Blender’s meteoric rise in popularity over the last few years has meant that updates are coming thick and fast, but do these just fix bugs, or do they add anything new to the mix to tempt people away from other 3D software solutions?

Version 4.1 doesn’t wow users with showstopping new features, rather it focuses on productivity changes, speed enhancements and some interface tweaks. This isn’t a bad thing though. I would much rather have a set of responsive, stable tools that don’t cause eye strain than a fancy new tool that I may or may not use.