2.8

The Workflow Project

The next big Blender release – expected in 2018!

From an updated viewport to workspaces and dependency graphs.
Blender 2.8 brings updates all over the board.

Viewport

Up until now, the viewport was lagging behind the rest of Blender. Not anymore! Blender 2.8 brings the minimum OpenGL version to 3.3, with even newer features for compatible hardware.

The main use of this technology is Blender’s new real-time render engine: Eevee

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Grease Pencil

Blender’s 2D drawing capabilities have been greatly improved with 2.8. The new Grease Pencil focus is to create a more friendly interface for the 2D artist, while keeping the advantages of having a full 3D suite underneath.

Grease Pencil is no longer just a stroke, it’s now a real Blender object with huge improvements to brushes and tools.

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Organization

View Layers & Collections

Gone is the limit of 20 layers per scene. Blender 2.8 introduces a new concept to organize your scene with Collections and View Layers. Read more on code.blender.org.

Workspaces

Workspaces will allow users to build up their working environment for a specific task. For example there could be workspaces for modeling, sculpting, animation and motion tracking.

More Features

Dependency Graph

At the heart of Blender, the dependency graph is getting a complete overhaul. Not only delivering better performance but also allowing overrides on data in a way not possible before. Read more.

Asset Management

This long awaited feature is finally coming to the 2.8x series. Read more.

Try It Yourself

Blender 2.8x is undergoing heavy development. It’s not only unstable but it can harm your data if you save your files with it.

* Do not use in production. With great power… *

Download Blender 2.8

Check out the features by yourself by playing with these files provided by the community.

Wanderer

By Daniel Bystedt

License: CC-BY-SA

Wasp Bot

By Emiliano Colantoni

License: CC-BY

Temple

By Dominik Graf

License: CC-BY-SA

Ember Forest

By Mike Pan

License: CC-BY

Mr. Elephant

By Glenn Melenhorst

License: CC-BY-ND (only to be shared as a demo)

Race Spaceship

By Alessandro Chiffi / ONdata Studio

Video Demo

License: CC-BY

Architectural Visualization

Made by Marek Moravec. Early video demo.

License: CC-0 Public Domain

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