Bforartists 2 Alpha 0.1.0 released

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Bforartists 2 Alpha 0.1.0 released

Post by Tiles » 05 Feb 2019, 08:24

Hey there,

It’s been a while since our last release. But now we are back at the track. Here comes the first alpha release for Bforartists 2. For those who doesn't know yet: Bforartists is a fork of the popluar open source 3d software Blender. With the goal to deliver a better graphical UI and a better usability.

This Bforartists 2 alpha 0.1.0 release is the first release in the Bforartists 2 development cycle. Many thanks to the team.

The binary downloads can as usual also be found in the download section of the official webpage. Note that there will be no 32 Bit Windows version anymore. https://www.bforartists.de/content/download
The sourcecode can be found at Github. https://github.com/Bforartists/Bforarti ... /tag/0.1.0

And the release note can be found here: https://www.bforartists.de/wiki/bforart ... senotev010

The focus of this release was to merge of Blender 2.80 code into Bforartists and get everything working again. Means we have started to get everything back into the state where Bforartists 1 already was. Icons everywhere, readding the toolbar, readding our (still) better readable standard theme and our keymap, reorganized menus, removed double menu entries, and so on. Some of the issues are still from Bforartists 1. But were done after the official Bforartists 1 release. All in all we have over 200 fixed issues in this release. Plus the merge, which already carried quite a few things from Bforartist 1 into Bforartists 2. Oh, and we have colored icons, not monochrome! The ones that made it into Bforartists 2 will vanish in the near future.

It’s of course ways not finished. It is the first alpha release, in the middle of the consolidation process. And Blender 2.8 is also still in development. and brings changes with every new release. So don’t expect things to work flawless. But it is in a useful state again. Have Fun with it :)

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Re: Bforartists 2 Alpha 0.1.0 released

Post by bitkar » 05 Feb 2019, 12:44

good luck boys!
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Post by Tiles » 05 Feb 2019, 16:53

Thanks :)
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Re: Bforartists 2 Alpha 0.1.0 released

Post by BNG » 07 Feb 2019, 00:58

Apparently there's an issue with having to have an open GL 3.3. compatible graphics card installed. Tried on install on 2 different systems with no luck?

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Post by Draise » 07 Feb 2019, 01:04

Yes, the graphics engine of Blender 2.8 has updated to cards that are OpenGL 3.3 or higher. Eevee and the workbench won't work without it. It is a decision the main Blender devs did as the older OpenGL systems are being deprecated these days, so it's future proofing it.

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Post by v3rd3 » 07 Feb 2019, 04:08

Thank you Tiles.... heading to download now.

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Re: Bforartists 2 Alpha 0.1.0 released

Post by spacekdet » 07 Feb 2019, 17:41

Wait, so you're telling me my 12 year old computer isn't going to cut it?
Dangit, man, stop the world, I want to get off!

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Re: Bforartists 2 Alpha 0.1.0 released

Post by jamesmc » 08 Feb 2019, 03:52

Alexa, "Make me a weapon in 3d".

Alexa: "I'm sorry but this goes against my non-violence coding ethics".

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Re: Bforartists 2 Alpha 0.1.0 released

Post by bitkar » 08 Feb 2019, 20:18

jamesmc wrote:
08 Feb 2019, 03:52
Alexa, "Make me a weapon in 3d".

Alexa: "I'm sorry but this goes against my non-violence coding ethics".
yep, that hipster thing is well known.
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Re: Bforartists 2 Alpha 0.1.0 released

Post by clintonman » 27 Feb 2019, 18:27

Bforartists got a mention on the youtube channel, GamesFromScratch.

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