[Bf-committers] Freestyle integration - acknowledgement

Stéphane Grabli stephane.grabli at gmail.com
Mon Apr 8 01:16:45 CEST 2013

Congratulations Tamito. You've accomplished an incredible work and deserve
a mountain of praises for it. It's very exciting to see freestyle finally
integrated. Can't wait to give it another spin :)
I'm still thinking of taking a look at the strip generation code to get rid
of these annoying flips we sometime see.
Bravo again!


On Sunday, April 7, 2013, Tamito KAJIYAMA wrote:

> Dear All,
> As most of you already know, the soc-2008-mxcurioni branch also known as
> the
> Freestyle branch has been finally integrated into Blender.  The new
> component
> is foreseen to be part of the official Blender 2.67 release.  Originally
> started as
> a Google Summer of Code (GSoC) 2008 project, the integration work came to a
> significant milestone after 5 years of development.  Through this
> integration,
> Blender has got a non-photorealistic (NPR) rendering engine that allows
> users to
> create 2D stylized lines from a given 3D scene.
> The Freestyle integration project has been supported by many people.  I
> would
> like to take this unique opportunity to thank all of them for all the help
> and
> encouragement in various forms through many different communication
> channels.
> First of all my sincere acknowledgement goes to Maxime Curioni who was the
> leader of the GSoC 2008 Freestyle integration project.  All the
> integration work
> was initiated by him.  He brought the project up to an advanced stage even
> after
> the completion of the GSoC project.  Without his enormous efforts,
> Freestyle for
> Blender never existed.
> I would also like to thank the authors of the original Freestyle program,
> namely
> Frédo Durand, Stéphane Grabli, François Sillion and Emmanuel Turquin.
> Huge thanks go to the branch reviewers Brecht Van Lommel, Campbell Barton,
> Sergey Sharybin, and IRIE Shinsuke.  Review comments and suggestions helped
> significantly improve the overall quality of the Freestyle integration
> code base
> and its consistency with other parts of Blender.
> The Freestyle integration project has been substantially enhanced by major
> code contributions.  Alexander Beels offered to the project a wonderful
> patch
> set for speeding up the Freestyle renderer by a factor of up to 185.  His
> code
> contribution was a result of long technical discussions and coding trials
> for 4
> months.  Bastien Montagne contributed a number of big code clean-up
> patches in
> view of the trunk merger.  Thanks to his patience and effort, code reviews
> went
> very smooth in terms of coding style.
> The Freestyle documentation has been largely user-driven.  Key
> contributors in
> this regard are flokkievids, Light BWK, and Lee Posey (jikz).  Their work
> will be
> the first edition of the Freestyle manual as part of the Blender
> documentation.
> Last but not least, a big thank goes to all the early adopters of the
> Freestyle
> branch.  The 5-year development of the Freestyle integration was helped by
> a
> large number of artists, branch builders, and testers.  Remarkably, those
> branch
> users in the BlenderArtists.org Freestyle thread always keep the user
> activities
> active, helping the dev team through bug reports, updates of builds, many
> pieces
> of artwork done by Freestyle, and lots of encouragement.  Their support and
> feedback were absolutely essential for this kind of voluntary free software
> development.  I am very grateful to all of them including the people
> listed below
> (by no means this list is complete; any missing person who deserves a
> mention is
> solely my fault): 3Duaun, blendman, bmania, bupla, Chris Burton, Mark
> Cannon
> (pyrosever), Vicente Carro, Cloud_GL, crazycourier, Dazzle, delic, devroo,
> Écrivain, edna, FEDB, flokkievids, Forrest Gimp, hinabita, holly, Ike
> AhLoe,
> IRIE Shinsuke, Naoki, Nathan Letwory (jesterKing), Johan Tri Handoyo,
> Jonathan
> Hudson, JO5EF, mzungu, Lee Posey (jikz), Light BWK, loopduplicate, macouno,
> mato.sus304, mclelun, mib2berlin, Mohe & Shiratama (Moonlight Jellyfish),
> NRK,
> octane98, pancreasboy, patricia3d, Paul Hartsuyker (paulhart2),
> procreaciones,
> robi, Rylan Wright (RONIN), s12a, Nakeyta Schulz, Stéphane Grabli,
> tksg8086,
> treatkor (tkroo), tungee, Uncle Entity, Unhurdof, Victor / tokiop,
> viralata, and yoff.
> I am going to focus on bug fixes and documentation of the Freestyle
> renderer
> for the upcoming 2.67 release.   Bug reports, comments and suggestions are
> duly acknowledged.
> With best regards,
> --
> KAJIYAMA, Tamito <rd6t-kjym at asahi-net.or.jp <javascript:;>>
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