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Blender Developers Meeting Notes: 5 June 2023


Modules & Projects

Grease Pencil

Nodes & Physics

New features and changes

User Interface

  • Allow opacity for theme outline colors (commit) (Harley Acheson)
  • 3D view transform
    • New feature to edit the ‘Snap Base’ (commit) (Germano Cavalcante)
    • Add loop select for faces in paint modes (commit) (Christoph Lendenfeld)
    • Remove ‘Resize’ fallback from ‘Shrink/Fatten’ (commit) (Germano Cavalcante)
  • Add text editor zoom in/out to view menu (commit) (RedMser)
  • File save incremental operator (commit) (Harley Acheson)
  • Node Editor
    • Don’t change size of resize area for frame nodes with zoom (commit) (Leon Schittek)


  • More efficient and better-behaved sampling of spherical triangles (commit) (Weizhen Huang)

Grease Pencil

  • Initial grease pencil 3.0 experimental feature (commit) (Falk David)
    • Add initial edit mode overlay support (commit) (Falk David)
    • Add operator to create new grease pencil object (commit, commit) (Falk David, Yiming Wu)


  • Update NLA “TAB” tweak mode to be full stack evaluation (commit) (Nate Rupsis)
  • Bidirectionality on graph editor sliders (breaking change) (commit) (Christoph Lendenfeld)

Geometry Nodes

  • Add Corners of Edge node (commit) (Soeren Schmidt-Clausen)
  • Improve delete and separate geometry nodes performance by 2-4x (commit) (Hans Goudey)
    • Improve performance with vertex groups (commit) (Hans Goudey)
    • Copy no loose vert/edge status (commit) (Hans Goudey)
    • Parallelize “All” mode edge selection conversion (commit) (Iliya Katueshenock)
  • Improve performance when inverting some selections (commit) (Hans Goudey)

Video Sequence Editor

  • Freeze frame feature for retiming tool (commit) (Richard Antalik)

UV Editing

  • Update UI for the UV pack islands operator (commit) (Chris Blackbourn)
  • Improve Suzanne’s UV map (commit) (Hallam Roberts)


  • Image rendering and render passes fixes/improvements (commit) (Miguel Pozo)


  • Remove OBJ and PLY Python add-ons (breaking change) (commit) (Aras Pranckevicius)
  • Forward compatibility with 4.0 generic bevel weight in 3.6 (commit) (Hans Goudey)
  • Require evaluated dependency graph for some mesh operations (breaking change) (commit) (Hans Goudey)

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