16 October 2023

16 October 2023
Notes for weekly communication of ongoing projects and modules.

Modules & Projects

New Features and Changes

Grease Pencil V3

User Interface

  • Search all menus with space bar (commit) (Harley Acheson)
  • Use type to search for add menus (commit) (Harley Acheson)
  • Show input placeholders in selector buttons (commit, commit) (Harley Acheson)
  • Window title Blender path changes (commit) (Harley Acheson)
  • Use dash and underscore as word separators in string search (commit) (Jacques Lucke)
  • Highlight selected item in 3D viewport mode menu (commit) (Harley Acheson)
  • Batch rename
    • Add brush and scene data types (commit) (Iyad Ahmed)

Geometry Nodes

  • Add default input option for node groups (commit) (Hans Goudey)


  • Move out of experimental option (commit) (Clément Foucault)
  • UI cleanup of render settings panel (commit) (Clément Foucault)
  • Add back lightprobe influence (commit) (Clément Foucault)
  • Scene Reflection Probe Resolution (commit) (Jeroen Bakker)
  • Rename light probes (commit) (Miguel Pozo)
  • Sphere Probe: Allow evaluation of volume probe (commit) (Clément Foucault)
  • Ray-Tracing
    • Add Planar Tracing (commit) (Clément Foucault)
  • Support for Intel ARC GPUs (commit) (Jeroen Bakker)
  • Optional surfel backface culling (commit) (Miguel Pozo)
  • Expose Thickness output (commit) (Miguel Pozo)


  • Allow variable size Kuwahara (commit) (Omar Emara)
  • GPU Compositor
    • Immediately realize transformations (commit) (Omar Emara)


  • Add option to control smoothing when using bump map (commit) (Sergey Sharybin)
  • oneAPI
    • Generate binaries for Meteor Lake iGPUs (commit) (Xavier Hallade)
    • Query graphics compiler for supported targets (commit) (Xavier Hallade)


  • Performance
    • Speedup RNA path creation in simple but common case (commit) (Jacques Lucke)
    • Metal: Improve input latency management (commit) (Jason Fielder)


  • Support Float2 attributes for dynamic topology (commit) (Sergey Sharybin)


  • Make bone colors library-overridable (commit) (Sybren A. Stüvel)

Animation Player

  • Support dropping multiple files at once (commit) (Campbell Barton)
  • Don’t expand sequences when passing in multiple files (commit) (Campbell Barton)

Weekly Reports