Blender 3.1 got one stop closer to release with the Beta (bcon3) release over the weekend. In addition to Blender 3.1 beta, the 3.2 alpha was also released.
Key features of Blender 3.1 beta include:
- Metal based Cycles backend for M1 based Macs
- New Geometry Node improvements including extrude and scene time nodes
- Point cloud rendering
- New C++ rewrite of the OBJ (wavefront) exporter, as well as USD and GLTF improvements
- Grease pencil improvements
You can learn more about the Blender 3.1 beta and see it in action in the video below.