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| The latest version of Blender (2.46) is finally upon us. 8o]|
Blender, for those that have recently abandoned their rock dwelling, is a very capable 3D modelling, rendering, compositing and NL video/audio editing package that's open source and...Wait for it...Completely *FREE*.
This release features updates and tweaks made by the Project Peach team during the production of Big Buck Bunny.
Downloads are available here (Windows, OSX, Linux, Solaris, FreeBSD).
A list of updates and changes can be found here.
If you're new to Blender, links to lots of free video tutorials can be found here.
| oOOoo! :) |
| ...Resurrected this thread as there's really no need to create a new one...|
Version 2.47 of Blender is now available here.
This is mainly a bug fix release, but the snapping tools have been beefed up somewhat.
| Has the interface been replaced with a decent one yet? ;) |
| Oi! Its fine the way it is ;p |
| ... if you like memorising keyboard shortcuts. :D |
| You can click on stuff with the mouse too, you know. :) |
... if you like memorising keyboard shortcuts. :D
Almost all of the professional artists I know using 3dsMax, Lightwave, Maya, Softimage, whatever, almost exclusively use the keyboard shortcuts, because it's much quicker. So I don't think it'll make much difference to them.
I thought it was only muppets like me that actually use the mouse much for 3d work.
| Well, yeah, I use keyboard shortcuts when I use Lightwave, but I don't have to in order to be productive. You're almost forced to use them with Blender because the GUI is a broken, non-standard nightmare. |
| You need to learn the shortcuts to be (highly) productive in any program. Too many icons and bars eat up too much screen imo, i usually choose view -> icons(off) as the first thing i do once i have the shortcuts mastered.|
I actually started work on a printable keyboard map but its not finished. I will post it here when i get home as a new topic in CCT as an open project to improve. If everyone adds their favorite shortcuts it should prove an effective guide for everyone.
| good idea danman |
| http://blitzbasic.com/Community/posts.php?topic=80056 |
| That's great! but I prefer 3DS Max all the way for games development... |
| For those who don't want to follow the link to the other thread, HERE is the Blender Hotkey Map that D4NM4N was looking for. |
| hi, i keep getting an error when i try to download blender. can someone email me the installer? |
| What sort of error? Just tested it myself and downloads OK. The smallest Windows Package is 9Mb so not going to email that.|
Try it from one of the other mirrors... USA, Germany, Asia, NL (links just below each package)
On Windows I prefer to use the .zip version as you can install it anywhere and have multiple versions running quite happily. That's just my preference.
| thnx i got it now |