Animate a 2D Bouncing Ball with Grease Pencil

  • Software:Blender 2.8 Alpha  ·
  • Difficulty:Intermediate

Exploring Grease Pencil in Blender 2.8

Let's take the new features of Blender 2.8's Grease Pencil for a test drive! Grease Pencil is easily one of the most exciting developments in 2.8 and it's time we got in on the action.

NOTE: Blender 2.8 is in active development and changes are frequently made to hotkeys and menu placements.

What You Will Learn

In this tutorial you will learn about the new Grease Pencil objects, layers and strokes to animate a 2d bouncing ball. You will draw with different brush types and edit your strokes, apply materials to your drawing and most importantly, you will use some of the great animation tools to help you animate a bouncing that loops over and over in the viewport. As an added bonus, you will animate the opacity of a grease pencil layer to create the illusion of a shadow under your ball.

So many great things to learn in such a fun little lesson.

Apply What You Learn

Go beyond watching this tutorial and put to practice it with the accompanying exercise! Also consider Wayne's other Grease Pencil tutorials: