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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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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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Blender objects not visible in viewport and render

I am not able to see grease pencil objects in render and viewport in some frames. After the 20th frame I am able to see the objects clearly in render and viewport but before the 20th frame they are ...
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How to attach Grease Pencil object to animated mesh

I'm trying to use the Grease Pencil tool to make expressions on my 3D animated characters, but the Grease pencil doesn't follow my animated mesh : Of course, I tried parenting the grease pencil to ...
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Grease pencil - Made a new stroke now old stroke everything is mirrored

I tried to make a new stroke because I am storyboarding for the first time in Blender and I thought rather than tweening something I could tween the stroke and then board the acting over using the ...
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How to extrude the Grease Pencil draw like in sketchup?

I drew some curves with the Grease Pencil, and I want to transform it into a 3d wall. I tried researching a lot of how to do it, but i was really not able to found nothing. In the object mode, with ...
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Why can't I convert object to Grease Pencil?

I want to convert my mesh object to grease pencil, and this may be a glitch but when I go to convert to--> it says convert to grease pencil from curve, not from mesh. I've done some research and ...
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Tweening drawings in Blender 2D object mode

So this seems like and obvious thing, but It's got me beat, and I've scoured the internet for threads about this problem and I haven't found them. I'm doing a rough frame-by-frame animation and so I ...
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Blender Grease Pencil Fill problem

I've been using grease pencil. I want to use the fill from the draw tool but I can't use it. Whenever I make a blank stroke in the layout, it will not show in header. Also, none of the strokes would ...
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How to convert a mesh with vertex colors to grease pencil and keep the vertex colors?

I have a Mesh that has Vertex Colors. Is there a way to convert the coloured mesh to grease pencil, and keep the Vertex Colors? Right now, when I convert it, the lines only become black. I am using ...
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Blender from GPencil to Image

I am converting numpy array to Image -> Empty object -> Trace to Grease Pencil. ...
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Grease Pencil Saving Thickness Profiles

Is there a way to save curve and arc thickness profiles in Grease Pencil draw mode? I use a two or three different settings in my drawings, and it would be really nice to save and select them from a ...
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Help with marking keyframes for the timeline

I am trying to work on a 2D animation in Blender, but the markers for the keyframes in the timeline disappeared because I had the express keys for my drawing tablet on. I am trying to make it so the ...
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the grab and the push tool locked on the y-axis?

I have got an issue with the grab and the push tool in the sculpt mode (grease pencil). The transformation is locked on the y-axis. In N tools I haven't found an option to disable this behaviour 😣 ...
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2D animation — lines disappeared onto another frame

I am trying to work on a simple 2D animation project in Blender, but when I try to draw a new line, it disappears onto another keyframe. I am trying to learn how to do that on an XP-PEN Artist 12 ...
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Grease Pencil on Mesh won't Render

first of I would just like it to be known that I am really new to Blender so my problem might actually be a simple one to solve. I have a mesh that I made and I used the grease pencil to do some ...
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How can I Toggle “Autolocking of Layers” without accessing “Layer Specials” Menu (Blender 2.92.0)?

I'm experiencing a lot of tedium while animating with Blender Grease Pencil because I do not yet have an efficient workflow. I'm wondering if there is a hotkey, or if not, a way to easily create one, ...
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What is the quickest way to erase grease pencil lines in a selected area?

I am trying to erase the grey lines overlapping the character and I was wondering what is the quickest way to do this? I tried to use erase stroke which would remove the background lines completely, ...
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Why doesn't blender grease pencil solid fill interpolate properly

I'm kinda noob when it comes to grease pencil in blender, I'm trying to render wavy blocks to maybe use as sprites in a game I'm creating, the strokes seem to get interpolated quite nicely but not ...
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Grease pencil terrible strokes?

I tried to use Grease Pencil for some animation and drawing. After an hour it was only pure frustration. I tried some brush (called soft pencil). The result was a dotted line....NOT SOFT PENCIL. So I ...
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Grease Pencil lags while drawing? I only have an Intel HD GPU and 8GB RAM. Which should I upgrade?

unfortunately Grease Pencil lags when I'm drawing. I think my Intel HD GPU or my 8GB Ram are the reason for this. Which should I upgrade? Is Grease Pencil more dependent on GPU o Ram? Greetings and ...
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Gentle Bleach and Darkener Tool for 2D Animation

Tried Draw/Tint and Sculpt/Strength but to no avail. Looking for a Brush or a Tool that would lighten or darken a particular area of a fill or stroke but leaving the rest intact.
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Is there way I can merge all grease pencil keyframes into one frame?

Is there way I can merge all grease pencil keyframes into one frame?So I've seen there is multiframe option in blender, but it doesn't allow me to copy though, wonder if there is way I can merge all ...
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Blender 2.91 convert to Grease pencil and preserve only outlines

I am pretty new to Blender and what i want to do is to convert my entire mesh to grease pencil. When i do this it shows all the edges and vertices with it i want to only keep the outline of the object ...
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Blender Grease pencils glow effect in any specific layer or region

Is there an option to limit the effects like BLUR and GLOW to a specific part of a compound scene (when multiple elements in one view)? whenever I tried applying that it applied to the whole scene. Is ...
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custom grease pencil removes standard brush strokes

I did draw some objects with grease pencil - standard brushes now I wanted to give them some more texture with selfmade brushes whenever I try that - the first stroke of the new brush deletes all ...
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Blender 2d animation, Draw lines in draw mode but cannot erase them, cannot edit them

working in 2d animation I got stuck. I could draw fine, and I could select grease pencil objects and go to all the modes, but all modes apart from draw mode seems stuck. I could not select or edit ...
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Grease Pencil strokes don't respect world space

Does anyone know why grease pencil layers don't respect 3D space for view order? This is a default 2D animation file with two simple GP drawings, and the layer that is further from the camera shows ...
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What is the dimension used by the GPencilStrokePoint.co() method?

When creating strokes in Blender, we need to use the co() method in order to stablish the coordinates. I wanted to know what is the dimension of the coordinates ...
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stroke material in black is half transparent, end of stroke not trimmed

I would like to draw with the same material as the "stroke" material by default, when you add a grease pencil object, but when I draw, the stroke seems to have transparency and the end of ...
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How to draw Annotation, on constant range from screen?

I also tried doing such with Grease Pencil, with no luck . When its wanted to paint a 3D scheme with no need of precise range between entities, such way of the depth selection is much more ergonomic .
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Why is my 2D animation grey in video editing tab?

This is how my animation actually looks like: But when I add the scene strip in the video editing tab, it's grey, this is how it looks like: And when I render it: Why is this happening?
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Object Mode in 2D Animation Colors Disappeared

I was trying to do a 2d animation in loop with a tutorial last night, it's my very first time in blender. I drew some grease pencil objects, colored them and they also have lineart. But in some point, ...
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Why does the 2D animation color look different after rendering?

This is the solid view and it is supposed to render in the same colour. However, the colours change in the render view. A similar problem can be found at When I render, the color changes. I tried but ...
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Issue with grease pencil and where lines meet

I have a recurring problem where I can't make the lines of the grease pencil meet without the ends being rounded. I'll use this circle and line as an example to what I'm referring to. It appears that ...
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Adding nodes/shaders to grease pencil materials

I wanted to change the default shader of a grease pencil material: https://docs.blender.org/manual/en/latest/grease_pencil/materials/grease_pencil_shader.html The docs above do note that: The shader ...
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Difference Between Edit and Draw Mode

I have some problems with my grease pencil. Sometimes some of my new drawings do not show in draw mode. It looks like blender do not take into account the new strokes? But when I look to the edit mode ...
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shrink_fatten on GPencilStrokePoints

I am trying to run bpy.ops.transform.shrink_fatten(value=0.3) while I have a point on a grease pencil stroke selected (in edit mode), but I am getting the error: "Operator bpy.ops.transform....
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Grease Lines appearing to “shimmer”

I just started using the grease pencil feature the other day and have run into an issue. When I run the animation my lines/color layers seem to "shimmer" even though they aren't moving. It ...
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Change rotation point in grease pencil

If I have a stroke with 3 vertices and I select the right 2 vertices then rotate it rotates from the middle of between the 2 points. Is there any way I can have it rotate from the middle vertex?
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(2.9.1) Grease pencil stroke points automatically connecting to other points

This may be user error, so any suggestions would be much appreciated... I am using Blender 2.9.1 to do 2d illustration, using grease-pencil stroke. Whenever I draw a stroke and view it in object mode, ...
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Grease pencil disappears when image is present

Why does my grease pencil disappear when there is an image plane present? At other times it distorts greatly when in front of the image? See this link for an example: https://www.dropbox.com/s/...
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convert grease pencil into animated mesh with visibility keyed for each frame

so far i can do this manually, but it gets pretty labor intensive if you have more than 20 frames. Right now this is how im approaching this: Convert each frame into a polygon curve, adding 0.01 to ...
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Hand drawn effect

I'm trying to achieve a hand drawn effect in blender. I found a good toon shader that suits what I'm trying to achieve, but I'm struggling to get the geometry lines right. I tried using freestyle and ...
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Grease Pencil VFX Failing to Render

so, I have a bit of an issue with my grease pencil visual effects rendering. I created a simple grease pencil animation that utilizes both the Shadow and Rim Light Visual Effects, but for some reason ...

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