Polyline Tool

Reference

Mode

Draw Mode

Tool

Toolbar ‣ Polyline

The Polyline tool create multiple 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 Polylines

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

  2. Release on the desired end point.

  3. Click multiple times on different locations to create multiple connected lines.

  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.

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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Click multiple times to create multiple connected lines.

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The polyline after confirming.