Drawing Planes

Reference

Mode:Draw Mode and Sculpt Mode
Header:Drawing Planes

Drawing Planes selector helps to select the plane in which the newly created strokes are drawn.

To see which plane you are using when drawing strokes, you can enable Canvas in Viewport Overlays. See Viewport Display to know more about Canvas settings.

Note

The Drawing Plane selected has effect only for new strokes and does not affect the existing ones.

Plane Options

../../../_images/grease-pencil_modes_draw_stroke_drawing_planes-selector.png

Drawing Planes selector in the 3D View header.

Front
Strokes are drawn on the plane determined by the XZ axes (front view).
Side
Strokes are drawn on the plane determined by the YZ axes (side view).
Top
Strokes are drawn on the plane determined by the XY axes (top view).
View
Strokes are drawn with the current 3D view orientation.
Cursor
Strokes are drawn with the current 3D cursor orientation.

Examples

Stroke using different Drawing Planes with Canvas overlay activated.
../../../_images/grease-pencil_modes_draw_drawing_planes-front.png

Front.

../../../_images/grease-pencil_modes_draw_drawing_planes-side.png

Side.

../../../_images/grease-pencil_modes_draw_drawing_planes-top.png

Top.

../../../_images/grease-pencil_modes_draw_drawing_planes-view.png

View.

../../../_images/grease-pencil_modes_draw_drawing_planes-cursor.png

Cursor.