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...
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
True, the website does say it's missing "multi-window support showing multiple scenes", however I just tried and multi window is there, and each window can show it's own scene. Probably a mistake on their side.
True, the website does say it's missing "multi-window support showing multiple scenes", however I just tried and multi window is there, and each window can show it's own scene.
That also seemed odd to me since version 2.56 already had multi-window support. I'm with the rest of the comments on this one. Blender 2.5x is an awesome piece of software. I haven't tried version 2.57 yet, although it's been available for some time now, but if it's like 2.56 but with bugs fixed, it has to be good. The only thing not in Blender I really really miss is texture mapping preview in the 3D views for non-UV-mapped objects. 3DS max has had this since at least version 2.5 (first one I used), back in 1998.