Grease pencil is amazing and full of features to really make 2d animation very fluid and awsome! But there still is one thing the draws me back from drawing on it: the cursor disappears when you make a stroke.
The option “show brush” only shows it while hovering the pen, when you press it the only thing that shows is the stroke.
You can see on the video below how the cursor disappears while drawing.
I heard in another thread that this feature probably was requested by the GP team, but I think there should be an option to maintain the round black cursor while drawing. I understand they probably are using drawing “displays” like a Cintiq, but for everyone else that uses drawing “tablets” like an intuos pro, not having the cursor is a big pain. It gets hard to keep track of cursor position, specially when drawing the color fills.
One other thing to add would be to actually disable the windows default cursor while in GP mode. If we have that small very good black circle, there is no need for the arrow cursor on top. Maybe this is just a prolem with the build I used, because the one before kept the arrow hidden.
Anyway, if there is already an option to keep the cursor while drawing, I would be glad to know, because I still haven’t found anything like that. If not, I think this is a feature request then! haha.
Please let me know if this issue is already solved or if there is another forum directed towards GP discussion, which could reach the GP team faster.
totally with you but i would leave option for “windows cursor” for users who still find it usefull. Cause in some situations its not that bad. If you have small black dot/crosshair or anything vs white background it will work ok but what if your backgroud is black and your little 3x3pixels cursor is black to?
Here is interesting elaboration on this topic from Krita.
Dont know from what version of windows this cursor is. Its just to illustrate what i mean by windows cursor. You can add whatever modern arrow/pointer you like.
Ive linked Krita variants. I do not see why we should not borrow similar ideas.
a simple triangle could do the trick as well. Or for example Photoshop’s brush icon is also good choice.
The Cross we have now is hard to locate on the screen. Th circle"brush" thing is annoying.
other software solved this issue.Why reinvent the wheel.
Triangle,mouse cursor or brush or pen icon.
He just means to use the OS-supplied default pointer cursor, which is exactly what happens in Blender when we select SYSCURSOR as cursor. It just skips our “custom cursor” code and lets the OS draw the cursor itself. The cursor used in Object Mode, for example, uses this.
Yes, let’s have fun with cursors after the 2.80 freeze. Have some threads here and/or devtalk where can have some fun proposing and designing some alternative cursors for different uses. The limited resolution and colors can make for some interesting challenges as you’ve seen.