2018-04-07: Weekly News

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Changes to Blender


  • PyAPI: Add PyC_Tuple_Pack_F64 utility rB31f2a675
  • New utility to fix broken utf8 strings in old .blend files. rB96f565b3
  • Write the scene render frame range to image/video files rB6c3110a6
  • Added support for the WEBM/VP9 video codec rB7e39d151
  • Use the newer version of the bullet 6dof spring constraint for rigidbody. rB26a283de


  • Collections: Move to Collection: Popup for naming new collection rB0faa065e
  • Workspaces: Remove workspace object mode rB1c24c04e


New Patches

  • Python ImBuf API D3122
  • Add an option to do keyframe insertion in a cycle-aware fashion. D3140

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