Blender

  • Version

    2.5
  • Date Added
    (to site)

    February 29th, 2008
  • Author

    Blender Foundation
  • License

    GNU General Public License (?)
  • Description

    Blender is a 3D animation program released as free software. It can be used for modeling, UV unwrapping, texturing, rigging, skinning, animating, rendering, particle and other simulations, 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, AmigaOS, 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.

    Learn how to use Blender with the Essential Blender Guide.

  • Platforms Supported

    WindowsMacLinux
  • Website

Blender

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  • Overall

    3.75

Installation ★★★★½
Features ★★★★☆
Usability ★★★½☆

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William
Aug 28th, 2008, 9:10 am | #

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This is definately the most powerful, well-known and professional open-source 3D editing software. Though it takes some time to learn, it has loads of features.

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Installation ★★★★☆
Features ★★★★★
Usability ★★★★★
Krish
Oct 13th, 2008, 11:31 am | #

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Blender will be the future of 3d modeling and animation in less time.Its difficult to learn but highly powerful.A lot of attention to user-interface and tools are required.If Blender community can ease out the steepness in learning curve, then Blender might be the choice of majority of the 3D enthusiasts.

Rating

Installation ★★★★★
Features ★★★☆☆
Usability ★★☆☆☆
Thapelo
Aug 11th, 2010, 6:58 am | #

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This is the best open source 3D modeling and animation software bar none. The latest 2.5 version should take away a lot of the difficulties people had with the old interface.

Rating

Installation ★★★★★
Features ★★★★☆
Usability ★★★★☆

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