Blender releases???

Was just curious about this. How often do they release different version’s of blender from the previous version? I mean, do they release a new version of Blender every 1 year, or every 2 years, etc?

And, will all of the basic controls still be the same in every new version of blender? Will all of the hotkeys still be the same along with the buttons menu’s etc etc, so blender users won’t have to keep relearning the software if the controls change?


Well, I’ve been using blender for about 2 years now, and it was version 2.34 then. We’ve seen 2.35, 2.36, 2.37, 2.37a, 2.40, 2.41 since then. Release cycle is quite short, and testing builds are always available from the developers forum (

Basic controls have remained identical, with quite a few additions in the last year. Some of the interface has changed slightly for the better, but not drastically.