Blender 2.5 alpha release (3D program)

 Blender 2.5 is a powerful all in one free 3d program. Familar with Poser, Daz3d, etc.  It’s very similar to those 3d programs and if buying programs aren’t in your budget right now, I highly recommend getting this program.

model • shade • animate • render • composite • interactive 3d

Blender is the free open source 3D content creation suite, available for all major operating systems under the GNU General Public License.

  • Revolutionary non-overlapping and non-blocking UI delivers unsurpassed workflow
  • Flexible and fully configurable window layout with as many screen setups as you prefer
  • Undo support on all levels
  • Anti-aliased fonts with international translation support
  • Any window space can be easily switched to any window type (curve editor, NLA, 3D view etc)
  • Built-in text editor for annotations and editing Python scripts
  • Graphical user interface for Python scripts
  • Custom themes
  • Consistent interface across all platforms
  • Rigging

             Fast skeleton creation mode

    • Interactive 3D paint for vertex weighting
    • Fast envelope based skinning
    • Automatic Skinning that really works (heat equilibrium based)
    • Mirror editing (bone creation and weight painting)
    • Double Quaternions reduce shrinking and other bone deformation errors
    • Volume deformer uses a mesh cage to deform complex meshes with great results
    • Bone layers and colored groups for better rig organization
    • B-spline interpolated bones; forget about elbow twists
    • Constraint stack for IK solver setup and other constraints
    • PyConstraints; if you need something not yet implemented code it in python with real time feed back, no compiling needed


    • Armature (skeleton) deformation with forward/inverse kinematics with pole target support
    • Auto IK allows posing FK chains easily
    • Non-linear animation editor for mixing individual actions created in Action editor
    • Automated walkcycles along paths
    • Animated constraint system
    • Vertex key framing for morphing, with controlling sliders
    • Edit and create new blendshapes from existing targets
    • Character animation pose editor
    • ‘Ipo’ system integrates both motion curve and traditional key-frame editing
    • Audio playback, mixing and editing support for sound synchronisation
    • Timeline offers fast acces to many playback functions, autokey, help markers
    • Python scripting access for custom and procedural animation effects

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