Blender is the free and open source 3D creation suite. Free to use for everyone, for any purpose.
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Overwhelmingly Positive (129 reviews) - 97% of the 129 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Overwhelmingly Positive (2,982 reviews) - 96% of the 2,982 user reviews for this software are positive.
Release Date: Jul 3, 2015

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September 18

Blender 2.78 RC2 available



The next release of Blender (2.78) is coming very soon! Official test builds for it are now available. Also check the release logs for 2.78 in our wiki.

Some of the most notable features:

  • Grease Pencil 2
  • Alembic I/O
  • Cycles Renderer (stereo render, support for latest GPUs and more)
  • Modeling Tools (freehand curve drawing too, new dissolve too and more)
  • Animation Tools (bendy bones and more)
  • Blender Preferences sync with Blender Cloud

Go ahead, download the Release Candidate and report any issue or bug you encounter before the final release!

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July 29

Caminandes VR Demo on Samsung Gear VR



A few months ago the team at the Blender Institute produced a VR demo of Caminandes: Llamigos, with the support of the Google VR team. The video has been released on YouTube and is available as CC-BY. Today it has been featured on the Samsung VR website! If you have a Gear VR, check it out on the samsungvr website.

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About This Software

Blender is a free and open source 3D creation suite. It supports the entirety of the 3D pipeline—modeling, rigging, animation, simulation, rendering, compositing and motion tracking, even video editing and game creation. Advanced users employ Blender’s API for Python scripting to customize the application and write specialized tools; often these are included in Blender’s future releases. Blender is well suited to individuals and small studios who benefit from its unified pipeline and responsive development process. Examples from many Blender-based projects are available in the showcase.

Blender is cross-platform and runs equally well on Linux, Windows and Macintosh computers. Its interface uses OpenGL to provide a consistent experience. To confirm specific compatibility, the list of supported platforms indicates those regularly tested by the development team.

As a community-driven project under the GNU General Public License (GPL), the public is empowered to make small and large changes to the code base, which leads to new features, responsive bug fixes, and better usability. Blender has no price tag, but you can invest, participate, and help to advance a powerful collaborative tool: Blender is your own 3D software.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP
    • Processor: Pentium 3
    • Memory: 256 MB RAM
    • Graphics: Geforce FX series (2003)
    • Storage: 300 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7 SP1
    • Processor: Intel CoreI7
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Geforce 580
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: OS X 10.7
    • Processor: Core2 Duo
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    Recommended:
    • OS: OS X 10.10
    • Processor: Core I7
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04
    • Processor: 64 bit processor
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: Geforce FX series (2003)
    • Storage: 300 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: glibc 2.11
    Recommended:
    • Processor: Intel CoreI7
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
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24 of 30 people (80%) found this review helpful
21 people found this review funny
Recommended
93.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 8
Blender Time Consumption:

10% Skill
20% Tutorials
15% Animating
55% Rendering
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11 of 11 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1,250.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 2
Its so much fun...



Ok let me be clearer.

I'll recommened blender to anyone wanting to get into 3D Design and Moddeling.
Not just becuase its free, But becuase of how powerful the bloody software is.

The user interface can be hassle to get used to, but trust me once you get used to it and learn the EXTREMLY useful keybord shortcuts. It'll be a blast to use.

I think it can be compared to photoshop; confusing interface, but extremly useful once you get used to it
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11 of 13 people (85%) found this review helpful
27 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 2
this software will help me fufill my dream of animating a giant butt that tells dad jokes
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 20
This is the best thing you can get for free! There's almost no reason anymore to spend money on 3DS Max or Maya. Just download this, learn it, and use it!

I've written two guides on how to use this to create objects for games (specifically Space Engineers and Blade Symphony) and it works great. The only thing slowing it down is some game developers are stuck on using max and maya, and some of them use crappy proprietary tools that are plugins for only those packages. But usually there are workarounds and I think the gaming industry is starting to realize that if they want to support modding they need to support Blender for modding.

I highly recommend the CGCookie video tutorials to help you get started. This stuff is complicated and video tutorials help a lot. Don't get discouraged if it seems to complex at first because once you get used to it it becomes second nature to use.

Also, please consider joining the Blender Foundation if you use Blender all the time. Even if you only donate $2/month via PayPal then it's worth it if you use Blender all the time!
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
9 people found this review funny
Recommended
212.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 13
You see my hours on record? Half of that is render time
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
12.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 11
Removing the need for after effects and cinema 4d since 2002
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 10
Beautiful program. Easy to understand and use. You can set the frame rate limit, set the aspect ratio, easily create a simple racetrack, cars, people, frogs, dogs, cats, boxes, houses...there are also endless possibilities. I give it a 1000000/10!!!!! Not to mention you can set your own custom resolution (meaning you can go nuts and set it to 4K).
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
137.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 15
THIS is one of the most powerful 3D modelling program that i can work with! I have tried different 3d modelling softwares, like 3D Max, Maya and Blender came out as my real passion! Its easy to learn, complex ( tons of mods out there ), and have everything you need to in comparsion of others commercial solutions. But you will need to get some practise, to learn some basics...

So, why am I even typing about this? Its free! Go, grab it and try it on your own.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
128.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 31
Acctually quiet nice program for modelling and animating. I'm modelling in this program, at first its hard to get it but after its awesome and you can beatiful things. Now im learning Sculpting for dragons and some nice models.

I'm working on a game maker studios and im 3D modeller and Animator.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 7
I used Blender for 5 years now. I'm good at it. Having it on Steam will just improve my productivity because of the auto update.
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[CM] ᴋ1ᴛᴛᴇʜ
0.8 hrs
Posted: September 29
Definetly an amazing piece of software (i don't use it over steam much but i used it for hundreds of hours)
but how about adding the daily builds and Release Candidates as Betas? i think that would be a great addition and easier to manage them

EDIT: never mind, i found it.
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Saxsaxsax
0.3 hrs
Posted: September 28
Powerhouse. 3d, compositing, video editor. Imagination is your limit. AND IT'S FREE SOFTWARE.

I'm just using it as video editor, it's quite amazing what this software has become over the years.
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т «✪TRIPPY✪» ʏ ™
1.4 hrs
Posted: September 28
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Chloroform
0.2 hrs
Posted: September 28
Will it blend?
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★JimJam
12.1 hrs
Posted: September 27
Amazing for the price, and that price is free! 100% reccomended for people that are curious about the world of 3D!
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Jfun300
1,296.0 hrs
Posted: September 26
Good
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SinglePlayerPlus Gaming
5.4 hrs
Posted: September 26
Blender is an absolutely amazing program! I make video games and this is the perfect tool for everything:

modeling

texturing

animation

CGI overlays

etc.

rate 10/10 great software, a little hard to learn but easy to use afterwards.
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JL NL2
319.7 hrs
Posted: September 26
Like to render? Rig? Model? Yes.... Download it. Its free with a steep learning curve :D
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gremdi #Im dead
32.6 hrs
Posted: September 25
das ist gut
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Pedronaut
13.7 hrs
Posted: September 25
This is an amazing free software for all ages that allows you to build anything you want. You can also make video animations, realistic simulations and modding for games. Can't complain about anything, and didn't find any errors. I will eventually donate to the Blender Foundation for this amazing software.
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