Working With The Grease Pencil Tool In Maya

Sometimes, Maya’s Grease Pencil tool can be a little bit under the radar for some users.

One of the lesser-known tools in Maya is called a grease pencil. It’s useful for marking up scenes and animating it with ease, as Autodesk’s Steve Roselle shows us how!

Maya’s Grease Pencil tool is conveniently obtained from the toolbar of every viewport panel. It allows you to draw an image at specified frames that will overlay on top of your scene, or more complex key poses for character animation!

Blue Pencil is a great option for those who don’t like the pencil tool and want more control.

BluePenscil offers viewport precision in Maya, allowing you to draw grids with ease without having to leave your current workstation!