One of the highlights of the latest release of the 3D graphics modelling and animation software is the addition of fire simulation, which complements Blender's smoke generator to enable any combination of fire and smoke. This includes functions to control emission of smoke from mesh surfaces as well as directing the smoke through flow force fields.
Blender is an advanced open source 3D graphics and animation system. It includes a user interface where you can interactively construct 3D objects, scenes, animations, movies, and games. Functionality ranges from texture mapping, rendering and various types of simulations to non-linear editing.
Navigation meshes enable navigation functions such as allowing actors to find a path to a target or an escape route. Motion tracking enables reconstruction of camera and object animation from video footage, and support for 3D audio allows you to place speaker objects in your 3D Blender scene.
A movie clip editor supports video loading, point tracking, and motion reconstruction, and a Python scripting API can be used to embed blender objects in other software.
See the release announcement for more information about the latest version.