Blender 4.0 Alpha Released

Blender 4.0 Alpha Released

It's time to get excited as the Blender 3D community has something big to celebrate: the release of Blender 4.0 Alpha

Blender 4.0 Alpha Released
Blender 4.0 Alpha Released

With this new release, users will be able to enjoy faster rendering, better simulations, improved 3D modeling, and a variety of other features and updates that will make creating 3D content easier than ever. 

Let’s take a look at some of the top new features in Blender 4.0 Alpha.

Blender 4.0 Alpha Python API

The Python API and Mesh department has seen some major updates in the new version. The Mesh format has been changed from previous versions and is now included in the Blender file format, reducing the size of saved files and their associated overhead. 

Additionally, Bevel weights have been moved to a generic attribute and the sculpt vertex colors API has been replaced by mesh color attributes. 

 Blender 4.0 Alpha Shader nodes

Shader nodes have also been updated in Blender 4.0 Alpha, with the glossy BSDF and anisotropic BSDF nodes being merged into a single node called shader node BSDF anisotropic in the Python API. 

For future compatibility, add-ons and scripts should replace the usage of shader node BSDF glossy with shader node BSDF anisotropic.

Blender 4.0 Alpha Modeling 

On the modeling front, a new navigation option in the 3D view during transformation has been added to the keymap settings, making 3D navigation easier than ever. 

The user interface also sees some improvements, such as : 

  • rotational inputs being displayed.
  • maximum precision and the file browser.
  • volume and system item tooltips no longer mention renaming. 

Plus, the options panel accessed in object mode and mesh edit mode has been reorganized for improved usability.

Blender 4.0 Alpha

Blender 4.0 Alpha is an exciting release that brings some major updates and improvements to the 3D creation software. With its faster rendering, better simulations, and improved 3D modeling, Blender 4.0 Alpha is sure to be a game changer in the 3D creation world. 

Keep an eye out for future updates and enjoy the new features that Blender 4.0 Alpha has to offer.

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