Blender 2.83, the first LTS version of the software that comes with outstanding news

Blender 2.83

The software that we are going to talk about in this article is not new. It is also not new that it appears in most specialized media because it is a very popular open source 3D image editing, modeling, etc. program. What is news is the first thing we see when accessing the release note: Blender 2.83 It is the first LTS version in its entire history.

I think there will be very few readers who don't know what LTS stands for. They are short for "long-term support," which basically means that will be supported for longer than normal versions. In general, and it is expected that Blender will be the same, its developers will continue to release newer versions with new functions, but Blender 2.83 will be supported for a longer time and, ultimately, it will be a recommended version for production teams, such as the Ubuntu 20.04 Focal Fossa LTS now launched just over a month ago.

Blender 2.82
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Blender 2.83 introduces more than 1250 fixes

With over 1250 bug fixes, and other critical fixes pending over the next two years as part of the long-term support program, Blender 2.83 LTS provides the performance and stability needed for large projects. New features include virtual reality support, OpenVDB import, OptiX optical window denoising, and a powerful new physics-enabled Cloth Brush

Among the most notable changes, we have:

  • Initial support for VR via OpenXR.
  • Ability to import OpenVDB, andThe file format developed by DreamWorks Animation for volumetric applications and also used by Maxwell Render, RenderMan, Houdini, Cinema4D, and many other applications. Works with the new volume object support.
  • OptiX viewno denoising, and a new physics-based cloth brush.
  • Blender's Eevee rendering engine in v2.83 supports render passes, high-quality normals, hair transparency, and other enhancements.
  • General improvements have been made, including improved performance.

Blender 2.83 is now available for all supported systems (Windows, macOS, Linux and even a version for Steam), from this link. Linux users can also download your snap package and its version in Flatpak, although Flathub's has yet to be updated.

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