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    Default Blender Becomes More Usable With 2.57 Release

    Phoronix: Blender Becomes More Usable With 2.57 Release

    Blender 2.57 has been released and while its version number may seem nonchalant, this is actually an important milestone. Blender 2.57 is the first stable Blender 2.5 release that incorporates their re-designed user-interface and is nearly feature complete...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=OTMzMQ

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    http://mirror.cs.umn.edu/blender.org...e/Blender2.57/

    You can download it there, blender.org is getting a 500 internal server error.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tcv90 View Post
    blender.org is getting a 500 internal server error.
    Kano broke it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deanjo View Post
    Kano broke it.
    ROFL!! He's always brealking things

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    Default wait, what's different?

    I was kind of excited to read this, as I've always been one of those people who found the blender UI extremely difficult to use... but I upon installing a new version (2.57-svn36147-1, on debian), don't really see a whole lot of difference. It still basically seems to be the old wacky blender ...

    What actually changed?

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    Default Well...

    Quote Originally Posted by snogglethorpe View Post
    I was kind of excited to read this, as I've always been one of those people who found the blender UI extremely difficult to use... but I upon installing a new version (2.57-svn36147-1, on debian), don't really see a whole lot of difference. It still basically seems to be the old wacky blender ...

    What actually changed?
    Well if you open 2.49 and 2.57 you should see a significant difference... The search menu, more customisable key shortcuts, the layout is different (and still customisable) and quite a few new features

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    Quote Originally Posted by snogglethorpe View Post
    I was kind of excited to read this, as I've always been one of those people who found the blender UI extremely difficult to use... but I upon installing a new version (2.57-svn36147-1, on debian), don't really see a whole lot of difference. It still basically seems to be the old wacky blender ...

    What actually changed?
    http://www.blender.org/development/r...nder-256-beta/ and more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by snogglethorpe View Post
    I was kind of excited to read this, as I've always been one of those people who found the blender UI extremely difficult to use...
    The UI has scared me away for a long time as well, but recently I decided to take the plunge and force myself to use it to do some actual work. It did take a fair amount of time to learn even the basics, but after learning that I could finaly see what a nice program it is. It only lacks one or two functionalities to be the perfect 3D modelling program for me.

    Quote Originally Posted by snogglethorpe View Post
    What actually changed?
    Quite a lot. The new interface is much easier to use compared to the 2.4x series. The keyboard shortcuts are also a bit more sane. In the past you could be sure that whatever keyboard shortcuts you know or have ever used in other applications, won't work as you're expecting in Blender.

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    Default Its awesome

    I have been following (and using) the Blender 2.5x Series sinse 2.50 and it has shaped up to be a really nice and powerful tool. ANd when combined with LuxRender (Also Open Sourced) one can produce professional photo realistic images (with skill obviously) in a totally free and open sourced environment

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    Dear Michael, multi window isn't missing.

    Either press Ctrl+Alt+W or press the spacebar and search for "Duplicate Window".

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