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Snoopin' Around: Blender 2.45 Available for Download

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Blender 2.45 SplashIt looks like Blender 2.45 has been quietly making its way to download.blender.org. There's no official announcement from the Blender Foundation about this release yet so we can't give you any further info. Also, things may still change. But if you're having a dull weekend go ahead and enjoy!

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Bart Veldhuizen

I have a LONG history with Blender - I wrote some of the earliest Blender tutorials, worked for Not a Number and helped run the crowdfunding campaign that open sourced Blender (the first one on the internet!). I founded BlenderNation in 2006 and have been editing it every single day since then ;-) I also run the Blender Artists forum and I'm Head of Community at Sketchfab.

42 Comments

  1. I had just downloaded this version which it have cloth and Armature quaternion modifier
    and it work fine!
    The foundation version does not have this features,so go to cloth development site
    and down load it.

    RNS

  2. RedBirdii, it's not so weird. First the developers put the builds online, and then, after that, they announce it. Right now, they are putting the builds online. Since it's all open source, many people already know where the builds can be found. The official announcement will come soon. You'll almost always hear about this kind of stuff first here or on the blenderartists forum.

  3. The builds are uploaded in the order that they are received from the official builders, the ppc OS X official builder hasn't had time to do the build yet, so it isn't up yet - either Sunday or Monday all builds should be up and the new release announced.

    LetterRip

  4. I downloaded it and it dosen't seem to run. I tried to run it in the termnial here is the output

    [email protected]:~$ cd /home/james/Desktop/blender-2.45-linux-glibc236-py24-i386-static
    [email protected]:~/Desktop/blender-2.45-linux-glibc236-py24-i386-static$ blender
    cat: /home/james/.blender/VERSION: No such file or directory
    [: 33: 2.43: unexpected operator
    guessing 'blender-bin' == '/usr/bin/blender-bin'
    Compiled with Python version 2.4.
    Checking for installed Python... got it!
    Ignoring Xlib error: error code 169 request code 148
    Ignoring Xlib error: error code 169 request code 148

    Blender quit
    [email protected]:~/Desktop/blender-2.45-linux-glibc236-py24-i386-static$

    Then it loads up the old version.

    Any suggestions?

  5. Works fine on Vista, install easy, no problem , very clean release , look to have a little better optimisation for the 3Dview & Ati 7.9 catalyst ( --little-- , I said but noticable from here, don't know why. ) .
    I very like install new Blender build :-) it's as a drug that bring me happyness.

  6. Cubedude04: that should be ./blender if running from the directory.

    Well I'll wait for the official annoncement to same myself headaches, but I'm really excited!

  7. Chris (zsouthboy) on

    Guys, if you download the static compiled linux version and simply extract it - you can't run it with "blender" (that will run whatever version is in your $PATH)

    Switch to the extracted directory first, then run "./blender"

  8. I downloaded the SVN version, which is the latest working version and it compiled fine and ran without any problems. The only thing is, I couldnt find where the view mode for UV Face select, it seems to be missing.
    Why dont you guys just get the SVN version from:
    https://svn.blender.org/svnroot/bf-blender/trunk/blender

    the command:
    svn checkout https://svn.blender.org/svnroot/bf-blender/trunk/blender
    should work fine, just make sure you have subversion installed.
    The config files contain configs for windows builds too.

    I'm not a windows user, but the simple way to build it is, first install SCONS:
    http://www.scons.org
    then, in the config director in the blender directory, edit the appropriate file for your OS,
    mine was linux2-config.py and change the python version to the version you want. Enable or disable
    options based on what you have or dont such as ffmpeg etc.
    then, save it and in the root blender directory, run scons. It should compile on its own.
    So, every time there is an update, check out the new one from SVN and do the same thing again.

  9. @Mussadique:
    1. SVN is NOT 2.45. 2.45 is 2.44 with many fixes but no additional features.
    2. In svn there is a UV recode going on. You can access UV's in editmode using "u" key. There will be no UV face select view mode anymore.

    Greetings
    Genscher

  10. I use always the svn version. ;)
    There are awesome new settings for raytraced lights: soft shadows! And they seem to be faster than area lights and look better (IMHO).

  11. no UV face select????? makes me want to disagree. but Ive been a blenderhead now long enough to know that it's justified and will be better. But you people should let us know more gently, like "now there's a better easier way, etc" rather than just "NO MORE UV FACE SELECT, HAHAHAHA" like a mean nanny. :)

  12. I tried using the svn and got

    [email protected]:~$ sudo svn checkout https://svn.blender.org/svnroot/bf-blender/trunk/blender
    svn: 'blender' already exists and is not a directory

    Also i tried going to the directory where i extracted it from and running ./blender i got

    [email protected]:~$ cd /home/james/Desktop/blender-2.45-linux-glibc236-py24-i386-static
    [email protected]:~/Desktop/blender-2.45-linux-glibc236-py24-i386-static$ ./blender
    ./blender: error while loading shared libraries: libopenal.so.0: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

  13. I'm inclined to believe that this isn't the final rls just yet. I'm waiting (patiently I may add) for the official announcement.

  14. Cubedude04 ,

    don't use sudo for svn checkout, so you can compile as normal user. The error probably means that you already have a folder or file "blender". The checkout wants to create a folder "blender" to put the files in, so if it already exists, it will fail.

    For the precompiled version with the libopenal error, you probably just need to install libopenal. For Ubuntu Feisty, the package would be libopenal0a.

  15. Morris: There will be a proper announcement, along with nice documentation when SVN is released. And yes it is much better!

    Remember folks, 2.45 = 2.44 + bugfixes only!

  16. There are a lot of packages which are not checked by SCons'/CMakes configure process. You just have to look at the error message and guess what lib/dev pkg is still missing. That's how I did it. ;)

  17. @mike: a 64bit windows build will be more likely to come into existance whenever a developer with a 64bit windows machine concentrates on this. AFAIK there are no such developers as of yet. Any machine donations are welcome of course! ;)

  18. I installed the necessary libs to compile on ubuntu, and it works !

    Perhaps I could install only the regular libs, not the dev ones ...

    Thx

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