The Blender Foundation announced ‘Blender 3.6 LTS,’ the last update release before making the big move to the 4.x series.
Blender 3.6 LTS adds many new features and performance improvements while still focusing on stability.
The new features are as follows:
- Improved simulation node and geometry node
- New UV packing engine
- Improved animation
- Faster FBX I/O
- Several USD improvements including curve/hair export
- Cycle Acceleration on AMD, Intel Arc and Apple Silicon GPUs
- Improved mesh editing and geometry node performance
- Major Update to Resync Library Overrides
- Improved user interface
- VDM Brush Baker add-on
Additionally, a new Human Base Meshes asset bundle has been added to the demo files section on blender.org.
Also, with the end of Blender 2.93 LTS, a new Long Term Support release was also released, and Blender 3.6 LTS will be fixed and supported until June 2025.
For ongoing projects, Blender 3.3 LTS will be actively supported until September 2024.
For more information on new features, please refer to the release notes.