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  • Blender 3.x Roadmap Has Big Plans For Vulkan, Other Improvements

    Phoronix: Blender 3.x Roadmap Has Big Plans For Vulkan, Other Improvements

    With Blender 3.0 releasing soon, the Blender project has published a Blender 3.x road-map outlining some of their plans for future releases...

    https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pa...er-3.x-Roadmap

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    If the get the sculpting working well with VR headsets/gear that'd be pretty awesome, not sure how well that'd work on linux though? I haven't kept up with how the support is like (I think it recently improved for Wayland with VR, and last I heard Blender with Wayland support was still in the works)

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    • #3
      "... better hamdling of complex scenes."

      Homer Simpson would be proud of that typo

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      • #4
        Is there any particular reason they are also developing a custom Metal backend, rather than going the route of other vendors, using Vulkan Portability on MoltenVK?

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        • #5
          Originally posted by microcode View Post
          Is there any particular reason they are also developing a custom Metal backend, rather than going the route of other vendors, using Vulkan Portability on MoltenVK?
          Apple became a major sponsor a short while ago. I think that's why. They are contributing to the Cycles X Metal renderer, and probably will support the viewport as well.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by peterdk View Post
            Apple became a major sponsor a short while ago. I think that's why. They are contributing to the Cycles X Metal renderer, and probably will support the viewport as well.
            Eh, as long as Apple is the one wasting their money on a duplicate backend I don't really care :P

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            • #7
              Originally posted by QwertyChouskie View Post

              Eh, as long as Apple is the one wasting their money on a duplicate backend I don't really care :P
              I hope they miik that cow for all that they can.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by QwertyChouskie View Post

                Eh, as long as Apple is the one wasting their money on a duplicate backend I don't really care :P
                How is that a waste? The faster they make Blender run on macOS, the bigger the incentive for professionals to buy a macboook.

                It sounds more like an investment. I would do the same in their position.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by amxfonseca View Post

                  How is that a waste? The faster they make Blender run on macOS, the bigger the incentive for professionals to buy a macboook.

                  It sounds more like an investment. I would do the same in their position.
                  Well the alternative is not being dumbasses and supporting Vulkan as an industry standard rather than trying to force everyone to write to their proprietary API that represents a minimal section of the market. Then they wouldn't have to write a special backend for themselves.

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                  • #10
                    Unfortunately, it's their propietary OS, their propietary Hardware, their propietary processor, so their propietary API is pretty logical for them. They tried to do the Comitee design with OpenCL. They deemed it as a wasted effort, so back to propietary, that worked great for them, and made big money for them. Now the Blender support is quite logical, since is a tool that's started to become an industry alternative, and is far cheaper than supporting a "standard" they can't milk.

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