2024-02-19 Grease Pencil Module Meeting

Date/Time: 2024-02-19T15:00:00Z
Link: https://meet.google.com/xxo-tyin-rem
Attendees :

  • Antonio Vazquez (Developer)
  • Bastien Montagne (Blender)
  • Casey Bianco-Davis (Developer)
  • Daniel Martinez Lara (Grease Pencil Core team)
  • Falk David (Blender developer)
  • Lukas Tönne (Blender)
  • Matias Mendiola (Grease Pencil core team)
  • Samuel Bernou (ADV Studio, Python developer)
  • Sietse Brouwer (Developer)


  • Development updates
  • Planning
  • Questions

Meeting Notes

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  • Next milestones:
    • Conversion of all the GPv2 data into GPv3 data (end of the month).
    • Visual parity when rendering. Falk is looking into going back to the current grease pencil render engine to render GPv3. The issue is that we don’t have developers who can work on the new engine. It might be faster to roll back for now.
    • Continue working on feature parity. First drawing and animation tools, then the rest, e.g. finish edit mode, sculpt mode etc.
  • Questions
    • Casey: Woulnd’t it be faster to finish the new engine that was started?
      • Falk: The issue is that we don’t have (GPU) developers who can work on that right now. It would take someone not familiar with the engine a lot longer, and we just don’t have the time.
    • Matias: What is the consensus on the Shader FX?
      • Falk: We will have to use the same system as GPv2 for now. Switching to the realtime compositor backend will have to wait for another project.
    • Samuel: What is the plan for GPv3 and Blender 4.2?
      • Falk: It still has to be decided. There is the idea of having GPv3 and GPv2 together in a release, maybe with GPv2 in “read-only” (object can be edited, object-data not). Right now, it doesn’t look like it will be possible to do a full switch and replace GPv2 entirely.

Next Meeting

  • Time/Date: 2024-03-04T15:00:00Z

what about delaying 4.1 for about 1 or 2 week ?
to make 4.1 is the good of 4.0 :wink:

4.1 has been feature locked for some weeks now. This isn’t an option.

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