The Blender Foundation released today Blender 2.92 as a major release to this open-source and cross-platform 3D computer graphics software used for creating 3D and printed models, visual effects, animated films, motion graphics, and computer games.
Blender 2.92 is here three months after Blender 2.91 as a major update that introduces a completely new workflow for editing meshes, the ability to create your own custom modifiers, a new option in the Grab tool to shape silhouettes, a new Elastic Snake mode that lets you deform a mesh using a kelvinlet, as well as Mesh Fairing to let you visually remove parts of your mesh.
Also new in this release is the ability to allow inverting of the Erase Displacement mesh filter, a new Paint Studio Light preset, Sculpt session stats, Face Set Edit delete Geometry operation, Plane deformation fall-off for the Grab tool, the ability to edit Grease Pencil strokes as curves, support for image sequences in the Trace Image feature, and support for interactively creating primitives with just two clicks.
Blender 2.92 also introduces faster Cycles rendering, improves the Join Operator and the method for Interpolation, adds auto-merge of Strokes, lets you rotate textures in Dots and Strokes in the Texture modifier, adds support for copying effects with Ctrl+L, support for reseting the Vertex color data and limit the Bake animation to selected frames, and support for Interpolate tools in the Draw Mode.
NVIDIA fans will be happy to learn that Blender’s OptiX feature now supports hybrid rendering by combining the power of the CPU and GPU, as well as support for Ambient Occlusion and Bevel shaders. Moreover, Blender 2.92 introduces a new method for simulations called APIC, makes the volume rendering more memory efficient, and adds a new Exposure node in the Compositor to lets you see everything.
Among other noteworthy changes included in this new major release, there’s Intel Iris and Xe GPUs OpenCL support, the ability to synchronize the outliner with the Properties Editor, faster tracking multiple tracks, revamped VSE Media transform, the ability to filter selectable objects in the Outliner, improved Node Groups sockets list, and improved About and Startup Script Execution dialogs.
You can download Blender 2.92 as a 64-bit binary for Linux-based systems right now from the official website. To see the new features in action, check out the video below, and don’t hesitate to take a look at the full release notes for more details on the new features and improvements, with screenshots and examples.
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