Blender - An easy tool to start creating your dream 3d world with animations.
January 20, 2023

Blender - An easy tool to start creating your dream 3d world with animations.

Jitendra Choubisa | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Blender

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
  • Editing Mode is used by us in the most cases for modifying objects.
  • Animations bar is used by us for generating movements and rotation of parts of objects.
  • Modifiers are being used on regular basis to create complex cutouts.
  • Sculpt mode is used for character generation and also for carving surfaces.
  • It's free to use so one can use it easily and can get most out of it.
  • The negative part is only one thing that it has more dependency on other 3rd party tools which cannot be free always.
Blender is first of all free and open source software. It has very easy to use tools which can help one in navigating and modifying easily and efficiently. It is also very less in size, on my system it is of 355 MB. The rendering engine Cycle works simultaneously in the background without effecting much of the system performance. On the other hand the other software's costs very high and require annual renewal of subscriptions.

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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.