Bforartists 0.9.6 released


#1

It took a while. But now Bforartists 0.9.6 is here. The Windows versions are already up and running. You can find it in the downloads section. Mac and Linux versions will hopelfully follow soon.

The download can be found here: https://www.bforartists.de/content/download

The Bforartists 0.9.6 release brings the changes from Blender 2.79a. Which are around 200 fixed bugs. Bforartists adds around 260 resolved tasks on top of it.

The biggest change is that it brings around 450 new Icons. Now nearly every menu item has icons. It brings also updates to the addons. We have removed quite a few double menu entries again. And quite a few properties have moved from the header menus into tool shelf and properties sidebars.

We have again some changes at the keymap. We mapped Y, X , C for mesh select mode to X, C, V instead because of the american layout issue where Z and Y are flipped compared to the european keyboard layout. Lasso select works with LMB now everywhere. The hotkey to view selected is assigned to D now. This one was formerly Numpad 0, and is now much better to handle. The caveat is that we ran into another hotkey conflict that way, which we still have to fix. Holding D is also grease pencil draw.

Another big redesign ist the whole nodes toolshelf. It comes now with icon buttons. We have reduced the tabs from 13 in Blender to three tabs in Bforartists. And the categories have become panels. This is now much better organized, and you can easier find what you are looking for.

And finally we have fixed a few bugs.

Another change is that we switched to Inno Setup to build the installer. We loose the ability to connect the *.blend file association with Bforartists while installation. But we win with a much simpler update process.

At this point as usual a big thanks to the whole Bforartists crew, which made this release possible. Many thanks folks.

Bforartists is a fork of the popular 3D software Blender. https://www.bforartists.de

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#2

Thank you very much :slight_smile:


#3

The interface is quite inspired from Modo lol, keep it up for your good work :slight_smile:


#4

Thank you.
I like Blender but I always give up because of simple things.
For instance I am in blender right now and I imported a .FBX and for some reason it’s gigantic.It clips the view of the model so I can’t MOUSE SELECT.
I’m trying to select all of the model in the right hand hierarchy menu (so I can scale it)but I can’t find “ALL” and the model is in individual pieces in the menu and I can’t SHIFT SELECT the objects I want.
I know it’s something simple but I think in max and maya (of which is my preference in options) even when I hit ctrl+A in the screen and then scale.
I’m try to use scale tools nothing.
I know I should look in the manual but I’ve been running this kind of software for decades and I pass on un-intuitive programs.
I’m not whining but I think this is why Blender is not more popular.If I can’t get something up and rendering in five minutes forget it…


#5

With the mouse in viewport press A to select/deselect everything in scene, press S, drag mouse in any direction to scale.


#6

Thank you.
I got it.
I have the text on the screen now that helps with navigating.
Thanks again.