2018-01-06: Weekly News

Again, sorry for missing last weeks report but due to the holidays last week has been included in this report. Next week will be back to normal.

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Changes to Blender


  • Cycles: CUDA support for rendering scenes that don’t fit on GPU rBc621832d


  • Outliner: Support multiple-objects drag’n’drop into collections rBfb4cd136
  • Outliner/Collections: Add remove selected objects operator rB10f0635d
  • Outliner/Collections: Add selected objects operator rBeaf559d5
  • Outliner: Right mouse menu for collections editing rBd9b4d6ee
  • Outliner: Master Collection is always expanded rBa9fe9424



  • Deform motionblur support for FM and remesher with variable topology rB054d6d7a

New Patches

  • Add Cubic B-Spline with Prefilter Algorithm D2984
  • Support for UVs generated for Curves, Surfaces and Texts D2986
  • Nodes: Display image name if any in the Image node title D2988
  • Add deformation axis selection to the Simple Deform modifier D2989
  • Curve Edit Mode: support for curve handle-type theme colors D2990

Other Projects

  • None