Blender is a free 3D animation studio. It includes tools for modeling, sculpting, texturing (painting, node-based shader materials, or UV mapped), UV mapping, rigging and constraints, weight painting, particle systems, simulation (fluids, physics, and soft body dynamics and an external crowd simulator), rendering, node-based compositing, and non linear video editing, as well as an integrated game engine for real-time interactive 3D, and game creation and playback with cross-platform compatibility.
|Tags||multimedia Graphics 3D Modeling 3D Rendering Scientific/Engineering Video Non-Linear Editor Games/Entertainment|
|Licenses||GPL v2 Or Later GPL v3 or later|
|Operating Systems||OS Independent|
|Implementation||C C++ python3|
Release Notes: A new Mesh Bisect tool that cuts meshes in half was added. The Bridge, Edgenet fill, Grid fill, and Symmetrize tools were improved. Hair rendering was improved with a new Hair shader. Subsurface scattering uses a new sampling algorithm and now supports bump mapping and texture blurring. Sky rendering now uses a more accurate sky model. New blackbody, vector transform, and HSV nodes were added. The Motion tracker now supports plane tracking. FBX import was added. Over 270 bugs were fixed.
Release Notes: Fixes for some regressions since 2.68 (14 bugs fixed).
Release Notes: Many different mesh modeling tools have been added and improved. Cycle rendering performance has been improved on Windows and on GPUs. The motion tracker can now automate placement and choice of markers more with new tools. Smoke rendering quality has been improved to reduce blockiness. This release also includes over 280 fixes for bugs which were in the previous release.
Release Notes: This release includes FreeStyle for NPR rendering. The paint system has been improved. Subsurface scattering support for the cycles rendering engine was added. Motion tracking speed and accuracy was improved. The compositor can now preview smaller regions of the image. Python defined node support has been added. An improved modelling tool, better Unicode support in the text editor and console, and a 3D printing toolset are now included. Over 260 bugs were fixed.
Release Notes: Fixes for over 80 bugs since 2.66 relating to sculpting, rigid-body physics, user interface, and the game engine.