's Grease Pencil: Is it possible to scale several frames at the same time?

I was wondering if it was possible, in Draw mode, to select several (or all) shapes of the same Grease Pencil object and scale/move/rotate them together. For example here select both the star and the ...
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2.8: Is it possible to Scale up the Grease Pencil object symbol?

I was wondering if it was possible to scale up (or down) the Grease Pencil object symbol? I mean just scale its appearance without scaling the drawing inside, like for example it is possible to scale ...
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2.80 grease pencil - highlighted points in edit mode

I am testing the new grease pencil and i’ve a little question. In “edit mode” when I select points they’re no more highlighted in orange like before. Is there something to activate in the interface to ...
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Use Windows PC tablet as Wacom Tablet for Mac [closed]

As the title suggests, I would like to know how to turn my Windows PC into a Wacom tablet for my Mac. I've read about solutions that use VNC or a custom built Linux OS, but they do not fit what I need....
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Convert annotations to Grease Pencil object (old GP to new GP)

I'm playing with the new version of Blender (Beta 2.8) and was wondering how I could open/import old Grease Pencil animations (done before the 2.8), which are now called annotations if I understood ...

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