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Blender Developers Meeting Notes: 10 January 2022

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Welcomes

  • Jon Denning (@gfxcoder) starts to work on Retopo Tools in January. More details and information where to follow the progress will be shared later.

Announcements

Modules & Projects

New Features and Changes

Animation

  • Support changing bone overlay wireframe opacity (commit) (Alexander Gavrilov)

Cycles

  • Add OptiX temporal denoising support (commit) (Patrick Mours)
  • Support rendering point cloud motion blur from an attribute (commit) (Kévin Dietrich)

Geometry Nodes

  • New Edge Angle node for mesh curvature (commit) (Johnny Matthews)

Miscellaneous

  • Add a new C++ exporter for the Wavefront .obj format (commit) (Ankit Meel, Howard Trickey)
  • Enable OpenEXR DWAB compresstion (commit) (Sergey Sharybin)
  • Allow overrides for cloth, collision and force field properties (commit) (Alexander Gavrilov)

Weekly Reports

About the Author

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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