5 October 2020

Notes for meeting of Monday, 5 October 2020. 11:00 CEST / UTC 9:00 on #blender-coders on blender.chat.


  • Welcome developer Henrik Dick (weasel) to the modeling module.
  • Animation & Rigging module meeting, with plans for bi-weekly meetings in the future.
  • Pose libs & asset browser notes, open for feedback by animators
  • Feedback wanted for the Monday meetings
  • Hristo Gueorguiev (nirved) started working on OpenCL compiler for AMD GPUs
  • The everything nodes project resume this week with a scrum approach
    • For the (read-only) team discussions, follow #geometry-nodes-squad on blender.chat
    • More details in the following weeks

New Features and Changes

Blender 2.91

  • Volumes (Jacques Lucke)
    • Add Mesh to Volume modifier (commit)
    • Support selection and outlines in viewport (commit)
    • Simplify option to display lower resolution volumes in the viewport (commit)
  • Sculpt & Paint (Pablo Dobarro)
    • Cloth simulation Dynamic Area mode (commit)
    • Preserve Mesh visibility from edit mode using the Face Sets (commit)
    • Line Project Gesture tool (commit)
    • Optimized painting with arnchored strokes (commit)
  • Subdivision Surfaces: for compatibility with other software, a few options were added (Piotr Ostrowski)
    • Option to match iterative subdivision and shrinking, by disabling the limit surface (commit)
    • Option to smooth only boundary edges and keep boundary corners sharp (commit)
    • Option to smooth entire boundary for UV coordinates, also including corners (commit)
  • Motion Tracking (Ivan Perevala)
    • Brown-Conrady distortion model (commit)
  • Cycles
    • Add command line option for overriding the compute device (commit) (Lukas Stockner)
    • Add time statistics for scene update (commit) (Kévin Dietrich)
  • User Interface
    • Outliner: Draw hierarchy lines dashed for object children (commit) (Nathan Craddock)
    • Property Search: Improve panel expansion and visualization (commit) (commit) (commit) (commit) (commit) (Hans Goudey)
  • macOS:
    • Support key repeat events in keymaps (commit) (Yevgeny Makarov)

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