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Grease Pencil Animations don't show up in Action Editor
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Operating system: Ubuntu 18.04
Graphics card: GeForce 750 Ti

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Grease Pencil animations do not show up in the Action Editor.

I understand that the functionality for the Dope-Sheet and Action Editor aren't meant to accommodate GPencil's frame-by-frame nature, but I believe creating and saving Actions in the Action Editor could prove useful in the long-run.

For example: Creating complex 2D animations that can only be done frame-by-frame, and then simple rigs with the Action Constraints that allow switching between those animations.

Such a system could potentially help Grease Pencil leap beyond mere Cut-Out animation with deformation rigs and into something that's more of a hybrid of cut-out and traditional animation. It can do so by taking a more modular approach to tradition animation. (I'll even happily create a tutorial for all this.)

It seems that @Joshua Leung (aligorith) initially intended for such a feature back in 2008:

Another interesting use-case for such a feature is, of course, with the combination of the NLA Editor.

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Philipp Oeser (lichtwerk) claimed this task.

Hi and thx for the report! (sorry this has been lying around for quite some time...)

Not sure what the plans here are @Antonio Vazquez (antoniov) (regarding Actions), this sounds like it could become useful at some point, but could not be considered a bug at this point.
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Thx again for reporting, but closing.