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Thomas Dinges (dingto)
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Aug 31 2008, 5:42 PM (716 w, 5 d)
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Developer Community Coordinator at Blender. I help with docs, on-boarding, planning, communication, recruitment, project coordination and so on. And I have a passion for Cycles!

Contact information:
ThomasDinges on blender.chat
ThomasDinges on devtalk.blender.org

Recent Activity

Tue, May 17

Thomas Dinges (dingto) changed the status of T98198: Blender Broken: version: 3.0.1 - crashing unknown reason when rendering from Needs Triage to Needs Information from User.
Tue, May 17, 3:52 PM · BF Blender
Thomas Dinges (dingto) edited projects for T98193: texture in quixel brdge can't export to blender 3.1/PBR texture have wrong match, added: BF Blender; removed BF Blender (3.1).
Tue, May 17, 1:58 PM · BF Blender
Thomas Dinges (dingto) closed T98193: texture in quixel brdge can't export to blender 3.1/PBR texture have wrong match as Archived.

As said before, we cannot fix issues inside of Quixel. Closing again.

Tue, May 17, 1:58 PM · BF Blender
Thomas Dinges (dingto) closed T98193: texture in quixel brdge can't export to blender 3.1/PBR texture have wrong match as Archived.

This report does not contain all the requested information, which is required for us to investigate the issue.

Tue, May 17, 1:45 PM · BF Blender

Mon, May 16

Thomas Dinges (dingto) changed the status of T98133: Adding NodeGroupInput node with NodeSocketImage input to CompositorNodeTree causes Bad Access crash from Needs Information from User to Confirmed.

Can confirm the crash on macOS with latest master.

Mon, May 16, 3:19 PM · Nodes & Physics, BF Blender
Thomas Dinges (dingto) closed T98165: Cancelling a render keeps the aborted render time as “Last” time on subsequent renders as Archived.
Mon, May 16, 3:15 PM · BF Blender
Thomas Dinges (dingto) added a comment to T98165: Cancelling a render keeps the aborted render time as “Last” time on subsequent renders.

Thanks for the report.

Mon, May 16, 3:15 PM · BF Blender
Thomas Dinges (dingto) changed the status of T98163: Regression: Rendering object with normal map differs in Cycles and Cycles + OSL from Needs Triage to Confirmed.

Can confirm the visual difference between OSL and SVM.

Mon, May 16, 3:08 PM · Render & Cycles, BF Blender
Thomas Dinges (dingto) changed the status of T98164: The Plugin not working from Needs Triage to Needs Information from User.

This report does not contain all the requested information, which is required for us to investigate the issue.

Mon, May 16, 3:06 PM · Add-ons (Community)
Thomas Dinges (dingto) added a project to T98161: Dynamic paint sub-steps don't work when the brush position is set in geometry nodes: BF Blender.
Mon, May 16, 2:56 PM · Animation & Rigging, Dependency Graph, Geometry Nodes, Nodes & Physics, BF Blender
Thomas Dinges (dingto) added a comment to T98158: Blender won't start.

Great, thanks for your quick response.

Mon, May 16, 10:15 AM · BF Blender
Thomas Dinges (dingto) added a comment to T98158: Blender won't start.

We cannot give support for third party builds, please check with a build from blender.org or report a bug on the Arch Linux bug tracker.

Mon, May 16, 10:07 AM · BF Blender
Thomas Dinges (dingto) renamed T98156: KeyError on FBX export from Python: Traceback (most recent call last): to KeyError on FBX export.
Mon, May 16, 9:55 AM · Add-ons (BF-Blender)
Thomas Dinges (dingto) changed the status of T98158: Blender won't start from Needs Triage to Needs Information from User.

What build are you using? Please try with an official build from blender.org

Mon, May 16, 9:54 AM · BF Blender
Thomas Dinges (dingto) updated subscribers of D14878: Add tooltips for the shader item.

@Lukas Stockner (lukasstockner97) @Brecht Van Lommel (brecht) Hey, maybe you can take a look at this patch please?

Mon, May 16, 8:45 AM · Cycles, EEVEE & Viewport, User Interface

Fri, May 13

Thomas Dinges (dingto) updated the task description for T98077: System out of GPU memory with Optix in Blender 3.3 Alpha.
Fri, May 13, 4:32 PM · Render & Cycles, BF Blender
Thomas Dinges (dingto) changed the status of T98077: System out of GPU memory with Optix in Blender 3.3 Alpha from Needs Information from User to Needs Triage.

Thanks for the example file, let's see if someone with an NVIDIA GPU can reproduce it.

Fri, May 13, 4:31 PM · Render & Cycles, BF Blender
Thomas Dinges (dingto) changed the status of T98077: System out of GPU memory with Optix in Blender 3.3 Alpha from Needs Triage to Needs Information from User.

Can you upload a test file or at least give some more information on the scene? How complex is it, how much memory does it use in Blender 3.2?

Fri, May 13, 1:42 PM · Render & Cycles, BF Blender
Thomas Dinges (dingto) changed the status of T98092: GPU subdivision artifacts when normal map active + Armature Modifier from Needs Triage to Confirmed.

Can confirm this issue. @Kévin Dietrich (kevindietrich)

Fri, May 13, 1:39 PM · Render & Cycles, BF Blender
Thomas Dinges (dingto) updated subscribers of D14940: Improve "Getting Started" section.

@Aaron Carlisle (Blendify) Hey, can you check on this please?

Fri, May 13, 12:29 PM · Documentation

Wed, May 11

Thomas Dinges (dingto) updated subscribers of D14917: Fix compiler warnings.

@Brecht Van Lommel (brecht) Hey, can you please check on this small patch?

Wed, May 11, 3:12 PM
Thomas Dinges (dingto) added a comment to T97737: GPU Subdivision: Crash after opening particular files.

Download the latest 3.2 Beta or 3.3 Alpha build from https://builder.blender.org/download/daily/ it will have the fix.

Wed, May 11, 9:01 AM · EEVEE & Viewport, Platforms, Builds, Tests & Devices, BF Blender

Tue, May 10

Thomas Dinges (dingto) merged task T98017: blender mac 3.1.2 always crashed !!!!! into T98002: cmd+z crash.
Tue, May 10, 3:53 PM · BF Blender
Thomas Dinges (dingto) merged T98017: blender mac 3.1.2 always crashed !!!!! into T98002: cmd+z crash.
Tue, May 10, 3:53 PM · BF Blender
Thomas Dinges (dingto) changed the status of T98017: blender mac 3.1.2 always crashed !!!!! from Needs Triage to Needs Information from User.

Please provide clear steps on how to reproduce this issue. Does it happen with the default cube scene or only with a special file? Also can you please test with Blender 3.2 Beta from https://builder.blender.org/download/daily/

Tue, May 10, 3:52 PM · BF Blender
Thomas Dinges (dingto) added a comment to T97997: Crash while rendering image textures on Cycles using the AMD Radeon RX 6600m graphics card.

Cannot confirm this with latest master, it renders fine with the GPU.

Tue, May 10, 3:37 PM · BF Blender

Mon, May 9

Thomas Dinges (dingto) updated Kevin Curry (kevin.curry).
Mon, May 9, 3:32 PM

Fri, May 6

Thomas Dinges (dingto) added a comment to T97889: Policy: commit message guidelines (subject line).

+1 to the proposal, 50 characters often are not enough for a meaningful message.

Fri, May 6, 12:02 PM · BF Blender

Thu, May 5

Thomas Dinges (dingto) added a comment to T97849: Blender 3.2 gpu shader overlay crash.

Can you re-test with a newer Blender build?

Thu, May 5, 2:59 PM · BF Blender
Thomas Dinges (dingto) added a project to T97775: Black and white pixels appearing in render and viewport when rendering with HIP in Cycles (Blender 3.1.2): Render & Cycles.
Thu, May 5, 2:54 PM · Render & Cycles, BF Blender
Thomas Dinges (dingto) changed the status of T97775: Black and white pixels appearing in render and viewport when rendering with HIP in Cycles (Blender 3.1.2) from Needs Information from User to Confirmed.
Thu, May 5, 2:54 PM · Render & Cycles, BF Blender
Thomas Dinges (dingto) added a comment to T97775: Black and white pixels appearing in render and viewport when rendering with HIP in Cycles (Blender 3.1.2).

I cannot confirm it with latest master, but seems the file is missing the environment texture? Does it happen without the texture too for you?

Thu, May 5, 2:49 PM · Render & Cycles, BF Blender
Thomas Dinges (dingto) added a comment to D14850: Add alt tags to images on https://www.blender.org/download/.

Looks reasonable to me, but will leave the decision to Pablo as part of the website team.

Thu, May 5, 12:16 PM · Infrastructure: Blender.Org
Thomas Dinges (dingto) removed a reviewer for D14848: Add alt tags to images on blender.org/community: Thomas Dinges (dingto).

I am not maintaining the web code and therefore cannot review this. Best to check with Pablo.

Thu, May 5, 12:05 PM · Infrastructure: Blender.Org
Thomas Dinges (dingto) closed T97871: No experimental options since the beta has been released as Archived.

Thanks for your report. This is intended behaviour though, the Experimental options are only visible in "Alpha" builds.

Thu, May 5, 9:43 AM · BF Blender

Wed, May 4

Thomas Dinges (dingto) added a comment to T97864: Subdivide Problem.

Also please note, that this is a bug tracker. Looking at your previously reported issues, a user support forum may be the more proper fit?

Wed, May 4, 10:24 PM · BF Blender
Thomas Dinges (dingto) closed T97864: Subdivide Problem as Archived.

This report does not contain all the requested information, which is required for us to investigate the issue.

Wed, May 4, 10:23 PM · BF Blender
Thomas Dinges (dingto) closed T97832: Test report to test my Python parser as Archived.

Works :)

Wed, May 4, 9:59 AM · Render & Cycles, BF Blender
Thomas Dinges (dingto) added a project to T97832: Test report to test my Python parser: Render & Cycles.
Wed, May 4, 9:29 AM · Render & Cycles, BF Blender
Thomas Dinges (dingto) triaged T97832: Test report to test my Python parser as Unbreak Now! priority.
Wed, May 4, 9:28 AM · Render & Cycles, BF Blender
Thomas Dinges (dingto) created T97832: Test report to test my Python parser.
Wed, May 4, 9:28 AM · Render & Cycles, BF Blender
Thomas Dinges (dingto) added a comment to D14765: Switch viewport shading for color tools in solid mode.

Fine for me to land in Blender 3.2.

Wed, May 4, 9:01 AM · Sculpt, Paint & Texture

Tue, May 3

Thomas Dinges (dingto) added a comment to D13533: Adding Manifold Next Event Estimation Sampling Technique.

@Vyacheslav (hitrpr) Please submit a bug report instead. This task has been closed. Thanks. :)

Tue, May 3, 8:40 PM
Thomas Dinges (dingto) reopened T97545: EEVEE Viewport Shading crash (3.2.0 Alpha) as "Needs Information from Developers".

The branching was done a day later, so the commit is part of Blender 3.2. As the error is still there guess this needs to be re-opened.

Tue, May 3, 10:35 AM · EEVEE & Viewport, BF Blender
Thomas Dinges (dingto) added a comment to T97788: Update Blender.org Images to next-gen .

Might be worth to skip webp and go avif immediately, when considering to improve this. https://caniuse.com/avif

Tue, May 3, 8:21 AM · Infrastructure: Blender.Org

Mon, May 2

Thomas Dinges (dingto) edited Description on BF Blender (3.3).
Mon, May 2, 5:39 PM
Thomas Dinges (dingto) edited Description on BF Blender (3.4).
Mon, May 2, 11:51 AM
Thomas Dinges (dingto) created BF Blender (3.4).
Mon, May 2, 11:51 AM
Thomas Dinges (dingto) edited Description on BF Blender (3.3).
Mon, May 2, 11:41 AM
Thomas Dinges (dingto) edited Description on BF Blender (3.3).
Mon, May 2, 11:33 AM
Thomas Dinges (dingto) added a reverting change for rBd1cbfc81bb90: Blender 3.2 splashscreen: rB951fae35787e: Revert "Blender 3.2 splashscreen".
Mon, May 2, 11:11 AM
Thomas Dinges (dingto) committed rB951fae35787e: Revert "Blender 3.2 splashscreen" (authored by Thomas Dinges (dingto)).
Revert "Blender 3.2 splashscreen"
Mon, May 2, 11:11 AM
Thomas Dinges (dingto) committed rB0c80a0acd87c: Merge branch 'blender-v3.2-release' (authored by Thomas Dinges (dingto)).
Merge branch 'blender-v3.2-release'
Mon, May 2, 11:11 AM
Thomas Dinges (dingto) committed rB4f3b56250686: Revert "Blender 3.2 - Beta" (authored by Thomas Dinges (dingto)).
Revert "Blender 3.2 - Beta"
Mon, May 2, 11:11 AM
Thomas Dinges (dingto) added a reverting change for rBda46ed9116cd: Blender 3.2 - Beta: rB4f3b56250686: Revert "Blender 3.2 - Beta".
Mon, May 2, 11:11 AM
Thomas Dinges (dingto) committed rBd1cbfc81bb90: Blender 3.2 splashscreen (authored by Thomas Dinges (dingto)).
Blender 3.2 splashscreen
Mon, May 2, 10:58 AM
Thomas Dinges (dingto) committed rBda46ed9116cd: Blender 3.2 - Beta (authored by Thomas Dinges (dingto)).
Blender 3.2 - Beta
Mon, May 2, 10:58 AM
Thomas Dinges (dingto) committed rB46b32c9d7b42: Blender 3.3 bcon1 - alpha (authored by Thomas Dinges (dingto)).
Blender 3.3 bcon1 - alpha
Mon, May 2, 10:29 AM
Thomas Dinges (dingto) committed rBM9237: Bump blender_version to 3.3 for trunk.
Bump blender_version to 3.3 for trunk
Mon, May 2, 10:24 AM
Thomas Dinges (dingto) created P2915 (An Untitled Masterwork).
Mon, May 2, 10:04 AM

Sat, Apr 30

Thomas Dinges (dingto) closed T97740: no funciona blender kit as Archived.

Please report bugs for Blenderkit upstream, it's not bundled with Blender anymore.

Sat, Apr 30, 8:28 PM · Add-ons (Community)

Fri, Apr 29

Thomas Dinges (dingto) renamed T97699: code.blender.org is not displayed correctly from smartphones from the blog of blender developers is not displayed correctly from smartphones to code.blender.org is not displayed correctly from smartphones.
Fri, Apr 29, 4:30 PM · Infrastructure: Websites
Thomas Dinges (dingto) added a comment to T97707: Driver Crash.

It's already closed, no worries.

Fri, Apr 29, 4:14 PM · BF Blender
Thomas Dinges (dingto) added a comment to T97707: Driver Crash.

Thanks for the report. This GPU is below the minimum requirements for Blender, so there is no longer support for it. https://www.blender.org/download/requirements/

Fri, Apr 29, 4:12 PM · BF Blender
Thomas Dinges (dingto) closed T97705: Вылетает Blender. as Archived.

Thanks for the report. Unfortunately your GPU isn't supported anymore, only GCN architecture and above is supported. https://www.blender.org/download/requirements/

Fri, Apr 29, 4:00 PM · BF Blender
Thomas Dinges (dingto) triaged T97686: Regression: Freeze when switching to material preview or render view as High priority.
Fri, Apr 29, 3:29 PM · EEVEE & Viewport, BF Blender
Thomas Dinges (dingto) merged T97703: Clicking on the shading workspace causes Blender to become unresponsive into T97686: Regression: Freeze when switching to material preview or render view.
Fri, Apr 29, 3:29 PM · EEVEE & Viewport, BF Blender
Thomas Dinges (dingto) merged task T97703: Clicking on the shading workspace causes Blender to become unresponsive into T97686: Regression: Freeze when switching to material preview or render view.
Fri, Apr 29, 3:29 PM · BF Blender
Thomas Dinges (dingto) renamed T97686: Regression: Freeze when switching to material preview or render view from eevee freeze without having material on startup file to EEVEE freeze without having material on startup file.
Fri, Apr 29, 3:29 PM · EEVEE & Viewport, BF Blender
Thomas Dinges (dingto) updated subscribers of T97686: Regression: Freeze when switching to material preview or render view.

@Clément Foucault (fclem) Hey, can you please check on this?

Fri, Apr 29, 3:19 PM · EEVEE & Viewport, BF Blender
Thomas Dinges (dingto) merged task T97704: Any Startup Blend without the factory Default Cube freezes upon entering Material Preview into T97686: Regression: Freeze when switching to material preview or render view.
Fri, Apr 29, 3:18 PM · EEVEE & Viewport, BF Blender
Thomas Dinges (dingto) merged T97704: Any Startup Blend without the factory Default Cube freezes upon entering Material Preview into T97686: Regression: Freeze when switching to material preview or render view.
Fri, Apr 29, 3:17 PM · EEVEE & Viewport, BF Blender
Thomas Dinges (dingto) changed the status of T97686: Regression: Freeze when switching to material preview or render view from Needs Information from User to Confirmed.
Fri, Apr 29, 3:17 PM · EEVEE & Viewport, BF Blender
Thomas Dinges (dingto) added a comment to T97702: Crash loading demo flat-archiviz with 3.2 Alpha.

Cannot confirm this. Both opening the file and rendering with CPU or GPU works fine here on MacOS (M1 Max) with latest master.

Fri, Apr 29, 2:42 PM · BF Blender
Thomas Dinges (dingto) changed the status of T97704: Any Startup Blend without the factory Default Cube freezes upon entering Material Preview from Needs Triage to Confirmed.

Can confirm this on MacOS with latest master.

Fri, Apr 29, 2:33 PM · EEVEE & Viewport, BF Blender
Thomas Dinges (dingto) committed rB62eb190d4e4e: Cleanup: Remove old filter property. (authored by Thomas Dinges (dingto)).
Cleanup: Remove old filter property.
Fri, Apr 29, 10:37 AM

Thu, Apr 28

Thomas Dinges (dingto) changed the status of T97684: UI black zones when splitting and joining regions from Needs Triage to Needs Information from User.

Can you please test with Blender 3.1.2 and 3.2 Alpha and check if this happens there as well?

Thu, Apr 28, 5:55 PM · BF Blender
Thomas Dinges (dingto) closed T97681: Last version of Blender 3.2.0 Alpha Intel doesn't open on macos 10.13.6 as Resolved.

Thanks for the report, the issue should be fixed in a later build. rB0539208f971fbb271010d6d6a40cb77bef51456b

Thu, Apr 28, 4:44 PM · BF Blender
Thomas Dinges (dingto) added a comment to rB0539208f971f: Fix T97666: Blender not starting on macOS 10.14 after library upgrade.

Yes it will be in the next master build already.

Thu, Apr 28, 4:43 PM
Thomas Dinges (dingto) edited Description on BF Blender (3.2).
Thu, Apr 28, 4:39 PM
Thomas Dinges (dingto) added a comment to T97092: LightGroups & big render resolution results in Hardware failure & macOS crash incl. reboot.

That's probably why it works for me then, as I have 64 GB of unified memory, which the M1 Max GPU is using for rendering.

Thu, Apr 28, 4:09 PM · Render & Cycles, BF Blender
Thomas Dinges (dingto) closed T97676: Mac OS X, M1 Max: Fonts library does not show (fully) as Archived.

Great to hear that it works for you now. I will close this report then.

Thu, Apr 28, 4:03 PM · BF Blender
Thomas Dinges (dingto) added a comment to T97092: LightGroups & big render resolution results in Hardware failure & macOS crash incl. reboot.

Since Germano could reproduce the crash on M1 and I cannot do this on now I reported it here, as it might have been fixed in this config by now. Narrowing things down and also test on other configs can still help, no need to dismiss other peoples efforts to help here. ;)

Thu, Apr 28, 3:43 PM · Render & Cycles, BF Blender
Thomas Dinges (dingto) added a comment to T97676: Mac OS X, M1 Max: Fonts library does not show (fully).

Can you please check if the issue is fixed for you with Blender 3.2 Alpha? https://builder.blender.org/download/daily/

Thu, Apr 28, 3:33 PM · BF Blender
Thomas Dinges (dingto) added a comment to T97092: LightGroups & big render resolution results in Hardware failure & macOS crash incl. reboot.

I cannot confirm the crash here with the untitled.blend from the report.
Rendered with 50% and 100% and Metal GPU.

Thu, Apr 28, 3:10 PM · Render & Cycles, BF Blender
Thomas Dinges (dingto) added a comment to T97124: Regression: Area lights. Size manipulators lost (WIN+NVidia).

@Vyacheslav (hitrpr) Your info mentions NVIDIA driver 472.12. Can you please check with a newer driver please, just to be sure?

Thu, Apr 28, 2:56 PM · User Interface, BF Blender
Thomas Dinges (dingto) added a comment to T97629: Blender is killed on rendering its 3.1 splash logo.

Which GPU are you using exactly?

Thu, Apr 28, 2:44 PM · Platform: Linux, BF Blender
Thomas Dinges (dingto) changed the status of T97676: Mac OS X, M1 Max: Fonts library does not show (fully) from Needs Triage to Needs Information from User.
Thu, Apr 28, 2:34 PM · BF Blender
Thomas Dinges (dingto) added a comment to T97676: Mac OS X, M1 Max: Fonts library does not show (fully).

I cannot confirm this here, I see about 70 fonts inside my /System/Library/Fonts/ folder inside of Blender, and that matches the ones I see in Finder. Which Blender build are you actually using?

Thu, Apr 28, 2:34 PM · BF Blender
Thomas Dinges (dingto) committed rB37ede15e639c: Blender 3.2 Beta - Subversion bump (authored by Thomas Dinges (dingto)).
Blender 3.2 Beta - Subversion bump
Thu, Apr 28, 11:41 AM
Thomas Dinges (dingto) added a comment to T97666: 3.2.0 alpha won't start on macOS Mojave since 2022-04-19 build.

It will be fixed in the next 3.2.0 daily build. :)

Thu, Apr 28, 10:40 AM · Platform: macOS, BF Blender

Apr 27 2022

Thomas Dinges (dingto) added a project to T97666: 3.2.0 alpha won't start on macOS Mojave since 2022-04-19 build: Platform: macOS.

Maybe related to recent library updates, tagging the Mac module.

Apr 27 2022, 11:36 PM · Platform: macOS, BF Blender
Thomas Dinges (dingto) updated subscribers of T97651: Cycles render/preview crashes at capture_fp_settings(libtbb) on Linux.

Hi Xavier, I didn't mean to dismiss your issue, but the policy of this tracker is that it's for official Blender versions only. I am tagging @Brecht Van Lommel (brecht) here though, maybe he has a clue.

Apr 27 2022, 11:33 PM · BF Blender
Thomas Dinges (dingto) removed 1 blocking reviewer(s) for D14776: Ensuring setting the BSDF evals and pdfs to zero on invalid samples: Sergey Sharybin (sergey).
Apr 27 2022, 3:33 PM
Thomas Dinges (dingto) added a comment to T97649: Crashes in Eevee Rendered Mode.

Maybe the same as T97545

Apr 27 2022, 2:43 PM · BF Blender
Thomas Dinges (dingto) closed T97651: Cycles render/preview crashes at capture_fp_settings(libtbb) on Linux as Archived.

Hi, thanks for the report. We can only give support for official builds from blender.org though.

Apr 27 2022, 2:38 PM · BF Blender

Apr 26 2022

Thomas Dinges (dingto) changed the status of T97633: Illegal address in CUDA queue copy_from_device. from Needs Triage to Needs Information from User.

Are you rendering with CUDA or Optix? Are you on the latest NVIDIA driver?

Apr 26 2022, 8:40 PM · BF Blender
Thomas Dinges (dingto) changed the status of T97542: Regression: Hair Particles Freeze Entire MacOS! from Needs Triage to Confirmed.

Changing to Confirmed, since there are two reports now on this.

Apr 26 2022, 5:31 PM · Platform: macOS, BF Blender
Thomas Dinges (dingto) merged T97630: Hair particles instantly crash Blender 3.1.2 on macOS-11.6.5-x86_64-i386-64bit into T97542: Regression: Hair Particles Freeze Entire MacOS!.
Apr 26 2022, 5:30 PM · Platform: macOS, BF Blender
Thomas Dinges (dingto) merged task T97630: Hair particles instantly crash Blender 3.1.2 on macOS-11.6.5-x86_64-i386-64bit into T97542: Regression: Hair Particles Freeze Entire MacOS!.
Apr 26 2022, 5:30 PM · BF Blender