I'm sure you've heard all the hype around Blender 2.80, but where has BFA gone with all that?
Well they have managed to merge and continue work.. best feature set from the fun in Blender (winning Annie awards and everything) mixed with a decent more logical UI of bforartists.
So.. the UI and workflow is manageable. With free add-ons like sverchok and animation nodes, Things feel like they are shaping up again... And it's nice to have iconology, an easier discoverability included, and a more streamlined workflow defaults built in with this fork.
So here is the lead Dev's (he's a German) note on the alpha:
It’s been a while since our last release. But now we are back at the track. Here comes the first alpha release for Bforartists 2. For those who doesn't know yet: Bforartists is a fork of the popluar open source 3d software Blender. With the goal to deliver a better graphical UI and a better usability.
This Bforartists 2 alpha 0.1.0 release is the first release in the Bforartists 2 development cycle. Many thanks to the team.
The binary downloads can as usual also be found in the download section of the official webpage. Note that there will be no 32 Bit Windows version anymore. https://www.bforartists.de/content/download
The sourcecode can be found at Github. https://github.com/Bforartists/Bforarti ... /tag/0.1.0
And the release note can be found here: https://www.bforartists.de/wiki/bforart ... senotev010
The focus of this release was to merge of Blender 2.80 code into Bforartists and get everything working again. Means we have started to get everything back into the state where Bforartists 1 already was. Icons everywhere, readding the toolbar, readding our (still) better readable standard theme and our keymap, reorganized menus, removed double menu entries, and so on. Some of the issues are still from Bforartists 1. But were done after the official Bforartists 1 release. All in all we have over 200 fixed issues in this release. Plus the merge, which already carried quite a few things from Bforartist 1 into Bforartists 2. Oh, and we have colored icons, not monochrome! The ones that made it into Bforartists 2 will vanish in the near future.
It’s of course ways not finished. It is the first alpha release, in the middle of the consolidation process. And Blender 2.8 is also still in development. and brings changes with every new release. So don’t expect things to work flawless. But it is in a useful state again. Have Fun with it