[Bf-committers] 17.09.12 - grease pencil meeting notes

Jose ricarte at aixalanca.com
Tue Sep 12 20:59:25 CEST 2017

Hello, I am a user of blender since 2.31 version.

I am a 2D animator and I think GP is a great tool for developing 2D 
animations in Blender. I have seen grease pencil meeting notes "and I 
give my humble opinion.

A software currently more similar to GP is:
Moho ™ (Anime Studio) 2D Animation Software

If you watch the demo videos you can see a good example workflow 2D 
animation and tools very useful and powerful, which allow to develop 2D 
animations in many styles.

On the other hand I think that Blender needs a specific workspace and 
tool settings for GP that could be the definition of a 2D scene 
importable to 3D space.

You also need tools for regular shapes: square circle, polygon and 
polyline and the use of  stackable layers for objects as in all 2D 
programs (Inkscape, Gimp .....) as it allows you to manage ed objects a 
quick way.

Texturization of shapes and bones and other tools, as Moho ™ (Anime Studio)

And as a final part of an agnostic rendering engine for large projects (

And as if there is a dream:   the possibility of importing the "2D 
animated scene" into the 3D space as a textured plane or also as a 
texture of a 3D object (vector texture) and render the texture based on 
its proximity to the camera which implies geometric textures without 
pixelization. I think that years ago it became a plugin with Antigrain 
in blender.

Thank you for your great work


https://vimeo.com/157571580    Test made with  Anime Studio
https://vimeo.com/157649669    Test made with  Anime Studio
https://vimeo.com/104851356    Test 2D  made with  Blender (shapes and 
https://vimeo.com/157636696     made with  Blender

El 12/09/17 a las 20:14, Dalai Felinto escribió:
> Hi,
> This is the summary of today's GP (grease pencil) meeting.
> - Workspace and tool settings
> Most of the tool and draw related settings can move to workspace.
> (e.g., brush size, smooth mode). Onion skinning data still is stored
> in the object and GP layers. But whether to see them can be workspace
> option.
> - Merge
> We'll try to get origin/greasepencil-object merged in Blender 2.8 by
> the first weeks of October. After that all GP development will be done
> in 2.8, not in separated branches.
> - GP as stand-alone engine
> The GP team insist that GP wouldn't work as a standalone engine. GP as
> part of the overlay engine is fine is a bit hack, since the overlay
> engine is not supposed to contain rendering sensitive data.
> In the short term it means offline rendering of GP has to be solved.
> In the long term viewport compositing + GP as own engine may still be
> achievable.
> - Modes in workspace
> The GP team is strongly against moving all modes [1] to workspace
> level. It seems that sculpt, paint and edit mode in GP are used
> consistently with different objects, each one .
> Daniel will prepare a video showing his current workflow. It will
> potentially illustrate how bad would be for GP to not have mode stored
> in the object itself.
> This goes against one of the principles for the workspace design. We
> will wait for the video to talk about this further.
> Participants: Antonio Vazquez, Dalai Felinto, Daniel Lara, Joshua
> Leung, Matias Mendiola
> Thanks to Pablo Vazquez for helping organizing this meeting.
> [1] - https://wiki.blender.org/index.php/User:Antoniov/Grease_Pencil_as_Object#GPencil_Modes
> Dalai
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