Common Blender 2.5 Problems And How To Fix Them

With Blender 2.5 alpha 0 we’ve seen the first release in the 2.5 series, boasting a great many new features on top of the all-new event system – a major overhaul of one of the most central parts of Blender. As one can expect, many problems were readily found during the first few moments after … Read more

Blender 2.5 – r25133 – SSE optimisation for Renderer, Part II

So, I thought I had done nice optimised builds, but it turned out that SIMD optimisation was missing. I’ve now committed some SCons support for this though. The optimisations can now be turned on by building with scons using WITH_BF_RAYOPTIMIZATION=True. I have re-uploaded 32bit and 64bit builds to graphicall.org that now have SSE optimisation for … Read more

Blender 2.5 – r25127 – SSE optimisation for Renderer

I have uploaded 32bit and 64bit builds to graphicall.org that have SSE optimisation for the renderer enabled. This is not a default setting, but I thought it’d be good to get some testing results out of it – whether it causes render artifacts or not, and such. To use any of the optimisations, check the … Read more

Blender 2.5 r25059 – Continuous Grab

Tonight I applied a very nice patch, written by Matt D. (matd in #blendercoders). This patch adds several new features, specifically for Windows users: Minimum size for windows: Blender windows (system level, ie. the application window of Blender) can’t be resized below a minimum size. This is to prevent buggy behaviour of the Blender window … Read more

Blender 2.5 r25000

Blender development has surpassed 25000 commits! Mike Pan shows a nice graph of the development on his blog. I had yesterday created some builds to celebrate r25000, but I “forgot” to upload and publish them. So for those who still want r25000 win32 and win64 builds, do download here: Blender 2.5 r25000, win32 Blender 2.5 … Read more