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Blender developers meeting notes: 7 January 2019


Brecht writes:

New Features and Changes

The focus continues to be on getting Blender 2.8 stable. Approximately 75 bugs were fixed in the last week.

  • Preferences have been redesigned, with a better organization that makes it much easier to find settings. (task)
  • NLA blending of rotation now used proper interpolation of quaternions. Another step towards making the NLA editor work well in production.
  • Viewport: updated default HDRIs. Added city, courtyard and interior, replaced grass field and night with different images.
  • Icon set was updated, particularly editor icons.
  • 2D animation template was updated with changes to properties layout, brush and material settings, and more.


  • clang-format is planned to be used for formatting all C/C++ code in Blender. This will be a disruptive change as all patches and branches will need (automatable) updates. But in the long run it will save time and increase code quality. (task)
  • Proposal to close many mailing lists that are no longer actively used. (mail)

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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.


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