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This Week in Blender Development: 01/13/18


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.

Changes to Blender


  • Cycles: adaptive subdivision support for panoramic cameras rB5bd9b12d
  • User Prefs: app-template option to hide the cursor rB93d30d62
  • User Prefs: add new flag for app-template options rBff4c9d69
  • Cycles: option to make background visible through glass transparent rB322f0223
  • Cycles: add offscreen dicing scale and dicing camera rBcce280dd
  • Modifiers: Speed up Multires 8.7ms –> 2.7ms rB6695e390
  • Modifiers: Speed up Multires 4.5ms –> 1.4ms rB90cd856a
  • Modifiers: Speedup Subsurf 40% speedup rBc276fef4
  • UI: option not to show screen splitting widgets rB717090f4
  • Cycles: support animated object scale in motion blur rB25b794a3
  • Modifiers: Add deform axis for Simple Deform rB65542078
  • Nodes: Display image name if any in the Image and Texture Image node title rB87607254


  • Eevee: Lamps: Optimize lamps CPU/Memory usage rB01422645
  • Curve/Surface Display: UV support rB3c6e19b3
  • Curve Edit Mode: Use curve handle theme colors rB375d27f2


  • Add Ctrl keymap while fill for free drawing rBcefa6ca4
  • New Weight Smooth operator rB807c7b78
  • Include Thickness of new Fill Stroke rB40229d2a
  • New Weight Invert operator rB0562da81


  • Experimental bind of animated vertices (other object) to shards rB2a41da1d

New Patches

  • Outliner filter system – objects D2992
  • Support canceling color-ramp editing with the Escape key D2997

Other Projects

  • None


  • Youtube: Outliner Filter: Blender 2.8 Development - see video below:


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