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Overview of Animating in Maya Using Blue Pencil

Blue Pencil tool for Maya which is a grease pencil utility that will allow you draw directly in the Maya viewport… However, Blue Pencil is so much more than that. Blue Pencil will allow you to draw thumbnails for rough blocking reference (either on the viewport, or in a handy smaller floating window) which is actually stored in the Maya Scene file. You are also able to retime the thumbnails easily with the retime tool.

Blue Pencil a Well Thought & Complete Grease Pencil Tool for Maya

Blue Pencil is a plugin for Maya that brings 2D drawing to the 3D viewportand it is built to be a multi-purpose tool that can be used to Grease Pencil, planning, annotation and illustration, create animation thumbnails, rough blocking and arc tracking, Model layout and topology planning, Shot review tool and also Tutorials and screen-casting. Blue Pencil looks really great as well with an intuitive and familiar interface that looks like a tiny photoshop pallet right inside of Maya and includes pressure sensitivity and brush control setting panels as well.