3 August 2020

Notes for meeting of Monday, 3 August 2020. 18:00 CEST / UTC 16:00 on #blender-coders on blender.chat.


Release Communication Week

  • The release team is preparing the release log and demo files for 2.90.
  • The team welcomes CC demo files from artists. Please contact Dalai Felinto (dalai@blender.org) if you want to share any fun file with one the new features.

Google Summer of Code

  • Second evaluation was last week - 9 projects passed
  • Himanshi Kalra announces that her project changed its 3rd deliverable from “compositor automated testing” to “polishing the framework and merging it to master”.
  • Other students are also encouraged to take a look at the schedule and be pragmatic about how wrapping up and merging plans.

New Features and Changes


  • Sculpt (Pablo Dobarro)
    • Cloth Brush Soft Body Influence property (commit)
    • Use constraints in cloth deform brushes (commit)
    • Enable persistent base for the cloth brush (commit)
  • Grease Pencil: New Brush predefined mode (commit) (Antonio Vazquez)
  • Ocean Modifier: add viewport resolution (commit) (Phil Stopford)
  • Cycles: add support for rendering deformation motion blur from Alembic caches. (commit) (KĂ©vin Dietrich)
  • Rigid Body: add compound shape (commit) (David Vogel)
  • UV Editor:
    • Select linked with sync-select in vert/edge modes (commit) (Campbell Barton)
    • Path select support with sync-select enabled (commit) (Campbell Barton)

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