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Blender Developer Sneak Peek #21


Thomas Beck looks at the latest Blender developments in a new video.

In this series I'll present at least twice a month new and (hopefully) useful features for all of you outside the Blender 3D development universe... all those features are brand new and are available in the next official Blender version.In the current sneak peek I'm showing you which new features are already in 2.74...the next one will be about the development version again..

In this episode:

Grease pencil:

  • Copy & Paste for stroke segments 0:47
  • Copy active GPencil layer (Properties panel) 2:40
  • Color swatches for stroke & fill colors 3:40
  • F Key controls eraser size in edit mode 4:30
  • Select linked with L 4:55


  • Gamma node for Blender Internal 6:10
  • Text documentation node added 7:45
  • Pointiness Geometry Output 9:20
  • Texture Coordinates from another object are now supported 11:40


  • Normal Edit Modifier 15:00


  • Random and Rake together supported 18:20
  • Random rotation now has an angle to limit the rotation 21:20
  • Cavity Mask Painting 22:15


  • Graph Editor: Follow playback 24:12
  • The compositor uses much less memory than before! 24:45
  • The undo steps have been increased to 256 (from the ancient 64) 25:00

Learn Blender in depth

Translator wanted

If you are a professional translator (German - English) with a strong background in Blender then contact me - I'm searching for you to translate my book into English! Please forward this call to everyone that is appropriate ... thanks so much


Download fresh builds at (Attention: there will be bugs in it for sure!)

Happy Blending,
Thomas Beck & the Plasmasolutions Team

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