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Blender Developer Meeting Notes: 24 February 2020

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Dalai writes:

Announcements

2.82

  • Campbell Barton suggests two fixes could make into an eventual 2.82a release:
  • Developers to keep an eye on the tracker to see if there are more of these (fixes or reports).

2.83

  • There is currently a regression in master that affects add-ons (T74139).
  • Grease Pencil refactor was sent for review. The code review is under control, but the UI team is yet to look at it.

Other

New Features and Changes

Render

  • Eevee render passes were revamped to be more useful for compositing and work more similar to Cycles passes. ( Jeroen Bakker )
  • New Vector Rotate node. ( Charlie Jolly )

User Interface

  • File browser now takes into account various file and folder attributes for display. ( Harley Acheson ).
  • 3D viewport support for a radial gradient for the background. ( Pablo Dobarro )

Modifiers

  • Mask modifier: optimization to make it 4-5x faster in some tests. ( Jacques Lucke )

Weekly Reports

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