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Blender 2.63: More Features

Image & Video

  • Fixes to FFV1 codec and add RGBA support to it - r44394
  • Add support of image quality to FFmpeg proxies builder - r44242
  • Add movieclip input support to the sequencer - r45068
  • Add support for opengl rendering in the sequencer (header icons as with 3D view) - r45272
  • Multithreaded EXR files loading - r45338

Game Engine

  • Add option for the Armature Actuator to change the influence of a bone constraint - r44615
  • Add DampedTrackTo to the list of supported constraints in the BGE - r44615

Nodes

  • Adds a new node type for saving multiple image files from a single node - r44322, documentation
  • Implements a new operator for detaching nodes - r44490
  • Node socket selection feature reimplemented from 2.49 - r44763
  • Node socket values now only have soft limits, rather than hard limits, so you can type in any value, and only when sliding the number value there is a limit - r45294

Particles

  • Add some advanced particle rotation modes and reorganization of the rotation panel - r45010
  • New: Child particles are used as emitter - r44260

Sculpting

  • Add partial visibility operator including keymaps and menu items to sculpt mode - r44872
  • Re-enable the clay strips sculpt brush - r44969
  • Add RNA for brush capabilities - r44898

User Interface

  • Add drag-n-drop from external applications in Linux - r44195
  • Allow dropping image files from outside blender, or image datablocks from inside blender to the shader and texture node editors - r44970
  • Add support of zoom to mouse location in image editor - r44406
  • Add solid background behind text in search menu - r44532
  • Various improvement in NDOF buttons handling - r44540
  • Change shortcut to clear value in button with mouse over it from delete to backspace - r44550
  • Implement Ctrl-MMB zoom in camera view - r44713
  • Adjustable contrast/intensity for unselected F-Curves in Graph Editor - r45082
  • Theme support for Cameras and Empties colour on 3D View - r45109
  • Theme support for Preview Background in Video Sequence Editor - r45114

Other

  • Various fixes for keyingsets - r44742
  • Add support for utf paths on Windows - r45012
  • Add Strength slider for Lattice Modifier - r45144
  • Add callback for render job completion - r44810