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Blender Developers Meeting Notes: 18 July 2022

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Announcements

Modules & Projects

New Features and Changes

Cycles

  • Add presets to the Performance panel (commit ) (Brecht Van Lommel)
  • Performance improvements
    • Update Embree library, improving performance on ARM CPUs (commit ) (Brecht Van Lommel)
    • Create optimized specialized intersection kernels on Apple Silicon (commit ) (Jason Fielder, Morteza Mostajabodaveh, Michael Jones)
    • Improve cache usage by chunking local active indices for GPU devices (commit, commit ) (Michael Jones, Brecht Van Lommel)
    • Make non-compact BVH the default for Embree (commit ) (Xavier Hallade)

Render

  • Add camera depth of field support for armature bone targets (commit ) (Damien Picard)
  • Improve render border operator in image editor (commit ) (Brecht Van Lommel)

User Interface

  • Tweak layout of File Browser Preferences (commit ) (Julian Eisel)
  • Timeline: Make marker delete confirmation depending on key used (commit ) (RedMser)
  • Improve Tool tip for Add-on search (commit ) (Gaia Clary)

UV Editor

  • Select partially intersecting edges in box and lasso selection operators (commit ) (Siddhartha Jejurkar)

Python API

  • Expose option for fallback tools keymap in GizmoGroup type (commit) (jon denning)
  • Expose snap options in transform operators (commit) (jon denning)
  • Context
    • Add an active_action property that returns a single action. (commit) (Alexander Gavrilov)
    • Implement indexing for list properties in path_resolve. (commit) (Alexander Gavrilov)

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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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