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Blender Developers Meeting Notes: 9 October 2023


Modules & Projects

Meeting notes

Nodes & Physics

  • New blog-post: Blender 4.0: Node Tools

New Features and Changes


  • Planar Probe Pipeline (commit) (Jeroen Bakker)
  • Split Thickness Approximation (commit) (Clément Foucault)
  • Refactor Light evaluation (commit) (Clément Foucault)
  • Refactor Lightprobe irradiance evaluation (commit) (Clément Foucault)
  • Make the shading lighting panel accessible (commit) (Clément Foucault)
  • Add world clip plane support (commit) (Clément Foucault)
  • Metal backend
    • Optimize Virtual shadow maps for Apple Silicon (commit) (Jason Fielder)


  • Use better default for color sockets (commit) (Jacques Lucke)


  • Use tabulated Sobol for old files, for better compatibility (commit) (Alaska)
  • Performance
    • Speed up principled BSDF when IOR = 1.0 (commit) (Brecht Van Lommel)
    • Use hardware cos for oneAPI backend (commit) (Xavier Hallade)

User Interface

  • Remove empty space in tool settings header with toolbar visible (commit) (Julian Eisel)
  • Display invalid cache as striped lines in the timeline (commit) (Leon Schittek)
  • Recognize CJK punctuation when selecting text (commit) (ChengduLittleA)
  • Add descriptions to a few geometry nodes (commit) (Arye Ramaty)
  • Search
    • Start search in menu when pressing spacebar (commit) (Jacques Lucke)
    • Use recent search for weighting only if the query is short (commit) (Jacques Lucke)
  • Custom Properties
    • Add extra subtypes for float array (commit) (bonj)


  • Dynamic topology
    • Add vertex interpolation (commit) (Sergey Sharybin)
    • Improve support of face sets (commit) (Sergey Sharybin)
    • Draw color attributes (commit) (Hans Goudey)


  • Enable as Experimental Option (commit) (Jeroen Bakker)
  • Support Wayland Windowing (commit) (Jeroen Bakker)

Grease Pencil V3

  • Initial drawing tool (commit) (Falk David)


  • Improve camera import/export and round-tripping (commit) (Denis Kovacs)


  • Warn when a bone is added to a hidden bone collection (commit) (Sybren A. Stüvel)
  • Add “move bone to collection” operator to pose mode menu (commit) (Sybren A. Stüvel)
  • Various changes to interface text (commit, commit, commit) (Sybren A. Stüvel)
  • Remove bone group operators (commit) (Sybren A. Stüvel)


  • Realtime Compositor
    • Implement Keying Screen node (commit) (Omar Emara)
  • Use RBF Interpolation in Keying Screen node (commit) (Omar Emara)

Python API

  • Update BGL Deprecation Warning (commit) (Jeroen Bakker)

Weekly Reports

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