Reference/Release Notes/2.93/Grease Pencil
Blender 2.93: Grease Pencil
New Line Art modifier is now included to provide functionality of generating stylized lines from geometries in the scene. (3e87d8a431)
- Produce accurate occlusion result from any geometry.
- Intersection lines can be generated and selected separately for styling.
- Chaining allows strokes to be connected thus allow smooth display of grease pencil styles and textures.
- Vertex weight in the mesh can be transferred into grease pencil to allow further style control of generated strokes.
- Strokes can be baked to allow further edits in the viewport.
- New operators to Import SVG to grease pencil objects and export grease pencil objects in SVG and PDF format. (a8a92cd15a)
- SVG Importer use vertex color for colors.
- IMPORTANT CHANGE: Now
Autokeybutton must be enabled to generate new keyframes in Draw, Edit or Sculpt mode. If the Autokey button is disabled, the last available frame is used. This is more aligned with how Blender works and with other 2D softwares. Also, 2D template has now Autokey button enabled by default. (6a662ffda8)
- Note: Old files are not changed. Enable
Autokeybutton manually to get the old behaviour.
- Note: Old files are not changed. Enable
- Now the multiframe is disabled when play animation. Before, it was impossible to see the animation because all frames were visible. (e7c36ce43c)
- Swap positions of Pie menu options for Vertex Paint and Weight Paint. (20d0bb43af)
- New multiframe display mode. Keyframes before or after of the active frame are displayed using onion colors. This can be disable using Onion overlay options.
- Dopesheet now display a bar between keyframes to indicate that keyframe is still used. (e44b2ada3e) (296984b40e)
- Dopesheet context menu has been reorganized and some options added. (15a4ed3aff)
Optionspanel renamed to
Settingsto keep consinstency. (51c7ff9222)
- Annotations now has a
Opacityparameter (this was removed during the refactor and never was added again). (c62e60f01f)
Resolutionparameter for Fill Tool has been renamed to
Precisionand allows values below 1. This is very handy for storyboarding. (6704372f04)
- New operator to Duplicate Layers but with empty Keyframes. This operator is very useful to duplicate the keyframes but don't copy the strokes to be used in cleanup or painting works. (cfd54ad7d7)
- New option to Trace images starting in the current frame and not always 1. (e747c07156)
- New Layer transform parameters. (e02d84eb3b)
- New Multiframe support in Draw mode (included in fill tool refactor commit).
A refactor of the fill tool has been done inorder to solve several problems we had since the first version of the tool. (1352d81b17)
- The filling speed has been improved for each step of the process with the optimization of each algorithm/function.
AutoFitoption to fill areas outside of the viewport. When enable, the total size of the frame is calculated to fit the filling area.
- New support multiframe filling. Now it is possible to fill multiple similar frames in one go.
Stroke Extensionoption to create temporary closing strokes. These strokes can be displayed and adjusted dynamically using wheel mouse or PageUp/Down keys. Use
Wheel + Shiftkey for precise adjustments.
Resolutionnow is named
Precisionand has been moved to topbar.
Resolutionnow has decimals and can be lower than 1 to allow quick filling in storyboarding workflows. Maximum value has been set as 5.
Simplifyhas been moved to Advanced panel.
- Improved fill outline detection. In some cases, the outline penetrated the area to be filled with unexpected results.
- Fill is canceled if the filled area is not closed. This avoids ugly full screen fill. (c489bb7c01)
- Fixes some corner case bugs with infinite loops.
Following with the changes included to interpolate strokes of different number of points, a full review has been done in the interpolation tools. (6bba830589)
- Interpolate now is a tool and not an operator. It was not logic to have this tool as a button.
- Interpolate tool parameters have been moved to topbar.
- Interpolate popover has been removed from topbar and interpolate
Sequenceoperator has been moved to grease pencil menu.
- Interpolate Sequence now include a Redo panel.
- Interpolate tool now allows to select the strokes by pairs. This allows to interpolate any stroke with any stroke and not as before that it was only possible by drawing order. If no stroke is selected, the interpolation is done as before.
- Now is possible interpolate again if a previous keyframe exist. Before, it was impossible to interpolate two times in same frame and this made impossible to do the interpolation by groups of frames.
- New automatic option to
Flip strokesif the initial stroke and end stroke are not in the right position because direction is different. Also the flip can be set manually for corner cases.
- Cleanup of menus related to interpolate.
- Fixed some bugs and removed parameters from scene because now all are tool or operator contained.
- Some code cleanup and function renames.
This commit also includes the some codebase to future implementation of the concept
Vertex Active that now does not exist in grease pencil.
Modifiers and VFX
Seedparameter moved outside Randomize panel in Noise Modifier. (3191b76eb5)
- New Noise Offset parameter in Noise Modifier. (7a4bdc3a4f)
- Remove limitation to use only one Lattice modifier. (670c1fdf64)