Grease Pencil tools for animation productions

The Blender Grease Pencil has been of great use at our animation studio since 2018. In this talk, we will present how we used Grease Pencil in three different productions: the teaser of a feature film, animation sequences for a video game and animation within a live-action documentary.

We’ll discuss how a studio like Les Fées Spéciales can use and improve the ecosystem of tools around Grease Pencil.

First, we will focus on the management of color palettes using grease pencil materials. This part will include a fast-and-precise solution for picking a material within a large list, and a method to do reversible color mapping, both released as free open-source add-ons.

Then, we will present our system for cut-out animation, including the creation and manipulation of a 2D rig, and a system to map strokes in a 2D deformable grid.

Amelie Fondevilla
Les Fées Spéciales