View Full Version : Blue Pencil - Sketchpad for Maya (Cool 2D Sketching Solution)

12-08-2012, 10:23 AM
Well as they say if you cant beat them, copy from them.

Blue Pencil Overview

Blue Pencil is a plug-in for Maya that brings 2D drawing to the 3D viewport.

It is a multi-purpose tool that is useful for, but not limited to:

Grease Pencil - planning, annotation and illustration
Animation - thumbnails, rough blocking and arc tracking
Model layout and topology planning
Shot review tool
Tutorials and screencasting

Blue Pencil provides pressure-sensitive Wacom support for line thickness (pencil tool) and opacity (brush tool) along with an eraser tool and eyedropper. All drawing operations have native undo/redo support and the drawing data is stored directly in the Maya scene file.

From an animation standpoint, keyframes are integrated directly into Maya's timeline (for easy re-timing), keys can be cut, copied and pasted, and the lightbox (onion skinning) can be used to see pre and post keys.

Feature List and Additional Details


12-08-2012, 04:15 PM
Just buy their software.

12-08-2012, 05:23 PM
Messiah has it also....so what ?
a good tool stays a good tool in the hands of a good artist