20 March 2023

20 March 2023
Notes for weekly communication of ongoing projects and modules.


Modules & Projects

New Features and Changes

UV Editing

  • Improve UV Packing efficiency with non-square aspect ratio (commit) (Chris Blackbourn)

Geometry Nodes

  • Add first milestone of SDF Volume nodes as experimental feature (commit) (Erik Abrahamsson)


  • Deferred Pipeline (commit) (ClĂ©ment Foucault)
  • IrradianceCache surfels debug display (commit) (Miguel Pozo)


  • Parallelize extraction of UV maps (commit) (Hans Goudey)
  • Remove unnecessary mesh position copying (commit) (Tuan N)
  • Optimize BMesh to Mesh conversion with UV maps (commit) (Hans Goudey)

Import / Export

  • PLY
    • Optimize new exporter (2x faster) (commit) (Aras Pranckevicius)
    • Improve robustness and performance of the new importer (commit) (Aras Pranckevicius)


  • Adjust resolution divider to achieve a more usable viewport (commit) (Alaska)
  • Small optimizations to filtering in BVH (commit, commit, commit, commit) (Nikita Sirgienko)

User Interface

  • Add scroll to sidebar tabs (commit) (guishe)
  • Increase the size of the “Open Recent” list (commit) (Harley Acheson)
  • File Browser
    • Make full file name label draggable (commit) (Julian Eisel)
  • Remove info message that GPU subdivision being used (commit) (Brecht Van Lommel)

Python API

  • Implement ViewLayer.aovs.remove (commit) (Nischay-Raj)

Weekly Reports