Blender is a free and open source 3D animation suite runs on Linux, MAC OS X and Microsoft Windows. The development team has released Blender 2.70 test builds for testing purposes and to report any bugs to avoid it in the upcoming stable release. Check the what’s new in Blender 2.70 and release notes down below.
What’s New in Blender 2.70 | Main Features
Support for volumetrics in Cycles.
Faster rendering of hair and textures.
Motion tracker now supports weighted tracks and has improved planar tracking.
Mesh modeling brings a new Laplacian deform and wireframe modifiers, along with more control in the bevel tool.
The game engine now supports object levels of detail.
Improved user interface which brings an organized toolbar tabs and header menus.
Many new keyboard shortcuts for easier rotation controls and colors selections.