Plasmasolutions is back with another overview of Blender features that are currently in development.
With these two new add-ons, you can now listen to your MP3′s or read RSS feeds (including BlenderNation! ;-) from inside Blender!
A new script by Francesco will render out your Freestyle animations to an SVG file. It stores each frame in a layer and will even give you access to all the components in the frame in sub-layers.
OpenCL and AMD users: make sure you get heard – blogs, forums, social media, or on AMD or Apple sites that you want Cycles + OpenCL work.
— Ton Roosendaal (@tonroosendaal) March 23, 2014
Ton Roosendaal published this call yesterday. While AMD is making progress with their development of OpenCL (the framework these cards use for GPU acceleration), it advances slowly and not nearly at the speed of Cuda, the NVidia analogue. You’ll find more information on this issue on the Blender Wiki.
Plasmesolutions is sharing the latest development features with us in their weekly Developer Sneak Peek series.
It looks like we’ll see a 2.70a release in a few weeks as serious bug reports are only starting to come in after the release. Also, what I think could be a major step for the compositor: the code will be cleaned up, making it much easier for developers to add new compositing nodes.
After he posted another preview of the modifications to Blender’s user interface in Fluid Designer, developer Andrew Peel received a number of requests for a more in-depth explanation of his work. In this video, he’s giving a good intro into modifying Blender’s UI. In addition, you can now download his scripts from GitHub.
I must say I’m astonished to see this level of flexibility using Python scripts in Blender – I didn’t know you had this kind of control. Did you?
Sverchok is one of the most impressive new Blender add-ons out there. Following the same paradigm as Rhino’s Grasshopper, it provides a node-based environment for parametric modeling. Nikitron, Sverchok’s developer, shares two brilliant examples of what you can achieve by combining this tool with a laser cutter or a CNC router.