The Blender Foundation and online developer community are proud to present Blender 2.66, released February 21, 2013!
This release contains long awaited features like:
Other new features include
2.66a update: March 6th, 2013.
Dynamic topology is a new sculpting mode that subdivides the mesh as needed, whereas regular sculpting only affects the shape of a mesh. This makes it possible to sculpt complex shapes out of a simple mesh, rather than just adding details onto a modeled base mesh.
Support for MacBook “Retina” Displays was added, proper DPI scaling in all editors, new high-res icons and transparent tool and property regions. User Preferences and Startup File have been split up, new ways to recover sessions were added and copy & paste of objects inside the 3D View is supported now.
Initial support for hair rendering was added, with triangle strips, cylinder or bezier curve primitives.Multiple importance sampling for lamps, preview rendering is available inside the properties editor, new closures and optimizations for OSL, non-progressive integrator was improved and support for packed, generated and movie textures was added.
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