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This Week in Blender Development: 11/18/17

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Aaron Carlisle writes:

Hello fellow Blenderers here is a short list of what has happened in the development in Blender this week.

To read more and to see the links for more details please see the full post here.

master:

  • Add select similar custom bone shape rBcd1d9950
  • Mikktspace/Cycles: Speed up the merging of identical vertices (speeds up rendering) rB119846a6
  • Cycles: Add per-tile render time debug pass rB40f528a7
  • Cycles: Add Volume Direct and Volume Indirect passes for volume-scattered light rBa0c02e4d
  • Fix UV Projection Center Calculation rB759b50b2
  • Remove default ‘Clear loc/rot/scale delta transform’ shortcuts rB556b13f0
  • Fix AMD Threadripper rendering performance issues. rB55696b56
  • Cycles: Make per-object random value output also work for Lamps rB212a8d9e
  • BMesh Py API: Expose color alpha rBaae8e211

blender2.8:

  • Eevee: SSS: Add cubic profile for the sake of completeness. rB936ddde3
  • Eevee: SSS: Add SSS to the principled shader rBfcbb8e71
  • Eevee: SSS: Add Christensen-Burley diffusion profile rB57c3fbd3
  • Draw Manager: Support for Metaball Drawing rB88c88c46
  • Eevee: Add SSS objects to probe rendering rBe70c563a
  • Eevee: SSS: Add Quality settings rB289f9f42
  • Eevee: Initial Separable Subsurface Scattering implementation rBf8b14305

greasepencil-object:

  • Enable antialiasing while drawing rBe6a0b442
    Smooth Strength and Thickness properties too rB0b7c2ef2
  • Improve subdivide stroke while drawing rBaaed5779
  • Check minimum tablet pressure rB5819ab66
  • Cleanup UI and unused fields rB330febba
  • New Smooth modifer rB8b97a539
  • Remove smooth lower limit rB541d7415
  • Smooth Thickness and Strength rB333e32e0

fluid-mantaflow:

  • Re-enabled bubble rise factor and some small snd particles fixes rB91ef5780

hair_guides:

  • Operator for generating hair follicles of the fur modifier rBc8ef6904

New Patches:

  • Cycles: Speed up split kernel builds by splitting svmevalnodes out of direct_emission functions D2916
  • Notifier system (event publish/subscribe) D2917
  • Temporary fix for T53257: Too many color management transforms to display in the menu D2918
  • SceneRenderLayer Removal/Refactor D2919
  • Add initial UDIM support to BlenKernel, Image Editor and Cycles D2921

Other Projects:

  • None

Documentation:

  • None

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