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Blender Developers Meeting Notes: 18 March 2024


Notes for weekly communication of ongoing projects and modules.


  • Reminder about release cycle and branch workflow
  • The 4.1 release cycle has been extended by a few days to allow for some last minute improvements and fixes. The exact new release date is to be determined but should not be later than March 26.

Modules & Projects

Meeting Notes

Extensions Platform Project

  • New task with the plan for the beta release of Blender 4.2.

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


  • Viewport pixel size with up-sampling (commit) - (Jeroen Bakker)


  • Copy & paste image to clipboard support (commit) - (Jose Vicente Barrachina)


  • Show ‘Use Lights’ object setting in Visibility panel (commit) - (Falk David)
  • Add view layer name property (commit) - (Falk David)
  • Add layer blend mode to the UI (commit) - (Falk David)
  • Add layer masks operators and UI (commit) - (Falk David)
  • Conversion (commit) - (Falk David)
  • Expose stroke depth order setting in the UI (commit) - (Falk David)
  • Insert duplicate keyframe when erasing (commit) - (Pratik Borhade)
  • Switch back to the current grease pencil render engine (commit) - (Falk David)

Geometry Nodes

  • Add float solver to mesh boolean node (commit) - (Howard Trickey)


  • Fix Storage buffer read sync affecting surfels (commit) - (Jason Fielder)
  • Chunked loop unroll for lightprobe sample (commit) - (Jason Fielder)


  • Add Lasso Hide tool (commit) - (Sean Kim)

Tone Mapping

  • Add Khronos PBR Neutral tone mapper (commit) - (Emmett-Lalish)


  • Restore default rotation snapping increments (commit) - (Campbell Barton)


  • Add and improve more shader node descriptions (commit) - (Bartosz Kosiorek)
  • Changes to Small Operator Confirmations (commit) - (Harley Acheson)
  • Add “Internet” Icon (commit) - (Harley Acheson)
  • Use New Internet Icon (commit) - (Harley Acheson)
  • Some Icons Resized (commit) - (Harley Acheson)
  • User Prefs Language Section (commit) - (Harley Acheson)


  • Support Edge and Vert Slide (commit) - (Melissa)
  • Enable ‘Set Snap Base’ feature (commit) - (Germano Cavalcante)
  • Vert and Edge Slide UI improvements (commit) - (Germano Cavalcante)

Weekly Reports

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