good news everyone! as you all know, you can now make paint brushes that float when dropped, which then become platforms! the difference is that you can now carry them like a normal person and not a complete moron thanks to real time parenting!
(If you know who i am parodying and the paint brush reference, you are as nerdy as i am. this is not a good thing.)
Please can someone tell me how to apply patches into blender? I’ve never gotten an answer of how to do it or if it’s even possible. Can someone give me a plain Black and White answer??
Appying a patch is not a simple thing: you need first to get a C/C++ compilation environment. If you are under Windows, you need Visual Studio 2003 from Microsoft. You also need to get and install the two utilities SVN & patch. Then follow the instructions in blender.org to get an anonymous SVN image of blender source, apply the patch and compile. If everything is fine, you get a version of Blender that contains the patch.
Note that a patch may be buggy, that’s why it needs to be reviewed and comitted by developpers like me.
As you can see, applying a patch is not simple and is rather a C/C++ programmers thing.
The recommended way is to wait until the patch is comitted to SVN and get the next nightly build of Blender: every night, an automatic process gets the latest source code from SVN and compiles it. I don’t exactly where you can get that and if all the operating systems are available but in principle it’s the easiest way to get Blender with the latest patch included.