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Blender Developers Meeting Notes: April 19, 2021



  • Ankit Meel is receiving a development grant to help with bug triaging.



No module activity reported this week.


No project activity reported this week.

New Features and Changes

Video Sequence Editor

  • Adjust default proxy settings (commit ) (Richard Antalik)

Spreadsheet Editor

  • Breadcrumbs and node pinning (commit ) (Jacques Lucke)
  • Rename Point to Vertex for meshes in the spreadsheet (commit ) (Jacques Lucke)

Geometry Nodes

  • Add domain and data type to attribute search (commit ) (Hans Goudey)
  • Realize instances when applying node modifiers (commit ) (Hans Goudey)
  • Improve speed of implicit attribute conversions (commit ) (Jacques Lucke)
  • Automatically convert data types when writing to builtin attributes (commit )
  • Add custom tooltips for group input properties (commit ) (Fabian Schempp)


  • Snap to cage geometry in the measure tool (commit ) (Germano Cavalcante)

User Interface

  • Add a workspace for geometry nodes in the default startup file (commit ) (Hans Goudey)
  • Improve feedback when adding node fails (e.g. on drag & drop) (commit ) (Julian Eisel)
  • Remove (revert) the camera lock gizmo button (commit ) (Harley Acheson)
  • Various naming tweaks (commit , commit ) (Hans Goudey, Aaron Carlisle)


  • Enable transfer mode functionality for switching objects in Sculpt Mode (commit ) (Pablo Dobarro)
  • Update menu entries for new Expand operator (commit ) (Pablo Dobarro)

Grease Pencil

  • Invert color offsetting for Single and Object mode (commit ) (Antonio Vazquez)

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