Whats up guys!
Welcome to Freeday.
First, Why am I using this ridiculous name?(you may ask)
Well, I’m not that clever and I only wanted to talk about cool things I saw or did this week so...Freeday (?)
Just bear with me, maybe it will grow on you!
Anyway, today’s topic is Grease Pencil!
Grease Pencil seems to be the design product of my dreams, but let’s start at the beginning.
What is GreasePencil?
Grease Pencil is a component in the Blender software suite that allows artists to draw in a 3D space to create 2.5D animation. Ermahgerd~
Why is this important?
If you have ever had issues with drawing in perspective, a lot of those problems are alleviated by simply moving the camera. That. Is. Amazing! (You should definitely know how to draw in perspective anyway though).
How can I see it in action?
You can watch the test movie here. Be sure to watch through the credits for a behind the scenes look at the software!
I’m sure many folks may be comfortable using ToonBoom, Flash, Harmony, or OpenToonz, but since the software is open source, it’s free! I downloaded it the other day have been learning ever since. I highly recommend it!