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Problem with the Grease Pencil Fill Tool
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System Information
Operating system: Darwin-18.6.0-x86_64-i386-64bit 64 Bits
Graphics card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780M OpenGL Engine NVIDIA Corporation 4.1 NVIDIA-12.0.23 355.11.10.50.10.103

Blender Version
Broken: version: 2.80 (sub 74), branch: master, commit date: 2019-07-02 22:33, hash: rB50ccbe6bb233
Worked: (optional)

Short description of error
Grease Pencil Fill Tool not working properly

Exact steps for others to reproduce the error

  • added a drawing of a head with no visible gaps
  • added a new Grease Pencil Layer for the coloring process
  • take the Fill Tool and trying to fill the area of the skin with no success
  • trying different settings with no success (Default, visible Strokes etc.)

Event Timeline

No, this is not a bug.

After testing the file, there is a special situation in the right lower part of the drawing. As the end of the stroke is projected to fill small gaps, in this situation is not closing the stroke totally. This is a limitation of the fill in a 3D space.

To fill, just move the point selected near of the horizontal line.

Since it is a known limitation and not a bug, closing.

No, this is not a bug.
After testing the file, there is a special situation in the right lower part of the drawing. As the end of the stroke is projected to fill small gaps, in this situation is not closing the stroke totally. This is a limitation of the fill in a 3D space.


To fill, just move the point selected near of the horizontal line.

Since it is a known limitation and not a bug, closing.

That's it?
Imagine you have hundreds of drawings with thousands of lines and you have to do these kinds of checks and edits on every frame - you would go crazy.
I evaluated the 2D animation features for weeks now and I have to say that I can't use it in my production pipeline yet - too many quirks, workarounds and known limitations.
Thanks anyway for the effort and I hope that the developers will listen to professional 2D animators for future releases,
Thomas

@Thomas Kress (AnimationXYZ) We are going to take a look to try to fix these problems. We are aware of these things, but as our resources are limited, we cannot fix all at the same time, so we work first in "big" issues, but of course we listen animators and try to solve all the problems.

Anyway, thanks for your report and for the example file that will help us to find a fix.

I have seen a possible bug here.

The fill material has an alpha > 0, but the show fill is disabled, but the fill tool is considered the fill as visible and the stroke is not drawing, so the fill area has a gap.