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Blender Review

Fernando Ortega

A free 3D image editor suite

A review of Blender by Fernando Ortega

Blender is a freeware and open source 3D image editor which works with modeling, image animation and rendering of 3D graphics formats inside of a clean, customizable interface.

With this very well-done editor, users have access to a wide range of powerful editing tools for creating objects, sculpting and painting objects with various types of textures. This program is highly capable of creating complex 3D scenes. In the game mode, graphics publishers and game creators are given access to useful tools.

A number of different Blender tutorials are available from the project homepage along with different forms of documentation for models, textures, animations and rendering.

One of the drawbacks of using this tool is the fact that it is highly advanced and may take a while to learn the ins and outs. Despite being an advanced application designed for professionals, Blender unfortunately lacks the best in terms of user documentation. The bright side of this is that there are literally tons of tutorials available through the Blender community and from there, you can quickly learn how to create excellent models.

Many different types of file formats are compatible with this program and for 3D types, you can use: BLEND, 3DS, AC, DXF, DWG, FBX, DAE, OFF, X, LWO, MOT, M3G, JAVA, MD2, FLT, IV, MAP, RAW, XSI, PLY, WRL, MDD, OBJ, X3D.

In terms of two-dimensional graphics, Blender works with TGA, JPG, PNG, EXR, DPX, Cineon, HDR, IFF, AVI, TIFF, PSD, MOV.

Overall, a very recommended program available completely free.

Blender features and highlights:
  • Fully customizable Interface
  • Non-overlapping and non-blocking UI delivers unsurpassed workflow
  • Undo support on all levels
  • Anti-aliased fonts with international translation support
  • Built-in text editor for annotations and editing Python scripts
  • Fully scriptable UI with custom themes
  • Consistent interface across all platforms
  • Very fast Catmull-Clark subdivision surfaces with optimal iso-lines display and sharpness editing
  • Full multiresolution sculpting capabilities with 2D bitmap/3D procedural brushes (Paint, Smooth, Pinch, Inflate, Grab) supporting symmetry
  • Smooth soft selection editing tools for organic modeling
  • Python scripting access for custom tools

Blender is licensed as Freeware for Windows (32-bit and 64-bit) operating system / platform from 3d design without restrictions. Blender 2.78c is available to all software users as a free download (Freeware).

This 3D modelling software is filed under:

  • Blender Download
  • Freeware 3D Design
  • Software Reviews
  • Open source and GPL software

Compatibility with this 3D modelling software may vary, but will generally run fine under Microsoft Windows 10, 8, 8.1, 7, Vista and XP on either a 32-bit or 64-bit setup. A separate x64 version may be available from Blender Team.

Blender has been picked by our editors as very good.
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