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Blender 2.71 Brings Rendering, Modelling Improvements

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Published on 26 June 2014 12:05 PM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Free Software
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Blender 2.71 was released today for those using this flagship, open-source 3D modeling software.

Blender 2.71 has improvements to Cycles Rendering, animation enhancements, modelling improvements, new features for sculpting/painting, freestyle NPR rendering, UI enhancements, and much more. On the Cycles Rendering front is support for rendering volume textures, fire and smoke, deformation motion blur, and other materials.

Details on the Blender 2.71 new features can be found via the Blender.org Wiki. The open-source software can be downloaded 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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