Bevy 0.10

Posted on March 06, 2023 by Bevy Contributors

Thanks to 173 contributors, 689 pull requests, community reviewers, and our generous sponsors, we're happy to announce the Bevy 0.10 release on!

For those who don't know, Bevy is a refreshingly simple data-driven game engine built in Rust. You can check out our Quick Start Guide to try it today. It's free and open source forever! You can grab the full source code on GitHub. Check out Bevy Assets for a collection of community-developed plugins, games, and learning resources.

To update an existing Bevy App or Plugin to Bevy 0.10, check out our 0.9 to 0.10 Migration Guide.

Since our last release a few months ago we've added a ton of new features, bug fixes, and quality of life tweaks, but here are some of the highlights:

  • ECS Schedule v3: Bevy now has much simpler, more flexible scheduling. Systems are now stored in a unified schedule, commands can be applied explicitly via apply_system_buffers, and a whole lot of quality of life and bug fixes.
  • Cascaded Shadow Maps: Higher quality shadow maps that cover larger distances, where the quality follows the camera.
  • Environment Map Lighting: 360 degree ambient image based lighting that can cheaply and drastically improve the visual quality of a scene.
  • Depth and Normal Prepass: Render depth and normal textures for a scene prior to the main pass, enabling new effects and (in some cases) improved performance. Shadow mapping uses the prepass shaders, which enables transparent textures to cast shadows.
  • Smooth Skeletal Animation Transitions: Smoothly transition between two skeletal animations playing at the same time!
  • Improved Android Support: Bevy now works out of the box on more Android devices (with a couple of caveats)
  • Revamped Bloom: Bloom now looks better, is easier to control, and has fewer visual artifacts.
  • Distance and Atmospheric Fog: Add depth and ambiance to your scene with 3D distance and atmospheric fog effects!
  • StandardMaterial Blend Modes: Achieve a variety of interesting effects with more PBR material blend modes.
  • More Tonemapping Choices: Choose one of 7 popular tonemapping algorithms for your HDR scenes to achieve the visual style you are looking for.
  • Color Grading: Control per-camera exposure, gamma, "pre-tonemapping saturation", and "post-tonemapping saturation".
  • Parallel Pipelined Rendering: App logic and render logic now run in parallel automatically, yielding significant performance wins.
  • Windows as Entities: Windows are now represented as entities instead of resources, improving the user experience and unlocking new scenarios.
  • Renderer Optimizations: We spent a ton of effort optimizing the renderer this cycle. Bevy's renderer is snappier than ever!
  • ECS Optimizations: Likewise, we've turbocharged many common ECS operations. Bevy apps get a nice speed boost!

ECS Schedule v3 #

authors: @alice-i-cecile, @maniwani, @WrongShoe, @cart, @jakobhellermann, @JoJoJet, @geieredgar and a whole lot more

Thanks to the fantastic work of our ECS team, the hotly awaited "stageless" scheduling RFC has been implemented!

Schedule v3 is the culmination of significant design and implementation work. Scheduling APIs are a central and defining part of the Bevy developer experience, so we had to be very thoughtful and meticulous about this next evolution of the API. In addition to the RFC PR, the initial implementation PR by @maniwani and the Bevy Engine internals port PR by @alice-i-cecile are great places to start if you would like a view into our process and rationale. As we all know, plans and implementations are two different things. Our final implementation is a bit different from the initial RFC (in a good way).

There are a ton of changes, but we've put a lot of care into ensuring the migration path for existing applications is relatively straightforward. Don't sweat it!

Let's take a look at what shipped in 0.10!

A Single Unified Schedule #

Have you ever wanted to specify that system_a runs before system_b, only to be met with confusing warnings that system_b isn't found because it's in a different stage?

No more! All systems within a single Schedule are now stored in a single data structure with a global awareness of what's going on.

This simplifies our internal logic, makes your code more robust to refactoring, and allows plugin authors to specify high-level invariants (e.g. "movement must occur before collision checking") without locking themselves into an exact schedule location.


This diagram made with @jakobhellermann's bevy_mod_debugdump crate shows a simplified version of Bevy's default schedule.

Adding Systems #

Systems (which are just normal Rust functions!) are how you define game logic in Bevy ECS. With Schedule v3, you can add systems to your App just like you did in previous versions:


However Schedule v3 has some new tricks up its sleeve! You can now add multiple systems at once:

app.add_systems((apply_acceleration, apply_velocity))

By default, Bevy runs systems in parallel to each other. In previous versions of Bevy, you ordered systems like this:


You can still do that! But you can now compress this using add_systems:

// much cleaner!

before() and after() are definitely useful tools! However, thanks to the new chain() function, it is now much easier to run systems in a specific order:

// This is equivalent to the previous example
app.add_systems((walk, jump, collide).chain())

chain() will run the systems in the order they were defined. Chaining also pairs with per-system configuration:

app.add_systems((walk.after(input), jump, collide).chain())

Configurable System Sets #

In Schedule v3, the idea of the "system set" has been redefined to support more natural and flexible control over how systems are run and scheduled. The old "system label" concept has been combined with the "set" concept, resulting in one straightforward but powerful abstraction.

SystemSets are named collections of systems that share system configuration across all of their members. Ordering systems relative to a SystemSet applies that ordering to all systems in that set, in addition to any configuration on each individual system.

Let's jump right into what this would look like. You define SystemSets like this:

#[derive(SystemSet, Debug, Hash, PartialEq, Eq, Clone)]
enum PhysicsSet {

You can add systems to sets by calling the in_set method:


You can combine this with the new system features mentioned above:

    (apply_acceleration, apply_velocity)

Systems can belong to any number of sets:


Configuration is added to sets like this:

    // Run systems in the Movement set before systems in the CollisionDetection set

Sets can be nested inside other sets, which will cause them to inherit the configuration of their parent set:


Sets can be configured multiple times:

// In PlayerPlugin:

// In PlayerTeleportPlugin

Crucially system configuration is strictly additive: you cannot remove rules added elsewhere. This is both an "anti-spaghetti" and "plugin privacy" consideration. When this rule is combined with Rust's robust type privacy rules, plugin authors can make careful decisions about which exact invariants need to be upheld, and reorganize code and systems internally without breaking consumers.

Configuration rules must be compatible with each other: any paradoxes (like a system set inside of itself, a system that must run both before and after a set, order cycles, etc) will result in a runtime panic with a helpful error message.

Directly Schedule Exclusive Systems #

"Exclusive systems" are Systems that have mutable direct access to the entire ECS World. For this reason, they cannot be run in parallel with other Systems.

Since Bevy's inception, Bevy devs have wanted to schedule exclusive systems (and flush commands) relative to normal systems.

Now you can! Exclusive systems can now be scheduled and ordered like any other system.

    // This works!

This is particularly powerful, as command flushes (which apply queued-up Commands added in systems to do things like spawn and despawn entities) are now simply performed in the apply_system_buffers exclusive system.

        // This system produces some commands
        // This will apply the queued commands from system_a
        // This system will have access to the results of
        // system_a's commands
    // This chain ensures the systems above run in the order
    // they are defined

Do be careful with this pattern though: it's easy to quickly end up with many poorly ordered exclusive systems, creating bottlenecks and chaos.

What will you do with this much power? We're keen to find out!

Managing Complex Control Flow with Schedules #

But what if you want to do something weird with your Schedule? Something non-linear, branching, or looping. What should you reach for?

It turns out, Bevy already had a great tool for this: schedules that run inside of an exclusive system. The idea is pretty simple:

  1. Construct a schedule, that stores whatever complex logic you want to run.
  2. Store that schedule inside of a resource.
  3. In an exclusive system, perform any arbitrary Rust logic you want to decide if and how your schedule runs.
  4. Temporarily take the schedule out of the World, run it on the rest of the world to mutate both the schedule and the world, and then put it back in.

With the addition of the new Schedules resource and the world.run_schedule() API it's more ✨ ergonomic ✨ than ever.

// A Schedule!
let mut my_schedule = Schedule::new();

// A label for our new Schedule!
#[derive(ScheduleLabel, Debug, Hash, PartialEq, Eq, Clone)]
struct MySchedule;

// An exclusive system to run this schedule
fn run_my_schedule(world: &mut World) {
    while very_complex_logic() {

// Behold the ergonomics!
    .add_schedule(MySchedule, my_schedule)

Bevy uses this pattern for five rather different things in Bevy 0.10:

  1. Startup systems: these now live in their own schedule, which is run once at the start of the app.
  2. Fixed timestep systems: another schedule?! The exclusive system that runs this schedule accumulates time, running a while loop that repeatedly runs CoreSchedule::FixedUpdate until all of the accumulated time has been spent.
  3. Entering and exiting states: a bonanza of schedules. Each collection of systems that runs logic to enter and exit a state variant is stored in its own schedule, which is called based on the change in state in the apply_state_transitions::<S> exclusive system.
  4. Rendering: all rendering logic is stored in its own schedule to allow it to run asynchronously relative to gameplay logic.
  5. Controlling the outermost loop: in order to handle the "startup schedule first, then main schedule" logic, we wrap it all up in a minimal overhead CoreSchedule::Outer and then run our schedules as the sole exclusive system there.

Follow the breadcrumbs starting at CoreSchedule for more info.

Run Conditions #

Systems can have any number of run conditions, which are "just" systems that return a bool. If the bools returned by all of a system's run conditions are true, the system will run. Otherwise the system will be skipped for the current run of the schedule:

// Let's make our own run condition
fn game_win_condition(query: Query<&Player>, score: Res<Score>) -> bool {
    let player = query.single();
    player.is_alive() && score.0 > 9000


Run conditions also have a number of "combinator" operations, thanks to @JoJoJet and @Shatur:

They can be negated with not():


They can also be combined with and_then and or_else:


Bevy 0.10 is shipping with a lovely collection of built-in common run conditions. You can easily run systems if there are events to process, timers that elapsed, resources that changed, input state changes, states that changed, and more (thanks to @maniwani, @inodentry, @jakobhellermann, and @jabuwu).

Run conditions can also serve as a lightweight optimization tool. Run conditions are evaluated on the main thread, and each run criteria is evaluated exactly once each schedule update, at the time of the first system in the set that relies on it. Systems disabled by run conditions don't spawn a task, which can add up across many systems. Like always though: benchmark!

Run conditions have replaced the "run criteria" in previous versions of Bevy. We can finally get rid of the dreaded "looping run criteria"! ShouldRun::YesAndCheckAgain was not exactly straightforward to reason about, either for engine devs or users. It's always a bad sign when your bool-like enums have four possible values. If you crave more complex control flow: use the "schedules in exclusive systems" pattern in the section above. For the other 99% of use cases, enjoy the simpler bool-based run conditions!

Simpler States #

Schedule v3 adds a new, much simpler "state system". States allow you to easily configure different App logic to run based on the current "state" of the App.

You define States like this:

#[derive(States, PartialEq, Eq, Debug, Clone, Hash, Default)]
enum AppState {

Each variant of the enum corresponds to a different state the App can be in.

You add States to your App like this:


This will setup your App to use the given state. It adds the State resource, which can be used to find the current state the App is in:

fn check_state(state: Res<State<AppState>>) {
    info!("We are in the {} state", state.0);

Additionally, add_state will create an OnUpdate set for each possible value, which you can then add your systems to. These sets run as part of the normal app update, but only when the app is in a given state:

        (main_menu, start_game)

It will also create OnEnter and OnExit schedules for each state, which will only run when transitioning from one state to another:


add_state also adds the NextState resource, which can be used to queue a state change:

fn start_game(
    button_query: Query<&Interaction, With<StartGameButton>>,
    mut next_state: ResMut<NextState<AppState>>,
    if button_query.single() == Interaction::Pressed {

This replaces Bevy's previous state system, which was very hard to deal with. It had state stacks, elaborate queued transitions, and error handling (that most people just unwrapped). The state stack was very complex to learn, very prone to exasperating bugs, and mostly ignored.

As a result, in Bevy 0.10 states are now "stackless": only one queued state of each type at a time. After lots of alpha testing, we're reasonably confident that this shouldn't be too bad to migrate away from. If you were relying on the state stack, you have plenty of options:

  • Build the "stack" logic on top of the core state system
  • Split your state into multiple states, which capture orthogonal elements of your app's status
  • Build your own state stack abstraction using the same patterns as Bevy's first-party version. None of the new state logic is hard coded! If you build something, let the rest of the community know so you can collaborate!

Base Sets: Getting Default Behavior Right #

An astute reader may point out that:

  1. Bevy automatically runs its systems in parallel.
  2. The order of systems is nondeterministic unless there is an explicit ordering relationship between them
  3. All of the systems are now stored in a single Schedule object with no barriers between them
  4. Systems can belong to any number of system sets, each of which can add their own behavior
  5. Bevy is a powerful engine with many internal systems.

Won't this lead to utter chaos and tedious spaghetti-flavored work to resolve every last ordering ambiguity? Many users liked stages, they were helpful for understanding the structure of an App!

Well, we're glad you asked, rhetorical skeptic. To reduce this chaos (and ease migration), Bevy 0.10 comes with a brand new collection of system sets provided by DefaultPlugins: CoreSet, StartupSet, and RenderSet. The similarity of their names to the old CoreStage, StartupStage, and RenderStage is not a coincidence. Much like stages, there are command flush points between each set, and existing systems have been migrated directly.

Some parts of the stage-centric architecture were appealing: a clear high-level structure, coordination on flush points (to reduce excessive bottlenecks), and good default behavior. To keep those bits (while excising the frustrating ones), we've introduced the concept of Base Sets (added by @cart). Base Sets are just normal SystemSets, except:

  1. Every system can belong to at most one base set.
  2. Systems that do not specify a base set will be added to the default base set for the schedule (if the schedule has one).
// You define base sets exactly like normal sets, with the
// addition of the system_set(base) attribute
#[derive(Debug, Hash, PartialEq, Eq, Clone, SystemSet)]
enum MyBaseSet {

    // This ends up in CoreSet::Update by default
    // You must use .in_base_set rather than .in_set for explicitness
    // This is a high-impact decision!
    // Look, it works!
    // Ordering your base sets relative to CoreSet is probably wise

Let me tell you a story, set in a world without Base Sets:

  1. A new user adds the make_player_run system to their app.
  2. Sometimes this system runs before input handling, leading to randomly dropped inputs. Sometimes it runs after rendering, leading to strange flickers.
  3. After much frustration, the user discovers that these are due to "system execution order ambiguities".
  4. The user runs a specialized detection tool, digs into the source code of the engine, figures out what order their system should run in relative to the engine's system sets, and then continues on their merry way, doing this for each new system.
  5. Bevy (or one of their third-party plugins) updates, breaking all of our poor users system ordering once again.

The clear problem this illustrates is that most gameplay systems should not need to know or care about "internal systems".

We've found that in practice, there are three broad classes of systems: gameplay logic (the majority of all end user systems), stuff that needs to happen before gameplay logic (like event cleanup and input handling), and stuff that needs to happen after gameplay logic (like rendering and audio).

By broadly ordering the schedule via Base Sets, Bevy apps can have good default behavior and clear high-level structure without compromising on the scheduling flexibility and explicitness that advanced users crave. Let us know how it works out for you!

Improved System Ambiguity Detection #

When multiple systems interact with an ECS resource in conflicting ways, but don't have an ordering constraint between them, we call this an "ambiguity". If your App has ambiguities, this can cause bugs. We've significantly improved our ambiguity reporting, which can be configured in the new ScheduleBuildSettings. Check out the docs for more info. If you haven't tried this out on your app yet: you should take a look!

Single Threaded Execution #

You can now easily switch a Schedule to single-threaded evaluation via the SingleThreadedExecutor for users who don't want or need parallelism.


Cascaded Shadow Maps #

authors: @danchia, Rob Swain (@superdump)

Bevy uses "shadow maps" to cast shadows for lights / objects. Previous versions of Bevy used a simple but limited shadow map implementation for directional light sources. For a given light, you would define the resolution of the shadow map and a manual "view projection" that would determine how the shadow is cast. This had a number of downsides:

  • The resolution of the shadow map was fixed. You had to choose something between "cover a large area, but have a lower resolution" and "cover a smaller area, but have a higher resolution".
  • The resolution didn't adapt to camera positioning. Shadows might look great in one position, but terrible in another position.
  • The "shadow projection" had to be manually defined. This made it hard and unapproachable to configure shadows to match a given scene.

Bevy 0.10 adds "cascaded shadow maps", which breaks up the camera's view frustum into a series of configurable "cascades", which each have their own shadow map. This enables shadows in the cascade "close to the camera" to be highly detailed, while allowing shadows "far from the camera" to cover a wider area with less detail. Because it uses the camera's view frustum to define the shadow projections, the shadow quality remains consistent as the camera moves through the scene. This also means that users don't need to manually configure shadow projections anymore. They are automatically calculated!

Notice how the nearby shadows are highly detailed whereas the shadows in the distance become less detailed as they get farther away (which doesn't matter as much because they are far away).

While shadow cascades solve important problems, they also introduce new ones. How many cascades should you use? What is the minimum and maximum distance from the camera where shadows should appear? How much overlap should there be between cascades? Be sure to dial in these parameters to fit your scenes.

Environment Map Lighting #

authors: @JMS55

Environment maps are a popular and computationally cheap way to significantly improve the quality of a scene's lighting. It uses a cube map texture to provide 360 degree lighting "from all directions". This is especially apparent for reflective surfaces, but it applies to all lit materials.

This is what the PBR material looks like without environment map lighting:

env map before

And this is what the PBR material looks like with environment map lighting:

env map after

For scenes that need constant lighting (especially outdoor scenes), environment maps are a great solution. And because environment maps are arbitrary images, artists have a lot of control over the character of the scene's lighting.

Depth and Normal Prepass #

authors: @icesentry, Rob Swain (@superdump), @robtfm, @JMS55

This effect uses the depth from the prepass to find the intersection between the ground and the force field

Bevy now has the ability to run a depth and/or normal prepass. This means the depth and normal textures will be generated in a render pass that runs before the main pass and can therefore be used during the main pass. This enables various special effects like Screen Space Ambient Occlusion, Temporal Anti Aliasing, and many more. These are currently being worked on and should be available in the next release of Bevy.

Edge detection

In the image on the right, green lines are edges detected in the normal texture and blue lines are edges detected in the depth texture

Edge detection prepass

The depth and normal textures generated by the prepass

Using the prepass essentially means rendering everything twice. The prepass itself is much faster since it does a lot less work than the main pass. The result of the prepass can be used to reduce overdraw in the main pass, but if your scene didn't already suffer from overdraw then enabling the prepass will negatively affect performance. There are many things that can be done to improve this and we will keep working towards this goal. Like with anything performance related, make sure to measure it for your use case and see if it helps or not.

The prepass is still very useful when working on special effects that require a depth or normal texture, so if you want to use it you can simply add the DepthPrepass or NormalPrepass components to your camera.

Shadow Mapping using Prepass Shaders #

authors: @geieredgar

Previously, the shader used for shadow mapping was hard-coded and had no knowledge of the material, only meshes. Now in Bevy 0.10, a Material's depth prepass shaders are used for shadow mapping. This means that the shaders used to do the shadow mapping for a Material are customizable!

As a bonus, the availability of Material information during shadow mapping means that we could instantly enable alpha mask shadows allowing foliage to cast shadows according to the alpha values in their texture rather than only based on their geometry.

Alpha mask shadows

NVIDIA ORCA Emerald Square scene (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0) with alpha mask shadow support

Smooth Skeletal Animation Transitions #

authors: @smessmer

You can now smoothly transition between two (or more) skeletal animations!

Character model and animations are royalty free assets from Mixamo.

With the new play_with_transition method on the AnimationPlayer component, you can now specify a transition duration during which the new animation will be linearly blended with the currently playing animation, whose weight will decrease during that duration until it reaches 0.0.

#[derive(Component, Default)]
struct ActionTimer(Timer);

struct Animations {
    run: Handle<AnimationClip>,
    attack: Handle<AnimationClip>,

fn run_or_attack(
    mut query: Query<(&mut AnimationPlayer, &mut ActionTimer, &Animations)>,
    keyboard_input: Res<Input<KeyCode>>,
    animation_clips: Res<Assets<AnimationClip>>,
    time: Res<Time>,
) {
    for (mut animation_player, mut timer, animations) in query.iter_mut() {
        // Trigger the attack animation when pressing <space>
        if keyboard_input.just_pressed(KeyCode::Space) {
            let clip = animation_clips.get(&animations.attack).unwrap();
            // Set a timer for when to restart the run animation
            timer.0 = Timer::new(
                Duration::from_secs_f32(clip.duration() - 0.5),
            // Will transition over half a second to the attack animation
                .play_with_transition(animations.attack.clone(), Duration::from_secs_f32(0.5));
        if timer.0.tick( {
            // Once the attack animation is finished, restart the run animation
                .play_with_transition(, Duration::from_secs_f32(0.5))

Improved Android Support #

authors: @mockersf, @slyedoc

Android emulator running Bevy

Bevy now runs out of the box on Android on more devices. This was unlocked by waiting for the Resumed event to create the window instead of doing it on startup, matching the onResume() callback on Android.

To follow the recommendations on the Suspended event, Bevy will now exit on receiving that event. This is a temporary solution until Bevy is able to recreate rendering resources when being resumed.

Please test on your devices and report successes or issues you may encounter! There is a known issue around touch position on some devices with software buttons, as winit doesn't expose (yet) the inset size, only the inner size.

As this brings Bevy closer to full support of Android, there isn't a need anymore for separate examples for Android and iOS. They have been regrouped in one "mobile" example, and the instructions updated (for Android and for iOS).

Here is the same example running on iOS!

iOS emulator running Bevy

Revamped Bloom #

authors: @StarLederer, @JMS55

Bloom has undergone some major changes and now looks better, is easier to control, and has fewer visual artifacts. In combination with the new tonemapping options, bloom has been much improved since the previous release!

  1. In Bevy 0.9, bloom looked like this.
  2. Switching the tonemapper to something like AcesFitted is already a big improvement.
  3. In Bevy 0.10, bloom now looks like this. It's much more controlled and less overbearing.
  4. To make the bloom stronger, rather than raise the BloomSettings intensity, let's double the emissive value of each cube.
  5. Finally, if you want more extreme bloom similar to the old algorithm, you can change BloomSettings::composite_mode from BloomCompositeMode::EnergyConserving to BloomCompositeMode::Additive.
  6. Explore the new bloom settings in an interactive playground using the new bloom_3d (and bloom_2d) examples.

Distance and Atmospheric Fog #

author: Marco Buono (@coreh)

Bevy can now render distance and atmospheric fog effects, bringing a heightened sense of depth and ambiance to your scenes by making objects appear dimmer the further away they are from view.

The new fog example showcases different fog modes and parameters.

Fog is controllable per camera via the new FogSettings component. Special care has been put into exposing several knobs to give you full artistic control over the look of your fog, including the ability to fade the fog in and out by controlling the alpha channel of the fog color.

    FogSettings {
        color: Color::rgba(0.1, 0.2, 0.4, 1.0),
        falloff: FogFalloff::Linear { start: 50.0, end: 100.0 },

Exactly how fog behaves with regard to distance is controlled via the FogFalloff enum. All of the “traditional” fog falloff modes from the fixed-function OpenGL 1.x / DirectX 7 days are supported:

FogFalloff::Linear increases in intensity linearly from 0 to 1 between start and end parameters. (This example uses values of 0.8 and 2.2, respectively.)

1 1 0 2 3 distance fog intensity start end

FogFalloff::Exponential increases according to an (inverse) exponential formula, controlled by a density parameter.

1 1 0 2 3 density = 2 density = 1 density = 0.5 distance fog intensity

FogFalloff::ExponentialSquared grows according to a slightly modified (inverse) exponential square formula, also controlled by a density parameter.

1 1 0 2 3 density = 2 density = 1 density = 0.5 distance fog intensity

Additionally, a more sophisticated FogFalloff::Atmospheric mode is available which provides more physically accurate results by taking light extinction and inscattering into account separately.

DirectionalLight influence is also supported for all fog modes via the directional_light_color and directional_light_exponent parameters, mimicking the light dispersion effect seen in sunny outdoor environments.

The new atmospheric_fog example showcases a terrain with atmospheric fog and directional light influence.

Since directly controlling the non-linear fog falloff parameters “by hand” can be tricky to get right, a number of helper functions based on meteorological visibility are available, such as FogFalloff::from_visibility():

FogSettings {
    // objects retain visibility (>= 5% contrast) for up to 15 units
    falloff: FogFalloff::from_visibility(15.0),

Fog is applied “forward rendering-style” on the PBR fragment shader, instead of as a post-processing effect, which allows it to properly handle semi-transparent meshes.

The atmospheric fog implementation is largely based on this great article by Inigo Quilez, Shadertoy co-creator, and computer graphics legend. Thanks for the great write up and inspiration!

StandardMaterial Blend Modes #

author: Marco Buono (@coreh)

The AlphaMode enum has been extended in Bevy 0.10, bringing support for additive and multiplicative blending to the StandardMaterial. These two blend modes are staples of the “classic” (non physically-based) computer graphics toolbelt, and are commonly used to achieve a variety of effects.

Demo showcasing the use of blend modes to create stained glass and fire effects. (Source Code)

Additionally, support for semi-transparent textures with premultiplied alpha has been added, via a dedicated alpha mode.

Here's a high-level overview of the new modes:

  • AlphaMode::Add — Combines the colors of the fragments with the colors behind them in an additive process, (i.e. like light) producing brighter results. Useful for effects like fire, holograms, ghosts, lasers and other energy beams. Also known as Linear Dodge in graphics software.
  • AlphaMode::Multiply — Combines the colors of the fragments with the colors behind them in a multiplicative process, (i.e. like pigments) producing darker results. Useful for effects approximating partial light transmission like stained glass, window tint film and some colored liquids.
  • AlphaMode::Premultiplied — Behaves very similarly to AlphaMode::Blend, but assumes the color channels have premultiplied alpha. Can be used to avoid discolored “outline” artifacts that can occur when using plain alpha-blended textures, or to cleverly create materials that combine additive and regular alpha blending in a single texture, thanks to the fact that for otherwise constant RGB values, Premultiplied behaves more like Blend for alpha values closer to 1.0, and more like Add for alpha values closer to 0.0.

The new blend_modes example.

Note: Meshes using the new blend modes are drawn on the existing Transparent3d render phase, and therefore the same z-sorting considerations/limitations from AlphaMode::Blend apply.

More Tonemapping Choices #

authors: @DGriffin91, @JMS55

Tonemapping is the process of transforming raw High Dynamic Range (HDR) information into actual "screen colors" using a "display rendering transform" (DRT). In previous versions of Bevy you had exactly two tonemapping options: Reinhard Luminance or none at all. In Bevy 0.10 we've added a ton of choices!

No Tonemapping #

This is generally not recommended as HDR lighting is not intended to be used as color.

no tonemapping

Reinhard #

A simple method that adapts to the color in a scene: r = color / (1.0 + color). Lots of hue shifting, brights don't desaturate naturally. Bright primaries and secondaries don't desaturate at all.


Reinhard Luminance #

A popular method similar to normal Reinhard that incorporates luminance. It adapts to the amount of light in a scene. This is what we had in previous versions of Bevy. It is still our default algorithm, but this will likely change in the future. Hues shift. Brights don't desaturate much at all across the spectrum.

reinhard luminance

ACES Fitted #

An extremely popular algorithm used in film and industry (ex: ACES is the default Unreal tonemapping algorithm). When people say "filmic", this is often what they mean.

Not neutral, has a very specific aesthetic, intentional and dramatic hue shifting. Bright greens and reds turn orange. Bright blues turn magenta. Significantly increased contrast. Brights desaturate across the spectrum.


AgX #

Very neutral. Image is somewhat desaturated when compared to other transforms. Little to no hue shifting. Subtle Abney shifting. Created by Troy Sobotka


Somewhat Boring Display Transform #

Has little hue shifting in the darks and mids, but lots in the brights. Brights desaturate across the spectrum. Is sort of between Reinhard and Reinhard Luminance. Conceptually similar to reinhard-jodie. Designed as a compromise if you want e.g. decent skin tones in low light, but can't afford to re-do your VFX to look good without hue shifting. Created by Tomasz Stachowiak.


TonyMcMapface #

Very neutral. Subtle but intentional hue shifting. Brights desaturate across the spectrum.

From the author: Tony is a display transform intended for real-time applications such as games. It is intentionally boring, does not increase contrast or saturation, and stays close to the input stimulus where compression isn't necessary. Brightness-equivalent luminance of the input stimulus is compressed. The non-linearity resembles Reinhard. Color hues are preserved during compression, except for a deliberate Bezold–Brücke shift. To avoid posterization, selective desaturation is employed, with care to avoid the Abney effect. Created by Tomasz Stachowiak


Blender Filmic #

Default Filmic Display Transform from Blender. Somewhat neutral. Hues shift. Brights desaturate across the spectrum.

Blender Filmic

Color Grading Control #

authors: @DGriffin91

We've added some basic control over color grading parameters such as exposure, gamma, "pre-tonemapping saturation", and "post-tonemapping saturation". These can be configured per camera using the new ColorGrading component.

0.5 Exposure #

0.5 exposure

2.25 Exposure #

2.25 exposure

Parallel Pipelined Rendering #

authors: @hymm, @james7132

Trace with Pipelined Rendering

On multithreaded platforms, Bevy 0.10 will now run significantly faster by running simulation and rendering in parallel. The renderer was rearchitected in Bevy 0.6 to enable this, but the final step of actually running them in parallel was not done until now. There was a bit of tricky work to figure out. The render world has a system that has to run on the main thread, but the task pool only had the ability to run on the world's thread. So, when we send the render world to another thread we need to accommodate still running render systems on the main thread. To accomplish this, we added the ability to spawn tasks onto the main thread in addition to the world's thread.

Histogram of Many Foxes Frame Time

In testing different Bevy examples, the gains were typically in the 10% to 30% range. As seen in the above histogram, the mean frame time of the "many foxes" stress test is 1.8ms faster than before.

To use pipelined rendering, you just need to add the PipelinedRenderingPlugin. If you're using DefaultPlugins then it will automatically be added for you on all platforms except wasm. Bevy does not currently support multithreading on wasm which is needed for this feature to work. If you are not using DefaultPlugins you can add the plugin manually.

Windows as Entities #

authors: @aceeri, @Weibye, @cart

In previous versions of Bevy, Window was represented as an ECS resource (contained in the Windows resource). In Bevy 0.10 Window is now a component (and therefore windows are represented as entities).

This accomplishes a number of goals:

  • It opens the doors to representing Windows in Bevy's scene system
  • It exposes Windows to Bevy's powerful ECS queries
  • It provides granular per-window change detection
  • Improves the readability/discoverability of creating, using, and closing windows
  • Changing the properties of a window is the same for both initializing and modifying. No more WindowDescriptor fuss!
  • It allows Bevy developers and users to easily attach new component data to windows
fn create_window(mut commands: Commands) {
    commands.spawn(Window {
        title: "My window :D".to_string(),

fn modify_windows(mut windows: Query<&mut Window>) {
    for window in &mut windows {
        window.title = "My changed window! :D".to_string();

fn close_windows(mut commands: Commands, windows: Query<Entity, With<Window>>) {
    for entity in &windows {

Renderer Optimizations #

authors: @danchia, Rob Swain (@superdump), james7132, @kurtkuehnert, @robfm

Bevy's renderer was ripe for optimization. So we optimized it!

The biggest bottleneck when rendering anything in Bevy is the final render stage, where we collect all of the data in the render world to issue draw calls to the GPU. The core loops here are extremely hot and any extra overhead is noticeable. In Bevy 0.10, we've thrown the kitchen sink at this problem and have attacked it from every angle. Overall, these following optimizations should make the render stage 2-3 times faster than it was in 0.9:

  • In #7639 by @danchia, we found that even disabled logging has a strong impact on hot loops, netting us 20-50% speedups in the stage.
  • In #6944 by @james7132, we shrank the core data structures involved in the stage, reducing memory fetches and netting us 9% speedups.
  • In #6885 by @james7132, we rearchitected our PhaseItem and RenderCommand infrastructure to combine common operations when fetching component data from the World, netting us a 7% speedup.
  • In #7053 by @james7132, we changed TrackedRenderPass's allocation patterns to minimize branching within these loops, netting a 6% speedup.
  • In #7084 by @james7132, we altered how we're fetching resources from the World to minimize the use of atomics in the stage, netting a 2% speedup.
  • In #6988 by @kurtkuehnert, we changed our internal resource IDs to use atomically incremented counters instead of UUIDs, reducing the comparison cost of some of the branches in the stage.

One other ongoing development is enabling the render stage to properly parallelize command encoding across multiple threads. Following #7248 by @james7132, we now support ingesting externally created CommandBuffers into the render graph, which should allow users to encode GPU commands in parallel and import them into the render graph. This is currently blocked by wgpu, which locks the GPU device when encoding render passes, but we should be able to support parallel command encoding as soon as that's addressed.

On a similar note, we've made steps to enable higher parallelism in other stages of the rendering pipeline. PipelineCache has been a resource that almost every Queue stage system needed to access mutably, but also only rarely needed to be written to. In #7205, @danchia changed this to use internal mutability to allow for these systems to parallelize. This doesn't fully allow every system in this stage to parallelize just yet, as there still remain a few common blockers, but it should allow non-conflicting render phases to queue commands at the same time.

Optimization isn't all about CPU time! We've also improved memory usage, compile times, and GPU performance as well!

  • We've also reduced the memory usage of ComputedVisibility by 50% thanks to @james7132. This was done by replacing the internal storage with a set of bitflags instead of multiple booleans.
  • @robfm also used type erasure as a work-around a rustc performance regression to ensure that rendering related crates have better compile times, with some of the crates compiling up to 60% faster! Full details can be seen in #5950.
  • In #7069, Rob Swain (@superdump) reduced the number of active registers used on the GPU to prevent register spilling, significantly improving GPU-side performance.

Finally, we have made some improvements on specific usage scenarios:

  • In #6833, @james7132 improved the extraction of bones for mesh skinning by 40-50% by omitting an unnecessary buffer copy.
  • In #7311, @james7132 improved UI extraction by 33% by lifting a common computation out of a hot loop.

Parallelized Transform Propagation and Animation Kinematics #

authors: @james7132

Transform propagation is one of the core systems of any game engine. If you move a parent entity, you expect its children to move in worldspace. Bevy's transform propagation system happens to be one of the largest bottlenecks for multiple systems: rendering, UI, physics, animation, etc. cannot run until it's complete. It's imperative that transform propagation is fast to avoid blocking all of these systems. In Bevy 0.9 and before, transform propagation has always been single-threaded and always requires a full hierarchy traversal. As worlds got larger, so did the time spent in this key bottleneck. In Bevy 0.10, transform propagation leverages the structure of a well-formed hierarchy to fully run over multiple threads. The full performance benefits entirely depend on how the hierarchy is structured and how many CPU cores are available. In our testing, this has made transform propagation in our many_foxes benchmark 4 times faster on our testing hardware.

If transform propagation can be parallelized, so can forward kinematics for animation. We leveraged the same guaranteed structure of well formed hierarchies to fully parallelize playing skeletal animations. We also enabled a basic entity-path cache lookup to reduce the extra lookups the system was doing. Altogether, we were able to make the animation player system on the same many_foxes benchmark 10 times faster.

Combined with all of the other optimizations seen in this release, our tests on the many_foxes benchmark has sped up from ~10ms per frame (~100 FPS) to ~2.3ms per frame (~434 FPS), a near 5x speedup!

ECS Optimizations #

authors: @james7132, @JoJoJet

ECS underlies the entire engine, so eliminating overhead in the ECS results in engine-wide speedups. In Bevy 0.10, we've found quite a few areas where we were able to massively reduce the overhead and improve CPU utilization for the entire engine.

In #6547, we enabled autovectorization when using Query::for_each, and its parallel variants. Depending on the target architecture the engine is being compiled for, this can result in a 50-87.5% speed up in query iteration time. In 0.11, we may be extending this optimization to all iterator combinators based on Iterator::fold, such as Iterator::count. See this PR for more details.

In #6681, by tightly packing entity location metadata and avoiding extra memory lookups, we've significantly reduced the overhead when making random query lookups via Query::get, seeing up to a 43% reduction in the overhead spent in Query::get and World::get.

In #6800 and #6902, we've found that rustc can optimize out compile-time constant branches across function boundaries, moving the branch from runtime to compile time, has resulted in up to a 50% reduction in overhead when using EntityRef::get, EntityMut::insert, EntityMut::remove, and their variants.

In #6391, we've reworked CommandQueue's internals to be more CPU-cache friendly, which has shown up to a 37% speedup when encoding and applying commands.

SystemParam Improvements #

authors: @JoJoJet

Central to Bevy's ECS are SystemParams: these types, such as Query and Res, dictate what a system can and can't do. Previously, manually creating one required implementing a family of four inseparable traits. In Bevy 0.10, we've used generic associated types to reduce this to just two traits: SystemParam and ReadOnlySystemParam.

Additionally, the #[derive(SystemParam)] macro has received a host of miscellaneous usability improvements:

  • More Flexible: you are no longer forced to declare lifetimes you don't use. Tuple structs are now allowed, and const generics don't break things.
  • Encapsulated: a long-standing bug has been fixed that leaked the types of private fields. Now, SystemParams can properly encapsulate private world data.
  • Limitless: the 16-field limit has been lifted, so you can make your params as ridiculously complex as you want. This is most useful for generated code.

Deferred World Mutations #

authors: @JoJoJet

You probably know that when you send a Command, it doesn't mutate the world right away. The command gets stored in the system and applied later on in the schedule. Deferring mutations in this way has a few benefits:

  • Minimizing world accesses: unlike mutable queries (and resources), deferred mutations are free from data access conflicts, which affords greater parallelizability to systems using this pattern.
  • Order independence: when performing idempotent operations (like setting a global flag), deferred mutations allow you to not worry about system execution order.
  • Structural mutations: deferred mutations are able to change the structure of the world in ways that Query and ResMut cannot, such as adding components or spawning and despawning entities.

Bevy 0.10 adds first-class support for this pattern via the Deferred system parameter, which accepts a SystemBuffer trait impl. This lets you create systems with custom deferred mutation behavior while skipping the overhead associated with Commands!

/// Sends events with a delay, but can run in parallel with other event writers.
pub struct EventBuffer<E>(Vec<E>);

// The `SystemBuffer` trait controls how deferred mutations get applied to the world.
impl<E> SystemBuffer for EventBuffer<E> { ... }

fn my_system(mut events: Deferred<EventBuffer<MyEvent>>) {
    // Queue up an event to get sent when commands are applied.

Note that this feature should be used with care -- despite the potential performance benefits, inappropriate usage can actually worsen performance. Any time you perform an optimization, make sure you check that it actually speeds things up!

Ref<T> Queries #

authors: @Guvante, @JoJoJet

Since Bevy 0.1, Mut<T> has been used to enable change detection (along with related types like ResMut<T>). It's a simple wrapper type that provides mutable access to a component alongside its change tick metadata, automatically marking a change when the value is mutated.

In Bevy 0.10, the change detection family has grown with Ref<T>, the immutable variant of Mut<T>. Like its mutable sibling, it allows you to react to changes made outside of the current system.

use bevy::prelude::*;

fn inspect_changes_system<T: Component + Debug>(q: Query<Ref<T>>) {
    // Iterate over each component of type `T` and log its changed status.
    for val in &q {
        if val.is_changed() {
            println!("Value `{val:?}` was last changed at tick {}.", val.last_changed());
        } else {
            println!("Value `{val:?}` is unchanged.");

We are also deprecating ChangeTrackers<T>, which is the old way of inspecting a component's change ticks. This type will be removed in the next version of Bevy.

Cubic Curves #

authors: @aevyrie

This video shows four kinds of cubic curves being smoothly animated with bezier easing. The curve itself is white, green is velocity, red is acceleration, and blue are the control points that determine the shape of the curve.

In preparation for UI animation and hand-tweaked animation curves, cubic curves have been added to bevy_math. The implementation provides multiple curves out of the box, useful in various applications:

  • Bezier: user-drawn splines, and cubic-bezier animation easing for UI - helper methods are provided for cubic animation easing as demonstrated in the above video.
  • Hermite: smooth interpolation between two points in time where you know both the position and velocity, such as network prediction.
  • Cardinal: easy interpolation between any number of control points, automatically computing tangents; Catmull-Rom is a type of Cardinal spline.
  • B-Spline: acceleration-continuous motion, particularly useful for camera paths where a smooth change in velocity (acceleration) is important to prevent harsh jerking motion.

The CubicGenerator trait is public, allowing you to define your own custom splines that generate CubicCurves!

Performance #

The position, velocity, and acceleration of a CubicCurve can be evaluated at any point. These evaluations all have the same performance cost, regardless of the type of cubic curve being used. On a modern CPU, these evaluations take 1-2 ns, and animation easing - which is an iterative process - takes 15-20 ns.

AccessKit integration into bevy_ui #

authors: @ndarilek

Games are for everyone: and the way they're built should reflect that. Accessible games are rare, and proper support is often an afterthought, both at an engine and a game level. By building our UI solution with accessibility in mind, we hope to fix that.

Bevy has joined egui in making the first steps towards cross-platform accessibility-by-default, with the help of the outstanding AccessKit crate. To our knowledge, this makes Bevy the first general purpose game engine with first-party accessibility support.

We've exposed Bevy's UI hierarchy and text elements to screen readers and other assistive devices, managed by the new on-by-default bevy_a11y crate. This is ultimately powered by the new AccessibilityNode component, which combines with the existing hierarchy to expose this information directly to AccessKit and the Focus resource, which stores the entity that has keyboard focus.

There's still a lot more to be done here: integrating the focus system with a gamepad-driven UI controls solution, cleaning up the data model to make sure "accessible by default" is a reality), and adding support for remaining features in AccessKit.

Special thanks to @mwcampbell, the lead author of AccessKit, for reviewing our integration and working with us to reduce the number of dependencies upstream, substantially improving both compile times and final executable size. This is still a serious challenge on Linux, and so the accesskit_unix feature flag is disabled by default for now.

Spatial Audio #

authors: @mockersf, @DGriffin91, @harudagondi, @alice-i-cecile

The library Bevy uses for audio, rodio, contains support for spatial audio. Bevy 0.10 exposes basic spatial audio. There are still a few caveats, like no HRTF and no first class support for Emitter and Listener components.

Interestingly, during the development of this specific feature, @harudagondi found a bug where the audio channels reverse when running the app in either debug or release mode. This turns out to be a rodio issue, and this also affects previous versions of Bevy. Thanks to @dis-da-moe, the bug has been fixed upstream. See the linked PR for interesting details about audio programming quirks and performance issues.

You can now have spatial audio in your game! Clone the bevy repository and invoke cargo run --example spatial_audio_3d --release in the command line for a showcase of 3D spatial audio in Bevy.

Custom Audio Sources #

authors: @dis-da-moe

Bevy supports custom audio sources through the Decodable trait, but the way to register to the bevy app is very boilerplatey and sparsely documented. In Bevy 0.10, a new extension trait for App is added and the documentation for Decodable has vastly improved.

As such, instead of doing this:

struct MyCustomAudioSource { /* ... */ }


You only have to do this:


Much cleaner!

ShaderDef Values #

authors: @mockersf

Bevy's shader processor now supports ShaderDefs with values, using the new ShaderDefVal. This allows developers to pass constant values into their shaders:

let shader_defs = vec![
    ShaderDefVal::Int("MAX_DIRECTIONAL_LIGHTS".to_string(), 10),

These can be used in #if statements to selectively enable shader code based on the value:

let color = vec4<f32>(1.0, 0.0, 0.0, 1.0);
let color = vec4<f32>(0.0, 1.0, 0.0, 1.0);

ShaderDef values can be inlined into shaders:

for (var i: u32 = 0u; i < #{MAX_DIRECTIONAL_LIGHTS}; i = i + 1u) {

They can also be defined inline in shaders:


ShaderDefs defined in shaders override values passed in from Bevy.

#else ifdef Chains in Shaders #

authors: @torsteingrindvik

Bevy's shader processor now also supports #else ifdef chains like this:

#ifdef FOO
// foo code
#else ifdef BAR
// bar code
#else ifdef BAZ
// baz code
// fallback code

New Shader Imports: Global and View #

authors: @torsteingrindvik

The Global and View structs are now importable in shaders using #import bevy_render::globals and #import bevy_render::view. Bevy's internal shaders now use these imports (saving a lot of redundancy). Previously you either needed to re-define in each shader or import the larger bevy_pbr::mesh_view_types (which wasn't always what was needed).

Previously this was needed:

struct View {
    view_proj: mat4x4<f32>,
    inverse_view_proj: mat4x4<f32>,
    view: mat4x4<f32>,
    inverse_view: mat4x4<f32>,
    projection: mat4x4<f32>,
    inverse_projection: mat4x4<f32>,
    world_position: vec3<f32>,
    // viewport(x_origin, y_origin, width, height)
    viewport: vec4<f32>,

Now you can just do this!

#import bevy_render::view

Adaptive Batching for Parallel Query Iteration #

authors: @james7132

Query::par_for_each has been the tool everyone reaches for when their queries get too big to run single-threaded. Got 100,000 entities running around on your screen? No problem, Query::par_for_each chunks it up into smaller batches and distributes the workload over multiple threads. However, in Bevy 0.9 and before, Query::par_for_each required callers to provide a batch size to help tune these batches for maximum performance. This rather opaque knob often resulted in users just randomly picking a value and rolling with it, or fine tuning the value based on their development machines. Unfortunately, the most effective value is dependent on the runtime environment (i.e. how many logical cores does a player's computer have) and the state of the ECS World (i.e. how many entities are matched?). Ultimately most users of the API just chose a flat number and lived with the results, good or bad.

// 0.9
const QUERY_BATCH_SIZE: usize = 32;

query.par_for_each(QUERY_BATCH_SIZE, |mut component| {
   // ...

In 0.10, you no longer need to provide a batch size! If you use Query::par_iter, Bevy will automatically evaluate the state of the World and task pools and select a batch size using a heuristic to ensure sufficient parallelism, without incurring too much overhead. This makes parallel queries as easy to use as normal single-threaded queries! While great for most typical use cases, these heuristics may not be suitable for every workload, so we've provided an escape hatch for those who need finer control over the workload distribution. In the future, we may further tune the backing heuristics to try to get the default to be closer to optimal in these workloads.

// 0.10
query.par_iter().for_each(|component| {
   // ...

// Fairly easy to convert from a single-threaded for_each. Just change iter to par_iter!
query.iter().for_each(|component| {
   // ...

You can also use BatchingStrategy for more control over batching:

    // run with batches of 100
    .for_each(|mut component| { /* ... */ });

See the BatchingStrategy docs for more info.

UnsafeWorldCell and UnsafeEntityCell #

authors: @jakobhellermann, @BoxyUwU and @JoJoJet

UnsafeWorldCell and UnsafeEntityCell allow shared mutable access to parts of the world via unsafe code. It serves a similar purpose as UnsafeCell, allowing people to build interior mutability abstractions such as Cell Mutex Channel etc. In bevy UnsafeWorldCell will be used to support the scheduler and system param implementations as these are interior mutability abstractions for World, it also currently is used to implement WorldCell. We're planning to use UnsafeEntityCell to implement versions of EntityRef/EntityMut that only have access to the components on the entity rather than the entire world.

These abstractions were introduced in #6404, #7381 and #7568.

Cylinder Shape #

authors: @JayPavlina, @rparrett, @davidhof

The cylinder shape primitive has joined our zoo of built-in shapes!

primitive shapes

Subdividable Plane Shape #

authors: @woodroww

Bevy's Plane shape can now be subdivided any number of times.


Camera Output Modes #

authors: @cart, @robtfm

The camera-driven post-processing features added in Bevy 0.9 add intuitive control over post-processing across multiple cameras in a scene, but there were a few corner cases that didn't quite fit into the hard-coded camera output model. And there were some bugs and limitations related to double-buffered target texture sources of truth being incorrect across cameras and MSAA's sampled texture not containing what it should under some circumstances.

Bevy 0.10 adds a CameraOutputMode field to Camera, which gives Bevy app developers the ability to manually configure exactly how (and if) a Camera's render results should be written to the final output texture:

// Configure the camera to write to the final output texture
camera.output_mode = CameraOutputMode::Write {
    // Do not blend with the current state of the output texture
    blend_state: None,
    // Clear the output texture
    color_attachment_load_op: LoadOp::Clear(Default::default()),

// Configure the camera to skip writing to the final output texture
// This can save a pass when there are multiple cameras, and can be useful for
// some post-processing situations
camera.output_mode = CameraOutputMode::Skip;

Most single-camera and multi-camera setups will not need to touch this setting at all. But if you need it, it will be waiting for you!

MSAA requires an extra intermediate "multisampled" texture, which gets resolved to the "actual" unsampled texture. In some corner case multi-camera setups that render to the same texture, this can create weird / inconsistent results based on whether or not MSAA is enabled or disabled. We've added a new Camera::msaa_writeback bool field which (when enabled) will write the current state of the unsampled texture to the intermediate MSAA texture (if a previous camera has already rendered to the target on a given frame). This ensures that the state is consistent regardless of MSAA configuration. This defaults to true, so you only need to think about this if you have a multi-camera setup and you don't want MSAA writeback.

Configurable Visibility Component #

authors: @ickk

The Visibility component controls whether or not an Entity should be rendered. Bevy 0.10 reworked the type definition: rather than having a single is_visible: bool field, we now use an enum with an additional mode:

pub enum Visibility {
  Hidden,    // unconditionally hidden
  Visible,   // unconditionally visible
  Inherited, // inherit visibility from parent

Much easier to understand! In previous Bevy versions, "inherited visibility" and "hidden" were essentially the only two options. Now entities can opt to be visible, even if their parent is hidden!

AsBindGroup Storage Buffers #

authors: @IceSentry, @AndrewB330

AsBindGroup is a useful Bevy trait that makes it very easy to pass data into shaders.

Bevy 0.10 expands this with support for "storage buffer bindings", which are very useful when passing in large / unbounded chunks of data:

struct CoolMaterial {
    color: Color,
    color_texture: Handle<Image>,
    values: Vec<f32>,
    #[storage(4, read_only, buffer)]
    buffer: Buffer,

ExtractComponent Derive #

authors: @torsteingrindvik

To pass component data from the "main app" to the "render app" for pipelined rendering, we run an "extract step". The ExtractComponent trait is used to copy data over. In previous versions of Bevy, you had to implement it manually, but now you can derive it!

#[derive(Component, Clone, ExtractComponent)]
pub struct Car {
    pub wheels: usize,

This expands to this:

impl ExtractComponent for Car
    type Query = &'static Self;
    type Filter = ();
    type Out = Self;
    fn extract_component(item: QueryItem<'_, Self::Query>) -> Option<Self::Out> {

It also supports filters!

#[derive(Component, Clone, ExtractComponent)]
pub struct Car {
    pub wheels: usize,

Upgraded wgpu to 0.15 #

authors: @Elabajaba

Bevy 0.10 now uses the latest and greatest wgpu (our choice of low level graphics layer). In addition to a number of nice API improvements and bug fixes, wgpu now uses the DXC shader compiler for DX12, which is faster, less buggy, and allows for new features.

Enabled OpenGL Backend by Default #

authors: @wangling12

Bevy has supported wgpu's OpenGL backend for a while now, but it was opt-in. This caused Bevy to fail to start up on some machines that don't support modern apis like Vulkan. In Bevy 0.10 the OpenGL backend is enabled by default, which means machines will automatically fall back to OpenGL if no other API is available.

Exposed Non-Uniform Indexing Support (Bindless) #

authors: @cryscan

Bevy 0.10 wired up initial support for non-uniform indexing of textures and storage buffers. This is an important step toward modern "bindless / gpu-driven rendering", which can unlock significant performance on platforms that support it. Note that this is just making the feature available to render plugin developers. Bevy's core rendering features do not (yet) use the bindless approach.

We've added a new example illustrating how to use this feature:

texture binding array

Gamepad API Improvements #

authors: @DevinLeamy

The GamepadEventRaw type has been removed in favor of separate GamepadConnectionEvent, GamepadAxisChangedEvent, and GamepadButtonChangedEvent, and the internals have been reworked to accommodate this.

This allows for simpler, more granular event access without filtering down the general GamepadEvent type. Nice!

fn system(mut events: EventReader<GamepadConnectionEvent>)
    for event in events.iter() {

Input Method Editor (IME) Support #

authors: @mockersf

Window can now configure IME support using ime_enabled and ime_position, which enables the use of "dead keys", which add support for French, Pinyin, etc:

Reflection Paths: Enums and Tuples #

authors: @MrGVSV

Bevy's "reflection paths" enable navigating Rust values using a simple (and dynamic) string syntax. Bevy 0.10 expands this system by adding support for tuples and enums in reflect paths:

struct MyStruct {
  data: Data,
  some_tuple: (u32, u32),

enum Data {
  Foo(u32, u32),

let x = MyStruct {
  data: Data::Foo(123),
  some_tuple: (10, 20),

assert_eq!(*x.path::<u32>("data.1").unwrap(), 123);
assert_eq!(*x.path::<u32>("some_tuple.0").unwrap(), 10);

Pre-Parsed Reflection Paths #

authors: @MrGVSV, @james7132

Reflection paths enable a lot of interesting and dynamic editor scenarios, but they do have a downside: calling path() requires parsing strings every time. To solve this problem we added ParsedPath, which enables pre-parsing paths and then reusing those results on each access:

let parsed_path = ParsedPath::parse("[0]").unwrap();
let element = parsed_path.element::<usize>(&some_value);

Much more suitable for repeated access, such as doing the same lookup every frame!

ReflectFromReflect #

authors: @MrGVSV

When using Bevy's Rust reflection system, we sometimes end up in a scenario where we have a "dynamic reflect value" representing a certain type MyType (even though under the hood, it isn't really that type). Such scenarios happen when we call Reflect::clone_value, use the reflection deserializers, or create the dynamic value ourselves. Unfortunately, we can't just call MyType::from_reflect as we do not have knowledge of the concrete MyType at runtime.

ReflectFromReflect is a new "type data" struct in the TypeRegistry that enables FromReflect trait operations without any concrete references to a given type. Very cool!

#[derive(Reflect, FromReflect)]
#[reflect(FromReflect)] // <- Register `ReflectFromReflect`
struct MyStruct(String);

let type_id = TypeId::of::<MyStruct>();

// Register our type
let mut registry = TypeRegistry::default();

// Create a concrete instance
let my_struct = MyStruct("Hello world".to_string());

// `Reflect::clone_value` will generate a `DynamicTupleStruct` for tuple struct types
// Note that this is _not_ a MyStruct instance
let dynamic_value: Box<dyn Reflect> = my_struct.clone_value();

// Get the `ReflectFromReflect` type data from the registry
let rfr: &ReflectFromReflect = registry

// Call `FromReflect::from_reflect` on our Dynamic value
let concrete_value: Box<dyn Reflect> = rfr.from_reflect(&dynamic_value);

Other Reflection Improvements #

authors: @james7132, @soqb, @cBournhonesque, @SkiFire13
  • Reflect is now implemented for std::collections::VecDeque
  • Reflected List types now have insert and remove operations
  • Reflected Map types now have the remove operation
  • Reflected generic types now automatically implement Reflect if the generics also implement Reflect. No need to add manual T: Reflect bounds!
  • Component Reflection now uses EntityRef / EntityMut instead of both World and Entity, which allows it to be used in more scenarios
  • The Reflection deserializer now avoids unnecessarily cloning strings in some scenarios!

Upgraded Taffy To 0.3 #

authors: @ickshonpe, @rparret

Taffy is the library we use to compute layouts for bevy_ui. Taffy 0.2 significantly improves the performance of nested UIs (our many_buttons example is now 8% faster and more deeply nested UIs should see even bigger gains!). It also brings support for the gap property which makes it easier to creates UI with evenly spaced items. Taffy 0.3 adds some nice API tweaks (and also a grid layout feature, which we have disabled for now as it still needs some integration work).

Relative Cursor Position #

authors: @Pietrek14

We've added a new RelativeCursorPosition UI component, which when added to a UI entity tracks the cursor position relative to the node. Some((0, 0)) represents the top-left corner of the node, Some((1,1)) represents the bottom-right corner of the node, and None represents the cursor being "outside of the node".


Const Bevy UI Defaults #

authors: @james-j-obrien

Bevy uses the Default trait a lot to make it easy to construct types. Bevy UI types generally implement Default. However, it has one downside (which is fundamental to Rust): Default cannot be used in const contexts (yet!). To enable UI layout config to be defined as constants, we've added DEFAULT associated constants to most of the Bevy UI types. For example, you can use Style::DEFAULT to define a const style:

const COOL_STYLE: Style = Style {
    size: Size::width(Val::Px(200.0)),
    border: UiRect::all(Val::Px(2.0)),

Iterating through a World's Entities #

authors: @james7132

In Bevy 0.9, World::iter_entities allows users to get an iterator over all of the entities in the World in Entity form. In Bevy 0.10, this has been changed to be an iterator over EntityRef, which gives full read-only access to all of the entity's components instead of just getting its ID. Its new implementation should also be significantly faster than fetching the EntityRef by hand (though note that a Query will still be faster if you know the exact components you're looking for). This gives users free rein to arbitrarily read any entity data from the World, and may see use in scripting language integrations and reflection-heavy workflows.

// Bevy 0.9
for entity in world.iter_entities() {
   if let Some(entity_ref) = world.get_entity(entity) {
      if let Some(component) = entity_ref.get::<MyComponent>() {

// Bevy 0.10
for entity_ref in world.iter_entities() {
   if let Some(component) = entity_ref.get::<MyComponent>() {

In the future, we may have a World::iter_entities_mut that exposes this functionality, but gives arbitrary mutable access to all entities in the World. We avoided implementing this for now due to the potential safety concerns of returning an iterator of EntityMut. For more details, see this GitHub issue.

LCH Color Space #

authors: @ldubos

Bevy's Color type now supports the LCH color space (Lightness, Chroma, Hue). LCH has a lot of arguments for it, including that it provides access to about 50% more colors over sRGB. Check out this article for more information.

Color::Lcha {
    lightness: 1.0,
    chroma: 0.5,
    hue: 200.0,
    alpha: 1.0,

Optimized Color::hex Performance #

authors: @wyhaya

Color::hex is now a const function, which brought the runtime of hex from ~14ns to ~4ns!

Split Up CorePlugin #

authors: @targrub

CorePlugin has historically been a bit of a "kitchen sink plugin". "Core" things that didn't fit anywhere else ended up there. This isn't a great organizational strategy, so we broke it up into individual pieces: TaskPoolPlugin, TypeRegistrationPlugin, and FrameCountPlugin.

EntityCommands #

authors: @JoJoJet

Commands are "deferred ECS" operations. They enable developers to define custom ECS operations that are applied after a parallel system has finished running. Many Commands ran on individual entities, but this pattern was a bit cumbersome:

struct MyCustomCommand(Entity);

impl Command for MyCustomCommand {
    fn write(self, world: &mut World) {
        // do something with the entity at self.0

let id = commands.spawn(SpriteBundle::default()).id();

To solve this, in Bevy 0.10 we added the EntityCommand trait. This allows the command to be ergonomically applied to spawned entities:

struct MyCustomCommand;

impl EntityCommand for MyCustomCommand {
    fn write(self, id: Entity, world: &mut World) {
        // do something with the given entity id


Pixel Perfect Example #

authors: @Ian-Yy

We now have a new "pixel perfect" example that illustrates how to set up pixel-perfect sprites. It uses a cute new Bevy logo sprite!

pixel perfect

UI Text Layout Example #

authors: @ickshonpe

We've added a nice "text layout" example that illustrates the various Bevy UI text layout settings:

text layout

CI Improvements #

authors: @mockersf

We take CI pretty seriously in Bevy land and we're always on the lookout for new ways to make our lives better. We made a number of nice improvements this cycle:

  • We now set an MSRV (minimum supported Rust version) for the bevy crate and we have a CI job that checks the MSRV
  • CI gives new contributors a friendly welcome message!
  • CI now asks for a migration guide when a PR is labeled as a breaking change and no migration guide is present

The First Subject Matter Expert Release #

This was our first release using our new Subject Matter Expert (SME) system. We merged an absolutely massive amount of changes, and this was despite our Project Lead @cart being away for about a month for Christmas and snowboarding vacations. We maintained a high quality bar and built amazing things. Suffice it to say the future is looking bright (and sustainable)! Stay tuned for more SME appointments in more areas.

What's Next? #

  • Asset System Evolution: We've made good progress on the next iteration of the Bevy Asset System, which will add the ability to preprocess assets and improve the flexibility and usability of the asset system.
  • Kicking off the Bevy Editor Effort: We are ready to start shifting our focus to building out the Bevy Editor! We've started gathering requirements and would like to start the initial design phase in the Bevy 0.11 cycle.
  • Temporal Anti-Aliasing (TAA): We've largely implemented TAA, which uses motion vectors and time to produce a very popular screen space anti-aliasing effect.
  • Screen Space Ambient Occlusion (SSAO): This is a popular, relatively cheap illumination technique that can make scenes look much more natural. It builds on the Depth Prepass work.
  • Automated Render Batching and Instancing: Automatically cut down draw calls by combining geometry or using instancing. This will enable Bevy to render hundreds of thousands of objects without grinding to a halt. We technically already support this, but it must be implemented manually outside of our standard pipeline. This will bring batching and instancing wins "for free" in our built-in render pipeline.
  • One-shot systems: Run arbitrary systems in a push-based fashion via commands, and store them as callback components for ultra-flexible behavior customization.
  • Better plugins: Clearer and more standardized tools for adapting third-party plugins to your app's unique architecture, eliminating order-dependence in their initialization and defining dependencies between them.
  • Pull !Send data out of the World: storing non thread-safe data in a structure designed to be sent across threads has caused us no end of headaches. We plan on pulling these out into the App, resolving a major blocker for a first-class multiple worlds design.
  • Timestamp window and input events: As discussed in #5984, tracking the exact timing of input events is essential to ensuring that event ordering and timing can be precisely reconstructed.
  • Opt-out change detection: improve performance for tiny components by turning off change detection at compile or run-time.
  • Comprehensive Animation Composition: Supporting non-transitional animation composition (i.e. arbitrary weighted blending of animations). For more complete information, see the RFC.

Check out the Bevy 0.11 Milestone for an up-to-date list of current work being considered for Bevy 0.11.

Support Bevy #

Sponsorships help make our work on Bevy sustainable. If you believe in Bevy's mission, consider sponsoring us ... every bit helps!

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Contributors #

Bevy is made by a large group of people. A huge thanks to the 173 contributors that made this release (and associated docs) possible! In random order:

  • @killercup
  • @torsteingrindvik
  • @utilForever
  • @garychia
  • @lewiszlw
  • @myreprise1
  • @tomaspecl
  • @jinleili
  • @nicopap
  • @edgarssilva
  • @aevyrie
  • @laundmo
  • @AxiomaticSemantics
  • @polygon
  • @SkiFire13
  • @SludgePhD
  • @abnormalbrain
  • @Testare
  • @ldubos
  • @SpeedRoll
  • @rodolphito
  • @hymm
  • @rdbo
  • @AndrewB330
  • @13ros27
  • @lupan
  • @iwek7
  • @ErickMVdO
  • @kerkmann
  • @davidhof
  • @Pietrek14
  • @Guvante
  • @lidong63
  • @Tirthnp
  • @x-52
  • @Suficio
  • @pascualex
  • @xgbwei
  • @BoxyUwU
  • @superdump
  • @TheRawMeatball
  • @wackbyte
  • @StarLederer
  • @MrGunflame
  • @akimakinai
  • @doup
  • @komadori
  • @darthdeus
  • @phuocthanhdo
  • @DanielJin21
  • @LiamGallagher737
  • @oliviacrain
  • @IceSentry
  • @Vrixyz
  • @johanhelsing
  • @Dessix
  • @woodroww
  • @SDesya74
  • @alphastrata
  • @wyhaya
  • @foxzool
  • @DasLixou
  • @nakedible
  • @soqb
  • @Dorumin
  • @maniwani
  • @Elabajaba
  • @geieredgar
  • @stephenmartindale
  • @TimJentzsch
  • @holyfight6
  • @targrub
  • @smessmer
  • @redwarp
  • @LoopyAshy
  • @mareq
  • @bjrnt
  • @slyedoc
  • @kurtkuehnert
  • @Charles Bournhonesque
  • @cryscan
  • @A-Walrus
  • @JMS55
  • @cBournhonesque
  • @SpecificProtagonist
  • @Shatur
  • @VitalyAnkh
  • @aktaboot
  • @dis-da-moe
  • @chrisjuchem
  • @wilk10
  • @2ne1ugly
  • @zeroacez
  • @jabuwu
  • @Aceeri
  • @coreh
  • @SuperSodaSea
  • @DGriffin91
  • @DanielHZhang
  • @mnmaita
  • @elbertronnie
  • @Zeenobit
  • @oCaioOliveira
  • @Sjael
  • @JonahPlusPlus
  • @devmitch
  • @alice-i-cecile
  • @remiCzn
  • @Sasy00
  • @sQu1rr
  • @Ptipiak
  • @zardini123
  • @alradish
  • @adam-shih
  • @LinusKall
  • @jakobhellermann
  • @Andrii Borziak
  • @figsoda
  • @james7132
  • @l1npengtul
  • @danchia
  • @AjaxGb
  • @VVishion
  • @CatThingy
  • @zxygentoo
  • @nfagerlund
  • @silvestrpredko
  • @ameknite
  • @shuoli84
  • @CrystaLamb
  • @Nanox19435
  • @james-j-obrien
  • @mockersf
  • @R2Boyo25
  • @NeoRaider
  • @MrGVSV
  • @GuillaumeGomez
  • @wangling12
  • @AndrewJakubowicz
  • @rick68
  • @RedMachete
  • @tbillington
  • @ndarilek
  • @Ian-Yy
  • @Edwox
  • @DevinLeamy
  • @TehPers
  • @cart
  • @mvlabat
  • @NiklasEi
  • @ItsDoot
  • @JayPavlina
  • @ickk
  • @Molot2032
  • @devil-ira
  • @inodentry
  • @MinerSebas
  • @JoJoJet
  • @Neo-Zhixing
  • @rparrett
  • @djeedai
  • @Pixelstormer
  • @iiYese
  • @harudagondi
  • @1e1001
  • @ickshonpe
  • @rezural
  • @arewerage
  • @ld000
  • @imustend
  • @robtfm
  • @frewsxcv

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