Dev snapshot: Godot 3.2.4 beta 6

By: Rémi Verschelde 16 January 2021

Here's another feature-packed beta for the upcoming Godot 3.2.4 release. It adds the following main changes: new CPU lightmapper, new dynamic BVH for rendering and the GodotPhysics backends, multiple fixes to one-way collisions, iOS plugins support, and a new AspectRatioContainer Control node.

Dev snapshot: Godot 3.2.4 beta 5

By: Rémi Verschelde 7 January 2021

Another beta build on the way to Godot 3.2.4, which promises a much improved feature set for Godot 3.2 users while we wait for the 4.0 release. This beta 5 includes many bug fixes and improvements, but also new features such as WebXR support and a minimap in the graph editors!

Introducing the Godot glTF 2.0 scene exporter

By: Ernest Lee 4 January 2021

To supplement Godot's existing import capabilities for the glTF 2.0 open format for 3D assets, Godot 4.0 now includes support for exporting Godot scenes as glTF 2.0. This import/export workflow allows a seamless transition from and to 3D modelling and animation software, giving artists and designers greater flexibility to use each tool for what it can do best.

Godot 2020 Year in Review video

By: Hugo Locurcio 31 December 2020

While 2020 was a difficult year for most of us, it's been a great year for Godot development! In the spirit of last year's retrospective article, we made a video showcasing various features that have been developed in 2020.

Complex text layouts progress report #3

By: Pāvels Nadtočajevs 29 December 2020

Report on the complex text layouts support implementation progress, including changes to RichTextEdit class, compatibility and custom control implementation details.

Web Editor beta, AudioWorklet, GDNative and more!

By: Fabio Alessandrelli 24 December 2020

The Web Editor reaches beta (3.2.4 beta 4), GDNative lands on the web, thread-enabled HTML5 builds now come with an improved audio driver using the AudioWorklet API.

Camille Mohr-Daurat was hired to work on physics

By: Camille Mohr-Daurat 19 December 2020

We hired Camille Mohr-Daurat to work on the 2D and 3D physics engines for Godot 4.

Godot Showcase - Little Red Dog Games talk about their experience

By: Hugo Locurcio 15 December 2020

This week, we've interviewed Little Red Dog Games' lead developer Ryan Hewer about their latest project, Rogue State Revolution.

Godot Engine receiving support funded by Facebook Reality Labs

By: Rémi Verschelde 11 December 2020

It is with great excitement that we announce that the Godot Engine project is receiving support funded by a grant from Facebook Reality Labs to further the development of Virtual Reality (VR) features within Godot.

Dev snapshot: Godot 3.2.4 beta 4

By: Rémi Verschelde 11 December 2020

Here's a new feature-packed beta build for the upcoming Godot 3.2.4: GDNative support for HTML5, MP3 support, FBX import fixes, and more!

Announcing the new showcase for projects made with Godot

By: Hugo Locurcio 7 December 2020

We are proud to announce the official Godot showcase is making a return after 3 years of absence! The new showcase focuses on high-quality, published projects but also features a few projects that had successful crowdfunding campaigns.

Godot docs improvements report

By: Nathan GDQuest 4 December 2020

Some of you like the docs for what it covers already; others dislike it for what it lacks. The team's well-aware there is always room for improvement, and so they hired me to work part-time on it since September. Here are all the changes you can already enjoy today!

Call for participation to Online GodotCon 2021

By: Julian Murgia 3 December 2020

Given the international situation, we are going online for our next Godot conference in 2021! Online GodotCon 2021 will happen on the 23rd of January 2021, with pre-recorded talks and then live Q&As with the speakers, as well as a dedicated chat platform for attendees to socialize together. We're now asking all interested users to send us proposals for talks, demos, etc. for the event.

Tiles editor progress report #1

By: Gilles Roudiere 1 December 2020

As you may already know, I now have been hired for a month to work on the TileMap and TileSet editors. My goal here is to improve the UX of working with tiles, making it both easier to use and more powerful. So here is a first progress report on how things are going.

Godot's 2D engine gets several improvements for upcoming 4.0

By: Juan Linietsky 28 November 2020

While the focus of Godot 4.0 Vulkan rewrite has largely been improvements to the 3D engine, the 2D side will also see several improvements.

Dev snapshot: Godot 3.2.4 beta 3

By: Rémi Verschelde 27 November 2020

This third beta build for the upcoming Godot 3.2.4 fixes some regressions from previous snapshots, and adds a native ARM64 build for the recently released Apple M1 chip.

Introducing the Betsy GPU texture compressor

By: Matias Goldberg 25 November 2020

My name is Matias N. Goldberg, I normally maintain the 2.x branch of Ogre, and I wrote Betsy, a GPU texture compressor that runs on GPUs.

Dev snapshot: Godot 3.2.4 beta 2

By: Rémi Verschelde 18 November 2020

While development keeps going at full speed towards Godot 4.0, a lot of work is also being done on the `3.2` branch for the upcoming Godot 3.2.4: better FBX, 2D transform snapping, configurable amount of lights per object, and more! And of course, lots of bug and regression fixes since the previous beta build.

Complex text layouts progress report #2

By: Pāvels Nadtočajevs 10 November 2020

Report on the complex text layouts support implementation progress, including changes to Godot's Font resources, and UI mirroring and BiDi implementation details.

FBX importer rewritten for Godot 3.2.4 and later

By: Gordon MacPherson 5 November 2020

Gordon MacPherson authored the new rewrite of the FBX importer in Godot 3.2. We had originally added alpha FBX support but this first version had many limitations for complex, commercial-grade models, especially around animations. After a lot of debugging and research, the importer has been fully rewritten to better implement FBX support in Godot specifically, and vastly increase the compatibility with commercial FBX assets. This new importer will be available in the upcoming Godot 3.2.4, as well as Godot 4.0.

Godot Web export progress report #3

By: Fabio Alessandrelli 27 October 2020

An alpha stage Godot Web Editor update, more news on GDNative for the Web, and many upcoming improvements to the Web export.

GDScript progress report: Typed instructions

By: George Marques 22 October 2020

GDScript now has specific instructions for typed code, allowing a faster execution when types are known at compile time. This is the beginning of optimization in GDScript and the article shows a few details on how it was done and why it's faster.

Dev snapshot: Godot 3.2.4 beta 1

By: Rémi Verschelde 21 October 2020

Godot 3.2.3 was released a month ago and the reception was great! It focused mostly on fixing bugs and therefore we were somewhat conservative on what could be merged before the release. Now that we're confident that 3.2.3 works well, we can take some time to add new features to the `3.2` branch while you wait for Godot 4.0 :)

X11 display server progress report

By: Camille Mohr-Daurat 20 October 2020

Progress report on the changes made in the X11 display server, the window management system for Godot 4 on Linux.

Complex text layouts progress report #1

By: Pāvels Nadtočajevs 14 October 2020

Report on the complex text layouts support implementation progress, part one: TextServer interface implementation details.