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Blender Developers Meeting Notes: 23 May 2022

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Notes for weekly communication of ongoing projects and modules.

Welcomes

Announcements

Modules & Projects

New Features and Changes

Geometry Nodes

  • Rename string to curves max width input (commit) (Erik Abrahamsson)

User Interface

  • Rename Hue/Saturation node to Hue Saturation Value in shaders and textures (commit) (Daniel Salazar)
  • Outliner
    • Revert removal of the “Remap data-block usages” operation (commit) (Bastien Montagne)
  • Performance improvements
    • Significantly reduce memory usage and improve speed of EXR thumbnails (commit) (Harley Acheson)

Curves

  • Use only current brush location for delete brush (commit) (Hans Goudey)
  • Support pressure in sculpt brushes (commit) (Hans Goudey)

Library Overrides

  • Add option to Hierarchy Creation to get all data user-editable by default. (commit) (Bastien Montagne)
  • Performance improvements

Video Sequence Editor

  • Remove still frame offsets (commit) (Richard Antalik)
  • Delete Strip and Scene Data in one step (commit) (Antonio Vazquez)
  • Add new Scene and Strip (commit) (Antonio Vazquez)
  • New Change Scene option in Change menu (commit) (Antonio Vazquez)
  • Display sound sample rate and channels (commit) (Marcos Perez)

Grease Pencil

  • Avoid Automerge with Closed strokes (commit) (Antonio Vazquez)
  • Small UI tweaks (commit, commit) (Antonio Vazquez)
  • Line Art
    • Use array instead of lists for edges pending occusion query (commit) (Yiming Wu)
    • Prioritize connecting chains from the same contour loop (commit) (Yiming Wu)

EEVEE-Next

  • Display error instead of crashing on unsupported hardware (commit) (Clément Foucault)
  • Add Velocity module for motion blur (commit) (Clément Foucault)

Subdivision

  • Support interpolating orco coordinates in subdivision surfaces (commit, commit) (Brecht Van Lommel, Kévin Dietrich)

Sculpt/Paint

  • 3D texturing: Support undo (commit) (Jeroen Bakker)

Python API

  • Make Image.save and Image.save_render more consistent with operator (commit) (Brecht Van Lommel)
  • Warn that the bgl module is deprecated in the docs (commit) (Brecht Van Lommel)

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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