Sixteen students are are now already working for a month of their Google summer of code project. We’ve combined their work in a number of branches with cool veggie names.
Improved Internationalization and Localization
Xiao Xiangquan will be working to improve Blenders abilities to work with translated text for our tools so that they can be better used by an international audience. Xiao will be mentored by Kent Mein (sirdude)
Jason Wilkins who worked on Blenders sculpt tools last year is returning to both further improve the sculpt tools as well as port many of the brushes and tools to our other paint modes, he will be mentored by Tom Musgrove (LetterRip).
Riakiotakis Antonis was selected to implement additional uv tool and painting tool improvements as well as possibly some additional weighting tools. He will also be mentored by Tom Musgrove. Wiki log and Personal blog
Jason Hays was selected to implement skin weighting tool improvements. He will be mentored by Campbell Barton.
BGE bugfixing and polishing
Fluid Simulation Improvements
Christopher Neal will be working to implement some of Nils recent papers into our fluid simulator. He will be mentored by Daniel Genrich (Genscher)
Miika Hämäläinen will work on improving his dynamic paint tool work-flow and will be mentored by Janne Karhu (jahka). Wiki log
Nodes for the GE logic
Sven von Brand will work on nodifying our game logic system. This project will be mentored by Benoit Bolsee (ben2610).
Camera Tracker Integration
Sergey Sharybin will design interfaces and other tools for integrating the camera tracking library libmv for 2D and 3D matchmoving, camera tracking, and camera stabilization. Ton Roosendaal will be mentoring.
Camera Tracker library improvements
Matthias Fauconneau will work on additional features for the libmv library so that it can fully meet Blenders camera tracking needs. Julien Michot, one of the main developers of libmv will be mentoring.
Animation System Polish
Joshua Leung will be doing animation tool polishing addressing a number of issues to our star animators have identified as issues with Blender. He will be co-mentored by Bassam Kurdali (one of our talented animators) and Ton Roosendaal.
Wiki log and Poll 1 and Poll 2
Joerg Mueller will bring 3D audio tools for our animators and will be mentored by Martin Porier (theeth).
Motion Capture Tools
Benjamin Cook will implement a number of tools necessary for working with motion capture data including things like footskate cleanup. Campbell Barton (ideasman_42) will be mentoring.
BGE Animation improvements
Mitchell Stokes will improve the game engines handling of blender animation data for character animation and will be comentored by Dalai Felinto (dfelinto) and Benoit Bolsee (benoit).
Dan Walters was selected to implemented a number of new retopology tools and to polish existing mesh tools he will be mentored by Joe Eager (joeedh).
Shuvro Sarker was selected to implement some improvements to our uv tools. This was perhaps the toughest of the decisions since we had 5 excellent UV tool proposals this year. Andrea Weikert (elubie) will be mentoring Shuvro.