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Blender is the free open source 3D content creation suite, available for all major operating systems under the GNU General Public License.
Discover the wide toolset available in Blender, defining a complete pipeline (from modeling to sequence editing) controlled by a flexible and consistent user interface.
Gallery of pictures showing some of the best artworks created by the community as well as in commercial productions.
Blender's animations systems supports a variety of techniques and tasks, allowing the creation of complex animations.
Some of Blender's top features are presented in this gallery.
What's New in This Release:Version 2.63:
BMesh is the new Blender mesh system with full support for N-sided polygons instead of only triangles and quads.
In particular there is a new Dissolve tool to remove vertices, edges and faces without making holes in the mesh, a new Inset tool to inset faces, and a much improved Knife tool which takes advantage of N-gons to generate clear cuts.
Tools such as subdivide and loop cut will also generate clean topology because faces no longer have to be triangulated.
Portions of the mesh can now be hidden in sculpt mode to improve performance and sculpt parts of the mesh that would otherwise be difficult to access.
other new features include a Movie Clip option for the Sequencer, a compositing node to output multiple files or multilayer EXR files, new tools for linking and detaching nodes, more particle rotation options, and Linux support for drag n' drop from external applications.
Among the features added in this release are support for a panoramic camera, mirror ball environment textures, and float precision textures.
Also new are render layer mask layers, a shadow render pass, ambient occlusion, and viewport display of background images and render layers.
Motion tracking got a few smaller improvements, mostly related to 2D stabilization and a few smaller tools.
Various options were added to imports and exporters, an Atomic Blender PDB exporter was added, and Renderfarm.fi now supports Cycles.
This release was mainly focused on stabilizing BMesh, but also includes 150 fixes for bugs that existed in previous releases.
System Requirements:. Intel
. Mac OS X 10.5 or later
. Python 2.5 or later
Program Release Status: Minor Update
Program Install Support: Install and Uninstall