BForArtist is fork of the popular open source Blender graphics application, aiming to add a more consistent and easier to learn UI as well as offering improved documentation. BForArtists has been under development for several years, we first featured it back in 2017 here on GameFromScratch. BForArtists just released version 2.70 that brings BForArtists up to speed with the most recent version of Blender, including some features from the 2.93 alpha release.
Details of the 2.70 release:
There is a new Blender version available. And so there is also a new version from us.
Bforartists 2.7.0 brings the fixes from Blender 2.91.2. It also brings quite a few new features from Blender 2.92 alpha. Like the new geometry node editor. Bforartists 2.7.0 is already based at Blender 2.93 Alpha.
In Bforartists we have fixed the usual things like aligning ui content left, and adding new icons to the new tools. The new geometry nodes can already be inserted from the sidebar instead of the add menu. Most of the nodes have an icon now in the header, which makes it easier to distinguish them in the node viewport. We did quite a few changes at the layout, like in the transform panel. Now you can animate from there, no need to dive into the properties editor anymore. Quite a few panels written in C code have now left aligned content. The adjust last operation panel for example. The align view buttons addon up right is extended. Some editors have now the options as a dropdown panel up right. And we did lots of smaller refinements, changes, improvements and fixes.
All in all we have fixed 124 issues in this release.
Another major aspect of BForArtist is their documentation which is available in PDF format here. Like Blender, BForArtist is open source under the GPL license, with it’s source code hosted on GitHub. If you are interested in learning more, or have questions about BForArtists, you can find their discord server here.
You can learn more about BForArtist 2.70 in the video below.