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What is Blender?

Blender is a free and open source 3D creation suite available in under the GNU General Public License. It supports the entirety of the 3D pipeline—modeling, rigging, animation, simulation, rendering, compositing and motion tracking, video editing and 2D animation pipeline. Blender…

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Blender For Free.

10 out of 10
January 20, 2023
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What is Blender?

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Deployment TypesOn-premise, Software as a Service (SaaS), Cloud, or Web-Based
Operating SystemsWindows, Linux, Mac, SteamOS
Mobile ApplicationNo
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Blender has proven to be a versatile and valuable tool for a wide range of use cases. Users, including professionals in the fields of 3D modeling and sculpting, have found Blender to be an essential tool for their work. It allows them to create precise and detailed 3D models for various purposes, such as virtual environments, product visualization, and interior design projects. Additionally, Blender's animation capabilities have been highly valued by users in educational content creation, as it provides a more engaging experience compared to static slides.

Blender's features extend beyond 3D modeling and animation. Many marketing agencies have found it indispensable for creating eye-catching visuals for product launches, videos, and client logos. The software's rendering capabilities have been particularly appreciated, surpassing those offered by CAD-integrated renderers. Moreover, Blender's integration with three.js has allowed users to generate interactive experiences for websites, further enhancing their marketing efforts.

Blender's lightweight and cost-effective nature have made it accessible to students and those on a budget, serving as an alternative to pricier software like Autodesk 3ds Max. However, the initial learning curve may be steep for beginners without prior knowledge of 3D modeling tools and terminology. Nevertheless, motivated users who take advantage of tutorials and resources have managed to become familiar with Blender's features over time. Its free and open-source nature, along with its support for multiple operating systems, has also attracted a loyal user base.

  1. Free and open-source platform: Users appreciate that Blender is accessible to beginner animators as it doesn't require any charges, making it an ideal choice for those starting out in animation.

  2. Powerful features and tools: Users find the wide array of features in Blender essential for their creative process, allowing them to tackle various tasks efficiently. The availability of precise 3D object placement and manipulation tools, as well as intuitive free-form sculpting tools, are particularly valued by users.

  3. Supportive community and resources: The Blender community's size and online resources are highly regarded by users, making it easy for them to find tutorials and solutions to their queries. This accessibility to resources enhances the overall Blender experience.

Cons:

  1. Performance Issues: Some users have experienced performance issues with Blender, such as slow rendering times and crashes during complex projects.
  2. Steep Learning Curve: Several reviewers have mentioned that Blender has a steep learning curve, making it difficult for beginners to grasp all of its features and functionalities.
  3. Lack of Intuitive Interface: A number of users have expressed frustration with the interface of Blender, finding it less intuitive compared to other 3D software programs.

Users commonly recommend starting with tutorials on YouTube and blender.org to learn the basics of Blender. These resources are found to be valuable for gaining knowledge and skills in using the software.

Users advise not being afraid of the interface and taking time to learn and practice. They suggest that investing time and effort into learning Blender is worth it for 3D modeling and rendering.

Users also recommend exploring the various functionalities of Blender, such as its rendering tool, for different purposes like financing project management, animation, digital content molding, and more. Blender is also suggested for both 3D and 2D work, making it versatile for users with low configuration systems.

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Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
There are many use cases blender have in my current company, our whole pipeline has been shifted to blender. As an advertising firm,we have different departments such as photography, videography and realtime for different products. The base of every department is blender. We receive cad files from client which we cleanup in blender, also sometimes we do modeling from scratch using references in it. After that in blender we do unwrapping and ao of products, further we also do lighting and shading using octane in it. We also use it to produce video animation for different clients. Overall it helps in every department and is solid pillar of our pipeline.
  • The tools for modeling and cad cleanup are very good in blender, also there are many good free and cheap plugins which makes the workflow faster and easier.
  • The compatibility with other tools like octane helping us do realistic lighting for products.
  • The use of plugins and its open source nature helps us to integrate with our in-house softwares and develop plugins for seamless use.
  • As a previous Maya user, I can say that blender is still far away when it comes to modeling and animation. Some tools are great here but some are not up to the mark, we need to install separate plugins for those.
  • Also this is a personal choice but I personally don't like the interface of blender. Sometimes I feel its not much user friendly but maybe thats because I used Maya previously.
  • Blender is open source which is its strength and weakness at the same time. I feel its very buggy, the bugs can be very annoying sometimes. Although they have a very helpful support and community.
Blender is a jack of all and master of none kind of software. It can do many things like modeling texturing lighting shading compositing, 2d animation but all are little half baked, we need plugins to make it the best. Its a very good option for small and indie studios but I think that it is still far away to become a industry standard, especially in vfx and film studios.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Blender is a great product that helps us launch new products. One problem we had was when launching a new product, there wouldn't be enough time to do a photoshoot for the product between it arriving and the launch date. Blender allows us to have 3D visualisations of the product before we receive it. Which is used in print assets as well as digital assets. The animation power of Blender has revolutionised our product launches with the animations made for product launches.
  • 3D Modelling. The way you can model in Blender is quick and powerful. I can practically trace an image of a product jar I'm creating.
  • The physics simulations that can be done are great tools that elevate our assets.
  • Having multiple scenes in one file is a tool I find very valuable. I allows me to test settings and simulations on a copy scene, meaning current simulations and settings are there to go back to.
  • It would be great to see a render queue added. This would increase my productivity significantly. Currently I don't have budget for a render farm. Meaning I have to do my renders overnight, however some renders only take a few hours. A render queue would allow me to make the most of the 12+ hours I'm out of the office.
  • UV editing, in particular unwrapping or projecting can produce varied results.
First of all it is free, which blows my mind. This is by far the most powerful application I've experienced that is free. Secondly how it can function on Mac. I always thought 3D modelling didn't belong on Macs, however I have been very impressed how it runs on my iMac Studio.
Gloria Varghese | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Blender is most useful software which I felt while creating animated films for my training purposes.Since it is free and open source software makes it unique from other softwares which provides same features .Its feature is not limited to animation but also modelling,sculpting,Rendering and so on.Its UI is quiet easy which can be understood even by a starter.
  • Helps in creating animated films quickly
  • It supports various Plugins
  • It supports various file formats for importing and exporting
  • The video editor is not up to the mark
  • It requires latest devices to work properly
Creating animated films it is awesome software for starters while it is little buggy sometimes.Rendering feature is also works well.It also supports various geometrical shapes which is really useful.On the other hand ,the video editor in blender software is basic version compared to other software in the market.
Yaco Lioi | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Blender became the one for all solution that is also the best compared to every competitor. Most of the media companies we consulted were using other software, or even software suites, that were replaced by Blender, gaining so much more productivity and better results.
  • Fast rendering
  • Ease of use
  • Continuous development and new features
  • Plugins and third party support
  • Render quality
  • Better performance on mac
Blender it's hands down the best 3D software right now. The competition doesn't have any chance competing with it, because apart from having all the same features and even better ones, it's 100% free, so it's getting better by the community each day.
John Crumpton | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
At our web design agency, we use Blender to create 3D objects for our website designs. We have been learning how to use it so that we can incorporate three.js into our designs, allowing us to create more engaging and interactive experiences for users. Blender helps us address a number of business problems such as creating more engaging visuals for our clients and is free too! The scope of our use case is to create 3D objects that can be used in website designs.
  • Modelling (3D models of objects, characters, and environments)
  • Animation of 3D models
  • UI -- it's functional but complex and overwhelming
  • Performance -- you need a decent computer
Blender is a versatile tool that can be used to create a wide range of 3D content for web design (at least that's our use case). I'm still learning the animation system and how to translate that into three.js. For us creating the models was the most important then exporting them into a format we could use.
Kèlene Poyurs | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
We use Blender in our marketing agency to create product launch images, 3D animations for the beginnings of Youtube and Tiktok videos, as well as for the creation of any other product images our clients may need. Occasionally we also use it for the creation of 3D logos and logo animations to present to clients.
  • Relatively user-friendly interface given the complexity of what it is capable of
  • Excellent physics engine which makes it easy to create "realistic" animations and images
  • Wide array of importable and exportable file formats, make it easy to work within client specifications and with the files that clients provide
  • Rigging is fairly easy
  • Very cost-effective, being free.
  • Interface, though user-friendly, can be quite intimidating when just starting out
  • Extremely hardware intensive, requiring a lot of GPU and CPU power.
Blender is an excellent tool for everything from simple to complex 3D animations, the creation of 3D images, etc. It performs excellently in all of these areas. In the realm of 3D modelling, animation and rendering, there is very little that Blender is not suited for.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
I use Blender mainly for rendering machine designs and occasionally for animation of those. For modeling, I use Onshape (great software, by the way) and then export models to Blender for final presentation touches. Blender helps me deliver a realistic design proposal with its awesome rendering and animation capabilities. Believe me; there is a HUGE difference between using a CAD-integrated renderer and a professional animation tool used for creating actual movies. Paired with a raytracing-capable computer, the power it gives to you is immense.
  • Rendering in a realistic way.
  • Animation with movie-grade capabilities.
  • Integration of said renderings/animation with real world with motion capture.
  • It's really a hard question, but it could be: a game engine. Older versions used to have it; I would use it to simulate machines game-like.
  • I'm struggling to find another one; maybe the fact that it is so powerful and has so many features that learning it can be daunting; better documentation WITH examples and/or a map of Blender capabilities would help to know where you are in terms of knowledge and the planning the roadmap to where you want to go.
  • Precision modeling. Coming from CAD and using Blender as part of my design workflow, I'd love to be able to model inside Blender as I model with CAD tools. At this moment, it's simply impossible.
Blender is perfect for producing stunning 3d models of anything, and I'm mainly talking from my own experience (in fact, very unique) of using artistic software, as this is, for engineering purposes. So I'm convinced Blender is perfectly suited for rendering engineering models, even animating them, but it really, really struggles with modeling at the engineering level. Don't get me wrong, Blender is a great tool for 3d modeling, but it lacks the precision needed when model dimensions are important. It can be done, but in Blender, it would take a hundred times more time to model something like that compared an any CAD. Regarding recommendations, I would recommend Blender to colleagues from a technical perspective, but from the business point of view, I wouldn't tell anyone which tools I use; that's part of what makes my offerings better than my colleagues.
Arpad Szucs | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Blender is a versatile and powerful 3D modeling and animation software that we use in a variety of projects. One of its main uses is for product visualization, where we create highly detailed and accurate models of products for marketing and advertising purposes. We also use it for interior design projects, where we create 3D models of rooms and spaces to help clients visualize the finished product. Recently, we have also started using Blender for advanced web design projects that involve creating 3D assets for interactive and immersive websites. Overall, Blender has proven to be a valuable tool for our business, allowing us to create professional and high-quality 3D content for a wide range of projects.
  • 3D modeling
  • 3D animation
  • Sculpting
  • Rendering
  • Improved performance for large and complex scenes.
  • Better support for multi-resolution sculpting and retopology.
  • Enhanced support for industry-standard file formats and workflows.
As I mentioned earlier, we're using blender in multiple scenarios, but mainly for 3d product visualization and interior design. Allows us to present a nearly photo-realistic image of a client's vision. This is invaluable for our customers and us. Blender might be less appropriate in situations when complex scenes are involved in the production. Its viewport is getting better and better; however, when we're dealing with millions of polygons, the viewing experience can degrade somewhat. Also, different simulations are not the highest quality yet, i.e., cloth simulation.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Blender for 3D animation.
  • 3D animation
  • 3D creation
  • simulation
  • modeling
  • Mixing of real other platform image to Blender.
  • Size limitation
  • Easy instruction for new user
I am using Blender to make cartoons and 3D animation to show my concept of research results to the audiance ranging from low-level to excellent in the field. It saves a lot of time to explain and makes attraction to the audiance. It is exceptionally used in academia, classroom, and industry.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Blender has helped the Marketing Production team in generating 3D designs, animations and even AR filters for Instagram. Although the learning time was somewhat slow, in the end, it gave us that extra quality to our visual and audiovisual pieces. It thus generated loyalty in our potential customers, creating a powerful differentiator against our competition.
  • 3D Static graphics
  • 3D Animations
  • VR/AR
  • Learning curve.
  • Interface could be more user-friendly.
  • Sometimes it can consume a lot of PC resources.
Blender has been improving for over 10 years, and it is impressive that the software keeps being this current. Thanks to its zero cost and this amount of years in the market, it has managed to form an incredible community that provides thousands of tutorials to shorten the learning gap.
Thanks to its number of updates, it stopped being that software dedicated exclusively to 3D beginners, to begin to be considered as one of the excellent software for comprehensive projects.
Jitendra Choubisa | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
We at Techno NJR believes in making students future ready by introducing them with the augmented and virtual reality applications. For creating a virtual environment we first need to make a 3d model and animations of it and then we take it into Unity or Unreal Engine to generate final environment with interactions. For creating various 3d models with animations, we were in need of a 3D Design software. Previously we were using Autodesk 3ds Max, but due to its high requirement of processing power and high cost, we started looking for a faster and cheaper alternative and that's when BLENDER came into the picture.
It's very light on the processor and storage, also it has very easy modifying tools as compared to other software in the field. Now we can deploy it easily onto several system and students can learn it in quick and easy way. This software is also free to use so there's no issue of budgeting too. The resources of this software are freely available all over the internet and are in numbers, so one can easily start learning it in creating 3d world with the animations.
  • Creating complex polygonal geometries is very easy in Blender.
  • Edit Mode and Sculpt Mode helps in creating non uniform surfaces for objects like rocks, surfaces, terrains etc.
  • Blender can use various external plugins to make it work in more smoother way. For example to import any 3d object one can use sketchfab plugin and easily import the free assets from web after logging in.
  • Blender has a better rendering engine known as Cycles, it is far more better than any other stock rendering engine which can generate realistic lightning, shadows and reflections.
  • The animations can easily be generated with blender animation toolbar and also it incorporate any other animations made in any other software.
  • The bone generation and its behavior of animations can be achieved easily in blender.
  • It doesn't run on the old system. A system must have OpenGL 3.0 at least with a dedicated graphics card installed in the hardware.
  • The older versions might work without graphics card but it becomes very slow and that make it not usable.
  • Blender is very less in size, which comes on the cost of cutting some of the features and that increases our dependency on other 3rd part plugins to do some specific works like importing, using HDR's etc
For beginners blender is an awesome tool to start with. Those who wants to have a career in animations and 3d modelling can start with blender and apply the skills to get a good job or work.
Blender comes handy when we want to make 3d objects and environments. One can also make a CG Movie with it as it has good camera controls. It's open source, so suggestion from all over the world comes in to developer which helps in making it more strong in the field.

Overall its free so one cant start learning it right away and the tutorials for it are also freely available everywhere on the internet.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
We use Blender mainly to create (relatively simple) models for 3D printing -- mostly tools and accessories for our camera team. These have included missing tripod handles, custom storage hooks, (etc.). Occasionally, we design more detailed small props for videos, or figures we use in mock-ups for blocking and storyboarding. We barely scratch the surface of Blender's incredibly deep feature set. Even for the relatively easy things we use it for, it's amazing. It truly too to be true that's open source and available free.
  • Powerful and precise 3D object placement and manipulation
  • Intuitive free-form sculpting tools
  • Easy to keep complex 3D elements organized
  • Deep bench of tools to make complex design processes easy
  • Huge online community -- you can easily Google how to do anything you want to do
  • Very steep learning curve -- interface is complex to get your head around
  • Functions aren't intuitively organized, so you generally have to look up how to do something new.
It feels like there's nothing in the 3D design space Blender can't do -- if you have the patience to research techniques online. We use Blender to make very accurate 3D tool and hardware models -- and it's great at placing vertices and edges and manipulating them precisely. For more freeform modeling, it has a sculpting mode that lets you virtually manipulate a surface like clay. Between these two modes, you can create everything from ultra-precise machine templates to organic figurines. It has a 3D printing add-on that checks your models before slicing, then it outputs it to one of many different formats. We output to .stl and have had good results.
January 20, 2023

Blender is the best

Zeel Pandya | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Blender is free , open source 3D creation suite that has so many features that allows you to model animate, video editing and even simulate some projects during composition . I can say its is all in one package , It does supports Linux, Windows and Mac operating system .

If you are looking for a free accessible complete set of tool to start 3D modeling, digital sculpting , I think Blender is the one for you
  • you can create your 3D model portfolio using blender
  • you can also create realistic renders using its powerful Cycles renderer
  • Light weight , cost effective and more flexible
  • The biggest challenge is learning curve for beginners
  • Using cycles for rendering takes a lot of time
  • User interface is not so good , specially navigation is bit confusing and difficult
Blender is supporting almost everything , modelling, texturing, animation, compositing, simulation, FX, lighting and rendering and even sculpting. Which you can use in your organization .Finding plugin for blender is too easy as it's an open source .Setting up with blender is too easy , you just have to download from site and follow the instruction provided there, no need to create account anything.

I feel ZBrush of Blender is very powerful tool that let you do all pipeline work in one package without paying for a separate piece of software for sculpting .
January 20, 2023

Blender For Free.

Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
For our Livestream service, modeling was used for fill-in effects. Blender, being free, was used to model graphics for this production. We have an Adobe Premier subscription, but I had experience with Blender from a family member who modeled for video game creation. I used animation lightly, but Blender has a full set of tools for graphic designing.
  • Rastor graphics
  • Animation and motion graphics
  • 3-D modelling
  • Texturing
  • It is difficult to tell when I am running out of RAM and thus slowing the rendering.
  • I seem to experience system crashes when running Blender.
  • Blender failing to start in Windows 10.
Modeling and rendering are my main uses. Animation, motion graphics, and 3-D graphics are areas particularly suited for Blender. With any software for modeling and rendering, you must make sure you have a properly spaced computer. I did try using graphic editing in place of Adobe PhotoShop and was unsuccessful.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Blender is used to create 3d models of a wide range of kitchen and bathroom products for use on our website and social media accounts. Our customers like to be able to see every angle of a product and Blender lets us model these products very precisely, suppliers don't always supply an image for every finish or size of their products so we create them.
  • Fast modelling
  • Lots of export options
  • Excellent renderer
  • Faster cycles rendering
  • Output to 360 Webroate native form
The software is free which is amazing and is updated with new features regularly, not to steep a learning curve and has many powerful functions other software programmes have that cost £1000's.

Lots of users and online tutorials make it very easy to learn, plus the Cycles ray tracer is amazing and creates stunning results
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
I currently am using the platform to build 3d Assets and other parts that are being used for a 3d model set that I am hoping to either turn into a workable game that will allow potential clients to interact with our products (The assets being built) or to shoot a commercial highlighting them, if not both things.
  • Being open source - being widely available and free for anyone was my first reason for downloading it.
  • The UI of the platform is easy to use, and if there's something missing there are plugins to fill the need.
  • The rigging tools are so robust.
  • It take a bit of learning to get use to but the massive community helps.
  • It can be quite intensive if you don't have a powerful PC to run high demand items.
  • The sculpting tools were confusing as a beginner.
Building our products in the platform that can be used for marketing materials or previews for customers has been helpful; I want to get the product teams involved and do imports from original CAD drawings so they can be seen in real word scenarios and environments. If you only want something small and you want to build it, sometimes it's worth hiring instead of undertaking the work yourself if you have other time commitments.
January 20, 2023

Free, fast and fun!

Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
When creating educational content, powerpoint slides are fine, but having animation is much better. I became aware of Blender from a friend who works in the animation department for a major movie producer. The fact it was free and would deal with my less-than-beautiful artistry were both plusses. We use it to create short films to demonstrate various job tasks.
  • enables a fairly non-skilled person to make good animated content.
  • Fabulous support group to get questions answered.
  • can’t beat free!
  • Since I’ve never used other animation software, I don’t have anything to compare it to. I’ve been pleased with it as it does everything I need.
Blender works on both MAC and PCs have a far shorter learning curve than I expected (especially since this was the first time I was using any kind of animation software and am NOT a trained artist), and the tutorials do an excellent job of explaining and demonstrating the various aspects of the software. It works very well for creating educational content, which is what we use it for. I don’t think I’d make a 2-hour move with it, but I don’t see why that couldn’t be done if you wanted to.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Blender is a wonderful tool if you work around 3D modelling or sculpting. I used blender for creating 3D models of different products for videos and content for Social Media. All features around 3D modelling are inbuild in blender and you also have the option to add additional plug-ins if you need external ones. Blender can be a bit intimidating for begineers who have no idea regarding 3D modelling tools and terms.<br>
  • 3D modelling
  • Sculpting and character creation/Modelling
  • Animation, 3D animation
  • The UI, it can get really intimidating for first time users.
Blender is perfectly suited for 3D modelling and animation with characters. Sculpting can get difficult in blender keeping in mind the tools in hand.
November 29, 2021

Open source Tool

Mahmoud obaid | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Basically, since I am a mechanical engineer, we use CFD which requires to design a model showing all its dimensions, initial conditions, forces that are impacting it, ..etc. Using blinder becomes very useful to us while creating these models, so what we normally do, create our model using CAD software “ Revit, AutoCAD” then export it to a readable format and import it in Blender, now Blender will help us create meshes “ term used while before processing CFD” with the needed dimensions “ accuracy “ whether to make it fine or coarse.
  • Creating meshes that would be used for post process for CFD.
  • Split any object to a certain number of elements in order to proceed with creating meshes.
  • Export your model to different formats which is very convenient since you are planning to use it afterwards.
  • I would recommend to include trouble shooting icon to identify any issue would face the designer.
  • If possible to make this program as a compact software. What I mean is instead for me “ as a engineer “ to use another software to process the elements exported from Blender, why not adding a tool in blender to do this task instead.
Being open-source & free is very convenient for any designer or modeler since you can use it in various ways. Not only engineers who are using this software but also animators and this is considered as big plus to this software. Personally, I use Blender as preprocess CFD tool where u can directly can create meshes with any needed dimensions and numbers then export them with any format but on the other hand, sometimes blinder tends to have issues while creating these meshes such as showing error messages and you cant tell we’re exactly the problem is hence taking a lot of time for troubleshooting.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
I use a [Blender] to increase my digital media capabilities. I mainly use 3D modeling tools. Will be using the final production in digital media. I have a passion for design and this is an outlet to explore my passion without making a career change. I hope to all proficiency in 3D modeling to my capabilities. I mainly use it as a learning medium at the moment.
  • Providing an array of tools[.]
  • Providing free printed tutorials[.]
  • The program can be downloaded free of charge[.]
  • The interface is simple and you can save your projects easily[.]
  • It is a big program and requires large computer ram[.]
  • I would enjoy more video tutorials[.]
  • Making labels and buttons easier to find for new users[.]
Blender is well suited for character design from scratch. Designing any element from scratch is what blender is ideal for. Creating 3d animation and 2d background. You can test out different animations on a scene in a blender. If you a trying to design a full-on scene and 3d characters in one project it can get quite slow to render and load.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
While we mostly use Blender for 3D modeling, remodeling, and texturing purposes, we also occasionally use it to create simple animations (character breathing, wind effect on trees, spinning animations such as wheels or windmills). The software is also used to create simple graphic designs, with or without a 3D effect, albeit rarely.
  • 3D Modeling
  • Texturing
  • Graphics creation
  • Simple animations
  • Moving from 2.7X to 2.8X was somewhat challenging since the entire UI had changed.
  • Not as intuitive as other alternatives for more detailed animations.
  • Steep learning curve for detailed texturing.
Blender has been an amazing tool for the creation of new models for our games, be it characters, enemies, buildings, or equipment (weapons, armor, accessories), and continues to be our go-to software to meet these needs. Detailed animations are however challenging to create with the current setup/UI it provides.
Salomi Rai | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Blender is a free and open-source platform so it's a great choice for students and freelancers. Blender has all 3D features like animation, modeling, texturing, rigging, sculpting, and rendering but we mainly use blender for modeling and sculpting. Like all the other software, it takes little time to learn the UI.
  • free and open source platform
  • great software for modeling and sculpting
  • we can export blender file into any other file format
  • render with GPU
  • slow viewport performance sometimes
  • many features in one software makes it little complicated
If you are a new 3D artist, Blender is a perfect choice. It's free and has every 3D feature you need. In my opinion, Blender is great for modeling and sculpting compared to animation. personally, I feel a little uncomfortable animating in Blender so I only use bender for modeling and sculpting.
Aniket Kumar Chaudhary | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
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Blender 3D makes it possible for you to perform a wide range of tasks in one place. When entering the software for the first time, it can be overwhelming to understand the basic concepts and features. However, with a bit of motivation and an official tutorial, it is possible to become familiar with Blender3D after several hours of practice.

The most prominent artists do not create masterpieces by pressing a magic button or just manipulating brushes. Still, learning and practicing topics such as composition, lighting, animation principles, etc., will make a perfect design. After all, it's a tool, and you have to learn it.

Blender 3D software has additional technical complexity and jargon. Terms like UV maps, materials, shaders, meshes, and subdivisions are the means of the digital artist, and understanding them in general terms will help you use Blender and get the most out of it.

  • It is a totally free and open-source platform. Made for beginner animators.
  • The interactive game features like collision detection, dynamic re-enactments, and logic.
  • Blender accepts graphic formats such as TGA, JPG, IRIS, HDRI, or TIFF. It can also read Inventor files.
  • Integrated 3D game engine with a logic brick system. For more control, Python programming is used.
  • It includes Inverse Kinematics, Grid Strains, Load Vertices, and Static and Dynamic Particles.
  • Tough to learn. Beginners may be overwhelmed by its jargons full of shortcut keys. It has a lot of features to learn.
  • It slows in an AMD processor with 4GB RAM.
  • I can't find more cons about Blender, but new users may [be] confuse[d] due to its tricky layout.
Blender is one of the best software focused mainly on modeling, lighting control, rendering, animation, and 3D graphics. This software is completely free and open-source, and it is more than at the level of other similar alternatives within the professional field. Some movies such as Coffee Run (2020), Spring (2019), and movie studios (like Marvel) have used it to animate and process their films and effects. The only issue is that it slows down the PC sometimes.
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We use Blender for the 3D models that we then turn into mockups. Blender is great because it allows us to get great quality lighting and textures without having to pay anything. Blender is truly a high-quality, easy-to-use 3D modeling and rendering software and the entire office picked it up quickly because of it.
  • 3D modeling
  • 3D animation
  • Live preview
  • Better output settings
  • More add-ons
  • Simplified render settings
Blender is an excellent program for anyone looking to learn 3D modeling or even animation. Blender not only makes learning how to do 3D modeling easier, but it is also absolutely free. You will not find a better program for your 3D workflow than Blender, especially not a program that is also for free.
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We use Blender for product renders when we want to create something surreal but realistic. We currently use Blender in our creative department, no business problems. We LOVE Blender
  • Quick export renders using Eevee
  • Super realistic renders when adding light or when objects are created to match the products
  • Very fast moving objects around and applying modifiers
  • Honestly Blender makes improvements with software updates weekly if not monthly and I love that
I always recommend Blender. Not only its easy to use and the return on investment is fast and cheap since the software is free and the community is super great and helpful. I always sell Blender to other designers as if I work for Blender
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