Blender, Free and Open Source 3D Computer Graphic Software

Written By Chio Chyo on Tuesday, September 23, 2014 | 2:11 AM


What is Blender?
Blender is a professional free and open-source 3D computer graphics software product used for creating animated films, visual effects, art, 3D printed models, interactive 3D applications and video games. Blender's features include 3D modeling, UV unwrapping, texturing, raster graphics editing, rigging and skinning, fluid and smoke simulation, particle simulation, soft body simulation, sculpting, animating, match moving, camera tracking, rendering, video editing and compositing. Alongside the modeling features it also has an integrated game engine.-Wikipedia

Why Blender?

  • Blender is light weight and runs very fast. It does not take up much computer resources like many 3D packages.
  • File size is extremely small. Once saving your project, it will become obvious that these files are very small in comparison to competitors.
  • Blender operates on many operating systems including Windows, Linux, Mac, FreeBSD & Solaris (i am not sure if blender 2.5x is available for Solaris, it seems older versions where)
  • Blender is Open Source Software, meaning it is completely free to download and use, even for commercial use (The source code may even be modified to have the software perform to your requirements).
  • Blender is a portable software, meaning it does not physically need be installed on your computer to work. This is made possible as the software is saved inside a folder where it may be run from. Therefore, if you are using an other computer, all you need to do is move the folder on the desktop and run the software from there.

What OS Support?
Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, GNU/Linux, FreeBSD

System requirement
Minimum:
32-bit dual core 2Ghz  CPU with SSE2 support.
2 GB RAM
24 bits 1280×768 display
Mouse or trackpad
OpenGL-compatible graphics card with 256 MB RAM

Recommended:
64-bit quad core CPU
8 GB RAM
Full HD display with 24 bit color
Three button mouse
OpenGL-compatible graphics card with 1 GB RAM

Where to download Blender?
Please follow this link, choose your Operating System.

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