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Blender 2.80 Bittorrent Downloads

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Update: download mirrors are now in place and bittorrent downloads are no longer needed, so I stopped serving them. These links will no longer work.

As the Blender site is completely choked since the release of Blender 2.80, I've started working with the Blender Foundation on setting up temporary bittorrents for downloads.

Note: you can also download Blender from Steam.

Some notes:

  • These are the official release files from Blender.org
  • I'm not very experienced with this, so please bear with me if things go wrong ;-)
  • Please keep your bittorrent client open when the download is finished and help other users (and me). If I don't get enough people to help me seed these files and it kills my connection, I'll have to shut this down again.
  • Please download files for other platforms to and keep seeding them.
  • I'm slowly adding new files as soon as I receive them from the BF.

Here are the bittorrent magnet links:

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 ;-) I also run the Blender Artists forum and I'm Head of Community at Sketchfab.

17 Comments

  1. MD5 is not really safe, but it's better than nothing. These seem to be the official MD5 checksums for those files. It should let you check if the torrent files are equal to the ones distributed by blender.org.

    6f8afe0326093e479cb5505a8c783336 blender-2.80-linux-glibc217-x86_64.tar.bz2
    77c62e04a49e8284ef1474608d3a1b61 blender-2.80-linux-glibc224-i686.tar.bz2
    2c8d8ae78e27ca14fc7e1d6e18290dc9 blender-2.80-macOS.dmg
    426684bce310d658f5932621867196f0 blender-2.80-windows32.msi
    83e1d09d41bf9911db09473a7c49c507 blender-2.80-windows32.zip
    14a7e49abb000a937e90808211b8927f blender-2.80-windows64.msi
    f21bde617f1a4d4cd0314deffe0df4db blender-2.80-windows64.zip

  2. Seconds with the torrent, fifteen minutes for 40% of the server download. I'd suggest updating the download page to include a link to the BitTorrent and a plea for people to try the BitTorrent if it's equally convenient.

  3. I'm honestly a little surprised that Blender doesn't always distribute using BitTorrent along side regular downloads. With Blender being so open, it seems like a great decentralized way to distribute the software

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