Blender 3D 2.56 beta released
The latest version of Blender 3D the open source 3D animation and modelling application and is ready to download from blender.org.
For anyone interested into 3D and animation or for indie/small studios Blender is a ideal alternative to the overpriced and quite often over-bloated commercial applications available on the market and being open source it is everyone’s favourite price 😉
Blender also has a built in games engine and node base compositor making it a very powerful application with superb community support and online training/tutorials.
This version is called a “Beta” because it’s now for the most part feature complete. The Python API has had some extensive changes, most notably in naming conventions and in creation and access of properties.
Since Blender 2.55 beta over 440 bugs were fixed!
IMPORTANT: Between 2.53 and 2.56 an extensive renaming operation has changed the scripting API a lot, with repercussions also for loading 2.53 .blends with animation into 2.56. Make sure you try the FCurve/Driver 2.54 fix entry from the Help menu.
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Hi my name is Blayn Parkinson I’m a PhotoArtist & Educator, admirer of History, Folklore and learning technologies. Enthusiast of historical re-enactment, aficionado of real ale, fine whisky’s and Tea! Lots of Tea!
I currently work in Higher Education using my creative skills as a Learning Technologist specialising in 3D Graphics and the use of Web2.0 in education. I hold a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Silversmithing & Jewellery from London Guildhall University and a Master of Arts in Computer Animation from Teesside University.