2023-04-03 Grease Pencil Module Meeting

Practical info

Date/Time: 2023-04-03T14:00:00Z
Link: https://meet.google.com/xxo-tyin-rem

  • Amélie Fondevilla (Les Fées Spéciales, developer)
  • Antonio Vazquez (grease pencil developer)
  • Daniel Martínez Lara (grease pencil team)
  • Falk David (grease pencil developer)
  • Fiona Cohen (producer at blender)
  • Matias Mendiola (Story Artist - Grease Pencil core team)
  • Samuel Bernou (ADV studio, Pullusb)
  • Shen Ciao (developer)
  • Yiming Wu (the line art guy)


  • Updates on Grease Pencil v3 development
    • Current plan for Blender 4.0
    • Update on the performance test milestone

Meeting Notes

  • Updates on Grease Pencil v3 development
    • Falk: Progress is good. Rendering the new data-block is done and work on the drawing operator has started.
    • The plan for Blender 4.0 is to do the switch. This means that we hope to have full conversion (including modifiers, textured brushes, effects, and more) working. Until then, grease pencil v3 will only be accessible through alpha builds and the experimental option.
    • In about 2 weeks, the plan is to move GP v3 to main. Then would also be a good time to work on tasks and collaborate with community contributors.
  • Antonio: Will we get sculpting brushes in draw mode?
    • Falk: This is not planned for now. The idea is that we get the full conversion working first, and then work on new design changes.
  • Shen: Will we get the gpencil-next engine for 4.0?
    • Falk: Yes. GP 3 is already using the new engine for rendering.
  • Fiona: When will we get a blog post on code.blender.org?
    • Falk: will talk to Dalai this week about it. The plan was to wait for the performance tests to be completed before publishing the blog post.

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