Line Tool

Reference

Mode

Draw Mode

Tool

Toolbar ‣ Line

The Line tool create straight lines.

Usage

Selecting a Brush and Material

In the Tool Settings select the brush, material and color type to use with the tool. The Line tool uses Draw Brush types. See Common Options for more information.

Common Brush Options

You can configure the brush main settings exposed on the Tool Settings for convenience. For the draw brushes configuration and settings see: Draw Brush.

Thickness Profile

Use a curve widget to define the stroke thickness from the start (left) to end (right) of the stroke.

Use Curve

When enabled, the stroke use a curve profile to control the thickness along the line.

Different thickness profile samples.
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Creating Lines

  1. Click (LMB or the Pen tip) and drag the start point.

  2. Release on the desired end point.

  3. After releasing you can move the start and end point by clicking and dragging on the yellow manipulators.

  4. Then confirm (Return/MMB) or cancel (Esc/RMB).

While dragging you can use Shift to snapping the line to horizontal, vertical or 45° angle or use Alt to create the line from a center point.

NumpadPlus and NumpadMinus or using the mouse Wheel will increase or decrease the amount of points in the final line.

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click and dragging the start point.

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Moving start and end points with manipulators.

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The line after confirming.

Extruding

Before confirming you can use E to extrude the end point of the line to generate multiple connected lines.

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End point extruding.

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Moving the end point of the last line with the manipulator.

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The connected lines after confirming.