[Bf-committers] Developer meeting notes September 23, 2019.

Nathan 'jesterKing' Letwory nathan at blender.org
Mon Sep 23 11:21:24 CEST 2019

Meeting notes for developer meeting in #blender-coders on
blender.chat. September 23, 2019. 10:00 CEST (08:00 UTC).

Let me know if anything is missing in either #blender-coders
or on devtalk.blender.org


Road to 2.81

Continued work on improving and stabilizing until October 10th.

* Triaging playbook [1] has been helpful already for some cases.
  Users who want to know how to report bugs can look up the
  process explained in this video [2]
* Rigify has had a rather large rewrite [3], so Alexander Gavrilov
  hopes for intensified testing by users

New Features and Changes

Only smaller changes this week as we shift our focus to polishing
new features and stabilizing. About 90 bugs were fixed last week.

* Eevee and viewport optimization for drawing many objects and
  instances, by batching draw calls. (Clément Foucault)
* File Browser: preference to open in new window or fullscreen,
  and various user interface tweaks. (Julian Eisel)
* Render: the render display choice is now a preference, rather
  than a scene settings. (Julian Eisel)
* Sequencer: new operators to easily create f-curves to fade video
  and auto strips in and out. (Nathan Lovato)
* Sculpting:
  * Pose brush now draws an origin preview. (Pablo Dobarro)
  * Split brush settings for original normal and plane. (Pablo
  * Icons for the new sculpting tools. (William Reynish)
* Python API:
  * New `Quaternion.toswingtwist` to decompose a rotation into
    swing and twist components. (Alexander Gavrilov)
  * New `ImBuf.filepath` to access the file path of an image
    buffer. (Colin Basnett)

Projects under development

Current timeline for 2.82 can be viewed on the milestone project
page [4]

* Mantaflow is being worked on with 2.82 in mind (Sebastián
  Barschkis, Bastien Montagne)
* Pablo Dobarro wants an initial design for multilayer/channel
  painting. He will create a design task for that


[1] https://wiki.blender.org/wiki/Process/Bug_Reports/Triaging_Playbook
[2] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JTD0OJq_rF4
[3] https://wiki.blender.org/wiki/Reference/Release_Notes/2.81/Add-ons#Rigify
[4] https://developer.blender.org/project/view/89/

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