12 October 2020

Notes for meeting of Monday, 12 October 2020. 18:00 CEST / UTC 16:00 on #blender-coders on blender.chat.


Blender 2.91 bcon2/bcon3

  • Next week is bcon3 on Wednesday 21 October.
  • All the 9 high priority bugs should be done by then.
  • All tools to have its final icons.
  • Any developer who added a new feature to take a look at its documentation, involve artists in making decent images for the release notes when possible.
  • If there is no manual entry for the new feature do it, or check with Aaron Carlisle (Blendify) for help.

New Features and Changes

Blender 2.91

  • User Interface
    • UV Editor: move overlay settings into popover, like the 3D viewport (commit) (Jeroen Bakker)
    • Outliner: Move collection exclude button to restrict columns (commit) (Nathan Craddock)
    • Timeline: add auto keyframing popover (commit) (Hans Goudey)
    • Improve layout of various pop-up dialogs (commit) (Yevgeny Makarov)
    • Use Ctrl-TrackPad to cycle values in buttons (commit) (Yevgeny Makarov)
  • Volume: new Volume Displace modifier (commit) (Jacques Lucke)
  • Sculpt:
    • Union and Join mode for trim tools (commit) (Pablo Dobarro)
    • Add icons for new tools (commit) (commit) (Rahul Chaudhary)
    • Preview the active side of the line gestures (commit) (Pablo Dobarro)
  • Mesh: improve performance calculating mesh edges with multithreading. (Jacques Lucke)
  • Animation: always try to match the existing curve when inserting keys (commit) (Sybren A. Stüvel)
  • Batch previews: improve speed of preview generation. (commit) (Bastien Montagne)
  • Preferences: use the users temp directory in background mode (commit) (Campbell Barton)
  • Python API: add volume.grids.save(filepath) to save grids and metadata to disk (commit) (Brecht Van Lommel)

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