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 Foundation Chairman: Ton Roosendaal
Product Management: Ton Roosendaal (stand-in)
Development Coordinator: Dalai Felinto
Admins: Bastien Montagne, Brecht Van Lommel, Campbell Barton, Dalai Felinto, Sergey Sharybin

The admins take decisions when no consensus can be reached among contributors or module owners. The admins confirm appointment of new module owners. Currently, the admins approve general technical and product decisions for the roadmap. In the near future, the Blender Institute will be hiring a dedicated Lead Architect and Lead Product Designer in these roles.

Animation & Rigging

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

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


Scope: DNA & RNA, .blend file format, undo system, core kernel code, the windowmanager and editors design, and general support libraries.
Owners: Bastien Montagne, Brecht Van Lommel, Campbell Barton, Sergey Sharybin
Members: Jacques Lucke, Sybren Stüvel
Links: Home, Workboard, Code Review,

Blender Read & Write File Bastien Montagne
Append & Link & Override Bastien Montagne
Data-Blocks Management Bastien Montagne
Dependency Graph Sergey Sharybin, Sybren Stüvel
DNA & RNA Campbell Barton, Bastien Montagne, Brecht Van Lommel

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,

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

Grease Pencil

Scope: Grease pencil drawing, editing, sculpting and more.
Owners: Antonio Vazquez, Daniel Lara
Members: Falk David, Matias Mendiola
Links: Home, Workboard, Code Review,


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

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

Nodes & Physics

Scope: Function nodes, rigid body, particles & hair, cloth, fluid & smoke (mantaflow), softbody, node editor and more.
Owners: Dalai Felinto, Jacques Lucke
Members: Brecht Van Lommel, Hans Goudey, Sebastián Barschkis, Sebastian Parborg, Fabian Schempp
Links: Home, Projects, Workboard, Code Review,

Particle Nodes Jacques Lucke
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
Geometry Nodes Jacques Lucke, Hans Goudey, Fabian Schempp

Pipeline, Assets & I/O

Scope: File browser, I/O implementation, Interoperability and more.
Owners: Bastien Montagne
Members: Gaia Clary, Julian Eisel, Sybren Stüvel
Links: Home, Workboard, Code Review,

Asset Browser Julian Eisel
COLLADA Gaia Clary
glTF Julien Duroure
USD & Alembic Sybren Stüvel
File Browser Bastien Montagne, Julian Eisel

Platforms, Builds, Tests & Devices

Scope: Automated tests, build systems, release builds, 3rd-party libraries and more.
Owner: Ray Molenkamp
Members: Bastien Montagne, Brecht Van Lommel, Nicholas Rishel, Ray Molenkamp, Sebastián Barschkis, Sybren Stüvel.
Links: Home, Workboard, Code Review,

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

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,

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


Owners: Brecht Van Lommel, Clément Foucault, Jeroen Bakker
Artist Members: Jonatan Mercado, Juan Gea, Metin Seven

EEVEE & Viewport

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

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, Peter Kim

Render & Cycles

Scope: Cycles, Render APIs, Freestyle, Baking and Color Management.
Developer Members: Brecht Van Lommel, Kévin Dietrich, Lukas Stockner, Sergey Sharybin, Stefan Werner, Patrick Mours
Links: Home, Project Wiki, Workboard, Code Review,

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

Sculpt, Paint & Texture

Scope: Sculpting, vertex and image painting
Owners: Pablo Dobarro
Members: Bastien Montagne, Campbell Barton, Daniel Bystedt, Julien Kaspar, Sergey Sharybin, Jeroen Bakker
Links: Home, Workboard, Code Review,

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


Scope: Triaging Bug reports, First round of Differential review and more.
Owner: Philipp Oeser
Members: Germano Cavalcante, Falk David
Links:, Triaging Playbook, A Bugs Life, Help Triaging Bugs

User Interface

Scope: User interface and experience. Window manager, Draw, Internationalization, Tools & Operators, Outliner and more.
Coordinator: Julian Eisel *
Members: Pablo Vazquez, William Reynish, Campbell Barton, Brecht Van Lommel, Julian Eisel, Hans Goudey, Nathan Craddock, Harley Acheson, Yevgeny Makarov
Links: Home, Workboard, Code Review, Module Organization,

* This module has no owners at the moment, but a coordinator.

User Interface (User Interface Team) 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 Julian Eisel, Nathan Craddock

VFX & Video

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

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