[Bf-committers] Blender developer meeting notes, February 9, 2014

Nathan Vegdahl cessen at cessen.com
Thu Feb 13 18:48:57 CET 2014

Regarding the Gooseberry meeting:

Is this a good time to finally revisit the proxy system as well?  I.e.
making it useful for all object types and data, not just Armatures.
And ridding it of the weird and obscure quirks it currently has.  I
could be wrong, but that seems like one of the biggest production
bottlenecks that Blender currently faces.  It certainly made a lot of
things painful on Sintel.

We had discussed at the time changing it to some kind of "RNA
layering" system, where linked data could have its RNA values locally
overridden.  We were essentially doing that on Sintel for simulation
anyway, just via Python scripts.  But it was a terrible user
experience, error prone, and impractical for doing any kind of complex
animation since it had to be scripted.


On Sun, Feb 9, 2014 at 8:25 AM, Ton Roosendaal <ton at blender.org> wrote:
> Hi all,
> Here are the notes from today's meeting in irc.freenode.net #blendercoders.
> 1) Work on upcoming 2.70 release
> - Planning for release didn't change:
>  http://wiki.blender.org/index.php/Dev:Doc/Projects
> - Image Editor panels are being reshuffled now:
>   https://developer.blender.org/T38371
> - Crucial bugs to be done are now listed in a special page:
> https://developer.blender.org/project/view/35/
> - Showstopper bug is for Windows with non-Ascii character file paths (like Japanese).
> https://developer.blender.org/T35176
> Campbell Barton and Tamito Kajiyama will check on it.
> - Note! Python scripters who added toolbar buttons should check and/or update scripts, because of news tabs there. Connect Campbell if you need help.
> - Sketchfab will submit an add-on to be included in release, using the 'commercial services' deal we've reviewed and accepted last August. It still needs to be reviewed though.
> 2) Other projects
> - Ton Roosendaal wrote a report of the developer meeting in Blender Institute, to map out issues for the next film project:
> http://gooseberry.blender.org/developer-meeting-pipeline-and-tools/
> - Lukas Toenne started to work on a cleanup compositor code, will be online this week.
> - After the meeting, there was a discussion on the status of NPR render in Blender, and the 'BEER' project from Bong Wee Kwong.
> http://wiki.blender.org/index.php/User:LightBWK
> A new mailing list has been added to discuss work on Blender's NPR render future:
> http://lists.blender.org/mailman/listinfo/bf-blender-npr
> Thanks,
> -Ton-
> --------------------------------------------------------
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> Chairman Blender Foundation - Producer Blender Institute
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