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Pencil Line Texture

You can apply a texture on a pencil line.

Applying Texture to a Pencil Line
Creating a Pencil Texture Template with the Pencil Tool
Adding a Texture to the Preferences
Applying a Preset Texture to a Pencil Line
Creating a Pencil Texture Template with the Select Tool
Applying Texture to a Pencil Line

Pencil lines support texture. Before drawing, you can select or import a texture and apply it to your lines. You can also change it afterwards using the Select tool. Textures are independent from pencil templates.

To apply a preset texture to a pencil line:

1. In the Tools toolbar, select the Pencil tool.
2. In the Tool Properties view, in the Texture drop-down menu, select a texture.

3. If you want your lines to have soft tips instead of hard ends, select the Soft Tip option.
4. In the Camera or Drawing view, draw your pencil line.

Creating a Pencil Texture Template with the Pencil Tool

To create a pencil texture template with the Pencil tool:

1. In the Tools toolbar, select the Pencil tool.
2. In the Tool Properties viewr, click the New Texture button.
To delete a preset style, click the Delete Texture button.
3. Browse for your bitmap texture file.
The file must be a TGA or PSD. Your texture MUST HAVE an alpha channel.
4. Click Open.

The imported texture is saved in your scene texture list.

5. In the Tool Properties view, in the Texture drop-down menu, select your new texture template.

6. In the Tool Properties view, click the Rename Texture button.

The Rename Opacity Texture dialog box opens.

7. In the Name field, type the template name and click OK.
8. If you want your lines to have soft tips instead of hard ends, select the Soft Tip option.
9. In the Camera or Drawing view, draw your pencil lines.

Creating a Pencil Texture Template with the Select Tool

To create a pencil texture template with the Select tool:

1. In the Tools toolbar, select the Select tool.
2. In the Camera view, select a pencil line on which to apply a texture.
3. In the Tool Properties viewr, click the New Texture button.
To delete a preset style, click on the Delete Texture button. Note that you cannot delete the textures stored in your preferences.
4. Browse for a bitmap texture file.
The file must be a TGA or PSD. Your texture MUST HAVE an alpha channel.
5. Click Open.

The imported texture is saved in your scene texture list.

6. In the Tool Properties view, in the Texture drop-down menu, select your new texture template.

7. In the Tool Properties view, click the Rename Texture button.

The Rename Opacity Texture dialog box opens.

8. In the Name field, type the template name and click OK.
9. If you want your lines to have soft tips instead of hard ends, select the Soft Tip option.
10. In the Tool Properties view, click the Apply Texture button to apply to the texture to your selection.

Adding a Texture to the Preferences

When you import a texture in your pencil styles, it is saved in your scene. If you want to add that texture to a bank that you will be able to reuse in different scenes, you can add that texture to your preferences.

To add a texture to your preferences:

1. In the Tools toolbar, select the Pencil tool.
2. In the Tool Properties view, in the Texture drop-down menu, select the texture you want to add to your preferences.

The selected texture appears in the Scene preview. If the texture is already saved in your preferences, you will see the texture in both the Scene and the Pref. previews.

3. To save the texture in your preferences, click the Copy Current Texture into Preference arrow. You can save the texture as a new one or, if there is already a texture saved in the preference, you can override it.

4. You might receive a scene from someone else or import a texture over your existing one by mistake. If you want to override the Scene texture with the corresponding one available in your preferences, you can click on the Copy Preference Texture into Current arrow.

Applying a Preset Texture to a Pencil Line

To apply a preset texture to a pencil line:

1. In the Tools toolbar, select the Select tool.
2. In the Camera view, select a pencil line.

3. In the Tool Properties view of the Select tool, select a texture from the Texture drop-down menu.

4. If you want the selected lines to have soft tips instead of hard ends, select the Soft Tip option.
5. In the Tool Properties view, click the Apply Texture button to apply to the texture to your selection.

Related Topics 

Pencil Tool Options
Select Tool Properties
Drawing with Line Texture