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Blender Developers Meeting Notes: 6 February 2023



  • Falk David joins Blender as fulltime developer and coordinator for grease pencil. His focus will be on the grease pencil 3.0 project.


Modules & Projects

New Features and Changes

Geometry Nodes

  • Parallelize part of Duplicate Elements node (commit) (Jacques Lucke)
  • Add support for eye dropper for object input in modifier (commit) (Jacques Lucke)
  • Tweak menu location of sample nodes (commit) (Hans Goudey)


  • Add non-uniform scaling to spot light size (commit) (Weizhen Huang)

User Interface

  • Various improvements to 3D viewport light/circle gizmos (commit, commit, commit) (Weizhen Huang)
  • Harmonize UI for selection of axes in OBJ and Collada (commit) (Aras Pranckevicius)
  • Add modal keymap for node link drag (commit) (Erik Abrahamsson)
  • Group similar UI parameters in grease pencil offset modifier (commit) (Antonio Vazquez)
  • Improve translation of message when moving objects to collection (commit) (Damien Picard)


  • Add “Select Linked Vertices” to Weight Paint mode (commit) (Christoph Lendenfeld)
  • Add operator for adding FCurve modifiers to more menus (commit) (Christoph Lendenfeld)
  • Enable Pin Icon in the Dope Sheet (commit) (Christoph Lendenfeld)


  • Improve performance when using cached evaluated data (commit) (Hans Goudey)


  • Parallelize edit mesh to evaluated mesh conversion (commit) (Hans Goudey)


  • Don’t invert in geodesic mask expand keymap (commit) (Joseph Eagar)
  • Un-invert expand normal falloff (commit) (Joseph Eagar)


  • Enable realtime compositor with addition of GPU Compute (commit, commit) (Jason Fielder, Jeroen Bakker)
  • Optimize GLSL to MSL translation and improve cached compilation (commit) (Jason Fielder)
  • Optimise shader local memory usage and texture cache usage and branch reduction via point sampling. (commit, commit) (Jason Fielder)


  • Add scale and bias for normal maps (commit) (Michael Kowalski)

Video Sequence Editor

  • Add Update scene frame range operator (commit) (Richard Antalik)
  • Change default AV1 encoder for “slowest” (commit) (Stephen Seo)

Weekly Reports

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