Render starts in a new window in Blender 2.81 by default. And there is no more render display mode settings in the “Render” menu. These settings were moved into the “Preferences”. To configure render execution window – open the “Preferences” window, press the “Interface” button and in the “Temporary Windows” configure the “Render In” parameter as you need.
The Blender 2.81a release is enabled for downloading on the official Blender site.
Simon Thommes published his stream about making a circuit board with shader nodes in the nodevember challenge.
Button click in basically connected with the operator calling in Blender user interface. However, some times actions, that need to be performed when a button is pressed, are quite simple and do not require a separate operator for them. And it makes no sense to fill a registered operators stack with a multitude of specific operators designed to perform one highly specialized function. It would be much more convenient to associate a button press with a separate function call but the Blender API allows to associate buttons only with an operator call.
To correctly set values to an EnumProperty type we need to know all its possible entries.
If we try to set a value to an EnumProperty that is out of its available variants, Blender will throw an error:
TypeError: bpy_struct: item.attr = val: enum “xxx” not found in (‘value_001′, value_002’, …)
xxx – the value we tried to set to an EnumProperty
value_001, value_002, … – possible EnumProperty values
To translate cursor to the desired mesh vertex execute the following code:
bpy.context.scene.cursor.location = bpy.context.object.matrix_world @ bpy.context.object.data.vertices[_VERTEX_NUMBER_].co
Attention to the multiplication order – world matrix should be left.
Alien egg material in the BIS
Blender Cycles, Eevee shader.
“Wire” is the Blender add-on for quick and easy creation of wireframe renders.
The Blender 2.81 release is enabled for downloading from the official Blender site.
Hans Chiu shared a stream about making a procedural animated zipper material.
The BIS (Blender Interplanety Storage) library already has over 500 open public materials available for users.
A set of procedural materials with geometry patterns opened in the BIS library
by Mitsuda Tetsuo
Blender 2.81 beta now is enabled for downloading from the official site.
BIS (Blender Interplanety Storage) updated to v.1.8.1.
- If you get material from the “3D Viewport” window it sets to all selected objects, not only to active.
- New sub-panel “Tools” added to the BIS panel in the “3D Viewport” window. Added new tools button “Active to Selected” to copy material from active object to all selected objects.
Blender Interplanety Storage (BIS) – the online material (shader) storage add-on for Blender 3D creation. With the BIS add-on, you can save materials (groups of nodes) to the online personal library and then convenient search and upload them. Saved materials are available from any computer through the add-on installed in Blender.Download