April 20, 2018

Blender Introduces Incredible 2D Animation Tools Within Its 3D Pipeline

The Grease Pencil provides 2D animation tools within Blender’s free and open-source full-3D pipeline. For a clearer idea of what this means, take a look at the end credits of Hero which shows in-production scenes from the demo.

Blender has offered the Grease Pencil technology in its software for a number of years, but the new update will allow for “feature quality animation production” in Blender 2.8. The first beta of Blender 2.8 will be available in the second half of 2018.

1 comment:

Michael Lei said...

I understand that the Blender Foundation wants to get Blender 2.8 ready for this year's Siggraph 2018 in Vancouver. To achieve this, the foundation already started the Blender Code Quest crowdfunding campaign to bring in the developers of Blender from around the world to the foundation's new headquarters in Amsterdam.
The new Grease Pencil features that were used on Hero will be incorporated into Blender 2.8.