Notes for meeting of Monday, 18 January 2021. 18:00 CET / UTC 17:00 on #blender-coders 16 on blender.chat.
The modeling module now has it’s own chat-room: #modeling-module 30.
Tuesday Talks - (placeholder link for the upcoming meeting)
Google Summer of Code 2021 big new changes
Time and stipend were decreased by half.
The ideas page 19 needs to be updated to reflect that.
Metin Seven is a new grant recipient as a technical artists
Helping with a viscosity sample file.
Will help with the asset bundle.
The Blender manual 6 will follow the branching strategy of the main code 3:
The release branch will happen during the bcon3.
Trunk (i.e., svn master) will be open for the new release right from the bcon1.
Change will happen throughout this week.
The 2.92 release entered beta (bcon3) last week.
Asset browser was postponsed to 2.93
XR input patches by Peter Kim were postponed to 2.93
Julien Eisel started to review them though.
The meeting went into a discussion of how some things were rushed in the last minute and the stress that this produced.
New Features and Changes
New Point Translate and Point Scale nodes (commit 6) (Hans Goudey)
New Align Rotation to Vector node (commit 6) (Jacques Lucke)
New Attribute Vector Math node (commit 3) (Hans Goudey)
Point Distribution node: align points to face normals (commit 4) (Hans Goudey)
Point Distribution node: support 3D distribution, improve performance (commit 3) (Jacques Lucke)
Point Distribution node: transfer corner and point attributes (commit 3) (Jacques Lucke)
Object Info node: transform geometry into local space (commit 2) (Jacques Lucke)
Attribute Color Ramp node: output color (commit 4) (Jacques Lucke)
Support exposing object and collection sockets in groups (commit 3) (Hans Goudey)
Support accessing UV layers with attribute system (commit 2) (commit 1) (Jacques Lucke)
Renaming of nodes and sockets for consistency (commit 6) (commit 3) (Hans Goudey)
This feature is no longer part of the 2.92 release, aimed to be in 2.93 instead. (commit 14) (Julian Eisel)
Improve group socket list UI (commit 18) (Hans Goudey)
Reorganize motion tracking menus (commit 6) (Aaron Carlisle)
Save as Render color management option for the file output node (commit 5) (Robert Guetzkow)
Upgrade to OptiX 7.1, NVIDIA driver version 450 or new is now required (commit 15) (Brecht Van Lommel)
Add a vertex group setting to exclude from object collision. (commit 4) (Alexander Gavrilov)
Add Object Tool (Campbell Barton)
No longer marked as experimental
Incremental snapping (commit 14)
Add Fixed Aspect option (commit 3)
Various user interface improvements (commit 12) (commit 8) (commit 7) (commit 8) (commit 7)
Geodesic distances for proportional edit connected mode (commit 12) (Brecht Van Lommel)
Transform settings for layers (commit 7) (Antonio Vazquez)
Noise modifier: add noise offset setting (commit 5) (Cody Winchester)
Improve read performance for uncompressed .blend files (commit 18) (Lukas Stockner)