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Blender Developer Meeting Notes: 6 January 2020

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JesterKing writes:

Notes for meeting of Monday, 6 January 2020. 18:00 CET / UTC 17:00 on #blender-coders on blender.chat.

Announcements

  • Starting this year/January, we now have Richard Antalik working fulltime :slight_smile: (triaging at first, drifting towards VSE)
  • Tracker curfew is ongoing, devs remember to untag tasks from the #tracker-curfew project after triaging (move them to bug or known issue( /fixing them

Blender 2.82 bcon3

  • Original plan is to move to bcon3 this Thursday (9/1)
  • Grease Pencil / annotation patch needs review by then - D6467
  • Lukas Stockner says at least one UDIM patch needs review, specially the Eevee/Workbench patch (D6456) - other patches: D6465 (simple), D6492 (packing, more complex, not priority) - Clement will try to look at it
  • Lukas will also work in UDIM manual in the coming days
  • Pablo Dobarro wants the IK pose brush (D6389) to be in bcon3

Blender 2.83 bcon1

  • Just a reminder that we then also start 2.83 bcon1 this week
  • Time when consider what to schedule in the modules roadmaps let’s remember of the tracker curfew
    (so devs are expected to work 2 full days a week with bug triaging, fixing and patch review)
    This will impact the inflow of new features, but it is temporary

Other

  • Pablo Dobarro mention that if the multires fix are not planned for 2.82 he suggests lowering the priority for review all other pending sculpt related patches
  • Ray Molenkamp reminds every to run unittests
  • Happy 2020!

Changes / New Features

Gizmos

  • Match UV editor gizmos more closely to the 3D view ( Campbell Barton )
  • Support 3D arrow gizmos in 2D spaces ( Campbell Barton )
  • Use compatible scale values between 2D/3D gizmos ( Campbell Barton )
  • Default to gizmo drag when LMB select is in use ( Campbell Barton )

Industry Compat keymap

  • Support the recently added Drag option ( William Reynish )
  • Industry Compat keymap: Support 1-3 keys in the UV Editor when Sync Selection is enabled ( William Reynish )
  • Properly support Grease Pencil Edit Mode ( William Reynish )

User Interface

  • Scale region hide threshold by zoom level ( Campbell Barton )
  • Improve toolbar width snapping ( Harley Acheson )

Tool System

  • Enable fallback tool by default ( Campbell Barton )
  • Store the fallback tool for re-use ( Campbell Barton )
  • Adjust Smooth/Randomize modal operator behavior ( Campbell Barton )

Performance

  • BLI_bvhtree_overlap now works multithreaded. This improves the performance of features such as Cloth Collision (10%), Auto Merge & Split (180%), Boolean Modifier and others. ( Germano Cavalcante )
  • Edit Mesh: Use multithreading in other parts of Auto Merge & Split ( Germano Cavalcante )

Others

  • USD Exporter: removed from experimental features ( Sybren A. Stüvel )
  • Transform: Pose: Partial support for Auto IK + X-Mirror ( Germano Cavalcante )
  • EditMesh: Improve AutoMerge with Split Edges & Faces - Similar to AutoMerge without this option, it also finds duplicates between selected vertices ( Germano Cavalcante )
  • Transform: Pose: Partial support for Auto IK + X-Mirror. “Partial” because it does not work with the Relative Mirror option. ( Germano Cavalcante )
  • Transform: Individual Origins: Create islands between only selected uvs. Before it was created to all visible UVs. ( Germano Cavalcante )

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1 Comment

  1. If someone will soon be working on VSE awesome! I think it's important to keep VSE as a feature, but it's ok if it's out of commission for a while if that means they can build a GPU decoding, performant, multicam friendly, buttery smooth playback beast. I would love to be doing things I'm using Resolve for, but in the blender way with my other beloved tools. Right now there's nothing else on linux that has the playback and performance. One can dream for the future!

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