Yesterday the Blender Foundation announced the “Blender 2.8 Code Quest”, a crowd-funded event to gather the core developers to release the first version of the much anticipated Blender 2.8. It will be the first time that such a large development team will be working in one place. The crowd-funded goal is to get at least 10 contributors together for a period of 3 months, in the Blender Institute, Amsterdam, starting in April 2018.
More information on how to get involved and support the Code Quest is available on Blender 2.8 Code Quest — blender.org.
Livestream Q&A with Ton Roosendaal
In order to be as transparent and clear as possible about the status and the scope of this project, Blender Institute has organised a live stream with Ton Roosendaal and Pablo Vazquez, during which it will be possible to interact in real time and get pretty much any question answered. Make sure you catch the event live on YouTube!
We are very happy to see great support both from industry sponsors (to be announced soon) and from the community, who is funding the project via Blender Foundation Development Fund subscriptions and by purchasing the Blender USB Rocket.