The Blender Foundation has announced that the Release Candidate of Blender 2.69 is now available...
The Blender Foundation has announced that the Release Candidate of Blender 2.69 is now available for download, adding FBX import to the open-source 3D package.
FBX import is now supported, along with improved export. New mesh modeling tools were added and existing ones improved. Cycles subsurface scattering and hair shading were improved, along with the addition of a new sky model, shading nodes and tone mapping in the viewport. The motion tracker now supports plane tracking, to track and replace flat objects in footage.
Version 2.69 is lighter on new features than recent releases. There are a few new modelling tools, including a hidden-wire display to help with retopology; a new hair shader in the Cycles renderer; and support for plane tracking in the motion tracker. And over Bugfixes 270 of them, according to the release notes.
The Blender Foundation is now targeting core performance in the Blender 2.7 series of releases, then larger features – a unified physics system has been mooted – in the 2.8 releases
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