What happened to GSOC2018 vdb Branch

Does anyone know what the status or what’s happening with the GSOC 2018 Volume branch?

https://developer.blender.org/diffusion/B/browse/soc-2018-cycles-volumes/

https://wiki.blender.org/wiki/User:Gskchua/GSoC2018/Final_Report

Having the ability to import vdbs would be awesome for getting external simulated smoke into blender. It would also be great to get motion blur on changing topology alembic files.

2 Likes

I would love to know this as well—VDB import and volume motion blur would both be fantastic!

1 Like

Thank you for sharing, Stefan’s talk was super helpful!

1 Like

Was there any update on vdb import?
The renderweekly challenge this week had to do with using vdbs in renders. It is sponsored by Keyshot and I found it ironic that the download page included vdb files generated from Blender and yet there is no way for Blender to open up a file it created. Am I misunderstanding something?
https://www.renderweekly.com/downloads
Capture from the vdb catalog


VDBs here: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/247x29f1ft0jurr/AAAWuQVGKmT3mcsPgqsFJpOoa?dl=0

2 Likes

Brecht is working on it, you can see the task here https://developer.blender.org/T73201

we have a thread talking about the new object types

1 Like