2 November 2020

Notes for meeting of Monday, 2 November 2020. 11:00 CET / UTC 10:00 on #blender-coders on blender.chat.



  • Robert Gützkow accepted a grant to work part time in bug triaging starting November.
  • Nicholas Rishel is now a committer, currently working on improved Windows tablet support.
  • Bassam Kurdali and Christoph Lendenfeld are now officially part of the animation and rigging module.

New Features and Changes

Blender 2.92

  • Fluids: add APIC simulation method (commit) (Sebastián Barschkis)
  • Sculpt (Pablo Dobarro)
    • Dynamic topology detail size edit operator (commit)
    • Pie menu for global automasking options (commit)
    • Normal orientation for lasso trim tool (commit)
    • Paint Studio Light preset (commit)
  • Grease Pencil (Antonio Vazquez)
    • Option to trace image sequences and convert to grease pencil strokes (commit)
    • Parameter in Texture modifier to rotate Dot textures (commit)
    • Material parameter to rotate texture (commit)
    • Improve join operator (commit)
    • Add interpolate operators in Draw mode (commit)
  • Graph Editor: Un-Bake FCurves operator (commit) (Sebastian Parborg)
  • Multires: remove simple subdivision type, in favor of simple subdivide operator (commit) (Sergey Sharybin)
  • Lattice: apply modifier operator is now supported (commit) (Erik Abrahamsson)
  • Motion Tracking: simplified configuration of camera intrinsics to refine (commit) (commit) (commit) (Sergey Sharybin)
  • Cycles: tile stealing to improve CPU + GPU rendering performance (commit) (Lukas Stockner)
  • Outliner: properties editor sync on selection (commit) (Nathan Craddock)
  • User Interface:
    • Various improvements to layout and naming (Yevgeny Makarov, Sybren A. Stüvel, Philipp Oeser, Aaron Carlisle)
    • Cycle enum values with trackpad Ctrl-Pan (commit) (Yevgeny Makarov)
  • Windows: improved Wintab tablet support, fixing various bugs and improving sculpt and paint stroke quality (Nicholas Rishel)
  • Python API: point sys.executable to the Python binary, bpy.app.binary_path_python is now deprecated (commit) (Campbell Barton)

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