[Bf-committers] Contributing to Blender

Yuri Kovelenov yuri at blend4web.com
Thu Nov 27 13:13:02 CET 2014

Dear Blender developers,

Ton has provided me guidance to contact you via this mailing list, so I 
partially reproduce my e-mail I first sent to him.

I present Blend4Web (https://www.blend4web.com/) - an open source (GPL 
v3) Blender-based 3D web framework. I'm happy to inform you that our 
team has grown enough to assign two of our programmers to Blender 

We hope that our work will allow the wonderful Blender community to 
render models and scenes interactively on web pages independently on any 
web services.

As Blend4Web is a real-time renderer, it appears that it should rely 
mostly on Blender viewport features. For this reason we are looking for 
ways to improve the viewport's functionality and performance. We have 
started to submit patches 
(https://developer.blender.org/search/query/vudNATDz_e4c/#R). Some of 
them are just bug fixes, other fill the gaps between the Blender 
viewport and other Blender renderers such as Cycles and internal 
renderer. During our work we are also discovering and reporting other 
issues that are not directly related to the viewport.

So far two patches have been accepted and merged 
(https://developer.blender.org/D781 and 
https://developer.blender.org/D842). Thanks Brecht, Antony! And one 
patch was also respected by Sergei who had implemented the fix 
(https://developer.blender.org/D859). Other patches are still waiting 
for review.

Our programmers (Valentin Dontsov 
https://developer.blender.org/p/valentin_b4w/ and Alexander Romanov 
https://developer.blender.org/p/a.romanov/) are just starting to 
participate in Blender development. Our team needs some coordination and 
feedback from you in order to effectively plan and implement various 
features and improvements. I fully understand that you guys are very 
busy with current development. However I believe that our developers can 
help the Blender project a lot given they are provided with proper 

We are not planning to implement any Blend4Web-specific features, but 
only those that will be useful for every Blender user who need to create 
the content for real-time rendering.

After speaking with Ton and after some internal discussions we got the 
idea on how our work could be set up. What if we present you a list of 
features and bug fixes we would like to see in Blender, and you discuss 
and select those of them to which a green light could be given? That 
would prevent us from implementing the features that are not aligned to 
your roadmap. Looking forward for your feedback!



Yuri Kovelenov

Development Lead
yuri at blend4web.com
+7 495 676 3660

Blend4Web - an open source framework for creating 3D web apps
Triumph LLC | Moscow, Russian Federation

Ковеленов Юрий Александрович

Руководитель отдела разработки
yuri at blend4web.com
+7 (495) 676-36-60

Blend4Web - открытая платформа для создания 3D веб-приложений
ООО Триумф | Москва, Россия

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