2018-01-20: Weekly News

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Changes to Blender


  • Loop Cut: Allow mouse placement w/ numeric input rB235f578a
  • Add “Delete Invalid Drivers” operator rBc38ebf93
  • Sculpting: Add an option to hide mask in viewport rB4d8b78b0


  • Outliner: Get rid of Search Menu rB51bcf7bd
  • Outliner: Remove User Preferences rBefe1af3d
  • Outliner Filtering System rB37913cf5
  • Eevee: Implement Sun area lighting rB03e432bc
  • Outliner: Alphabetical sorting rB60eb897f
  • Outliner: Rename “Active View Layer” > “View Layer” rB74f872df
  • Outliner: View Layer: add option to add a new collection to the current view layer rB33ddd926
  • Eevee: AO: Removes samples and denoise options rB9fd28c77
  • Eevee: SSR: Remove ray count rB3cb2b295
  • Deps Graph: Get rid of legacy extra recalc flags rBbf9460e3



  • UI: move animated mesh settings to new panel rB80671518

New Patches

  • Sample based compositor D3003
  • Update image library dependencies to latest versions, fixing vulnerabilities D3005

Other Projects

  • Blender 2.8: Icons T53840
  • Blender 2.8: Collections Icons T53844


  • None