Thursday, October 20th, 2011 Posted by Jim Thacker

Blender 2.60 ships

A user-made guide to Blender’s new speaker objects. 3D audio is one of the main additions to version 2.60.

The Blender Foundation has released Blender 2.60, marking the beginning of a new phase of development for the open-source 3D package.

As we reported last month, updates in Blender 2.60 itself include a new motion-capture toolset.

Other changes include new 3D audio and speaker objects; and improvements to the animation system, vertex weighting and the built-in game engine.

Unlike previous development cycles, the 2.6x series is primarily intended to integrate existing work from branches of the code into the core release.

According to “The plan is to make a very tight schedule for this, with a bi-monthly release.”

Read the full list of features in Blender 2.60
(Includes more details about the 2.6x product roadmap)

Read community feedback on BlenderNation

Download Blender 2.60