Another day, another massive performance improvement patch gets committed to the upcoming Blender 3.0 release, which is shaping up to have a sizeable performance boost across the board on top of the showstopper new features planned.
— At Mind (@atmind) September 10, 2021
This latest update deals with keyframe drawing performance, which while might seem innocuous, can actually have a severe performance impact on big production scenes displaying lots of keyframed animation. The patch enables the multithreaded building of keys that need to be drawn and resulted in a massive 4X increase on developer Jeroen Bakker's machine. The speedup is immediately noticeable in the video above.
The patch has already landed in master, download the latest Blender daily build from the link below to experience it!