The developers had hoped to have a full beta version ready in August 2018, but that doesn’t look like a possibility either – the team spent most of the time “improving” the current features and fixing current bugs in the software. On August 13th Blender 2.80 Alpha was released.
Since the first alpha release of Blender 2.80 in July last year, the Grease Pencil tool has been introduced, with which Blender can also be used as complete 2D and 3D animation software.
The Blender team hopes to meet this planning and release schedule:
- Here you can download the new Blender version.
- At the end of October the complete 2.80 Beta version was presented at the Blender conference.
- The final version is scheduled for release in early 2019.
- In 2019 versions 2.81, 2.82 … will be released for functions that could not be implemented in the first version yet.