Grease Pencil Empties

This is me just goofing around. Here’s an addon operator that generates empties that follow grease pencil paths. Nothing serious but I thought it was neat. (color me easily amused?)

import bpy
from bpy.props import IntProperty

def points(strokes):
    for stroke in strokes:
        for point in stroke.points:
            yield point

class GreaseEmpties(bpy.types.Operator):
    bl_label = "Grease Empties"
    bl_idname = "object.grease_empties"
    bl_options = {"REGISTER", "UNDO"}
    every_nth = IntProperty("Every Nth", min=1, max=100, default=1)
    def execute(self, cxt):
        pencil = cxt.scene.grease_pencil
        strokes =
        for n, point in enumerate(points(strokes)):
            if n % self.every_nth == 0:
                x, y, z =
                new_empty ="empty", object_data=None)
                new_empty.location = x, y, z
        return {"FINISHED"}

def register():

def unregister():

if __name__ == '__main__':

Decided to go in a different direction with this. Instead of empty generation, decided to make this into a grease pencil selection tool addon instead. It lets you select grease pencil points randomly or every Nth point. Here’s what it looks like.

And here’s where you can get the script.

If anybody thinks this sort of thing seems potentially useful, let me know. I welcome the feedback. Thanks.

nice!! thanks !!, also you could have a “simplify grease pencil strokes” option that would be coolism

Glad you like it, Looch. I’ll give the “simplify grease pencil strokes” some thought. (no guarantees though) For the time being though, I’ll probably just look for ways to expand on selection options.

The usefull thing. Thanks

Another update. This time decided to put add an option where, if you have any points selected in a grease stroke, you can select all the other points in the same stroke.