Process/Release On Steam

Steam Release

Use the script create_steam_builds.py in release/steam (apply D8429 until it has landed). The necessary IDs for application and depots can be found in the shared credential manager under Development > Steam App and Depot IDs.

Note that at the moment it is possible to use the script only on MacOS, until a good way of unpacking the DMG archive on other platforms exists.

When the build has completed log in to the application page and assign the new build to the appropriate branches.

  • If you are doing an LTS release assign it to the LTS branch, i.e. 2.83lts. If you are doing an LTS for a version that doesn't have a branch yet, create it first.
  • The default branch will always have the latest stable release. If the latest LTS release is _also_ the latest release in general (i.e. 2.83 is the very latest official release), then assign the LTS release to both its LTS branch and the default branch. If the LTS isn't the latest release, it goes only to its LTS branch. For instance 2.90.0 goes into default, and 2.83.5 goes into 2.83lts.


Event

We also create an announcement on the steam platform to deploy the build - done on https://steamcommunity.com/app/365670, then click the Hub Admin button, Post New Announcement. To be coordinated with the rest of the release PR. In general you'll get copy from PR, but below is some template in case you don't.

Title: "Blender 2.83 Official Release is available"

Second title: <one-line teaser from release notes>

Text:

<initial paragraph from release notes> Read more about the full feature set on <a href="https://www.blender.org/download/releases/2-82/">blender.org</a>.

<IMAGE SCREENSHOT>

If you want to support Blender development, consider joining the <a href="https://fund.blender.org/">Blender Development Fund</a>.

Images:

  • Screenshot - delete recent-files.txt; run with -p 0 0 1920 1080 --factory-startup and screenshot without the window border, to be used in the text where <IMAGE SCREENSHOT>
  • Splashscreen - the splash_2x.png file converted to jpg.
  • Cover Image / Banner - 800x450 for event
  • Header Image - 1920x622 for event
  • Library Spotlight Banner - 2108x460 for event


Update Store Graphics

Note: images have maximum allowed file size of 5120Kb.

Under Store Page Admin > Graphical Assets

Store Assets

  • From splash screen:
    • 460px x 215px for Header Capsule Image, named header.jpg
    • 616px x 353px for Main Capsule Image, name capsule_616x353.jpg

Library Assets

  • Detail from banner with Blender logo overlayed
    • 600px x 900px for Library Capsule Image named library_600x900.jpg
    • 3840px x 1240px for Library Hero Image named library_hero.jpg