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Kuwahara Real-time Paint Filter in Blender 4.0


Blender 4.0 is in heavy development, with only a few short months separating us from its release. A lot of massive new features have already made it in, including this one: Blender's real-time compositor just got a great implementation of the Kuwahara Classic and Anisotropic filters, which are very well known for their "painterly" effect capabilities.

This latest addition comes courtesy of developers Habib Gahbiche, and will be available to both traditional and viewport compositors. I did a quick test on a couple of Blender's splashcreens, and the results are eye-watering:

Check out this video for more information on the Kuwahara filter:

And download the latest Blender 4.0 daily build from the link below to test it out (and don't forget to contribute to Blender's development to support the Freedom to Create and Blender's amazing developers!)

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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