2018-03-31: Weekly News

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Changes to Blender


  • Cycles: take into account diffuse roughness for roughness baking rBe3f1d980
  • UI: Edit mode move edge data tool into a menu rB354dfdac
  • New C logging system rB891c1cfc
  • Undo: unified undo system w/ linear history rB651b8fb1


  • Collections: New Move to Collection operator rBf167226b
  • Collections: Move to Collection: Add option to add to a new collection. rB6456d59b
  • Collections: Add support for Select Group rB53491625

New Patches

  • UI: use new confirm quit dialog on all platforms. D3118

Other Projects

  • 2.8: Code-Quest (Topics we plan to cover) T54387
  • devtalk.blender.org. – Devtalk is a new forum website to help new developers get into Blender development