9 November 2020

Notes for meeting of Monday, 9 November 2020. 18:00 CET / UTC 17:00 on #blender-coders on blender.chat.


Blender 2.91

  • bcon4 is next week, developers to double-check if all the new features are mentioned in the release log.

Blender 2.92

  • New revised dates:
    • bcon1: Oct 21, 2020
    • bcon2: Dec 16, 2020
    • bcon3: Jan 13, 2021
    • bcon4: Feb 17, 2021
    • bcon5/release: Feb 24, 2021
    • bug sprint: 4 - 8 Jan, 2021
    • bug sprint: 25 - 29 Jan, 2021
  • Line Art review is ongoing (D8758)
    • Sebastian Parborg and Yiming Wu are waiting for feedback from Hans Goudey and Brecht Van Lommel.
  • XR development by Peter Kim is ongoing (D9124).
    • Julian Eisel will set some time before bcon2 to review it.
  • Ivan Perevala is working on Camera projection mapping for brush texture
  • SVG exporter is still a target for 2.92 and will require the pugiXML library (D8628).
  • Antonio Vazquez plans to merge GPencil Beziers to ´master´ in the next few days.

New Features and Changes

Blender 2.92

  • Video Sequencer
    • Transform options redesign (commit) (Richard Antalik)
    • Cache optimization for still images (commit) (Richard Antalik)
    • Don’t store proxy images in cache (commit) (Richard Antalik)
    • Text strip: add background rectangle option (commit) (Paul Melis)
  • Shaders:
    • Make custom object properties available in Attribute node (commit) (Alexander Gavrilov)
    • Add alpha output to Attribute node (commit) (Alexander Gavrilov)
  • Cycles:
    • Fast BVH refit for OptiX viewport rendering (commit) (Kévin Dietrich)
  • Transform:
    • Move “Camera Parent Lock” from preferences to Object Relations (commit) (Hans Goudey)
    • Support individual origins for “To Sphere” (commit) (Campbell Barton)
    • Disable snap to plane-face intersection (commit) (Germano Cavalcante)
  • Animation:
    • Move channel group colors setting to preferences (commit) (Sybren A. Stüvel)
    • Overrides: make some pose options overridable (commit) (Bastien Montagne)
  • User Interface:
    • Layout and text improvements (commit) (commit) (commit) (commit) (commit) (Nathan Craddock, Yevgeny Makarov, Pablo Vazquez, Campbell Barton, Jesse Y)
    • Save state of top and status bar in .blend files (commit) (Julian Eisel)
    • Outliner: Add “Selectable” object filter (commit) (Jaggz H)
    • 3D Viewport: take clipping into account for Frame All (commit) (Campbell Barton)
    • Annotations: automatically unhide when using an annotation tool (commit) (Antonio Vazquez)
    • macOS: follow system preference for natural trackpad scroll direction (commit) (Yevgeny Makarov)
    • macOS: improved application icon progress bar (commit) (Yevgeny Makarov)
  • Python API:
    • Add Struct.is_property_set(…, ghost) option (commit) (Campbell Barton)

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