Barely a few weeks have passed since Campbel Barton announced in a blog post a project tackling edit mode performance and we are already seeing fantastic results:
500000 poly model in edit mode with proportional editing
Blender 2.79 : 9 fps
Blender 2.8 : 2.3 fps
Blender 2.83 : 3.4 fps
Blender 3.0 alpha : 10 fps#b3d
— KoroSan / Francois Rimasson (@F_Rimasson) June 11, 2021
Blender Veterans Francois Rimasson and Nahuel Belich have been running tests over the past few weeks testing the performance and generously sharing the results on Twitter, and the performance increase can be seen getting better on a daily basis
Blender 2.79 / 3.0 test
1.7 million poly mesh.
Edit mode with soft selection
Blender 2.79 : 3.15 fps
Blender 3.0 : 3.99 fps (+25% speed)
Freeze duration before the selected vertices move
Blender 2.79 : 48 seconds
Blender 3.0 2 seconds
— KoroSan / Francois Rimasson (@F_Rimasson) June 13, 2021
The performance regression which took place when moving to the Blender 2.8 series from the very optimized 2.79 release has been taken care of, with the new 3.0 alpha already overtaking the venerable release performance-wise.
wow, #b3d #speed up mesh editing, #blender devs are making many changes in the way that edit mesh works, this makes a nice upgrade so far and probably its not finished.
B 2.93 - 9 fps _ 8.5fps
B 3.00 - 22fps _ 18fps https://t.co/yO0mN9OLrW pic.twitter.com/4dOH52ZiYk
— Nahuel Belich (@Nahuel_Belich) June 9, 2021
The Mesh Editing Performance project is still running full steam ahead, with the few more weeks of intense developer focus remaining promising even more performance improvements for the 3.0 release!