After a day off (oddly, that was a Monday) I am back with an exciting new 3D development software called Blender. Now, Blender itself is not exactly new, however the new version (launched only a month ago) is definitely something to write home about. Improved in all the possible ways, so much that it actually competes with other commercial programs out there. In 2011, Blender 2.5 was released. Featuring a completely redesigned user interface, it aims to improve work flow and ease of use. During beta-testing, Blender 2.5’s animation system was considered by the Sintel animators to be as good as or better than some commercial packages. Now, they’ve released an even newer version. Download the current stable release version 2.62 here.