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Blender 2.78 released
show user profile  Nik Clark
Blender 2.78 has been released.

After months of work and a few weeks of testing, the Blender foundation has released the latest version. Many new features have been added, and new additions to the Cycles renderer are very welcome. While not a complete replacement for Max, it does have many features that Max lacks.

If you've never used Blender, give it a go some time. Once you get round the interface and the node-based materials, you will find it a very capable piece of software.

I'm just a hobbyist these days, so having something like this for free with many add-ons and great community support is fantastic. Feel free to ask any beginner questions, if you do give it a go. At first the interface is awful, coming from Max, but once you get used to it, it is much friendlier than Max in many ways.

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9/30/2016 3:10:39 PM (last edit: 9/30/2016 3:11:01 PM)
show user profile  Dave
Can you recommend any "modern" learning materials for it? It's changed so much that I've noticed a lot of the tutorials are for super old versions, maybe they're still applicable though? I wouldn't know.

"I flew over Egypt once"

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9/30/2016 4:17:12 PM (last edit: 9/30/2016 4:17:12 PM)
show user profile  chillywilson
I love blender, I moved off of max a while back.
Still hate the UV editing in it.

If your like me I tell blender's interface to act like Maya or Max, so some times I have to swap between them and blender because of some hotkeys

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9/30/2016 5:12:12 PM (last edit: 9/30/2016 5:12:12 PM)
show user profile  chillywilson
The new feature list

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9/30/2016 5:14:46 PM (last edit: 9/30/2016 5:14:46 PM)
show user profile  Sangre
Is there Max's FFD tools equivalent now?
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9/30/2016 5:44:09 PM (last edit: 9/30/2016 5:44:09 PM)
show user profile  Nik Clark
Sanger, there's the Mesh Deform modifier which does similar.

Dave, what level are you at right now with Blender. Absolute novice, familiar, etc?

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9/30/2016 6:33:24 PM (last edit: 9/30/2016 6:33:24 PM)
show user profile  Scheidema
I am very impressed! Switching to blender seems more like a good choice every time it updates

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9/30/2016 7:24:01 PM (last edit: 9/30/2016 7:24:01 PM)
show user profile  chillywilson
That new Grease pencil update is bad ass.
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9/30/2016 8:10:53 PM (last edit: 9/30/2016 8:10:53 PM)
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