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Blender Developers Meeting Notes: 22 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


  • Speed up iterating over asset libraries (commit) - (Julian Eisel)


  • Improve interactivity for GPU compositing (commit) - (Omar Emara)
  • Allow constant folding of set operations (commit) - (Omar Emara)


  • UI: Light-Probe panels (commit) - (Clément Foucault)
  • UI: Improve volume lightprobe props name and tooltips (commit) - (Clément Foucault)
  • Light: Add transmission factor (commit) - (Clément Foucault)
  • Light: Add ray visbility support (commit) - (Clément Foucault)
  • UI: Render Panel (commit) - (Clément Foucault)
  • Volume: Add custom integration range (commit) - (Clément Foucault)


  • Separate header and operators in context menu (commit) - (Pratik Borhade)
  • Primitive Tools: Line, Polyline, Arc, Curve, Box and Circle Tool (commit) - (casey bianco-davis)
  • Copy/Paste Keyframes (commit) - (Chao Li)

Geometry Nodes

  • Handle matrix to rotation conversion more gracefully (commit) - (Jacques Lucke)
  • Rewrite Scale Elements node (commit) - (Iliya Katueshenock)
  • Remove experimental option for matrix socket and nodes (commit) - (Jacques Lucke)


  • Add Sculpt gesture icons (commit) - (Sean Kim)


  • Freedesktop support for file type association (commit) - (Campbell Barton)


  • Affect all selected objects when holding alt (commit) - (Hans Goudey)


  • Enable liquid mesh generation by default (commit) - (Bartosz Kosiorek)


  • Fix and improve a few messages (commit) - (Damien Picard)
  • Support adding a search weight to menu entries for menu-search (commit) - (Jacques Lucke)
  • Tweaks to collection export (commit) - (Brecht Van Lommel)
  • Add tooltips to inputs of Color shader nodes (commit) - (Bartosz Kosiorek)
  • Remove Redundant Hidden File Check for Linux/Mac (commit) - (Harley Acheson)
  • Outliner “File Mode” Manage User Count (commit) - (Harley Acheson)
  • Fade all non-ID children if parent is hidden in outliner (commit) - (Pratik Borhade)
  • Add tooltip for Poly Build tool (commit) - (Bartosz Kosiorek)


  • Add RGB Parade Display Mode for sequencer (commit) - (Boltzmachine)

Weekly Reports

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