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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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Can the grease pencil draw on a plane axis in the perspective view?

I would like to draw on an axis plane while in the 3D perspective view (not front/side views, ect.) The only way I've found to do this is with an object plane (which MUST be visible... no wireframe ...
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Is it possible to move/translate grease pencil drawings in 3D?

I drew the following picture with grease pencil: Now is it possible to move these crosses up in Z dimension? I can't even elect any of them.
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Turn Character Into a Sketch

I have a model of a man. I wanted to render it in some way so that it can turn into this "This" is a pencil and paper animation, with each frame drawn, photographed, and archived. I have seen someone ...
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Blender 2.77 Bsurfaces add-on works with “d” key in Mac version but not on PC version

I've tried out Blender 2.77 on my MacBookPro 13" screen and all works as expected. I moved on to my Asus laptop with 15" screen (with a better video display) and installed 2.77 also with the Bsurface ...
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What is the hotkey for sculpting grease pencils included in v2.77?

What is the hotkey for sculpting grease pencils? Hotkey E + LMB doesn't work here as described in this blender wiki page, I can only edit strokes. Thanks, Michael
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How to Convert GPencil strokes to Bsurface Mesh without errors?

The idea was to use this script below from Convert Curves to Grease Pencil? to generate gpencil strokes from curves (poly spline type) and use them with a Bsurfaces addon (ver 1.5) to make a mesh in ...
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How to add points to a grease pencil stroke (or make new one) with python script?

I want to draw script-calculated curves with the grease pencil. Using this line of python I'm able to redefine the points of an existing stroke, shown below. So far I can't add a point like this: <...
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Convert grease pencil disabled

I´m stuck here. I need to convert what I just drew with the grease pencil to curve/mesh (don´t know exactly the term) so I can connect it afterwards to the mesh above. I´ve been looking around and I ...
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Grease pencil animation tweening

When animating with the grease pencil, is it possible to create automatic inbetweens for the different shapes? You would for example create a keyframe at frame 1 and another keyframe at frame 10 and ...
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How to make a surface over a closed area with the bsurface addon

Hello to every blender guru. I'm trying to learn how the bsurface addon works. Let's say that I want to make a surface over the whole area highlighted in the picture below. Where you will make the ...
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Drawing on tracked video footage with the grease pencil

Fellow night workers, I am trying to draw sketch like drawings of houses on to drone footage. I have used Syntheyes for planar tracking. Now I am trying to find the best way to draw in Blender. When ...
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Can I import an image file so it can be used in grease pencil?

Can I import an image file so it can be used in grease pencil instead of drawing? I would have problems with hand drawn image in Blender due to a stroke. Specifically I'll have difficulty drawing ...
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Problem with grease pencil [duplicate]

How do i get rid of the grease pencil marks in blender? I put a couple marks on my mesh by mistake and i want to get rid of em all. I already tried using erase and it doesn't work.
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How to change the stroke placement of the grease pencil in the UV window?

I want the lines to be fixed in a position not to the view, but every time I start drawing the stroke placement mode changes automatically from cursor to view.
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Bsurfaces addon not working correctly [closed]

I am trying to retopolize my mesh using the grease pencil and the Bsurfaces addon, but I keep getting this error. the retopology is not setting correctly. Instead of getting a ring of square, I ...
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Convert Curves to Grease Pencil?

I'd like to know if there's a way/add-on to convert curves to Grease Pencil strokes? I know you can convert in the other direction, but I can't find anything to create Grease Pencil strokes from ...
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How to draw grease pencil on a surface (blender 2,75)?

I used to draw grease pencil on surface normally on older blender versions but now I cant find the option to do that,how can I draw on surface on the new blender grease pencil?
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Can I use grease pencil in game engine

Is it possible to draw and clear grease pencil real-time during/over blender game engine gameplay?
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Grease pencil - No object selection

I am trying to follow a tutorial that uses the grease pencil to change the way the cell fracture fractures. This is the screenshot from the video featuring the scene or object menu. And this is all ...
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How to save an image in UV/Image Editor with grease pencil strokes visible?

I made a few grease pencil strokes over an image displayed in UV/Image Editor, is there a way to save an image that includes those strokes (except making a screenshot)? Using "Save as Image" saves ...
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Scripting Grease Pencil and choosing data layer to be linked

I like how gpencil lets me draw shapes and link the data to specific objects or the scene. I have a trigonometry script which generates shapes, but I can't seem to select which 'Data to be linked' ...
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How to turn off pressure sensitivity for grease pencil with a tablet?

How to turn off pressure sensitivity for grease pencil with a tablet?
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GreasePencil: can't copy datablock

Trying to create a GreasePencil addon I already fail at the first task. It seems the GreasePencil doesn't inherit the copy() function from ID. Where and how could I add this (as this is pretty crucial ...
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Grease Pencil objects

playing around with the greasepencil stuff I am wondering if there is already the possibility to: transform (move,scale,rotate) grease pencils along with their parent objects? hide the parent object ...
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Duplicating grease pencil layers?

when I try to duplicate grease pencil layers using the "copy/paste" buttons I get a: "keyframe pasting not available for grease pencil mode" Any idea what I am doing wrong?
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How do I delete a Grease Pencil ruler?

In the grease pencil menu there is an option for adding rulers and protractors. Now, as far I understand, I can remove all rulers by pressing ESC but if I press ENTER instead rulers get saved. In ...
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How to remove (unlink) all the grease pencil layers?

I have plenty of grease pencil sketches in my blend file. Is it possible to remove all of them very fast?