2018-02-17: Weekly News

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Changes to Blender


  • Cycles: Remove Fermi support rB2eaf90b3
  • Simple hair children: Make twist affected by texture rB6d4022f6
  • Simple hair children: Make twist affected by vertex group rB67cec973
  • Simple hair children: Initial implementation of twist control rBffde74a8
  • Cycles: Implement index output for hair node rB37f65e9d
  • Nodes: Display image name if any in the Cycles Image and Environment Texture node title rBd640ce40


New Patches

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Other Projects

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