Developer Meeting Notes

I’m impressed to see actually see the number 3 there!
(from someone who knew Blender before it was even “2”)

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This is the real issue, imo. If we could undo camera movements, having the camera position locked to view wouldn’t be a problem. Because if you accidentally move the camera when you shouldn’t have, you can just undo it and get out of camera view if you need to.


No thank you. I detest that checkbox. I never tick it. Ever. Once I learned I could accurately and intuitively position my camera using walk/fly mode I never wanted to see that damn checkbox ever again.


Lock camera to view for me is very useful SOMETIMES. No way would I have default.

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Agreed I like to toggle on and off from camera view when orbiting, but a toggle right in the navigation gizmos would be nice

Blender Developers Meeting Notes: May 3, 2021




Asset Browser & Pose Libraries

  • More work on snapping for asset drag & drop (commit) (Julian Eisel)

New Features and Changes

Grease Pencil

  • Allow converting text objects to grease pencil (commit) (Erik Abrahamsson, Antonio Vazquez)
  • Add threshold value glow effect color mode (commit) (Falk David)
  • Add randomize offset options to offset modifier (commit) (Cody Winchester)
  • Give blank object a layer and material by default (commit) (Antonio Vazquez)
  • Allow using a reference object for factor in opacity and thickness modifiers (commit) (Yiming Wu)

Geometry Nodes

  • Initial Attribute Transfer node (commit) (Jacques Lucke)
  • Add an “Auto” option for Attribute Convert data type (commit) (Charlie Jolly)
  • Make internal attribute data transfer slightly more efficient (commit) (Jacques Lucke)

Spreadsheet Editor

  • Combine vector/color spreadsheet columns (commit) (Jacques Lucke)
  • Add instance IDs from geometry set (commit) (Hans Goudey)

User Interface

  • Change camera settings for object thumbnails (commit) (Harley Acheson)
  • Various small tweaks to wording and layout (commit, commit, commit, commit) (Campbell Barton, Hans Goudey, Yiming Wu, Tomasz Kaye)

Library Overrides

  • Make drivers’ “mute” flag overridable. (commit) (Bastien Montagne)


  • Dependency Graph: Support depending on collection geometry (commit) (Jacques Lucke)
  • Python GPU: Add new methods and port code templates in the manual (commit, commit) (Germano Cavalcante)
  • Improvements to Python API documentation website (commit, commit) (Aaron Carlisle)

Weekly Reports