Grease Pencil Shader

../../_images/grease-pencil_materials_grease-pencil-shader_panel.png

Shader panel with only Stroke component activated.

The Grease Pencil shader create a material that can work with strokes and/or filled areas of a Grease Pencil object.

Stroke and fill components has it own section panel and they can be enabled with a checkbox on the panel header.

Stroke only has effect on the lines and Fill only on the areas determined by closed lines (by connecting the lines start and end points).

Note

The shader is not yet a BSDF capable shader and can only be setting up on the Material Properties panel (it is not a shader node).

Properties

Stroke

When enabled, the shader use the stroke component. The Stroke component controls how to render the edit lines.

Mode Type

Defines how to display or distribute the output material over the stroke.

Line

Connects every points in the strokes showing a continuous line.

Dots

Use a disk shape at each point in the stroke. The dots are not connected.

Squares

Use a square shape at each point in the stroke. The squares are not connected.

Style

The type of the material.

Solid

Use a solid color.

Base Color

The base color of the stroke.

Texture

Use an image texture.

Base Color

The base color of the stroke.

Image

The image data-block used as an image source.

Blend

Texture and Base Color mixing amount.

UV Factor

The image size along the stroke.

Alignment

Defines how to align the Dots and Squares along the drawing path and with the object’s rotation.

Path

Aligns to the drawing path and the object’s rotation.

Object

Aligns to the object’s rotation; ignoring the drawing path.

Fixed

Aligns to the screen space; ignoring the drawing path and the object’s rotation.

Self Overlap

Disables stencil and overlap self-intersections with alpha materials.

Samples of different material strokes mode types and styles.
../../_images/grease-pencil_materials_grease-pencil-shader_stroke-solid-line.png

Mode Type: Line, Style: Solid.

../../_images/grease-pencil_materials_grease-pencil-shader_stroke-texture-line.png

Mode Type: Line, Style: Texture.

../../_images/grease-pencil_materials_grease-pencil-shader_stroke-solid-dot.png

Mode Type: Dot, Style: Solid.

../../_images/grease-pencil_materials_grease-pencil-shader_stroke-texture-dot.png

Mode Type: Dot, Style: Texture.

Fill

When enabled, the shader use the fill component. The Fill component control how to render the filled areas determined by closed edit lines.

Style

The type of material.

Solid

Use solid color.

Base Color

The base color of the fill.

Gradient

Use a color gradient.

Gradient Type

Linear

Mix the colors along a single axis.

Radial

Mix the colors radiating from a center point.

Base Color

The primary color.

Secondary color

The secondary color.

Blend

Base Color and Secondary Color mixing amount.

Flip colors

Flips the gradient, inverting the Base Color and Secondary Color.

Location

Shifts the gradient position.

X, Y

Rotation

Rotates the gradient.

Scale

Scales the gradient.

X, Y

Texture

Use an image texture.

Image

The image data-block used as an image source.

Base Color

The base color of the fill.

Blend

Texture and Base Color mixing amount.

Location

Shifts the image position.

X, Y

Rotation

Rotates the image.

Scale

Scales the image.

X, Y

Clip Image

When enabled, show one image instance only (do not repeat).

Samples of different material fill styles.
../../_images/grease-pencil_materials_grease-pencil-shader_fill-solid.png

Style: Solid.

../../_images/grease-pencil_materials_grease-pencil-shader_fill-gradient.png

Style: Gradient (Linear).

../../_images/grease-pencil_materials_grease-pencil-shader_fill-gradient-radial.png

Style: Gradient (Radial).

../../_images/grease-pencil_materials_grease-pencil-shader_fill-texture.png

Style: Texture.