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  • Blender Becomes More Usable With 2.57 Release

    Phoronix: Blender Becomes More Usable With 2.57 Release

    Blender 2.57 has been released and while its version number may seem nonchalant, this is actually an important milestone. Blender 2.57 is the first stable Blender 2.5 release that incorporates their re-designed user-interface and is nearly feature complete...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=OTMzMQ

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    http://mirror.cs.umn.edu/blender.org...e/Blender2.57/

    You can download it there, blender.org is getting a 500 internal server error.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by tcv90 View Post
      blender.org is getting a 500 internal server error.
      Kano broke it.

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      • #4
        Its awesome

        I have been following (and using) the Blender 2.5x Series sinse 2.50 and it has shaped up to be a really nice and powerful tool. ANd when combined with LuxRender (Also Open Sourced) one can produce professional photo realistic images (with skill obviously) in a totally free and open sourced environment

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        • #5
          Dear Michael, multi window isn't missing.

          Either press Ctrl+Alt+W or press the spacebar and search for "Duplicate Window".

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          • #6
            Don't quote me

            Originally posted by mdias View Post
            Dear Michael, multi window isn't missing.

            Either press Ctrl+Alt+W or press the spacebar and search for "Duplicate Window".
            I'm pretty sure that most of the article was text copied from the Blender website, which did mention the multiple window thing. On phone now so it's a bit hard to check.

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            • #7
              True, the website does say it's missing "multi-window support showing multiple scenes", however I just tried and multi window is there, and each window can show it's own scene. Probably a mistake on their side.

              I will ask on the list.

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              • #8
                There is a file called Regression file which they have used for testing various features.

                http://download.blender.org/demo/test/test257.zip (27MB)

                It is seriously recommended for anyone interested in the capacity of Blender!

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by mdias View Post
                  True, the website does say it's missing "multi-window support showing multiple scenes", however I just tried and multi window is there, and each window can show it's own scene.
                  That also seemed odd to me since version 2.56 already had multi-window support. I'm with the rest of the comments on this one. Blender 2.5x is an awesome piece of software. I haven't tried version 2.57 yet, although it's been available for some time now, but if it's like 2.56 but with bugs fixed, it has to be good. The only thing not in Blender I really really miss is texture mapping preview in the 3D views for non-UV-mapped objects. 3DS max has had this since at least version 2.5 (first one I used), back in 1998.

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                  • #10
                    The UI is improved but I find it still has a way to go to match 3ds/Maya.

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                    • #11
                      Heh, you can access the Blender website again now that it's further down on the Slashdot front page.

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                      • #12
                        About the multi-window lack of support:

                        http://lists.blender.org/pipermail/b...il/031511.html

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by deanjo View Post
                          Kano broke it.
                          ROFL!! He's always brealking things

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                          • #14
                            wait, what's different?

                            I was kind of excited to read this, as I've always been one of those people who found the blender UI extremely difficult to use... but I upon installing a new version (2.57-svn36147-1, on debian), don't really see a whole lot of difference. It still basically seems to be the old wacky blender ...

                            What actually changed?

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                            • #15
                              Well...

                              Originally posted by snogglethorpe View Post
                              I was kind of excited to read this, as I've always been one of those people who found the blender UI extremely difficult to use... but I upon installing a new version (2.57-svn36147-1, on debian), don't really see a whole lot of difference. It still basically seems to be the old wacky blender ...

                              What actually changed?
                              Well if you open 2.49 and 2.57 you should see a significant difference... The search menu, more customisable key shortcuts, the layout is different (and still customisable) and quite a few new features

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