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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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A question about the range of influence of the grease pencil sculpt mode

I drew lines on the surface. And I tried to modify the line on one side in Sculpt Mode. But the lines on the opposite side move together. Can you solve this problem?
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Blender 2.81 Grease Pencil - Only some layers antialiased

I'm working with Blender 2.81's Grease Pencil and am finding that only some layers render antialiased. I believe the problem is best illustrated with an example. In Blender's viewport, the drawing ...
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Sudden pencil problem

I just recently started using Blender and today I started an animatic with the regular pencil, with the sensibility and transparency but suddenly (I probably touched something without realizing it) ...
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Grease pencil layer transparent in compositing

my grease pencil layer is transparent in my compositing scene (As you can see in the picture below we can see building backgroung scene through the character). I do not understand since my material ...
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How to keep stroke points uniform in grease pencil

I am trying to clean up a drawing in grease pencil, but I don't know how to keep the stroke points uniform, closer to each other. And also, is there a way to remove disconnect strokes turning them ...
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parent grease pencil to object

I am trying to rig a simple puppet to facilitate some 2D drawing in perspective. So I would like du draw some shapes on this puppet that would follow the movement and position in 3D space. But I have ...
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Toggling Annotate line drawing mode instead of holding keys

Is it possible to change the shortcuts for Annotate (what used to be Grease Pencil) to a toggle-type hotkey, instead of having to hold Alt+D for Draw Straight Lines?...
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Freestyle lines & grease pencil objects 2.8 - how can I stop freestyle from rendering in front of grease pencil objects?

When I have a 3D mesh object in the background, freestyle enabled, and then a grease pencil object in the foreground, then press F12 to render, the freestyle lines are drawn in front of the grease ...
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How to manage Grease Pencil Brushes in Blender 2.80?

I got these textured brushes for Grease Pencil by Daniel Martinez: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kpY-WVQUxYw I can import in the brushes from the file using append method shown in the last video on ...
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Can grease pencil be set to occlude freestyle lines?

I'm trying to do a scene that mixes 2D and 3D together and uses Freestyle to give the 3D elements a little bit of line work. The problem I have is that the lines are showing through my grease pencil ...
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How do I auto normalize in grease pencil weight painting

I'm trying to rig a character and I need to know how to auto normalize it while weight painting, does anyone know how I do this?
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The grease pencil fill tool gap problem

As you see in the GIF, when I tried the fill tool, there is a gap between the line and the fill. I do not know why this is happening and how to fix it. Thank you for your help.
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How to edit grease pencil in regular 3d mode?

I'm still adapting to the new way Blender handles grease pencil in 2.8. I've used the grease pencil to sketch a front and profile view of a character I'm working on. I'd like to duplicate this ...
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Grease Pencil stroke thickness proportional editing doesn't work

basically, Just started using the Grease pencil and I want to add some outlines to a logo ... problem : I add a stroke and I want to make a smooth transition between thick and thin along the stroke, ...
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grease pencil rouded corners

when I draw animations with grease pencil I always get pointed and flat corners, is there a way to set the strokes corners to rounded similar to how you can in illustrator?
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Why i cant see trought while i am drawing

In Greasepencil, when i draw , my previous draw that is with transparency at 50% i wont show me the bottom reference image. I am drawing and this happends. I dont know how to revert this. I am using ...
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Drawing grease pencil with blender python 2.8

I'm currently writing an addon for blender 2.8 which requires the creation of strokes using the grease pencil. I've tried the stroke programming described by other forums but it doesn't allow me to ...
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2.8 How can I draw and fill a closed shape in 2D?

I was drawing something in 2d today when 2 hours of work went up in flames as I couldn't fill in any colors. Was this a bug/glitch within the 2.80 Beta, or am I missing something? I would use the ...
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How to bring Grease Pencil drawings to another .blend file? - 2.80

First off, I understand there's this thread, but it's older than 2 years now. I tried Appending but only an empty Grease Pencil data arrives. In the original I have 4 keyframes. Only one keyframe ...
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Use Blender2.8 grease pencil as live texture

Is there any way that a stroke object can be used as a 2d texture? (Blender 2.8) I would like to be able to use my animated stroke, as a texture which I plug into whatever material I want. This could ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Insetting a line in a cube

I am very new to Blender (and 3D modeling in general), and I'm trying to do something I consider fairly simple, but seems beyond my grasp. I'm trying to make a base that looks like this: I have two ...
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Can I mark on mesh surface with Grease Pencil and have it move with animated mesh?

I put GP marks on my mesh surface for reference in viewport solid mode. But when I move my rigged mesh, the GP marks do not follow. Is there a way I can make the marks follow with the rigged mesh?
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Is 3d look from contours possible in Blender using Grease Pencil?

I've recently started working with blender and was curious if it was possible to use the grease pencil tool in blender to achieve 3d look contouring as shown in these images. I've been trying various ...
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Change frame color of grase pencil

The Grease Pencil's keyframe color and thickness is quite similar to keyframes of object from viewport. Is there way I could edit the thickness and color of the grease pencil keyframes so it doesn't ...
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Does anyone know if there's an addon for Grease Pencil Interpolation?

Is there currently an addon for Grease Pencil Interpolation? And if there is can anyone point to me a website that has it. thanks.
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How can I prevent grease pencil transparency?

I'm basically doing a scene where there are dancing jeans walking by themselves( Don't Ask!lol) I want a situation whereby as it is moving one leg will overlap the other. As I tried doing this, it ...
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How to animate a grease pencil sketch and/or drawn text without using textures in the BGe?

Is there a way of doing this, but as an animation and with the text in the speech balloon being a string entered by the player? I'm guessing it'll involve scripting too, which is okay with me.
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Fix Non-Continuous Grease Pencil Strokes?

I'm having a problem with grease pencil strokes in Blender. Zoomed out view: As you can see, the strokes are not smooth flowing lines, but are separate line segments assembled in the shape of the ...
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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 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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Grease pencil fill layers with 7 million points making my file lags a lot

I have been using Blender 2.92 for 2D animation (using the grease pencil) for a few months, and it started lagging a lot (to the point that I cannot continue working on my project at all…) for a ...
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Large Grease Pencil File Lagging in Blender 2.92

I have been using Blender 2.92 for a few months (using the grease pencil) and it started lagging a lot on a specific file (0.92GB), particularly on specific scenes. It lags so much that I can’t ...
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Grease Pencil lags with retina display only

So I got interested in the grease pencil and tried to follow some tutorials on how to use it. Unfortunately is was laggy for me the whole time and would draw the line after I finished it or it would ...
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Grease pencil modes

I am stuck in grease mode, whenever I draw freehand it just makes a straight line passing through the 3D cursor. What I think is I have pressed any wrong short key mistakenly and now its locked to a ...
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How to animate a blackout scene in grease pencil?

I want an animation in grease pencil in which the character turns on the lamp in the dark and everything gets visible and before the lamp is turned on I just want to keep the eyes of the character ...
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Stroke order for interpolation?

New to blender, so advice is appreciated! I’m in a 2D project and working on a complex shape - namely a hand - and am trying to interpolate it into another pose. However, things turn out wonky during ...
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Reset Camera rotation to default in Grease Pencil

I'm new to blender and definitely not a coder. I just need some clarification regarding creating a new hotkey. There is a Grease Pencil Addon, that creates a hot key that allows me to rotate the ...
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Run a Grease Pencil loop multiple times and then change position

I would like to run a walking cycle with Grease Pencil (Blender 2.9) a number of times. When my character reaches his destination, I want him to change position and do something else. I know I can run ...
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Brushes Icons grey after appending

I Appended GP Brushes and Sculpt Brushes. I checked Fake user for each one, then Saved start up file. Now, when I reopen Blender, the brushes are here bur there are no icon, only grey squares. ...
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Is there no way to remove grease pencil outline problem?

I converted a cube to a grease pencil. But if I zoom in the grease pencil, it's outline is damaged by the 'white' face. I want it to look like a neat outline. Is there a good way?
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Export grease pencil blender to Unity

Currently, I am working on a student project with the grease pencil blender. I'm trying to export the GP to create an interactive scene on Unity. But I can't find any way to export the GP to Unity ...

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