Year / Release Date : 05/26/2021
Version : 2021.1 3.0.0 Alpha
Developer : Blender Foundation, Mathieu Menuet
Developer site : blendermarket.com/products/e-cycles
Bit depth : 64bit
Interface language : Multilingual (Russian is present)
Tabletka : not required
System Requirements :
Windows 7 (64bit) (not official)
Windows 10, 8.1 (64bit)
64-bit dual core 2Ghz CPU with SSE2 support
4 GB RAM
Graphics card NVIDIA GeForce GTX or RTX
Description : Blender is a free 3D graphics and animation editor. Despite its relatively small size, the functions of this package are quite enough for both ordinary users and professionals.
E-Cycles is a modified Cycles rendering engine that can speed up rendering by more than 2x.
The standard version of E-Cycles runs on any CUDA-enabled graphics card supported by Blender. It is about 2x faster and offers full Blender functionality. This is the recommended version if you only have GTX graphics cards.
OptiX version for RTX graphics cards: Blender E-Cycles RTX
Therefore, Windows 7 starting from version 2.93 is not officially supported, Blender will not run on it.
“Windows 7 is no longer supported”: https://wiki.blender.org/wiki/Reference/Release_Notes/2.93
But there is an unofficial way to run 3.0 Alpha on Windows 7.
To do this, write the file “api-ms-win-core-path-l1-1-0.dll” into the Blender folder.
Project of this file on GitHub: https://github.com/nalexandru/api-ms-win-core-path-HACK