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Up to 900x Performance Improvement for Grease Pencil


I'm often accused of being superlative when it comes to Blender's development and new features, but I feel that I can let loose when describing this latest massive performance improvement courtesy of previous GSoC participant and frequent Blender contributor Falk David, and is co-authored by Yann Lanthony.

While the patch in question is still being reviewed, early tests in the patch build showed incredible performance improvements, sometimes reaching the 900 times mark!

Drawing strokes (average of 10) Changing layer opacity (average of 10) Sculpting strokes (push brush, 100 strokes)
master (2022-02-02) 1.1201844 s 1.1050539 s 0.8 - 1.1 fps
patch 0.0013894 s (~ x800) 0.0012322 s (~ x900) 20 - 24 fps


Get your hands on this patch via the custom branch build on the link below:

About the Author

Mario Hawat

Mario Hawat is a Lebanese 3D artist, writer, and musician currently based in Paris. He is a generalist with a special focus on environments, procedural and generative artworks. Open to freelance work.


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