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Bforartists Version 0.3.1 released

Bforartists Version 0.3.1 is out. Grab it from the download section Smile

Version 0.3.1 is a little quickshot to connect some loose ends that i had overlooked for version 0.3.0.

Some more double menu entries removed. And the splash screen image is updated because of a ongoing troll problem with the old splash image. You will also notice that the page has new images now.

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Bforartists Version 0.3.0 released

Bforartists Version 0.3.0 is out. Grab it from the download section Smile

Version 0.3.0 brings 130 new icons. And icon only buttons in the tool shelf. Which reduces the need for scrolling in this area dramatically. You can still use the text buttons though. The checkbox to switch to text buttons is in the properties sidebar in the 3D View in the Display section.

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Bforartists Version 0.2.2 released

Bforartists Version 0.2.2 is out. Grab it from the download section Smile

This release is rather small. The main work for this version was to develop the Important Hotkeys addon, which is included into Bforartists now. The scripting layout is changed, including some tweaks at the menu. It has now a File menu like every standard text editor. And we have some more minor tweaks like readded hotkeys, a handful new menu items and some more removed double entries. Really not this much.

A full list of the changes can be found in the release note:

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Bforartists Version 0.2.1 released

Bforartists Version 0.2.1 is out. Grab it from the download section Smile

200 issues were fixed. 60 of it were the Blender 2.76 a and b patches. 140 ones are actual changes at Bforartists.

This release brings the new official Bforartists keymap. Where nearly all hotkeys for tools, to cycle through menus, and to call popup panel menus are removed. The user has finally single key hotkeys available again to assign them to important tools. Most of the standard hotkeys, like copy and paste, and navigation keys like the numpad keys to switch views are still there though.

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Bforartists Version 0.2.0 released

Bforartists Version 0.2.0 is out. Grab it from the download section Smile

The release note can be found here:

The main reason for this release was the merge of Blender 2.76 into the trunk. And to finally get rid of two nasty show stopper bugs in the version 0.1. The console stayed open after start. And it was no good idea to change the internal version number. This leaded to a warning every time you loaded a Blender file. Bforartists 0.2.0 should now be fully functional, and should just work like Blender 2.76. Minus the game engine. See below.

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First binaries available

Another big milestone is reached. There are the first binaries available for Bforartists. Version 0.1. It is the initial release, the move from Blender to Bforartists. So the main changes are of course the logos and the branding, and that everything works together with the new name. But there are already some first changes in the UI.

The Factory Settings theme is now the blueish theme that can be found in the UI design document. And there are already a few changes at the standard settings too. Including the important change of the default selection method from RMB to LMB. For all changes see the Release Note

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Short term development goals

One step further in the roadmap. The last week was spent at some research to define the short time goals. Lots to read. Unfortunately it seems that i am a bit too late to the show. The old issues, suggestions and user wishes are hard to find nowadays.

The thread at the Blender Artist page about the absurdest absurdities issues brought up some good points. But Blender storm, a feedback page which had a huge collection of user wishes and ideas, is gone. Wayback machine was of no big help here. And the Phabricator page, that gots installed as a tracker not long ago, is super hard to navigate. And doesn't go back really for long. Seems that quite some things from the before Phabricator era are lost.

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New tutorial available - Installing and building with Microsoft Visual Studio and CMake

The Wiki has a new tutorial in the developer section. Installing and building with Microsoft Visual Studio and CMake

It can be found here:

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The repository is ready

The next milestone is reached. The repository is ready and up. You can find it here:

Please work with the branch Bfora_Master. The trunk is nothing else than the Blender version that i have used to change it to Bforartists.

All needed changes are done to separate Bforartists from Blender. All Blender graphics and icons are replaced by Bforartists graphics and icons. The links in Bforartists leads not longer to Blender. And we have a bforartists.exe now.

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Bforartists needs YOU!

Bforartists needs YOU!

I have started a really big software project here. And this project has reached the point to call for help. The point  to ask for volunteers, to organize the pipeline, and the point to start the development.

What is Bforartists?

Bforartists is a fork of the popluar open source 3d software Blender. And is, similar to Blender, of course also open source and under the GPL V3 license.

A Blender fork? R u MAD?

No! I know exactly what i am doing Smile


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