Reference/Release Notes/2.80/Alembic

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Exporting metaballs as an animated mesh

  • Only basis balls are exported, as they represent the resulting mesh. As a result the mesh is written to Alembic using the name of the basis ball.
  • MetaBalls are converted to a mesh on every frame, then an AbcMeshWriter is used to write that mesh to Alembic.

Git commit 89eb05a8908130f8668e4c677d63f3d2b89e68bb

Frame Offset slider

Imported Alembic files can now be offset by a number of frames. The offset is subtracted from the current frame number to obtain the frame retrieved from the Alembic file. This way dragging slider pushes the animation further that way on the timeline.

Git commit 6099b2620d645f