Blender Grease Pencil – 2D 3D Hybrid Storyboard Animatic -Tutorial

By Spitfire Storyboards

Using grease pencil in 3d space to create storyboard animatics. (Apologies for audio issues)

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Tutorial Contents :

00:00 -Intro and UI/Navigation Tips

02:19 – EXAMPLE SCENE 1 – BASICS
02:54 – Create Grease Pencil Object
04:38 – Draw mode, Canvas modes and Orientation
10:18 – Standard Brushes
11:17 -‘Super Simple Man 2D’ – Layers and materials

12:57 – Bonus round : Sculpt and Edit modes (brief)

13:37 – EXAMPLE SCENE 1 – LAYOUT STAGE (the real fun starts here)
15:57 – Blocking out a plan / path
18:08 – Roughing out 2D poses
21:48 – 2D -3D Hybrid and its flexibility
22:52 – Refining artwork
25:26 – Cameras : create, keyframing and lenses

27:35 – EXAMPLE SCENE 1 – Step by step
28:18 – Roughing out time lapse
29:04 – Clean up and time lapse
30:27 – Secondary character
30:48 – Exploring camera angles

32:21 -Bonus round : Interpolation modes (Linear v Constant)

33:33 – EXAMPLE SCENE 2 – 3D Object Parenting
34:10 – 3D Object for layout and ref
34:55 – Parenting Grease Pencil to 3D Object
36:49 – FX layer : Rim light ; Modifier : Hue/saturation/ Tint

38:54 – EXAMPLE SCENE 3 – Advanced action , flight path, multiple cameras
39:21 – Camera view
40:48 – ‘Super simple man 3D’ – basic animation, camera
41:43 – Camera Constraint for camera tracking
42:37 – Make GP Object , parent to 3D
44:28 – Rough and clean layers time lapse
44:46 – Switching Cameras on timeline ; markers + binding

47:10 – EXAMPLE SCENE 4 – Rotoscoping in 3D Space
48:08 – Mixamo and importing FBX animation
49:09 – Setting up GP for rotoscoping
50:13 – Optimal viewport for rotoscoping

IMPORTANT NOTE : The purpose of EXAMPLE SCENE 4 is stated clearly as being specifically geared towards rotoscoping freeware 3d animations, as part of the previs (previsualisation) process. Mixamo is free and allows for the animations to be used in personal, commercial and non profit projects. Please do not use any animations that you do not have the right/permissions to. I am not encouraging the use of rotoscoping for beginners as something to lean on, but for use as part of a particular process.

Credits:

“Scaffold Building pack 1” kit created by StarGraveStudios/copper Stache available on Blendswap.
All other content created by Paul Coulthard, Spitfire Storyboards