Witold Jaworski released an updated version of his free book about coding add-ons for Blender, bringing it up to date with Blender 2.80. According to the the author "the book contains a practical introduction to the Blender Python API. It describes the process of writing a new add-on. I discuss in detail every phase of the implementation, showing not only the tools, but also explaining the methods that I use. " Download it from Witold's website.
Tech & Research
Disney Research has published a new paper that describes a technique to improve the control of interpolations in animation by allowing for the viewport manipulation of positions and orientations over time and extending inverse kinematics without adding new keyframes. It works with existing animation curves and therefore integrates with existing pipelines. Watch a demo on YouTube and read the paper on Disney's research website.
Tutorials - 3DS Max
iToo Software has released a two-part tutorial that demonstrates how to combine the 3ds Max plugins Forest Pack and RailClone to create raised flower beds. Find out more on the iToo Software website.