Blender 2.8 Beta - Wow!

Started by D.A. Bentley, December 11, 2018, 08:40:39 pm

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D.A. Bentley

If you haven't seen yet, the Blender 2.8 Beta is looking amazing.  The updated UI is more like Modo, and it feels silky smooth.
https://www.blender.org/2-8/
https://www.blender.org/download/

Dune

That looks very promising. I was always put off by the rumours about unintuitive UI, but I might give this a go.

otakar


DocCharly65

Thanks for the information! Looks very interesting and makes me curious!

archonforest

Does any of you had success to start the 2.8? I tried on 3 PCs and non of them were able to run it. Instant crash.
Dell T5500 with Dual Hexa Xeon CPU 3Ghz, 32Gb ram
Amiga 1200 8Mb ram, 8Gb ssd

Hannes

Installs and starts fine on my computer. Looks really much better than previous versions.

archonforest

Quote from: Hannes on December 13, 2018, 05:25:55 am
Installs and starts fine on my computer. Looks really much better than previous versions.

Lucky you. Guess I will have to wait for the final release.
Dell T5500 with Dual Hexa Xeon CPU 3Ghz, 32Gb ram
Amiga 1200 8Mb ram, 8Gb ssd

luvsmuzik

Quote from: archonforest on December 13, 2018, 06:10:29 am
Quote from: Hannes on December 13, 2018, 05:25:55 am
Installs and starts fine on my computer. Looks really much better than previous versions.

Lucky you. Guess I will have to wait for the final release.


Installed fine on my 16GIG.....One hour to install, make a wireframe cube, set image background....Win10OS

D.A. Bentley

Do you mean 1hr to download?  There is no install.  You just unzip the archive and run blender.exe

luvsmuzik

Quote from: D.A. Bentley on December 13, 2018, 03:02:14 pm
Do you mean 1hr to download?  There is no install.  You just unzip the archive and run blender.exe


Oh heck no! I had to drop it into my other Blender folder to run while I try a few things out. I have numerous plugins loaded on my stable version. I meant, an old person finding all the new settings (familiarization) etc, etc, experiment, experiment :) :)


mhall

Quote from: archonforest on December 13, 2018, 04:49:38 am
Does any of you had success to start the 2.8? I tried on 3 PCs and non of them were able to run it. Instant crash.


If you're having crashing issues, the BF is going to want to know about it. By most accounts, the Beta is quite stable (some people are actually using it for production projects, though the BF doesn't yet recommend it).

It does require an upgraded OpenGL version compared to earlier versions, but still only 3.3, which is nearly 10 years old.

Bugs can be reported at:

https://developer.blender.org/maniphest/task/edit/form/1/

René


mhall

There's also Graswald ... it's a paid add-on, originally created by a 16 year old kid. (A really smart one!) Makes for some incredibly realistic environments ...



and ...


luvsmuzik

Still learning....
tutorial for modifier to lathe
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YFX7iqfqJaU

Four urns/vases
The left two have Blender modifiers for bump/displacement, far left PF for color and more displacement
The right two...one is simple urn, the far right one has a PF for displace

b/w image is the pattern for the curve polygon to screw/spin  (nice little optical illusion)