New Blender 2.61 adds Ocean Simulator

Blender, the respected but-fiendishly-complex free 3D software, has just released version 2.61. New in this 2.61 version is something that might interest iCloners: Ocean Simulation. This feature has apparently been in beta form since the Spring of 2011, and is now optimised…

“Ocean Simulation – these “tools take the form of a modifier, to simulate and generate a deforming ocean surface, and associated texture, used to render the simulation data.”

MotionStudio 3D

Lumbering graphics-software dinosaur Corel has introduced a “brand new” 3D animation package, MotionStudio 3D. Although don’t be fooled by the name. It actually it seems to be Ulead Cool 3D (last updated 2002) with a makeover and update. It seems to be mostly aimed at the “3D extruded text” crowd who’re stuck in a time-warp in 1994 and still want shiny spinning logos for their video intros…


Oh look, a spinning earth with some shiny 3D text! How original!