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Description

This project collects relatively easy tasks for new developers to get involved. The tasks for this project are all features that we would accept in Blender releases.

How to Start

  • Browse Quick Hacks to find one.
  • When you want to start working on a task, you can comment on the task to ask for more information if needed.
  • When you have a patch ready, you may assign the task to yourself and submit the diff to get it reviewed.

Please: Verify that there isn't already a patch for the task by somebody else. If that's the case, it'll usually be mentioned in a comment or the task has a (open) differential revision assigned (those are usually listed in the task details, like in T45230)

You may also want to look at the Todo wiki page.

Adding Tasks

Quick Hacks can be added by developers and module team members for functionality that they would accept in Blender. This is not a wish list to suggest features.

Projects must be...

  • Easy enough for an experienced developer to do in a short time (about 30min - 2hrs).
  • Real projects (not simply exercises or janitor work).
  • Acceptable to be added into Blenders code-base without discussion on controversial topics.

Recent Activity

Today

Brecht Van Lommel (brecht) added a reviewer for D4385: Jumping from first to last item for UI_BTYPE_SEARCH_MENU.: Brecht Van Lommel (brecht).
Tue, May 21, 6:34 PM · Quick Hacks
Brecht Van Lommel (brecht) closed T40085: Outliner Toggle inverts (improved behavior) as Archived.

Archiving since this is no longer relevant in the 2.8 outliner.

Tue, May 21, 3:59 PM · BF Blender, Quick Hacks

Wed, May 15

Brecht Van Lommel (brecht) closed T37953: Separate sun lamp size as angular diameter as Resolved.
Wed, May 15, 4:25 PM · Rendering, BF Blender, Cycles, Quick Hacks

Tue, May 7

matc (matc) added a comment to T47437: 'Select Similar' for the UV Editor.

Keymaps appear to be in release/scripts/presets/keyconfig/keymap_data/.

Tue, May 7, 11:43 PM · Quick Hacks
Tim Stullich (tstullich) added a revision to T37953: Separate sun lamp size as angular diameter: D4819: Sun angle to angular diameter.
Tue, May 7, 4:29 PM · Rendering, BF Blender, Cycles, Quick Hacks
Habib Gahbiche (zazizizou) removed a watcher for Quick Hacks: Habib Gahbiche (zazizizou).
Tue, May 7, 6:29 AM
Campbell Barton (campbellbarton) closed T47435: Deformation Axis option for simple deform modifier as Resolved.
Tue, May 7, 1:30 AM · Quick Hacks
Campbell Barton (campbellbarton) closed T53799: Snap to second while scrubbing the frame in the timeline as Resolved.
Tue, May 7, 1:30 AM · Quick Hacks

Mon, May 6

Kalyan (coder.kalyan) added a comment to T47437: 'Select Similar' for the UV Editor.

@matc (matc) Thanks for the diff, I'll take a look at it when I have time and try to implement this task.

Mon, May 6, 9:01 PM · Quick Hacks
Matthew (Loading_M_) claimed T47169: Improve Curve extrude.

I have created and tested a patch that implements the requested functionality.

Mon, May 6, 8:35 PM · Quick Hacks
Matthew (Loading_M_) added a revision to T47169: Improve Curve extrude: D4812: Curve extrude operator.
Mon, May 6, 8:32 PM · Quick Hacks
Campbell Barton (campbellbarton) added a comment to T47169: Improve Curve extrude.

Tested on a bezier curve and this is still duplicating points.

Mon, May 6, 6:26 AM · Quick Hacks

Sun, May 5

Tim Stullich (tstullich) added a revision to T37953: Separate sun lamp size as angular diameter: D4800: Sun angle to angular diameter.
Sun, May 5, 3:12 PM · Rendering, BF Blender, Cycles, Quick Hacks

Fri, May 3

matc (matc) added a comment to T47437: 'Select Similar' for the UV Editor.

I had worked on this a couple of weeks ago. I updated my version to current master (D4792).

Fri, May 3, 6:32 PM · Quick Hacks
matc (matc) created D4792: Select Similar UV Faces.
Fri, May 3, 6:24 PM · Quick Hacks
Matthew (Loading_M_) added a comment to T47169: Improve Curve extrude.

This behavior does not appear to be present in the latest build, so I would like to take this on as an early issue. Is there anything in particular I should be aware of when working on this task.

Fri, May 3, 5:48 PM · Quick Hacks
Campbell Barton (campbellbarton) added a comment to T47437: 'Select Similar' for the UV Editor.

See https://wiki.blender.org/wiki/Developer_Intro/Advice

Fri, May 3, 3:17 AM · Quick Hacks
Kalyan (coder.kalyan) added a comment to T47437: 'Select Similar' for the UV Editor.

Cool, thanks! I have used blender for a while and know C++, but I am new to blender development - any pointers on how to do this? Mostly I am having trouble navigating the rather large codebase, so any advice would be greatly appreciated.

Fri, May 3, 3:16 AM · Quick Hacks

Thu, May 2

Campbell Barton (campbellbarton) added a comment to T47437: 'Select Similar' for the UV Editor.

Yes.

Thu, May 2, 12:45 AM · Quick Hacks

Wed, May 1

Kalyan (coder.kalyan) added a comment to T47437: 'Select Similar' for the UV Editor.

What's the status on this? Can I try it?

Wed, May 1, 11:20 PM · Quick Hacks
Kalyan (coder.kalyan) added a comment to T51087: Improve keyboard usage for spacebar search menu.
Wed, May 1, 11:05 PM · Quick Hacks, User Interface

Fri, Apr 26

Tim Stullich (tstullich) added a comment to T37953: Separate sun lamp size as angular diameter.

Sorry I have been absent from this for a while, but I am now picking things back up again. I was able to find this snippet of code in source/blender/draw/engines/eevee/shaders/lights_lib.glsl line 283:

Fri, Apr 26, 1:36 PM · Rendering, BF Blender, Cycles, Quick Hacks

Apr 13 2019

Mark Madden (mmadden1495) added a watcher for Quick Hacks: Mark Madden (mmadden1495).
Apr 13 2019, 10:30 PM
Shri Ram K.S (Shri1993) added a watcher for Quick Hacks: Shri Ram K.S (Shri1993).
Apr 13 2019, 4:56 AM

Apr 11 2019

Germano Cavalcante (mano-wii) removed a watcher for Quick Hacks: Germano Cavalcante (mano-wii).
Apr 11 2019, 6:20 PM

Apr 10 2019

Kelly Dodson (djkellyd) added a comment to T44834: Bone selection icon could be added next to Face and Vertex Selection in Weight Paint mode.

@William Reynish (billreynish) I think I developed a solution. When in Weight Paint mode, clicking the bone icon in the toolbar switches the mode to Object mode (which enables the user to add/edit bones). Likewise, clicking the Weight Paint icon in the toolbar when in Object mode switches the mode to Weight Paint mode. Should I go ahead and submit a patch for review?

Apr 10 2019, 1:28 AM · Quick Hacks, BF Blender, User Interface

Apr 2 2019

William Reynish (billreynish) added a comment to T44834: Bone selection icon could be added next to Face and Vertex Selection in Weight Paint mode.

@Kelly Dodson (djkellyd) I haven't seen a patch that adds this, so I think you can go ahead and create one.

Apr 2 2019, 8:37 PM · Quick Hacks, BF Blender, User Interface
Kelly Dodson (djkellyd) added a comment to T44834: Bone selection icon could be added next to Face and Vertex Selection in Weight Paint mode.

Hi all,

Apr 2 2019, 8:28 PM · Quick Hacks, BF Blender, User Interface

Mar 31 2019

Kalyan (coder.kalyan) added a watcher for Quick Hacks: Kalyan (coder.kalyan).
Mar 31 2019, 9:59 AM

Mar 25 2019

JOAO MARCOS MORORO COSTA (Marcos28Costa) added a watcher for Quick Hacks: JOAO MARCOS MORORO COSTA (Marcos28Costa).
Mar 25 2019, 3:50 AM

Mar 22 2019

Brecht Van Lommel (brecht) added a comment to T37953: Separate sun lamp size as angular diameter.

@Tim Stullich (tstullich), search for SUN in source/blender/draw/engines/eevee.

Mar 22 2019, 5:28 PM · Rendering, BF Blender, Cycles, Quick Hacks

Mar 21 2019

Tim Stullich (tstullich) added a comment to T37953: Separate sun lamp size as angular diameter.

@Brecht Van Lommel (brecht) I was able to work on implementing some backwards compatibility logic in version_update.py and now I need to work on integrating the above changes into Eevee, as you had mentioned. Where would I start to look into making changes for Eevee?

Mar 21 2019, 6:44 PM · Rendering, BF Blender, Cycles, Quick Hacks

Mar 20 2019

Tim Stullich (tstullich) added a comment to T37953: Separate sun lamp size as angular diameter.

@Rachit Jain (j-rachit) are you still working on this? The last comment you made was almost two months ago. If you are not working on this could you let me know and I'd be happy to take over from where you left off?

Mar 20 2019, 11:45 AM · Rendering, BF Blender, Cycles, Quick Hacks

Mar 19 2019

matc (matc) added a project to D4385: Jumping from first to last item for UI_BTYPE_SEARCH_MENU.: Quick Hacks.
Mar 19 2019, 3:46 AM · Quick Hacks

Mar 12 2019

ronald johnson (billyand) added a watcher for Quick Hacks: ronald johnson (billyand).
Mar 12 2019, 7:11 AM

Mar 3 2019

Janusch Patas (paja) added a watcher for Quick Hacks: Janusch Patas (paja).
Mar 3 2019, 7:44 PM

Feb 27 2019

Guillaume M (mathers) added a watcher for Quick Hacks: Guillaume M (mathers).
Feb 27 2019, 5:38 PM

Feb 11 2019

Skyler Stewart (SkylerStewart) added a watcher for Quick Hacks: Skyler Stewart (SkylerStewart).
Feb 11 2019, 6:15 AM

Feb 10 2019

Achal Pandey (achalpandeyy) added inline comments to D4246: T39656 Ctrl+Click for Nurbs.
Feb 10 2019, 9:03 PM · Quick Hacks
Achal Pandey (achalpandeyy) updated the diff for D4246: T39656 Ctrl+Click for Nurbs.

Just as @Brecht Van Lommel (brecht) said, modifying the ED_operator_editsurfcurve poll function affected other operators as well.

Feb 10 2019, 9:00 PM · Quick Hacks

Feb 8 2019

Tanner (devtanc) added a watcher for Quick Hacks: Tanner (devtanc).
Feb 8 2019, 7:27 AM

Feb 5 2019

Brecht Van Lommel (brecht) requested changes to D4246: T39656 Ctrl+Click for Nurbs.
Feb 5 2019, 6:22 PM · Quick Hacks

Jan 24 2019

Achal Pandey (achalpandeyy) created D4246: T39656 Ctrl+Click for Nurbs.
Jan 24 2019, 12:11 PM · Quick Hacks

Jan 10 2019

Kenn Nyström (Frozen_Death_Knight) created T60403: Pie Menu: 3D Viewport Pie Menus keep making new keybinds when activating them.
Jan 10 2019, 8:08 PM · User Interface, Addons

Jan 4 2019

Rachit Jain (j-rachit) added a comment to T37953: Separate sun lamp size as angular diameter.

Just a follow-up, I'm still working on this. I've managed to get to the point where Samarth Mediratta reached with their diff, and also managed to make the property show up in the UI. I'm looking into how to affect the size variable right now.

Jan 4 2019, 6:29 AM · Rendering, BF Blender, Cycles, Quick Hacks

Dec 24 2018

Rachit Jain (j-rachit) claimed T37953: Separate sun lamp size as angular diameter.

Since it currently seems that no one is working on this, I will try to pick it up. A lot has changed in the code since the last patch was submitted so:
I will use Samarth Mediratta's diff as a starting point and write the code wherever it lives now. I'll try to finish this over the next 10 days, and will hand this back if I am unable.

Dec 24 2018, 7:00 PM · Rendering, BF Blender, Cycles, Quick Hacks

Dec 10 2018

Julian Brunner (juls) added a comment to T47541: Mesh tool to 'unsplit' while preserving custom normals.

I have looked into this over the past few days.

Dec 10 2018, 4:56 AM · Quick Hacks

Oct 31 2018

Paweł Nikiel (ginger) added a watcher for Quick Hacks: Paweł Nikiel (ginger).
Oct 31 2018, 11:46 PM
Campbell Barton (campbellbarton) added a comment to T44834: Bone selection icon could be added next to Face and Vertex Selection in Weight Paint mode.

@Francesco Salvatore Spoto (SpotX) yes, although suggest to flip the flag, which avoids version bumping existing files, see: RNA_def_property_boolean_negative_sdna

Oct 31 2018, 10:32 PM · Quick Hacks, BF Blender, User Interface
Brecht Van Lommel (brecht) moved T44834: Bone selection icon could be added next to Face and Vertex Selection in Weight Paint mode from Icons to UI Tweaks on the User Interface board.
Oct 31 2018, 2:03 PM · Quick Hacks, BF Blender, User Interface