This version is meant to be the “official” stable version for Blender 2.80 after it is officially released.
- GUI change
This version shows the evolution of the GUI that has changed since the original 1.6.1 version.
Icons have been added everywhere now!
- Improved Face Rig
The Face Rig has been updated now, with a new FACS capable Rig
- Tongue Shader
Now you can edit the skin complexion without changing the color of the tongue.
- Improved Eye and Iris Shaders
This was a very late addition to MB-Lab 1.7.5 but looks fantastic compared to the previous versions
- Animation BVH Files
These are “raw” BVH files of some basic animations such as walking, running, jumping etc…
- BVH Bone Config
Save and load config files to adjust bones after importing BVH animation files.
Shaders for this version have been re-worked from the ground up to try to achieve a realistic look as much as possible.
The skin shader has dropped the Principled BSDF node in favor of a new custom node network.
Procedural veins have been added. The visibility of the veins are controlled by a slider in the skin editor.
The eyes have become completely procedural in this version, which allows a greater range of color for the iris than before.
Eye vein visiblity is controlled with a slider.
The lighting setup has been changed to a three point arrangment using Area lights now.
This version is the addition of the Auto Updater.
This will allow users to update to new versions of MB-Lab without having to go to Github or reclone manually.
The updater can auto check at a user defined set interval.
The updater also can make backups of MB-Lab so if by chance a buggy version is released, this can revert back to working version.
The only downside is that the updater works from version 1.7.3 onward so it is not possible to revert back to previous versions, so this makes it a pretty important update as well.