Grease Pencil

It is possible to set a grease pencil block to be loaded up in the Dope Sheet for editing of the timings of the drawings.

This is especially useful for animators blocking out shots, where the ability to re-time blocking is one of the main purposes of the whole exercise.

This mode can be accessed by change the Dope Sheet editor’s Mode selector (found beside the menus) to Grease Pencil.


Channels Region

Grease Pencil (light blue)
The channels region shows the Grease Pencil data-blocks containing the layers. Multiple blocks are used for each area (e.g. one for the 3D View and the UV/Image editor).
Layers (gray)
This channels contain the keyframes to which the layers are bind.

Main View

The keyframes can be manipulated like any other data in the Dope Sheet can be.

Insert Keyframe

Insert Keyframe I can be used for creating blank Grease Pencil frames at a particular frame. It will create blank frames if Additive Drawing is disabled, otherwise it will make a copy of the active frame on that layer, and use that.