19 October 2020

Notes for meeting of Monday, 19 October 2020. 11:00 CEST / UTC 9:00 on #blender-coders on blender.chat.


  • Daylight saving time changes on October 25 in Central Europe.
  • Blender 2.91 beta (bcon3) on Wednesday October 21.
  • Wayde Moss joined the Animation & Rigging module team, focusing on the NLA editor.
  • UI team meeting notes
  • Animation & Rigging meeting notes
  • James Monteath is working as DevOps and Operations from Amsterdam

2.91 bcon3

  • bcon3 planned for Wednesday, October 21.
  • There are still 8 high priority bugs unassigned, developers planning to work on them please claim them. Otherwise Dalai Felinto may assign them at random before bcon3.
  • The experimental features won’t be available
  • Any brushes still missing icons and multi-object quick edit issue are to be solved by Wednesday.

Tuesday Talks

  • Dalai Felinto will resume the Tuesday Talks this Tuesday.
  • The idea this time is to try shorter time slots (15 minutes per module) with emphasis on the status of the ongoing projects.


  • Yiming Wu announced that the LineArt patch is ready for review.

New Features and Changes

Blender 2.91

  • User Interface:
    • Property editor search now finds results in all tabs and resets panel expansion when exiting search. (commit) (commit) (Hans Goudey)
    • Improved layout and icons in various panels and popups. (Hans Goudey, Harley Acheson, Yevgeny Makarov, Antonio Vazquez)
    • Show more information in open recent files tooltip. (commit) (Juanfran Matheu)
  • Sculpt:
    • Cloth brush improved softbody influence setting, now based on plasticity. (commit) (Pablo Dobarro)
    • Global automasking settings support in filters. (commit) (Pablo Dobarro)
    • Use cursor depth in trimming gestures. (commit) (Pablo Dobarro)
    • Experimental pen tilt Support. (commit) (Pablo Dobarro)
    • Improved syncing of Face Sets visibility. (commit) (Pablo Dobarro)
    • Show paint brush cursor in all tools. (commit) (Pablo Dobarro)
  • Mesh:
    • Reduce Voxel Remesher volume projection artifacts on sharp edges. (commit) (Leha)
  • Animation:
    • Snap Cursor Value operator, to snap only on the Y axis. (commit) (Sybren A. Stüvel)
    • Option to invert search filter in dopesheet editor. (commit) (Antonio Vazquez)
  • Fluids: option to write OpenVDB files with full, half or mini float precision. (commit) (Sebastián Barschkis)
  • Eevee: add shutter position option for motion blur(commit) (Clément Foucault)
  • Cycles: bundle kernels for NVIDIA RTX 3xxx cards to avoid runtime compilation. (commit) (Patrick Mours)
  • Volumes: new Volume to Mesh modifier (commit) (Jacques Lucke)

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