- Blender Foundation has released version 2.42 of Blender. The realization of the Elephants Dream movie has resulted in a big Blender development boost, especially in areas required for 3D movie projects. New features includes; Array Modifier - The Array Modifier allows you create procedurally duplicated/merged Objects, to make chains, cogs, fractals or even beautiful natural shapes. It's all fully animatable, with control-Objects defining duplication methods. Render Pipeline - The new rendering pipeline offers a wealth of new features. It has become tile-based and fully threaded, supporting advanced preview renders, layer-rendering and pass render, with a tight integration to the compositor. Material (Shading) Nodes - Currently most 3D suites have some kind of "shader editor", typically represented as Nodes or Trees. To easily allow current Materials to become layered or combined, but also to enable a Blender-compatible migration, a hybrid version has been implemented in Blender now and many more noticeable features.......... release notes here !!
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