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Blender 2.72 Feature – Pie Menus.

Posted by Aidy Burrows on Aug 12, 2014

Hot off the press at the time of writing is the new pie menu functionality that has been added to the main version of Blender.

Don’t panic!! If you really don’t like them, you’re safe, this is an addon and it’s not on by default so you can rest easy.

However, let’s say you’re a little peckish and you do find yourself tempted to take a little nibble at the pie then launch your user preferences, head over to the addons tab, and type ‘pie’ in the search filter. Enable the checkbox and go crazy gesturing your way through tools, views and settings.

For a pretty full take on it check out the video to see what’s cookin’.

It’s early days and I’m sure they’ll be a ton of feedback, in fact see some more links below for further details with what people are doing with this already.

Here we have an awesomely useful video demonstration from Sebastian König on scripting your very own custom pies. Many thanks to Sebastian for letting us CG Masterify him here! 🙂

What do you think of the feature? Think it has potential to enter your workflow?

– Aidy

Download a Blender Daily Build Here

Blender 2.72 Release Notes

Options for Creating Your Own Pie Menus