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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 convert a Grease pencil animation to mesh?

I know it's possible to convert a grease pencil drawing into a mesh but how about a full animation ? I've tried with "convert Grease Pencil" but it creates a bezier curve that freezes the ...
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Animating 3d objects in grease pencil?

I have a 2d character drawn in grease pencil, I want to animate 3d objects around the character on the grease pencil time line. The 3d object is in the same collection but I cant animate it with the ...
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Pen Pressure Not Working for 2D animation

I have a Huion H610 Pro and can't figure out how to make the pen pressure work in Blender 2.8. My tablet works with every application except for Blender. How can I fix this or do I just have my ...
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Visual Effect “Light” of Greasepencil doesn't exist

I have seen lighting effects being used in a 2019 Greasepencil tutorial, but it is not listed in the Visual Effects tab. Is it removed from Blender?
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Grease pencil strokes stop rendering when camera or view-port is too close

I have a 2D greasepencil object with some strokes. Some of the strokes disappear when they are too close to the camera: If I zoom out just one notch with the mouse wheel then the stroke reappears: ...
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How do I increase the Grease Pencil render quality?

I have various Grease Pencil assets - rigged & linked to the scene. And I've noticed that the quality of rendered Grease Pencil objects (detailing of lines, its "cubicity") doesn't ...
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Code to put a Grease Pencil point at the current mouse position?

Given that a Grease Pencil object is active, and I'm in draw mode, i'd like to create a script that places a new Grease Pencil stroke, with just one point, at the current mouse position in the 3Dview. ...
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Copy a grease pencil layer in Python without using operators?

Background: So I would like to draw some high constrast strokes, for example, a black stroke with itself having a white outline stroke. A stroke stroke, so to speak. In practice, this white outline ...
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How to render each grease pencil layer as single png?

I'm using Blender 2.83 Right now I'm using Blender to create a character for a video game. I create the character in Blender by using grease pencil. in each grease pencil object this have "layers&...
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Why when i fill a color in grease pencil the color is darken

Hello i am new to blender i am so excited about grease pencil. But there's a problem idk why. So i am trying to copy a tutorial video and then i start to fill my drawing but the color is darken even ...
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Grease Pencil with Pressure makes lines disappear

https://imgur.com/gEHfyn8 Hi I wanna draw with Grease pencil, but when I turn on the Radius Pressure, the lines disappear immediately. and if I turn on the Strength Pressure, it draws nothing. Not ...
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Audio and Sequence Strips in Video editor

I created scene strips synced to respective audio. Then I created a seperate strip only for video editing and imported the said scene strips to the same. But these scene strips are not importing with ...
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How to make a Brush with fill/stroke as a texture

I have used the attached image which was made in illustratoras a texture, I browsed properly, there is transparency in the background, I used black color also as a fill, but it did not work. how to ...
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How to make texture smear? (using textures for eyes)

Hi i'm trying to make eyes that act like hand drawn ones but i'm unsure of how that kind of stuff can be made. I'm trying to make a character with a TV for a head so the head will be 3d but the face ...
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Why Do I See Multiple Black Specks on the Canvas when Using the 2D Animation Workspace?

I just downloaded blender 2.831 LTS, and on going into 2D Animation I got this screen with all the dots (image attached). These dots are not pixel errors. Also blender 2.82a file is not opening in 2....
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White artifacts in 2D animation grease pencil in viewport

After running blender for a short amount of time I will start getting these odd white artifacts while drawing. Not sure if it's a memory issue or a maybe a driver issue. Is there a known fix for this?
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2.83 - Grease pencil stabilise stroke

Is it possible to use 'S' to toggle stabilise stroke in grease pencil? Currently, this is assigned to shift+s, which I would like to set to create straight lines.
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Copy Part of Frame in 2D Animation Mode

Maybe this is an obvious feature, but I am an absolute noob at Blender 2.82a's 2D animation feature and would like to know if we can copy a part of one frame and paste it to the next. For example, I ...
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Flat layer for animation in blender

I'm working on storyboard using grease pencil, in 3d enviroment, but in some shots, it's really hard to make drawing, 3d objects and camera go well. I think it would be nice to be able to add flat ...
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Grease Pencil Textured Brushes, Dots, and Squares Don't Work

I'm hoping someone can help me figure out this Grease Pencil issue I'm having. I'm using Blender 2.83 on a Mac. -- In Grease Pencil I can't get textured brushes to work the create strange blobs or ...
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Gradient Fill not working in Grease Pencil in 2.83 update

I just updated to 2.83 and got very confused when all the gradient fills in my Grease Pencil drawing were gone I opened my blender model, it just showed a flat fill of the primary color. I tried to ...
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Registration in Draw mode is very delayed and inaccurate

I'm just beginning to use Blender as a storyboarding program, and was hoping to be able to use the 3d features in Blender to give me better camera control and better use of environment in my scenes. ...
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Grease Pencil why are black strokes gray, and how to make them black for a rendered image?

I'm trying to make black strokes in blender, but they are not black. The material is black, the strength is at max, the opacity is 1, but the stroke is still not black.
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Why does Grease Pencil ignore the particle system in Eevee? (2.82)

I'm making a animation, combining grease pencil objects with 3D objects. This looks very cool. But there's one problem. Grease Pencil and the particles system don't play nice in Eevee. This is an ...
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Im doing a 2d animation and need timeline help

I was doing a 2d animation and all was fine till i maybe hit a hotkey or pressed a wrong button. I used to be able to see my layers on the bottom left in my timeline (the default 2d-animation settings)...
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how to text in 2D animation keyframe?

i have created a 2d animation but it needs text as narration that will change with frames. I am able to add text as object but it stays with all the frames a static object. Can anyone tell me how to ...
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How to get rid of weird lines behind grease pencil strokes?

Im a beginner animator in Blender, I was writing the storyboard for my new cartoon and after a certain time my strokes in blender started having these weird black (vectors??) lines behind each grease ...
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3D animated whiteboard drawing — best method

How can I best achieve this effect in Blender? I'm considering: White grease pencil drawing on geometry surfaces. The latter with Hold Out shader (to eliminate rear strokes making them invisible) ...
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Shortcut for Navigating through Keyframes

Is there a way to create a shortcut to navigate through keyframes? The best I got is using the Arrow keys, but I have to have my mouse over the Dope sheet for them to function. Can I do this without ...
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How can I convert Grease Pencil's 'Build' modifier to keyframes?

I am completely new to blender and started to learn it for 2D animation purposes. I experimented with the grease pencil modifier "Build" but I can't figure out how to convert the animated sequence ...
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Join grease pencil to object

I am using 2.82 (via snap on OpenSuse Linux). I can draw via grease pencil (an annotation) onto the side of a cube using "surface", but, if I move the cube the drawing doesn't move. How do I join ...
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Grease Pencil Fill On Surface Disappears At Distance

I’m using the Grease Pencil for the first time and the only issue that I have is that the fill color disappears when at a distance when I’m drawing on the surface of a mesh. However, I don’t get this ...
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Grease Pencil Render border missing

When I started drawing/ animating each frame there was a border that showed where the rendered view would end. Recently it disappeared and I am wondering how to get it back.
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Grease Pencil Render Error

When I try to either switch a grease pencil's material's alpha from 0 to 100 (ending in black) or change the material's fill color from black to white, a small number of strokes in the grease pencil ...
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Overlapping Grease pencil showing jagged white or black edges

Sometimes when I put two grease pencil objects on top of each other at a distance you see a black or white line appear around the edge of the object closest to the camera. From examining it in the ...
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Grease Pencil textured strokes transparency issue with other layers

I used different grease pencil objects for different elements of my animation (to move/scale them independently) but there's some kind of transparency issue on the strokes. I'd like to have a smooth ...
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Grease pencil and Unity

I have made a face animation using Grease pencil on my 3D model and I exported the model as FBX to Unity. In Unity, I can't see the face. It's just blank on the 3D model. What happen to the face ...
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Grease pencil viewport problem

I have a problem with the visualisation of a grease pencil stroke.. I create a simple stoke and it appears green instead of black ( and it's the same for all the colors ). When I move in the viewport, ...
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Beginner: Is there a way to calibrate 2d interpolation without doing it frame by frame?

I'm learning blender and trying out animating with grease pencil with the hopes of creating 2D animations for web (if anyone got any tutorials I'd gladly accept links). When I try to interpolate ...
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How can I calculate global coordinates for GPencilStrokePoint in Blender 2.8 and Python?

I have already tried by calculating: point_global_co = grease_pencil_object.matrix_world @ point.co But it gives very odd results.
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cant seem to figure out how to lock grease pencil animation to a moving camera. 2.8

First time posting a question. Forgive my ignorance. I am really excited about animating in grease pencil with 2.8. I created a crazy camera move as a test through a few cubes and i wanted to ...
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Grease Pencil export to PSD layers?

I am working at a studio that uses Photoshop as its primary storyboarding tool. Is there a way to render / export Grease Pencil animation as a multi-layer PSD image sequence? Can GP object layers be ...
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What determines the location of a Grease P. stroke depth wise? (same layer)

Now I know it is not their order in the collection. Also each stroke is located in the same place (X,Y,Z). So then, what is it?
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Grease Pencil Fill Bucket Tool Functionality with Python Script

Is it possible to get a similar functionality to the Fill Bucket tool in Grease Pencil with Python? I am developing an add on to automatically matte out Grease Pencil drawings. I need to be able to ...
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2.8/Grease P/How to rotate only a few strokes by the Cursor?

I see there's a tool called Cursor, but nothing happens when I click on the canvas with it. I was hoping it would allow me to choose a different location for the cursor so I could rotate by it. As if ...
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How do i make grease pencil lines to disappear?

i am Doing projection mapping with blender and need to trace a car by having different lines coming and going. how do i make grease pencil lines to disappear. as i only can figure out how to build the ...
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Creating my own custom Grease Pencil brushes using different facial textures in blender 2.8

as soon as I have watched this tutorial I've got an idea. As you can see on the tut,he created a grease pencil brush that has two caracteristics : a pre-determined size and a pre-determined color and ...
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Additive drawing with grease pencil

Grease pencil clears all previous strokes when writing a new frame. I want to keep the existing strokes and copy them to the new frame before a new stroke has been drawn. When drawing in the ...
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blender 2.8 grease pencil channel not visible in viewport

I was animating two different characters in each of its channel using grease pencil in blender 2.8. suddenly I got stuck in the following issues: I am unable to change or select between channels and ...
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Blender 2.8 Lag issue on grease pencil with multiple layers. Possible temporary solution

There is a good amount of lag when drawing extensively. Adding lines isn't slowed down thankfully but erasing is a notable problem as well as sculpting. Until 2.8 is optimized for performance, there ...

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