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Fixes to Blender installers

I’ve just uploaded new installers for Blender to Graphicall.org:

The fixes in these binaries are:

  • win64 version had default install path pointing to C:\Program Files (x86)
  • links from start menu weren’t properly removed
  • update to later vcredist, so there won’t be temp files hanging around after install

I’ve also enabled the blenderplayer, so you should be able to find that too!

Again, please test drive them and report back.


Blender 2.5 r29870 (win32 and win64)

Just a quick post to notify users that I’ve updated my builds on Graphicall.org. I’ve made sure that OpenCOLLADA support is also enabled. See the BUILDS section on the right side for the links.

I still need to check out on Jack, libsamplerate and sndfile -support, as those are still disabled in my builds.

Other than that, enjoy as usual!


Blender 2.5 r25969 – COLLADA bugfix

Hi, again several hundred commits since my previous build. This build has of course a whole slew of fixes, new features and such. See the file with the log containingchanges from 25772 to 25969 for all the details.

For those interested in COLLADA there’s a fix by Arystan that addresses some rotation issues and naming issues.

Further there are fixes for crashers (opening properties window could crash, projection painting on subsurf or multires could crash. And there’s fixes for existing, but broken functionality, like edge slide after loop cut when face select mode was enabled.

Download the version you need for your … Continue Reading

Blender 2.5 r25772

So, the holidays are over. For me it was a time of very little internet usage and little activity in Blender channels. But now I give you Blender 2.5 r25772 builds for both 32bit and 64bit Windows.

It’s been only a few weeks since my previous builds, but between that post and this there have been over 300 commits. Please refer to the commit logs to see what has been changed, added, removed.

As always, the packages are self-extracting 7z-archives (you can still use your locally installed 7z if you are so inclined – just right-click on the archive and choose … Continue Reading

Blender 2.5 r25468

Six days, 162 commits. As always, lots of fixes and new things. One of them being work on the keymap editor.

keymap editor

keymap editor

It represents the available keymaps in a hierarchy that shows in a nicer way than the old version. Just give it a good spin. As always give everything a good spin :)

You should be able to find the links to the builds on the right side of my blog →

Blender 2.5 r25326 – improved sculpt and much more

Just a quick message. It’s been 8 days since my previous blog about a new build. During that time the development has anything but slowed down. As you can see from the title: 193 commits! That’s on average one commit for every hour. The devs are literally working around the clock, with Matt Ebb in Australia, Martin Poirier in Canada and the Durian team in the Netherlands (and every active developer in between those locations!) covering pretty much every moment of the day with their activities.

Anyway, I’ve uploaded 32bit and 64bit builds to Graphicall.orgContinue Reading

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 the release. I’ve tried to summarize most of the problems that users may run into that are easy to fix or work around.

Incomplete/gray GUI

Some users reported that the GUI would look incomplete. This turned out to be a problem with paths that contained … Continue Reading

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 Performance panel in render settings. The Auto setting tries to select the best optimisation strategy, but you can choose any of the other ones too. Octree is what we know from the previous Blender series, all the new names are from the GSoC work done … Continue Reading

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 manager, where all areas would go bonkers when Blender window would be resized very, very small.
  • Preparation for Drag and Drop: Matt D. adds support for drag and drop on the GHOST level, the OS-layer library that Blender uses to get events, manipulate windows etc. from the … Continue Reading

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:

These are 7z self-extracting archives, built with the same settings as Blender 2.5 alpha 0.

I would also like to thank all the people who took the time to comment on the Blender 2.5 alpha 0 message. Most of the problems will be … Continue Reading