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Release Dates Announced: 2.46, Big Buck Bunny


Ton just posted the following dates on the Peach blog:

  • May 17 or 18: Release of Blender 2.46
  • May 20th: DVD Arrival, shipping
  • May 30 or 31: Internet release of Big Buck Bunny

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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.


  1. yesss! the end of may is gonna be soo awesome.. I'll be blenderin like crazy with the sweet new file browsing on 2.46 while laughing my head off at this new movie that i'm so psyched to see! Looks like i have something to do in my spare time this summer!

  2. I seem to remember that 2.46 was supposed to have been released back in April. Oh well, it's actually better this way because now I have time to actually use it! Looking forward to the Peach film, too.

  3. Sven von Brand on

    Hope it doesn't take too long the DVD to cross the world to get to Chile XD
    This news make me feel more anxious, Want the DVD so badly, want to see the movie so badly, Great work everyone!!

  4. Wayne C Fox III on

    Very good to see
    I Get my books for blender a New Version comes out and The movie comes out aswell
    Tis a good end to a decent month

    Keep on Blending,

  5. Crap... that means I won't get my Big Buck Bunny DVD till after the internet release :(

    Being in Australia sucks. At least with the May 15th date we had a chance.

    Oh well, can't win em all. Should be great though!

    A big thankyou to the hard work the Blender team are putting in :)

  6. Ah man, just watched the trailer, and I want it!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks to all who worked on this project. If it were'nt for you guys, we'd propabaly be stuck watching a puppet version of this.

  7. I like the new glossy reflections and other new features. Blender 2.46 is another great release! Thank you for making this amazing software for free.

    When there will be support for photon mapping/caustics in the internal renderer? Blender is great and mature now, I think the only missing features are these. Is this planned? Sure, I can use some tricks with nodes and Python scripting to get caustics but this is difficult and restricted to still pictures.

  8. RP, I think you're better off using YafRay or Indigo for the time being.

    They've just spent months putting together this release, so don't hold your breath for even MORE features anytime soon.

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