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Week 9 Round-up - Blender 2.8 Code Quest


Pablo writes:

Wireframe updates, MatCap and new shortcuts (pies!). Let's see what was this week about.

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Bart Veldhuizen

I have a LONG history with Blender - I wrote some of the earliest Blender tutorials, worked for Not a Number and helped run the crowdfunding campaign that open sourced Blender (the first one on the internet!). I founded BlenderNation in 2006 and have been editing it every single day since then ;-) I also run the Blender Artists forum and I'm Head of Community at Sketchfab.


    • Blender is far from being complete. It's in what you may call an alpha stage, and the first beta versions are expected around August. You can't count on the first stable edition before the end of the year.

      As for compiling, there may be a number of reaons why you have problems, such as missing development libraries in your operating system or a slew of others. But the buildbot ( ) produces daily, updated versions, so there's no reason not to use those. It's far too early to use the 2.8 series for production purposes, though.

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