14 December 2020

Notes for meeting of Monday, 14 December 2020. 11:00 CET / UTC 10:00 on #blender-coders on blender.chat.




  • bcon2 is on this Wednesday (December 16th).
  • Asset browser merge is still planned for today or tomorrow.
  • Point cloud will be moved to experimental again
    • The geometry nodes project is working on not depending on it.
  • The grease pencil project still needs a final decision regarding libharu.

New Features and Changes

Blender 2.92

  • Geometry Nodes
    • Support instancing collections (commit) (Jacques Lucke)
    • Attribute Mix node (commit) (Jacques Lucke)
    • Attribute Fill Node (commit) (Hans Goudey)
    • Make properties exposed in modifier overridable (commit) (Bastien Montagne)
    • Click modifier icon to set active modifier (commit) (Hans Goudey)
  • Cycles
    • Enable OpenCL rendering on recent Intel GPUs (commit) (Sergey Sharybin)
    • Add CPU + GPU rendering support with OptiX (commit) (Patrick Mours)
    • Enable baking panel in OptiX and redirect those requests to CUDA for now (commit) (Patrick Mours)
  • Eevee: include volume transmittance in color render passes (commit) (Jeroen Bakker)
  • Sculpt: Elastic deform type for Snake Hook (commit) (Pablo Dobarro)
  • Overrides
    • Initial support for adding new NLA tracks (commit) (Bastien Montagne)
    • Reduce .blend file disk space for overrides on heavy datablocks (commit) (Bastien Montagne)
  • Grease Pencil: support linking effects with Ctrl+L (commit) (Antonio Vazquez)
  • Weld Modifier: add Connected mode (commit) (Henrik Dick)
  • User Interface
    • Improved script execution warning (commit) (Yevgeny Makarov)
    • Update industry compatible keymap modifiers and property search changes (commit) (commit) (William Reynish, Hans Goudey)
    • Various small layout and naming tweaks (commit) (commit) (commit) (commit) (commit) (commit) (commit) (Yevgeny Makarov, Thomas Beck, Hans Goudey, William Reynish)

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