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Blender Guru: 'Why the NEW Blender 2.8 is a BIG DEAL'


Blender Guru writes:

Blender 2.8 is a major milestone release, featuring a new interface, viewport, realtime renderer and more. In this video I walk you through the biggest improvements.

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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. A lot of changes in version 2.79 and in Blender 2.8 was stuffs that Andrew Price suggested years ago. Probably dev team heard more people pointed to the same direction.
    Blender 2.8 is awesome! The left-buttom click -- that I always used -- the use of tabs, Eevee, context menus with right mouse buttom, among other improvements are the key to conquer great studios. And this is vital in this era of economic crisis.
    The other Blender features are powerful and have always been there: incredible windows flexibilitity, 3d view flexibility, advanced tools for sculpting, modeling etc.
    We have to mention Grease Pencil, a powerful 2d software inside a powerful 3d software.
    Not to mention a fundamental resource: when you try to close Blender or switch to another Blender file without save your present file, Blender asks if you want save your work first! This is so sophisticated!

    • Although I agree with most of the things you say, I wouldn't say it's "sophisticated" that Blender asks if you want to save your work before quitting or switching... this is a basic feature of (almost) every Windows software. So what makes Blender so sophisticated? Or have you been ironic? ;)

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