Blender

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Blender is the free and open source 3D creation suite. It supports the entirety of the 3D pipeline—modeling, rigging, animation, simulation, rendering, compositing and motion tracking, video editing and 2D animation pipeline.

Release Schedule Image Gantt Chart for Blender
Release Released Active Support Critical bug fixes Latest
4.1 2 months and 3 weeks ago
(25 Mar 2024)
Yes Yes 4.1.1
(15 Apr 2024)
4.0 7 months ago
(14 Nov 2023)
Ended 2 months and 3 weeks ago
(25 Mar 2024)
Ended 2 months and 3 weeks ago
(25 Mar 2024)
4.0.2
(05 Dec 2023)
3.6 (LTS) 11 months ago
(27 Jun 2023)
Ends in 1 year
(01 Jul 2025)
Ends in 1 year
(01 Jul 2025)
3.6.12
(20 May 2024)
3.5 1 year and 2 months ago
(29 Mar 2023)
Ended 11 months ago
(01 Jul 2023)
Ended 11 months ago
(01 Jul 2023)
3.5.1
(25 Apr 2023)
3.4 1 year and 6 months ago
(07 Dec 2022)
Ended 1 year and 2 months ago
(01 Apr 2023)
Ended 1 year and 2 months ago
(01 Apr 2023)
3.4.1
(20 Dec 2022)
3.3 (LTS) 1 year and 9 months ago
(07 Sep 2022)
Ends in 2 months and 2 weeks
(01 Sep 2024)
Ends in 2 months and 2 weeks
(01 Sep 2024)
3.3.19
(20 May 2024)
3.2 2 years ago
(08 Jun 2022)
Ended 1 year and 9 months ago
(07 Sep 2022)
Ended 1 year and 9 months ago
(07 Sep 2022)
3.2.2
(03 Aug 2022)
3.1 2 years and 3 months ago
(09 Mar 2022)
Ended 2 years ago
(08 Jun 2022)
Ended 2 years ago
(08 Jun 2022)
3.1.2
(01 Apr 2022)
3.0 2 years and 6 months ago
(03 Dec 2021)
Ended 2 years and 3 months ago
(09 Mar 2022)
Ended 2 years and 3 months ago
(09 Mar 2022)
3.0.1
(26 Jan 2022)
2.93 (LTS) 3 years ago
(02 Jun 2021)
Ended 1 year ago
(01 Jun 2023)
Ended 1 year ago
(01 Jun 2023)
2.93.18
(23 May 2023)
2.83 (LTS) 4 years ago
(03 Jun 2020)
Ended 3 years and 9 months ago
(31 Aug 2020)
Ended 2 years ago
(01 Jun 2022)
2.83.20
(20 Apr 2022)

Long Term Support

LTS releases are supported for 2 years with critical bug-fixes.

For non-LTS releases, Blender only has a corrective release if severity 1 issues (high priority bugs) are found. When the corrective release is agreed on, however, severity 2 (high priority and normal bugs) fixes are ported along.

For LTS releases, a more limited policy applies. Only severity 1 issues are ported (after the next stable release), on a fixed schedule (e.g., every 3 months) after the fix was tested in master for some time (e.g., 1 week).

Release Schedule

An updated release schedule was proposed in February 2023, with the following goals:

  • A new LTS release every year around June, supported for two years,
  • A major version and breaking release every 2 years (3.0, 4.0, 5.0…).

More information is available on the Blender website.

You should be running one of the supported release numbers listed above in the rightmost column.

You can check the version that you are currently using by running:
blender --version

You can submit an improvement to this page on GitHub :octocat: . This page has a corresponding Talk Page.

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