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Blender Developers Meeting Notes: 08 August 2022


Notes for weekly communication of ongoing projects and modules.


  • Blender 3.2.2  has been released, fixing 26 bugs since 3.2.1.
  • Blender 2.93.10 LTS  has been released, fixing 9 bugs since 2.93.9.

Modules & Projects

New Features and Changes


  • Depth of field
    • Use random sampling in slight focus gather (commit ) (Clément Foucault)
    • Improve image stability (commit ) (Clément Foucault)
    • Improve Temporal stability (commit ) (Clément Foucault)
    • Make slight focus max coc more accurate (commit ) (Clément Foucault)
    • Port implementation to compute shader (commit ) (Clément Foucault)
  • Expose Motion blur shutter curve in render panel (commit ) (Clément Foucault)


  • USD
    • Handle material purpose on import (commit) (Michael Kowalski)
    • Import UDIM textures from USD (commit ) (Michael Kowalski)
  • Grease Pencil SVG
    • Allow import of several SVG files at a time (commit ) (Antonio Vazquez)

User Interface

  • Outliner
    • Use UI names and grouping for library overrides properties (commit ) (Julian Eisel)
  • Image Editor
    • Display image GPU layout in image info UI template (commit ) (Angus Stanton)
  • Node editor
    • Disable link drag search for deprecated nodes (commit ) (Hans Goudey)
    • Remove node after link drag search cancel (commit ) (Hans Goudey)
  • Improve circle drawing of cursor for UV sculpting (commit ) (Chris Blackbourn)
  • Make several parts of the UI translatable (commit ) (Damien Picard)


  • Support gradient color mode in sculpt paint brush (commit ) (Ramil Roosileht)

Geomety Nodes

  • Performance improvements
    • Speed up mixing attribute values in several places (commit ) (Iliay Katueshenock)
    • Speed up reading attribute with different type (commit ) (Hans Goudey)


  • Surfaces
  • Enhanced edit mode extrude tool for NURBS (commit ) (Laurynas Duburas)
  • Line Art
    • Usability improvement for “Enclosed Shapes” (commit ) (YimingWu)

Python API

  • Add more useful information when attempting to pass incorrect attributes to GPUVertBuf.attr_fill (commit ) (Colin Basnett)

Weekly Reports

Google Summer of Code

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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