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GPencil: Export to PDF
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Status: Export grease pencil drawings and animations to PDF format to be used in other softwares.


Commissioner: @Antonio Vazquez (antoniov), @Matias Mendiola (mendio), @Daniel Martinez Lara (pepeland)
Project leader: @Antonio Vazquez (antoniov)
Project members: @Antonio Vazquez (antoniov), @Matias Mendiola (mendio), @Daniel Martinez Lara (pepeland), @Falk David (filedescriptor)


Big picture: In a studio pipeline, several tools are used to create th production. To have a PDF exporter allows to import grease pencil drawings and also the PDF can be used for printing comics or create storyboards.

Use cases:

  • Import in different softwares that don't support other formats.
  • Print drawings.
  • Print Storyboards.


The video above shows how works the tool. The test was done using a Windows version of libharu lib compiled inside blender.

Engineer plan:

  • To do the export, a new C++ class will be added to the IO export module for grease pencil.
  • The export needs the open source libharulibrary.

Relevant links:
Libharu library:

Revisions and Commits