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Blender 2.64 Brings Improvements For Open Movie

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Published on 03 October 2012 09:43 PM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Free Software
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Blender 2.64 was released today for the open-source animation/modelling software with improvements delivered for the creation of the Mango open movie project.

Improvements for Blender 2.64 include a full VFX pipeline, improved motion tracking using a planar tracker, easier green screen keying, and a new mask editor were done as part of this Mango Open Movie initiative. There's also a new tile-based compositing system, more advanced color management, sculpting can now handle masks, a skin modifier was introduced, and much more.

The Blender Game Engine also got improved shadows and physics as part of the 2.64 release.

More information and download links for the six-month Blender 2.64 release are available from Blender.org.

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Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
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