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Blender Developers Meeting Notes: 21 August 2023


Notes for weekly communication of ongoing projects and modules.


  • LTS Updates: Blender 3.6.2 brings 55 fixes since its previous release, while Blender 3.3.10 addresses 8 issues.

Modules & Projects

New Features and Changes

User Interface

  • Add error logging for some screen operations (commit) (Harley Acheson)
  • Add panel for node editor in preferences (commit) (Rawalanche)
  • Make 3D view header overlapped (commit) (Harley Acheson)
  • Allow Eyedropper outside of Blender (commit) (Harley Acheson)
  • Increase color picker size (commit) (Harley Acheson)
  • Add Windows “Quick Access” items to file browser system list (commit) (Red Mser)
  • Theme
    • Set 3D Viewport background to single color (commit) (Pablo Vazquez)
  • Use double-click to rename markers (commit) (Pablo Vazquez)


  • New Principled Hair BSDF variant with elliptical cross-section support (commit) (Weizhen Huang)
  • Enable HIP for integrated graphics of Ryzen 7000 CPUs (commit) (Brian Savery)

Realtim Compositor

  • Implement anisotropic Kuwahara (commit) (Omar Emara)
  • Support realization of transformations (commit) (Omar Emara)


  • Skeleton and blend shape import (commit) (Michael Kowalski)


  • Change IOR soft minimum to 1 in Principled BSDF (commit) (Alaska)
  • Default roughness distribution to Multiscatter GGX (commit) (Weizhen Huang)
  • Hydra
    • Improve performance when exporting packed images (commit) (Georgiy Markelov)


  • Shadow Rendering Refactor (commit) (Clément Foucault)

Color Manaagement

  • Validate look is compatible with view on load (commit) (Sergey Sharybin)
  • Validate Look on View Transform changes (commit) (Sergey Sharybin)


  • Add match slope slider (commit) (Christoph Lendenfeld)

Grease Pencil V3

  • Select box grease pencil frames (commit) (Chao Li)
  • Re-evaluate on frame change (commit) (Falk David)
  • Initial outliner support (commit) (Falk David)


  • Add Lacunarity and Normalize inputs to Noise node (commit) (Hoshinova)

Library Overrides

  • Keep some animation data from override when it exists in both ID. (commit) (Bastien Montagne)

Weekly Reports

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