Blender 4.0.0 Alpha v201.0 Released on the Launcher

We are pleased to announce that the latest Blender Alpha is now on the Omniverse Launcher! An important change in this release is an entirely new version of the Universal Material Mapper add-on for converting between Blender materials and MDL, supporting more complex shader networks than was previously possible.

Features of this release and the importance of Blender in the OpenUSD ecosystem were discussed in a recent NVIDIA blog.

Changes in this release include: