Pencilrig

by BlenderGem in Addons


Introduction

Welcome to PencilRig - the go-to Blender add-on that seamlessly bridges Grease Pencil layers with Armature bones. This tool is designed to make animators' lives easier by automating the linking process and simplifying the entire workflow.


Installation

  1. Download the PencilRig add-on from the Blender Market.
  2. In Blender, go to Edit > Preferences.
  3. In the Preferences window, click on Add-ons then Install.
  4. Navigate to where you saved the downloaded add-on and select it.
  5. Enable the PencilRig add-on by checking the box next to its name.


Getting Started

Choose Your Objects:

  1. In the 3D view, navigate to the PencilRig panel.
  2. Use the dropdown menus to select your Grease Pencil and Armature objects.

Manage Layers:

  1. Within the PencilRig panel, you'll find a list view of your Grease Pencil layers.
  2. Easily select individual layers or use the select/deselect all options.
  3. Use the search function to quickly locate specific layers.

Linking/Unlinking:

  1. Once you've selected your layers, simply hit the "Link" button to connect them with their corresponding Armature bones.
  2. If you wish to remove the connection, use the "Unlink" button.


Tips and Tricks

  • Ensure that your Grease Pencil layers and Armature bones share the same names to enable automatic linking.
  • Make use of the search function to swiftly navigate through a large number of layers.
  • Regularly check for updates to ensure optimal performance and access to new features.


Troubleshooting

  • Issue: "No Grease Pencil object selected" error.
    Solution: Ensure that a Grease Pencil object is selected in the dropdown menu before attempting to link.

  • Issue: "No Armature object selected" error.
    Solution: Ensure that an Armature object is selected in the dropdown menu before linking.


Feedback and Support

We value our users and constantly strive to enhance PencilRig. For feedback, support, or any questions, please contact us at [Your Support Email].



Conclusion

Thank you for choosing PencilRig! We hope this tool elevates your animation workflow in Blender. Happy animating!

Sales 10+
Published 5 months ago
Blender Version 3.0, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6
License GPL
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