Reference/Release Notes/2.67/Addons

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Blender 2.67: Addons

New: Nodes Efficiency Tools

A set of several tools that can speed up working with nodes, both compositing and Cycles shaders. They automate several tasks that by default require many clicks, drags etc. Template:CommitExt


New: VRML2 Export

Even though X3D is the successor to VRML2, we have included a simple mesh only exporter since this format is still used in some fields. Template:CommitExt


Rigify

  • Biped arm and leg rig types now have rubber-hose controls and squash-and-stretch. Template:CommitExt
  • Removed "delta" rig type, as it was extremely obscure and just confused people. Template:CommitExt
  • Updated the default naming scheme for rig controls to match those of the CG Cookie Flex Rig where possible. Template:CommitExt
  • Updated the rig type API for clarity and flexibility. Template:CommitExt
  • Added a "rigify dev tools" panel that contains misc. tools that are useful when developing new rig types. Template:CommitExt Template:CommitExt

PDB Format

  • Optionally use skin and subdivision modifier to both can be used to draw the sticks Template:CommitExt Template:CommitExt
  • The sticks can be represented as entire cylinders. One can choose either single cylinders, which are parented to an empty, or one single mesh object including all sticks. Template:CommitExt

Direct X Format

This addon had a ground-up rewrite of the DirectX .x exporter for better design and extensibility.

  • Added animation option to export each action of each object as a separate AnimationSet and another option to export unused actions as if used by the first armature object. Template:CommitExt
  • Added vertex color export support. Template:CommitExt

Manage UI Translations

This “i18n addon” features tools to manage main translations (through the bf-translation project), edit part of the translations directly from within Blender, and handle translations of third party addons. It is now mostly finished and functional, please see the translator process page for more info. Mostly Template:CommitExt, Template:CommitExt and Template:CommitExt.

Other

  • Povray, added colored specular highlights Template:CommitExt
  • PLY export with object transformation applied. Template:CommitExt
  • BVH Importer, Faster import and option to use BVH animation timing. Template:CommitExt
  • Property Chart has presets added Template:CommitExt
  • Render Copy Settings is now translated in french! Template:CommitExt
  • Import Images as Planes now uses the default Plane primitive instead of creating its own plane (ensures geometry data are consistent with default Blender's plane). Template:CommitExt
  • Material Utils, Fixed error if material slot was empty, made Material Replace operator a popup and added feature to update selection based on affected objects. Template:CommitExt

Python API

BMesh