Testing in the default Grease Pencil scene

The Annotate tool uses GP to mark up your scene with notes, but the real animation power lies in the Grease Pencil object. We'll use the GP preset file to explore the basics of how brushes work. Before creating a finished project, let's explore how the tools feel, and emulate real-world materials and rendering styles such as pencil, ink, marker, and stipling.

Let's start with the Draw tool. Create a new scene, and choose the 2D animation preset. This scene layout contains the following: An empty Grease Pencil object, toolbar, tool settings, Outliner, Properties window, and Dope Sheet window set to Grease Pencil. The toolbar holds brushes to draw freehand strokes, Bezier strokes, and some basic shapes. ...

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