Some of the bigger projects in Blender 2.8 (like Multiple Object editing) require tweaks to the hundreds of operators and commands in Blender. Good news is that it’s surprisingly accessible for anyone to help porting these to the new system.
How to Help
Dalai and I shot a quick video showing how this is done for most of the operators.
- Copy-on-write Tasks – T54810
- Multiple Object Editing Tasks – T54641
- Follow the tasks progress (updated daily)
And that’s it! Typically it’s just search, copy-paste, submit a patch for review and you’re good to go. Some operators need special treatment, for instance when they deal with specific types of selection (or no selection at all), but the more operators get done the more that can be used as reference. You only need to be familiar with compiling Blender.
The More the Merrier
The Multiple Object tasks are currently for Edit Mesh and Bone Pose modes, but the sooner these get done the sooner we can investigate other modes such as Sculpt and Paint. Imagine sculpting through multiple objects at once! It can be done and you can be part of it. In only one day since we published the video already 8 members of the community started contributing patches. ❤
Let’s make Blender 2.8 better together.