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Anime stylized look in Blender grease pencil- Neko girl


Pierre Schiller writes:

Grease Pencil 2.8.5 Blender branch is still in development, so the more feedback you can give to the developers, the better. There for it is important that you recognize what´s going on in the video:

Grease Pencil objects can be duplicated in Object mode. Once duplicated, they live in their own object container with their "own Grease Pencil LAYERS" (these are not system layers, nor render passes layers), and their own palette and effects! In our case we will create a GP_Body (grease pencil object: Body), GP_Eyes, GP_Mouth, GP_Pony tail (hair), GP_Hololens.

Grease pencil objects can contain modifiers that can be applied only to them. Like in the case of LIGHT modifier. You can select an object in the scene and the parameters of the modifier will allow you to tweak ambience and intensity of the "light". What is really going on is that the object only gives out a vector to affect the material color depending on the distance to the GP_Object. So cool.

Speaking of vertex, the final animation for this tutorial had only about 1000 vertex. To put it in perspective: if you create a very complex scene animation with a lot of strokes, Blender will have no problem handling the animation. I´ve tested Blender for archviz previz up to 10 million polygons on the screen with no problems.

When you animate, don´t forget, the animation timeline for grease pencil exist on the DOPESHEET editor, Sub Main Menu: GREASE PENCIL. Once you get there your layers will be named GREASE PENCIL, but if you open them you can see your outliner collection name for the objects you´ve created.

When your camera accidentally moves, you can press "(numpad) 3" and it will get you to front view. Check it is an iso view (toggle between perspective view by pressing "5 Numpad"). Once you´re set on the front iso-view, make the camera that view, by pressing CTRL+ALT+Zero(numpad 0). This will "reset your camera view".

You can check the video tutorial. It has voice over in the beginning and the end only. Leave your comments if you want to know more about the Grease Pencil tool. Thanks:

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Pierre Schiller

I´ve been working in commercial advertisement since 2K. I specialize in 3D and VFX animation. You can visit my website: to check out my portfolio.

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