17 December 2018

New Features and Changes

This week was mostly about bug triaging and fixing. About 80 bugs were fixed this week.

  • NLA: insert keyframes now works correct for blending modes other than replace. This fixes an old problem, making the NLA much more practical as a tool for animation layering.
  • Preferences: new option for header position at top/bottom.
  • Grease pencil: new curve primitive tool (video).
  • Optimizations for production .blend file loading, together around 10-25% faster on Spring files.
  • FFmpeg: enable multi-threaded encoding of multiple frames, for a ~20% speedup.
  • EEVEE: improve bent normal calculation for more accurate indirect lighting.

Other Projects

  • Richard Antalík is the new maintainer of the video sequencer. He has done work towards real-time playback, with a cache and proxy management rework in progress already. Welcome! (mail)
  • Bastien will do the first code review of mantaflow.

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