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Blender Developers Meeting Notes: 20 September 2021

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Notes for weekly communication of ongoing projects and modules.

Announcements

  • Clément Foucault is in Amsterdam for a week long workshop about EEVEE plans.

Blender 3.0

  • bcon2 is still planned for Wednesday, 22 September 2021.
  • Some of the big targets are still not merged (cycles-x, geometry nodes fields, …).
  • This will be confirmed again on Wednesday 11:00 CEST on #blender-coders.

Geometry Nodes

  • Curve Objects now support Geometry Nodes modifiers.
  • Hans Goudey wrote an article about curve support in Geometry Nodes highlighting the community contributions.

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New Features and Changes

Compositor

  • Add OpenImageDenoise prefiltering option to the Denoise node (commit) (Manuel Castilla)

User Interface

  • Freestyle UI Upgrade (commit) (Iyad Ahmed)
  • Keep navigation gizmos visible during modal operators (commit) (Campbell Barton)
  • Automatic Blend file thumbnail type selection (commit) (Harley Acheson)
  • Wait for input for operators that depend on cursor location (commit) (Campbell Barton)
    • Expose “Lasso Select” & “Extrude to Cursor” in menus (commit) (Campbell Barton)
    • Split screenshot area into a separate operator (commit) (Campbell Barton)
  • Remove menus & show wait cursor when saving (commit) (Harley Acheson)
  • Various naming and consistency changes (commit, commit) (Aaron Carlisle, Dalai Felinto)

Geometry Nodes

  • Transfer attributes in the curve to mesh node (commit) (Hans Goudey)
  • Multi-threaded field evaluation (commit) (Jacques Lucke)
  • Special domain interpolation for selections (commit) (Hans Goudey)
  • Fields version of material nodes (commit) (Hans Goudey)
  • Add a toggle to use attributes as input values in the modifier (commit) (Hans Goudey)
  • Hide values for selection inputs in the UI (commit) (Hans Goudey)
  • Hide Attribute Remove node when fields are enabled (commit) (Jacques Lucke)

Asset Browser

  • Recursive reading of asset libraries in sub-directories (commit) (Julian Eisel)

Grease Pencil

  • Dot dash modifier to create dashed strokes (commit) (YimingWu)
  • Line Art: Automatic crease with flat/smooth faces. (commit) (YimingWu)

Miscellaneous

  • Enable loading video files with audio not matching time and duration (commit) (Jörg Müller)
  • Python API: Expose the “any” state of KeyMapItem modifiers (commit) (Campbell Barton)
  • Expose more settings for app templates (commit, commit, commit, commit) (Dalai Felinto)

Weekly Reports

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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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