Blender 2.72 Test Build Released

Blender is a free and open source 3D animation suite. It supports the entirety of the 3D pipeline—modeling, rigging, animation, simulation, rendering, compositing and motion tracking, even video editing and game creation. Advanced users employ Blender’s API for Python scripting to customize the application and write specialized tools; often these are included in Blender’s future releases.

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[box type=”danger” icon=”info”]You may notice the splash screen still showing v2.71. Ignore it as it appears it hasn’t been updated yet but the date beside it shows this is a recent build[/box]

This release which is still in beta stage comes with lots of new features, and improvements. Some notables changes outlined below:

  • Tooltips are now displayed using a new design
  • Blender Internal preview now behaves like the Cycles preview. It starts rendering at low resolution and improves from there
  • Enhanced units parsing code (when some unit system is enabled) and fixed some breaking case
  • The Property Sensor has two new evaluation types: “Greater Than” and “Less Than”
  • New Mouse Actuator
  • New X-Ray and Property/Material detection for Mouse Over Any Sensor
  • Small improvements
    • Use toolbar tabs in the Compositor. (647870b)
    • Fix T41343: Make it easier to remove a group from objects. (ef68faa)
    • Fix T41381: Moving shapes keys up/down shouldn’t wraparound. (7284e6a)
    • “Rotate Around Selection” in 3D View now uses boundbox center. (e233be5)

See change log for full details

Install Blender 2.72 on Ubuntu 14.04 & Ubuntu 14.10

dpkg --add-architecture i386

sudo apt-get install libsdl1.2debian

wget https://download.blender.org/release/Blender2.72/blender-2.72-testbuild1-linux-glibc211-x86_64.tar.bz2

tar -xvf blender-2.72-testbuild1-linux-glibc211-x86_64.tar.bz2

cd blender-2.72-testbuild1-linux-glibc211-x86_64/

./blender
 
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