The Blender Foundation has announced “Blender 3.4”. Also, the latest long term support release of “Blender 3.3 LTS” has been updated, now called “Blender 3.3.2 LTS”.
Blender 3.4 integrates Intel’s Open Path Guiding Library and adds support for path guiding on Cycles CPUs.
Automasking tools in sculpt/paint mode are now accessible from the 3D viewport, supporting cavity, view and area based automasking. In addition to existing tools, the UV editor has some new operators such as adjusting UV rotation, randomizing islands, and support for non-uniform grids.
Geometry nodes are now overlaid in the 3D viewport, making it easier to debug and test parts of the node tree. Many new nodes have been added, including fetching mesh and curve data, sample UV surfaces, and node group assets now appear in the add menu.
Other improvements include a new Grease Pencil outline modifier and better fill tools, support for PBR extensions in .mtl files, an animation editor, and a significant performance speedup.