yesterday's Animation & Rigging Module Meeting notes are online:

devtalk.blender.org/t/2021-04-

The next meeting will be in two weeks, Thursday 29 April at 17:00 CEST.

Blender's & module has a new central place for communications:

devtalk.blender.org/c/animatio

We'll use it to post meeting notes, describe decisions, and ask for feedback. It's also the place to be if you want to come on board!

Open your most recent file, instantly! now has an option `--open-last`, which does just that. Add it to your shortcuts or type it by hand, it's there when you need it.

`blender --open-last`

wiki.blender.org/wiki/Referenc

Blender Asset Tracer v1.3 just released, with support for Geometry Nodes. Get it fresh from pypi.org/project/blender-asset

Soon to come: a Blender Cloud add-on update that bundles this version of BAT.

patch management made easier: I wrote some shell scripts to pull patches into your local git repo in a more convenient way.

stuvel.eu/post/2021-01-08-arc-

I'm getting the hang of the Fish shell, thanks @spreeker for pointing it out to me :)

Yesterday we the first & meeting of 2021. The notes are on DevTalk as usual: devtalk.blender.org/t/2021-01-

REQUEST: if you want to join these A&R meetings, let us know which times would suit you in a comment on devtalk, use the link above.

Bake Action in now has better Euler discontinuity filtering!

In this image you see the result of Bake Action: Euler discontinuities in 2.91 (left) and smooth curves in 2.92 (right).

Constraints can now use Custom Space with a custom object to define the evaluation space. Great work by Henrik Dick!

developer.blender.org/D7437

Now this is news I like!


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RT @MotiDev64
@sastuvel Just tested it with 3 armatures of previusly baked animations and they all work perfectly.
twitter.com/MotiDev64/status/1

I'm still looking for people to test this functionality! It's not in yet. Download my custom Blender build from developer.blender.org/D9602, test it on some real-world files, and let me know if it works for you.


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RT @sastuvel
Today I implemented a new Euler filter, to remove discontinuities from rotations. If you want to help test the new filter, please download an experimental build …
twitter.com/sastuvel/status/13

It's so interesting to see people's responses.

@EpicGames gives Blender $1.2 MILLION.

@Facebook gives Blender 1/10th of that.

World: OH MY GOD BLENDER IS TAKEN OVER BY FACEBOOK!

Don't worry folks. It's just a donation, not an investment.

Today I implemented a new Euler filter, to remove discontinuities from rotations. If you want to help test the new filter, please download an experimental build from developer.blender.org/D9602 and let me know how it works for you.

The Pose Thumbnails add-on for has been refreshed to be compatible with modern Blenders again. It's also easier to install than ever. Grab the add-on ZIP from gitlab.com/blender-institute/p

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