"Open Source software continues to make inroads across all
verticals, and with the latest release of the tool Blender3D, it
looks like animation may be next.
"Blender3D version 2.33, released this week, includes numerous
significant enhancements, most notably the restoration of some of
the core functionality it had when it was a proprietary, closed
source program. Blender began its life as a closed source program
and officially became open source under the GPL license in October
"Blender is a fully integrated 3D graphics creation suite
allowing modeling, animation, rendering, post-production, real-time
interactive 3D, game creation and playback, with cross-platform
compatibility. The restored functions of the program now include
the Game Engine, which had been closed source, but has now been
freed. Also included in the latest release are numerous filters and
feature enhancements that bring the open source tool closer than
ever to its proprietary closed source counterparts..."
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