8 August 2022

8 August 2022

Notes for weekly communication of ongoing projects and modules.

Announcements

  • Blender 3.2.2 has been released, fixing 26 bugs since 3.2.1.
  • Blender 2.93.10 LTS has been released, fixing 9 bugs since 2.93.9.

Modules & Projects

New Features and Changes

EEVEE-Next

  • Depth of field
    • Use random sampling in slight focus gather (commit) (Clément Foucault)
    • Improve image stability (commit) (Clément Foucault)
    • Improve Temporal stability (commit) (Clément Foucault)
    • Make slight focus max coc more accurate (commit) (Clément Foucault)
    • Port implementation to compute shader (commit) (Clément Foucault)
  • Expose Motion blur shutter curve in render panel (commit) (Clément Foucault)

Import/Export

  • USD
    • Handle material purpose on import (commit) (Michael Kowalski)
    • Import UDIM textures from USD (commit) (Michael Kowalski)
  • Grease Pencil SVG
    • Allow import several SVG files at a time (commit) (Antonio Vazquez)

User Interface

  • Outliner
    • Use UI names and grouping for library overrides properties (commit) (Julian Eisel)
  • Image editor
    • Display image GPU layout in image info UI template (commit) (Angus Stanton)
  • Node editor
    • Disable link drag search for deprecated nodes (commit) (Hans Goudey)
    • Remove node after link drag search cancel (commit) (Hans Goudey)
  • Improve circle drawing of cursor for uv sculpting (commit) (Chris Blackbourn)
  • Make several parts of the UI translatable (commit) (Damien Picard)

Sculpt

  • Support gradient color mode in sculpt paint brush (commit) (Ramil Roosileht)

Geomety Nodes

  • Performance improvements
    • Speed up mixing attribute values in several places (commit) (Iliay Katueshenock)
    • Speed up reading attribute with different type (commit) (Hans Goudey)

Miscellaneous

  • Surfaces
  • Enhanced edit mode extrude tool for NURBS (commit) (Laurynas Duburas)
  • Line Art
    • Usability improvement for “Enclosed Shapes” (commit) (YimingWu)

Python API

  • Add more useful information when attempting to pass incorrect attributes to GPUVertBuf.attr_fill (commit) (Colin Basnett)

Weekly Reports

Google Summer of Code

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