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The Blender project – Free and Open 3D Creation Software

Blender is a free and open source 3D animation suite. It supports the entirety of the 3D pipeline—modeling, rigging, animation, simulation, rendering, compositing and motion tracking, even video editing and game creation. Advanced users employ Blender’s API for Python scripting to customize the application and write specialized tools; often these are included in Blender’s future releases. Blender is well suited to individuals and small studios who benefit from its unified pipeline and responsive development process. Examples from many Blender-based projects are available in the showcase.

via blender.org – Home of the Blender project – Free and Open 3D Creation Software.

One Response to The Blender project – Free and Open 3D Creation Software

  1. For once I’m a little ahead of the curve on this one… I downloaded the Blender project to participate in the open source URU/Myst Online program. (To this day, the most difficult, frustrating, phenomenal game ever made. And no bullets or Zombies! Well, Technically.)

    I do believe the effort to keep the game ‘alive’ may now be closed (and on it’s last packet of crackers)the idea of being able to maybe build one of those incredible worlds inspired me to seek-out the methods and places to do it.

    Though on it’s face its a typical layers based graphics builder, you better pack a lunch when it comes learning how to really use this program; It is as deep as it is wide. But, if you ever thought about creating a computer game, this is a good place to start, and ‘can’ render very professional results.

    There is some help on YouTube, I imagine that will thicken up soon.

    As an aside; its good to see the OpenSource world is at least trying to keep decent, functional code within reach of school kids and those willing to learn. There are plenty of us that would love nothing more than to understand game and graphics assembly but simply can not afford 10’s of 1000s’ of dollars worth of Schooling and Software to learn it.