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Google Summer of Code - 2019 Projects

Progress updates for 2019

Current State

Results for the projects have been announced here.

1st evaluation - 24 - 28 June
2nd evaluation - 22 - 26 July
Final submission - 19 - 26 August


Development Forum

All Blender and code related topics will go to the devtalk forum. Here students will also post their weekly reports, and can ask for feedback on topics or share intermediate results with everyone.

For real-time discussions between students and mentors. Weekly meetings will be scheduled here as well.


Google has granted 8 projects for the Blender Foundation.

Continued development on LANPR engine for Blender

by Yiming Wu
Mentors: Sebastian Parborg, Clement Foucault

Intel Embree BVH for GPU

by Quentin MATILLAT
Mentors: Sergey Sharybin, Stefan Werner

Improve Cycles/EEVEE For Procedural Content Creation

by Omar Ahmad
Mentors: Jacques Lucke, Brecht Van Lommel

Outliner Improvements

by Nathan Craddock
Mentors: Campbell Barton, Brecht van Lommel

Core Support of Virtual Reality Headsets through OpenXR

by Julian Eisel
Mentors: Dalai Felinto, Sebastian Koenig

Cloth Simulator Improvement

by Ish Hitesh Bosamiya
Mentors: Brecht Van Lommel, Jeroen Bakker

Fast Import / Export for OBJ, STL and PLY formats

by Hugo Sales
Mentors: Jacques Lucke, Sybren Stüvel

Bevel Custom Profiles

by Hans Goudey
Mentors: Howard Trickey, Rohan Rathi