It looks like you're using an ad blocker! I really need the income to keep this site running.
If you enjoy BlenderNation and you think it’s a valuable resource to the Blender community, please take a moment to read how you can support BlenderNation.

Blender 2.79a released


It's time to update your Blender 2.79 with this 'new & improved version'!

The long-awaited maintenance release Blender 2.79a is now available! Over 200 fixes make this the most stable Blender release ever!

Next to 200 fixes, there's also a nice speed boost in Cycles! Mike Pan reports:

About Author

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 ;-)


  1. Brian Lockett on

    Not only is Blender itself getting sexier, but the Blender Foundation website's getting sexier.

    Good job, Blender software and web developers!

  2. I have read somewhere v 2.79a contains already simultanously GPU + CPU rendering? I have installed the latest version, but can not set it in the system settings.

    Do I miss something?

    I know the feature is already in the 2.8 build.

  3. Andreas Resch on

    It's interesting that Cycles rendering in the latest nightly build still is more than twice as fast.

Leave A Reply

To add a profile picture to your message, register your email address with To protect your email address, create an account on BlenderNation and log in when posting a message.

You are subscribed to this post. Manage your subscriptions.