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Blender Developers Meeting Notes: 27 March 2023



Modules & Projects

New Features and Changes


  • Realtime compositor
    • Implement Anti-Aliasing node (commit) (Omar Emara)
  • Full frame compositor
    • Support backdrop offset for viewer node (commit) (Habib Gahbiche)


  • Gaussian Smooth operator for Graph Editor (commit) (Christoph Lendenfeld)
  • Add duration display to frame range settings (commit) (Christoph Lendenfeld)
  • Optionally draw bone relation lines between bone heads (commit) (Sybren A. Stüvel)

User Interface

  • Separate ColorRamp node name into Color Ramp (commit) (Daniel Salazar)
  • Support the primary clipboard for console & 3D text selection (commit) (Campbell Barton)
  • Align tab labels towards panels (commit) (Pablo Vazquez)
  • Open render window when clicking camera icon while rendeering (commit) (Remy Fayet)
  • Extract and translate builtin asset catalog names and asset names and descriptions (commit, commit) (Damien Picard)


  • UV Editing
    • Add UV Packing support for irregular shapes using the “xatlas” strategy (commit) (Chris Blackbourn)
  • Performance
    • Replace builtin face corner storage with generic attributes (commit) (Hans Goudey)
    • Set bounds eagerly for spherical and cylindrical primitive nodes (commit) (Alexander Revkov)
    • Optimize edit-mesh undo memory compaction with selection (commit, commit) (Campbell Barton)


  • Improve normals and shading of diffuse materials (commit) (Weizhen Huang)
  • Performance
    • Build Light Tree in parallel (commit) (Weizhen Huang)
    • Refactor Light Tree to improve efficiency (commit) (Weizhen Huang)
    • Simplify computations in when offsetting glossy reflections (commit) (Weizhen Huang)

Python API

  • Limit BGL deprecation messages (commit) (Jeroen Bakker)
  • Add deprecation warning to MeshUVLoop (commit) (Martijn Versteegh)
  • Raise an exception when removing an AOV which is not found (commit) (Campbell Barton)

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