Modules

Modules

Blender contributors are organized into Modules. New contributors to the Blender project can find the right point of contact for design or code review here.

Module owners have responsibility for the module and make decisions when needed. The list of developers reflects which developers are active in each module. Anyone actively contributing code can be listed as a developer, there is no formal process to join.

Read more about the roles of module owners and members.

Blender

Blender Foundation Chairman: Ton Roosendaal
Development Coordinator: Dalai Felinto
Lead Architect: Brecht Van Lommel
Admins: Brecht Van Lommel, Campbell Barton, Bastien Montagne, Sergey Sharybin, Dalai Felinto

The admins take decisions regarding the overall Blender project, when no consensus can be reached among contributors.

Development Management

Scope: Feature / code / design review, release, bug tracker, communication, documentation, forum, new contributors / onboarding, infrastructure and more.
Links: Home, Workboard, Development Management Tasks, Blender.chat

Developers
Feature / code / design review Brecht Van Lommel
Release, bug tracker, communication Dalai Felinto
Documentation, forum, new contributors / onboarding, infrastructure Nathan Letwory

User Interface

Scope: User interface and experience. Window manager, Draw, Internationalization, Tools & Operators, Outliner and more.
Owner: Julian Eisel
Members: Brecht Van Lommel, Campbell Barton, Julian Eisel, Pablo Vazquez, William Reynish
Links: Home, Workboard, Code Review, Module Organization, Blender.chat

Developers
User Interface Pablo Vazquez, William Reynish, Campbell Barton, Brecht Van Lommel, Julian Eisel, Hans Goudey, Nathan Craddock, Harley Acheson, Yevgeny Makarov
Window Manager Campbell Barton, Brecht Van Lommel, Julian Eisel
Drawing & OpenGL Clément Foucault
Internationalization Bastien Montagne
Tools & Operators Campbell Barton, Julian Eisel
Outliner Brecht Van Lommel, Dalai Felinto, Nathan Craddock

Modeling

Scope: Modeling tools such as meshes, modifiers, NURBS, curves, metaballs, transform, UV Editor, OpenSubdiv and more.
Owner: Campbell Barton
Members: Bastien Montagne, Howard Trickey, Daniel Bystedt
Links: Home, Workboard, Code Review, Blender.chat

Developers
Meshes, Modifiers Campbell Barton, Bastien Montagne, Howard Trickey
NURBS, Curves, Text Campbell Barton, Bastien Montagne, Sergey Sharybin
Metaballs
Transform & Snap Campbell Barton, Germano Cavalcante
UV Editor Brecht Van Lommel, Campbell Barton
OpenSubdiv Sergey Sharybin

Sculpt, Paint & Texture

Scope: Sculpting, vertex and image painting
Owner: Pablo Dobarro
Members: Bastien Montagne, Campbell Barton, Julien Kaspar, Sergey Sharybin, Jeroen Bakker
Links: Home, Workboard, Code Review, Blender.chat

Developers
Sculpting Pablo Dobarro
Texture Painting Campbell Barton
Texture Nodes End of life, to be replaced with shading nodes

Animation & Rigging

Scope: Graph editor, dopespheet editor, NLA editor, keyframes, drivers, constraints, and more.
Owner: Sybren Stüvel
Members: Alexander Gavrilov, Bassam Kurdali, Christoph Lendenfeld, Hjalti Hjálmarsson, Jason Schleifer, Luciano Muñoz Sessarego, Juan Pablo Bouza, Wayde Moss
Links: Home, Workboard, Code Review, Blender.chat, wiki

Developers
Animation Editors & Tools Alexander Gavrilov, Sybren Stüvel, Sergey Sharybin
Inverse Kinematics Brecht Van Lommel
Constraints Alexander Gavrilov
Non-Linear Animation (NLA) Editor Wayde Moss

Grease Pencil

Scope: Grease pencil drawing, editing, sculpting and more.
Owner: Antonio Vazquez
Members: Charlie Jolly, Daniel Lara, Matias Mendiola
Links: Home, Workboard, Code Review, Blender.chat

Eevee & Viewport

Scope: EEVEE, workbench, overlays, GPU, OpenGL, Vulkan, Multi-View, Virtual Reality and more.
Owner: Clément Foucault
Members: Jeroen Bakker, Germano Cavalcante, Dalai Felinto
Links: Home, Workboard, Code Review, Blender.chat

Developers
Eevee Clément Foucault
Workbench, Overlays Clément Foucault, Jeroen Bakker
GPU, OpenGL, Vulkan Clément Foucault, Germano Cavalcante
Multiview Dalai Felinto
Virtual-Reality Dalai Felinto, Julian Eisel

Render & Cycles

Scope: Cycles, Render APIs, Freestyle, Baking and Color Management.
Owner: Brecht Van Lommel
Members: Lukas Stockner, Sergey Sharybin, Stefan Werner
Links: Home, Project Wiki, Workboard, Code Review, Blender.chat

Developers
Cycles Brecht Van Lommel, Sergey Sharybin, Stefan Werner, Lukas Stockner
Render APIs Brecht Van Lommel
Freestyle Tamito Kajiyama
Baking Dalai Felinto, Brecht Van Lommel
Color Management Brecht Van Lommel, Sergey Sharybin

Data, Assets & I/O

Scope: Data management, file browser, DNA & RNA, I/O and more.
Owner: Bastien Montagne
Members: Sybren Stüvel
Links: Home, Workboard, Code Review, Blender.chat

Developers
Blender Read & Write File Bastien Montagne
Data-Blocks Management Bastien Montagne
Append & Link & Override Bastien Montagne
Asset Manager Julian Eisel
COLLADA Gaia Clary
glTF Julien Duroure
USD & Alembic Sybren Stüvel
File Browser Bastien Montagne
DNA & RNA Campbell Barton, Bastien Montagne, Brecht Van Lommel

Python & Add-ons

Scope: Python API, Add-ons, the console the text editor and more.
Owner: Campbell Barton
Members: Bastien Montagne, Brendon Murphy
Links: Home, Workboard, Code Review, Blender.chat

Developers
Python API Campbell Barton, Bastien Montagne, Andrew Hale, Jacques Lucke
Add-ons Campbell Barton, Bastien Montagne, Brendon Murphy, Jacques Lucke, Sybren Stüvel
Console Editor Campbell Barton
Text Editor Campbell Barton

VFX & Video

Scope: Video sequencer, compositor, motion tracking, Libmv, audio and more.
Owner: Sergey Sharybin
Members: Jeroen Bakker, Richard Antalík, Sean Kennedy, Sebastian Koenig
Links: Home, Projects, Workboard, Code Review, Blender.chat

Developers
Video Sequencer Richard Antalík
Compositor Jeroen Bakker, Sergey Sharybin
Motion Tracking Sergey Sharybin
Libmv Sergey Sharybin
Audio Jörg Müller

Nodes & Physics

Scope: Function nodes, dependency graph, rigid body, particles & hair, cloth, fluid & smoke (mantaflow), softbody, node editor and more.
Owner: Sebastián Barschkis
Members: Brecht Van Lommel, Jacques Lucke, Sergey Sharybin, Sybren Stüvel
Links: Home, Projects, Workboard, Code Review, Blender.chat

Developers
Particle Nodes Jacques Lucke
Dependency Graph Sergey Sharybin, Sybren Stüvel
Rigid Body Sergej Reich
Particles & Hair End of life, to be replaced with new systems
Cloth Sebastian Parborg
Fluid & Smoke Sebastián Barschkis
Softbody None
Node Editor Brecht Van Lommel

Platforms, Builds & Tests

Scope: Automated tests, build systems, release builds, 3rd-party libraries and more.
Links: Home, Workboard, Code Review, Blender.chat

Developers
Linux Sybren Stüvel, Bastien Montagne
Windows Ray Molenkamp
macOS Sebastián Barschkis, Brecht Van Lommel, Arto Kitula
Build System Campbell Barton
Automated Tests

Triaging

Scope: Triaging Bug reports, First round of Differential review and more.
Owner: Philipp Oeser
Members: Richard Antalik, Germano Cavalcante, Robert Gützkow
Links: Blender.chat, Triaging Playbook, A Bugs Life, Help Triaging Bugs