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Blender 2.68 Improves Modeling, Cycles Performance

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Published on 18 July 2013 07:38 PM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Free Software
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It's time for another big release of the Blender open-source 3D modelling software. Blender 2.68 contains fixes and enhancements throughout the entire multi-platform program.

The Blender 2.68 release today introduces many new mesh modelling tools while others were improved, the Cycles render performance was improved (including for GPUs), the motion tracker has been enhanced, and the smoke rendering qwuality has been bettered. Python scripts within Blender3D files are also now disabled by default on loading over security concerns. Over 280 bug-fixes are said to be part of Blender 2.68

More details on Blender 2.68 can be found at 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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