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Eevee Roadmap

Eevee Roadmap

In the last post about the Viewport Plan of Action we ended briefly covering the upcoming realtime engine of Blender 2.8, nicknamed Eevee. Eevee will follow the (game) industry PBR (Physically Based Rendering) trend, supporting high-end graphics coupled with a responsive realtime viewport. Sci-fi armor by Andy Goralczyk –...
Viewport Project - Plan of Action

Viewport Project – Plan of Action

December, the time of the year for hot chocolate mugs, bright decoration lights and, of course, development roadmap. In the spirit of the season, the following document is the plan of action for the viewport project in Blender 2.8. Throughout 2017 we are expecting to...
Layers and Beyond

Layers and Beyond

Disclaimer This document was built on top of the development and research lead by Julian Eisel (Severin) as part of the Google Summer of Code 2016. This proposal is a usability amendment to his design with the viewport project in sight. See the original documentation...
Blender 2.8 Viewport Development

Blender 2.8 Viewport Development

Introduction Blender 2.8 original design brought to the conversation a workflow-based usability mantra. Within those constraints we went over the ideal pipeline for a few well defined workflows. Here is an excerpt from a recent viewport development design document which is still valid for this...
Spherical Stereoscopic Panoramas

Spherical Stereoscopic Panoramas

This week I visited the Blender Institute and decided to wrap up the multiview project. But since I had an Oculus DK2 with me I decided to patch multiview to support Virtual Reality gadgets. There is something tricky about them. You can’t just render a...
Anamorphic Bokeh

Anamorphic Bokeh

Cycles allows for photo-realistic rendering. Part of the realism comes from the simulation of photography parameters, such as lens, aperture size, and depth of field. When simulating anamorphic lens, there is something Cycles still miss which is anamorphic bokeh. Generally speaking “bokeh” is the shape...
Cycles Baking

Cycles Baking

Baking is a popular ‘technique’ to flat down your shading work into easy to use images (textures) that can be applied to your 3d models without any concerns with lighting calculation. This can help game development, online visualization, 3d printing, archiviz animations, and many other...
Material and Texface changes for the Game Engine

Material and Texface changes for the Game Engine

In the beginning there was texface … Tex Face is part of Blender original design from 15 years ago. The functionality it brought to the Blender Game Engine is still useful nowadays. However its design hasn’t changed and it lacks integration with other parts of Blender....