Blender 3D Modeling Software

You can do 3D Open Source modelling and animation with Blender software.

Blender 3D Modeling Software screenshot
Blender 3D Modeling Software screenshot

About Blender software

This free CAD software was published by NaN (Not a Number). Originally, Tom Roosendaal, the cofounder of NeoGeo, the largest 3D animation studio in the Netherlands, was behind creating this CAD software . Since most 3D tools used in his company were out-dated, he began to develop a new 3D creation tool.

Blender software allows you to do polygonal 3D modelling and animations.

Blender features:

  • Create realistic 3D objects using a 3D engine
  • Design 3D objects quickly and easily
  • Customise your 3D objects
  • Edit animations for your creations
  • Sculpt your models with 20 different brushes
  • Easily unfold your meshin order to customise it
  • Simulate liquid, hair, smoke, clothing, etc. from particles
  • Create your own video games
  • Retouch your images
  • Participate in the Blender community by using and creating extensions
  • Edit videos

How much does Blender cost?

Blender software is free and downloadable from its official website .

Is Blender good for beginners?

Blender is a very popular 3D software thanks to the fact that it’s open-source and free. It has a huge community that contributes to the software updates. Therefore, Blender is more suitable for hobbyists and freelancers, however, it is a powerful 3D program and also remains well-liked by professionals.

Best Blender tutorials

Blender CAD : List of Formats

Blender software supports

  • The following photo file formats: JPEG, JPEG2000, PNG, TARGA, OpenEXR, DPX, Cineon, Radiance HDR, SGI Iris, TIFF
  • The following video file formats: AVI, MPEG and Quicktime (on OS X)
  • The following 3D file formats: 3DS (3D Studio), DAE (COLLADA), FBX (Filmbox), DXF (Autodesk), OBJ (Wavefront), DirectX, LWO (Lightwave), BVH (Motion Capture), SVG, Stanford PLY, STL, VRML, VRML97, X3D.

In our collection of tutorials about modelling with CAD software, you will find our Blender 3D tutorial containing all the steps to assist you when creating your 3D model and how to use Blender. Once you have created your file, don’t forget to export it in STL in order to be able to print it more easily! If you experience difficulty doing this, our transfer a 3D file section explains how to do this with Blender 3D.

If you are unable to print the 3D file you designed on Blender, consult our “Fix your Files” eBook. These resources will help you improve your 3D files to make them printable!

Is your 3D file ready? Then upload it and bring your object to life!

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