The Blender Foundation has released the first Release Candidate of Blender 2.67. Major improvements are the inclusion of FreeStyle(!!), subsurface scattering for Cycles, optimizations in the motion tracker and the new 3D printing toolkit.
Remember, this is a test release – proceed with caution.
Now that the FreeStyle integration is really happening, it’s time to select a great artwork for the 2.67 Splash screen!
My personal favorite today: ‘freestyle is in SVN’. For non-developers and/or people who are new to Blender: this means that the code for the new non-photorealistic renderer Freestyle is now officially included in the Blender codebase and can be checked out and compiled.
Don’t like compiling Blender yourself? Ready to use builds containing this new feature should be available soon from the Blender Foundation BuildBot, or from GraphicAll (but be careful: these aren’t well-tested releases, but development ‘snapshots’).