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Blender Developers Meeting Notes: 11 March 2024


Modules & Projects

New Features and Changes

This is a selection of changes that happened over the last week. For a full overview including fixes, code changes and more visit

3D View

  • Do not recalculate the depth buffer for ‘Auto Depth’ (commit) - (Germano Cavalcante)


  • Add Windows ARM64 support for library dependencies (commit) - (Anthony Roberts)


  • Support defining custom commands via C++ & Python API (commit) - (Campbell Barton)


  • Add utility for sampling buffer at normalized coordinates (commit) - (Omar Emara)
  • Add Bloom option to Glare node (commit) - (Omar Emara)


  • Disable draw tool radius preview (commit) - (Hans Goudey)


  • HIP search for ROCm 6 driver (commit) - (Sahar A. Kashi)
  • Add debug logging to the OIDN GPU checks (commit) - (Sergey Sharybin)
  • Add Windows ARM64 support (commit) - (Anthony Roberts)
  • Default to OIDN for NVIDIA in the viewport (commit) - (Brecht Van Lommel)


  • Avoid shadowmap padding on 0 radius punctual lights (commit) - (Miguel Pozo)
  • More conservative shadow LOD selection (commit) - (Miguel Pozo)

Edge Slide

  • Use snap system to check sliding vertex visibility (commit) - (Germano Cavalcante)


  • Remove subdiv modifier unused vgroup UI (commit) - (YimingWu)


  • Outline modifier (commit) - (Lukas Tönne)
  • Shrinkwrap modifier (commit) - (Lukas Tönne)
  • Deselect newly drawn strokes (commit) - (Casey Bianco-Davis)
  • Set dash segment active (commit) - (Pratik Borhade)

Geometry Nodes

  • Use boolean type for “use attribute” inputs (commit) - (Hans Goudey)


  • Migrate Box Hide to common gesture code (commit) - (Sean Kim)


  • Customizable rotation snap increment values (commit) - (Kyler Kelly)


  • Props Dialog Default Properties (commit) - (Harley Acheson)
  • Add input descriptions for Principled BSDF parameters (commit) - (Bartosz Kosiorek)
  • Improvements to Confirmation of Load Factory Preferences (commit) - (Harley Acheson)
  • Improvements to Confirmation of Load Factory (commit) - (Harley Acheson)
  • Improvements to Confirmation of Save Startup (commit) - (Harley Acheson)
  • Popover Button Padding for Arrow (commit) - (Harley Acheson)
  • Adjust template_ID String Length for Pin Icon (commit) - (Harley Acheson)
  • Allow Some Buttons to Scale Width With Text Style (commit) - (Harley Acheson)
  • Adjust template_ID Buttons Width For Content Length (commit) - (Harley Acheson)
  • Positioning of 3DView Sidebar Tab Titles (commit) - (Harley Acheson)
  • Position of Current Frame Indicator Text (commit) - (Harley Acheson)

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