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Thursday, December 30, 2010

News: Blender 2.56 Beta is Officially Released

The Blender Foundation and online developer community is proud to present Blender 2.56 Beta. This release is the fourth official beta release of the Blender 2.5 series, representing the culmination of many years of redesign and development work.

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.

Get Blender 2.56 Beta...

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Goliath63 said...

I have just switched to 2.5Beta and it is really cool. I like the interface. It makes me feel like I am using a top dollar program. I am still a newbie (two weeks old) at Blender but am enjoying getting to know 3D and how to model in Blender. There are a lot of good tutorials on Youtube to help with the transition from 2.4X to 2.5 I think this will be a very popular version. Thanks to Blender Foundation for making this great program and for the website developers of Blender Newbies for catering to newbs like me. GREAT JOB, GUYS!!!

Kernon Dillon said...

Thanks, and welcome to the world of Blender and Open Source Software!

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