Annotate Tool

The annotation tool is available in multiple editors. It can be used to add notes to e.g. 3D objects or node setups.

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Annotations tool in a node editor.

The annotation tool can be activated in the Toolbar and has following sub-tools:

Annotate

Draw free-hand strokes in the main area.

Annotate Line

Click and drag to create a line. Optionally, you can select the arrow style for the start and end of the line.

Annotate Polygon

Click multiple times to create multiple connected lines. The current polygon is finished when Esc is pressed.

Annotate Eraser

Click and drag to remove lines. The eraser has a Radius setting found in Tool Settings ‣ Eraser.

Settings

Common

Color

Adjust the color of existing and new strokes.

Annotation Layer

A pop-over menu, showing the name of the current layer, to access the Annotation Layers.

Placement

Determines where the annotations are drawn.

3D Cursor

Draw annotations on an imaginary plane that goes through the 3D Cursor and is aligned to your view.

Вид (View)

Draw annotations in screen space rather than 3D space; meaning the annotations will stay on the same position in the screen, even when the view moves or rotates.

Поверхность

Draw annotations on the surface of the object under the mouse.

Image

Draw annotations in same space as the image/preview/nodes meaning as you zoom in or out the annotations stay the same size relative to the zoom factor.

Stabilize Stroke

Helps to reduce jitter of the strokes while drawing by delaying and correcting the location of points.

Радиус

Minimum distance from the last point before the stroke continues.

Factor

A smooth factor, where higher values result in smoother strokes but the drawing sensation feels like as if you were pulling the stroke.

Annotate Line

Style Start, End

The decoration to use at the beginning or end of the line segment. This can be used for example to create arrows to point out specific details in a scene.

Annotation Layers

When the annotation tool is enabled, the settings for managing multiple layers can be found in the Sidebar ‣ View ‣ Annotations panel.

Opacity

Adjusts the opacity of existing and new strokes.

Толщина

Adjusts the thickness of existing and new strokes.

Onion Skin

Shows a ghosted image of strokes made in frames before and after the current frame. Onion skinning only works in the 3D Viewport and Sequencer. See the Grease Pencil documentation for an explanation of Onion Skinning.