16 December 2019

Notes for meeting of Monday, 16 December 10:00 CET / 9:00 UTC on #blender-coders on blender.chat . (details ).

2.82 status

  • Mantaflow will land today 16 December 2019.
  • Bcon 2 will be in effect after Mantaflow lands. Dalai Felinto will notify bf-committers and update necessary pages to reflect new status.
  • In Bcon2 note that master branch is open for fixes and agreed improvements only. New work is to be conducted in feature branches.
  • Bcon2 will last until 9 January 2020.

Other issues

  • Jeroen Bakker requests comments for T72007 - Design: EEVEE Compositing task
  • Jeroen Bakker will work with Sebastian Parborg on LANPR patch review.
  • Dalai Felinto will post list of people to contact for issues with dev or infra for duration of the holiday season.

Changes / New Features


  • Custom render passes are now supported. They are added in the Shader AOVs panel in the view layer settings, with a name and data type. In shader nodes, an AOV Output node is then used to output either a value or color to the pass. (Lukas Stockner)


  • Simplify options have been inverted. (Antonio Vazquez)


  • Add gizmos for translation, rotation and scale transforms in UV. (Campbell Barton)
  • Add view aligned gizmo for shear. (Campbell Barton)


  • Added remesh shortcuts, support for context menu PC keyboard key, and support cycling for all tool shortcuts. (William Reynish)

Shader nodes

  • Add interpolation modes to Map Range node. (Charlie Jolly)
  • Noise and wave distortion now work uniformly instead of diagonally. (Bartosz Moniewski)


  • Brush settings were overhauled. (William Reynish)

Universal Scene Description

  • Simple USD exporter added. (Sybren Stüvel)

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