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Blender is a free software 3D animation program. It can be used for modeling, UV unwrapping, texturing, rigging, skinning, animating, rendering, particle simulating, non-linear editing, compositing, a... More
Blender is a free software 3D animation program. It can be used for modeling, UV unwrapping, texturing, rigging, skinning, animating, rendering, particle simulating, non-linear editing, compositing, and creating interactive 3D applications. Blender is available for several operating systems, including Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, IRIX, Solaris, NetBSD, FreeBSD, OpenBSD with unofficial ports for BeOS, SkyOS, MorphOS and Pocket PC. Blender has a robust feature set similar in scope and depth to other high-end 3D software such as Softimage|XSI, Cinema 4D, 3ds Max, Lightwave and Maya. These features include advanced simulation tools such as rigid body, fluid, and softbody dynamics, modifier based modeling tools, powerful character animation tools, a node based material and compositing system and Python for embedded scripting.  [edit]  Less
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Love It!
by Aaron Bylund on August 16th 2009 at 04:22 AM
Greatest part for me is the fact that people put all the tutorials you could ever need online for free! The software is a simple download/install, it's totally free, the interface is a little complicated but not too difficult. It's amazing....any joe blow can download this thing and in a couple weeks doing tutorials and stuff he can begin to call himself a 3D graphics designer. This is such a HUGE paradigm shift. Will be interesting to see how Blender affects the creative world.
0 Vote(s)Why It's Free
by Lee Braiden on June 1st 2009 at 02:41 PM
Guys... the reason this is free is that people all over the world got together and raised a LOT of money so that everyone would have access to a good 3D art platform, no matter who they are, or how much money they have. With Blender, even kids in the third world can learn to be Holywood artists, or can design new buildings for their city, if they can find a computer. More importantly for most of us, we can now share 3D art, without the person we give our creations to needing to buy an expensive program to use what WE made.
It's GREAT that people like Blender after all the effort hard work people have put in, but please don't suggest that Blender is "so good they should charge money for it". Blender is FREE in the sense of Freedom (see for details). The idea is that it's SO good, no one should be charged for it.
0 Vote(s)Can't Believe Its Free!
by Dawn Giorgio on March 11th 2008 at 04:34 AM
This is probably the best 3-D tool I've used and I've probably only used 20% of what it has to offer. Don't understand how/why they still offer this for free even though people would be willing to pay 100s of dollars for this.
If you haven't already, download and use it today!!
0 Vote(s)Problems On Leopard  by an anonymous user on March 8th 2008 at 11:39 AMuntil i installed Leopard on my iMac and the interface speed just crawls. I'm not a power user so it doesn't matter as much. The Blender community reacts very quickly and I'm sure there will be a fix pretty soon, if there isn't one out there already
0 Vote(s)Better Than Anything Else Out There And It's Free???!!!
by Roy Raymond on February 21st 2008 at 02:27 AM
Blender is the most amazing 3d tool. It is simply brilliant. Its so good that you wouldn't mind paying for it. It's got a heap of features that the commercial apps have such as Nurbs, Zbrush and Mudbox type sculptor inbuilt! The interface is really easy to use, in my opinion even better than most of the paid apps! Read the tutorial at and you will believe. It can be customized and themed how ever you like. Sure it's different, it makes it easy to work with in 3d with so many different sections and functions. The interface is fully customizable & flexible - you can remove the windows you don't want, and work with only one if you like, and if you want another one or more, you can place them where you like by splitting the frame where you choose.
This is the reference project for OSS non-believers. If you want to learn 3d be smart and go download Blender and read the link I listed concerning the interface, do some more tutorials and download the manuals, and examples. If you learn Blender you'll learn all the necessary fundatmentals in 3d sculpting and animation. With a little patience, and study you'll be on your way to making a cool 3d object, scene or even a movie.
In summary this is a great tool that professionals can use with lots of features. The cloth plugin, which is almost complete, will make this FREE software even more amazing! The end effect will be that it will drop the prices of commercial applications, such as 3dsmax, and Maya! Save yourself 1000's of dollars and go with Blender! As a creative human, it really does amaze me that Blender is truly free.
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10 Free Ways to Create Eye Catching Images
by Sam Dean on Jul 26, 2013
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A picture is always worth at least a thousand words, and in the open source world as well as the freeware world, there are many excellent graphics and photo management tools that you can start using immediately. Whether you want to produce splashy graphical documents, enhance graphics on a blog or web site, create eye-catching logos, or more, check out our freshly updated collection of free applications and guides for working with photos and graphics here.
LibreOffice, Blender, and KDE, Oh My
by Susan Linton on May 09, 2013
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Today The Document Foundation announced their latest update to 4.0. Blender 2.67 brings new features like cartoon and 3D capabilities. And KDE received its latest monthly updates fixing 75 more bugs.
The Latest Resources for Mastering Blender for 3D Animation
by Sam Dean on Mar 18, 2013
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In the graphics and animation software arena, you can find plenty of expensive, proprietary applications, but few are as powerful as the Blender 3D animation application. We regularly compile collections of free and inexpensive resources for mastering Blender here on OStatic, and some good new resources have emerged recently. Here are details on some very valuable tools you can take advantage of to get started with Blender, and some free movies created with it that you can dive into. 
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by Lotus on Mar 12, 2011
I would to ask about the blender 2.5 beta version and 2.49b which better in the features ?
cause I have been used the 2.5 beta but have some problem.
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