The Blender Foundation and online developer community is proud to present Blender 2.66. This release contains long awaited features like rigid body physics simulation, dynamic topology sculpting and matcap display.
Other new features include Cycles hair rendering, support for high pixel density displays, much better handling of premultiplied and straight alpha transparency, a vertex bevel tool, a mesh cache modifier and a new SPH particle fluid dynamics solver.
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This video demonstrate PixelTone, a research prototype app that uses voice-control and touch to control photo editing operations. PixelTone is a collaboration between researchers at Adobe Research and University of Michigan, and will be presented at the ACM CHI (Computer-Human Interaction) conference this May in Paris.
More details can be found here: http://www.gierad.com/projects/pixeltone-a-multimodal-interface-for-image-editing/
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