I am super happy to announce my Knife Tool Improvements Project has now officially been merged into master! ⚙ D12600 GSOC 2021 Knife Tool Improvements Project
Over the coming weeks I will be focusing on responding to and fixing various bug reports that come in. If you find a bug with any of the changes detailed within this thread then please submit a ticket on developer.blender.org and tag me as a reviewer (otherwise tag the project as modelling). The latest build of master can be downloaded under “Alpha” on Blender Builds - blender.org.
Better Multi-Object Edit Mode
A variety of changes and bug fixes have been made ahead of merging into master. The largest change has been the addition of a better multi-object edit mode. It was clear from user feedback that my previous implementation was unsatisfactory and so I set out to make it work as expected.
Orientation Snapping w/ Multi-Object Edit Mode
Takes the local orientation of the object the cut segment was started on:
The one change I did not manage to complete is in regards to relative angle snapping. As it is in master, relative angle snapping is still limited to the existence of an adjacent face to the relative edge which is being used. This is not the greatest implementation and will need to be updated in the future, but as it is it does still allow for making more precise cuts.
There are also still some minor visual bugs with orientation snapping which will be fixed soon.
Lastly, I just wanted to say I have had an amazing time working on Blender and thank everyone for their support. Seeing the things people create with Blender is one of the best parts and I intend to continue doing what I can for Blender when I find time!