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Blender Developers Meeting Notes: 8 April 2024


Notes for weekly communication of ongoing projects and modules.

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 only changes and more visit


  • Update NLA “make single user” popup dialog (commit) - (Nate Rupsis)
  • Allow assigning Animation data-blocks (commit) - (Sybren A. Stüvel)
  • Add a simple GUI for assigning Animation data-blocks (commit) - (Sybren A. Stüvel)
  • Allow inserting keys in Animation data-block (commit) - (Sybren A. Stüvel)
  • Show animated properties with the appropriate color in the GUI (commit) - (Sybren A. Stüvel)


  • Retain alpha in Color to Vector conversion (commit) - (Omar Emara)
  • Set W to 1 in Float to Vector conversion (commit) - (Omar Emara)
  • Port GPU Vector Blur to CPU (commit) - (Omar Emara)


  • Bezier handle selection support (commit) - (Laurynas Duburas)
  • Add toggle cyclic edit mode operator (commit) - (Jacques Lucke)
  • Add edit mode operator to convert curve types (commit) - (Jacques Lucke)
  • Add switch direction edit mode operator (commit) - (Jacques Lucke)
  • Add subdivide curves edit mode operator (commit) - (Jacques Lucke)


  • Allow raytacing for translucent BSDF without refraction (commit) - (Clément Foucault)
  • Horizon scan Metal compiler tuning (commit) - (Jason Fielder)
  • Volume: Fragment shader voxelization (commit) - (Clément Foucault)


  • Onion Skinning (commit) - (Falk David)
  • Implement UV rotation mode for the noise modifier (commit) - (Lukas Tönne)


  • Status Bar Keymap Spacing (commit) - (Harley Acheson)
  • Clarify Playback “Play In” option (commit) - (Philipp Oeser)
  • Menu Status Text Clears Incorrectly (commit) - (Harley Acheson)
  • Show Maximize Area on Asset Browser Header Context Menu (commit) - (Harley Acheson)

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