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We have a blocking issue preventing us from upgrading to Blender 2.8:

Using parent_type = ARMATURE (instead of the modifier) seems to not deform the mesh in the viewport.

It works fine in renders though.

Changing the parent_type to object and using the Armature modifier solves the issue. However, our custom exporter heavily relies on and only supports the parent_type version. So if there's a way to enable the deform preview in the viewport it would safe us a lot of work. Maybe the issue is even a bug?

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  • $\begingroup$ It seems that obj.data.update() updates... $\endgroup$ – lemon Aug 31 '19 at 14:01
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    $\begingroup$ thanks, I will forward you insight to the bug report: developer.blender.org/T69326 $\endgroup$ – Michael Nischt Sep 2 '19 at 19:50

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