Blender 2.70 Enhances Its UI, Cycles Rendering
Written by Michael Larabel in Free Software on 20 March 2014 at 06:30 AM EDT. 1 Comment
Out today is another big update to the open-source Blender 3D animation software.

Blender 2.70 has improvements to its user interface, modelling enhancements, motion tracking tuning, a threaded dependency graph, game development improvements, freestyle NPR rendering, new features for the Cycles renderer, and much more.

The new Cycles Rendering improvements include support for volume rendering including emission, absorption, and scattering. CPU rendering performance was also improved for hair, textures, and the Open Shading Language.

More details on Blender 2.70 can be found via the announcement on the Blender.org Wiki.
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