Check out the list of new features that will be added to Blender in 2021.
The Blender Foundation has released their full list of planned updates and new features for Blender in 2021. The company plans to continue working on the second LTS release and on Blender 3.0, which includes a lot of new development.
"Blender 2.93 will be released in late May. Much like version 2.83, this will be an LTS (Long-term Support) release, meaning it will be maintained for two years. Q2 also sees the kick-off of the animation character pipeline project — pending unforeseen restrictions. NVIDIA’s Industry quality work done for the USD importer is already being reviewed. It should debut after Blender 2.93 is released. Coming in early summer: a usability workshop will be held in Amsterdam with Blender designer William Reynish and other UI/UX contributors — all in preparation for Blender 3.0," commented the Blender team.
The list of projects includes:
- Asset browser and pose library
- Library overrides
- Geometry nodes
- Grease Pencil
- Blender 2.93 LTS
- Cycles development
- Animation character pipeline
- Blender 3.0 – user interface workshop
- And more.