The next big Blender release – expected in 2018!
From an updated viewport to workspaces and dependency graphs.
Blender 2.8 brings updates all over the board.
Blender’s 2D drawing capabilities have been greatly improved with 2.8. The new Grease Pencil focus is to create a more friendly interface for the 2D artist, while keeping the advantages of having a full 3D suite underneath.
Grease Pencil is no longer just a stroke, it’s now a real Blender object with huge improvements to brushes and tools.
Gone is the limit of 20 layers per scene. Blender 2.8 introduces a new concept to organize your scene with Collections and View Layers. Read more on code.blender.org.
Workspaces will allow users to build up their working environment for a specific task. For example there could be workspaces for modeling, sculpting, animation and motion tracking.
At the heart of Blender, the dependency graph is getting a complete overhaul. Not only delivering better performance but also allowing overrides on data in a way not possible before. Read more.
This long awaited feature is finally coming to the 2.8x series. Read more.
Check out the features by yourself by playing with these files provided by the community.
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