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Status Bar (& Quick Favorite Tips!) - Blender 2.8 Code Quest


Blender 2.8 comes with a new bar to place statistics and helpful information based on the context. Plus a few tips for the new Quick Favorites menu (Q shortcut).

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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.


  1. Ton had better give Pablo a pay rise or someone will offer him a job as a television presenter... a natural talent there...won't be allowed the occasional wine on air however... ;)

  2. I love how Pablo suggests at every video ending to play with the new 2.8 features, sadly not everyone can do it because of the silly "crash at start with segmentation fault" under linux punctually happening since a month and half. Uff.
    Nice explanations, btw.

    • We all use Linux here at the studio. Some Arch, some Ubuntu, some Debian, some with KDE, some with XFCE. Tried with the latest buildbot builds using --factory-startup or removing your .config completely? Last resort is to compile it yourself, which luckily is super easy under Linux, just run ./

      • Yeah, I tried, but that's probably something in the new code conflitting with something in my old graphic card, I dont know. Well, I'll wait the alpha stage, then probably my bugtrackers wont be ignored or archived, hopefully. :)
        I use Ubuntu, btw.

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