Blender 2.92 Released With Geometry Nodes, OpenCL For Intel Iris/Xe
Written by Michael Larabel in Free Software on 25 February 2021 at 02:20 PM EST. 8 Comments
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Blender 2.92 is out today as the latest feature release for this award-winning, open-source 3D graphics/modeling software.

Among the many enhancement to find with Blender 2.92 include:

- Geometry Nodes has landed as a new node-based system for creating and manipulating geometry. Further improvements to Geometry Nodes are expected over the coming releases.

- Support for editing grease pencil strokes as curves.

- Support for interactively creating primitives.

- More efficient memory usage around volume rendering by using a sparse NanoVDB grid.

- Support for hybrid rendering with the NVIDIA OptiX back-end for combined CPU/GPU performance. The OptiX back-end also now supports ambient occlusion and bevel shaders.

- A variety of new simulation and physics improvements.

- Intel Iris and Xe GPU OpenCL support.

- Various performance improvements from multi-threaded exporting with Cycles to other enhancements.

Overall this is quite a significant update to Blender especially with just being a quarterly release.


Blender 2.92 changes in full and downloads can be found over at Blender.org.

Visit Blender on OpenBenchmarking.org for CPU and GPU benchmark results of this open-source 3D modeling software package.
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