Features at a glance
It provides a fully customizable Interface, undo support on all levels, anti-aliased fonts with international translation support, a built-in text editor for annotations, support for editing Python scripts, fully scriptable UI with custom themes, and a consistent interface across all platforms. The application can be used for physics and particles, shading, real-time 3D and game creation, imaging and compositing, raytrace rendering, rendering, animation, solids modeling, and character modeling.
Supports a wide range of image file types, animations and movies
Blender allows for photorealistic rendering, fast modelling, fast rigging, sculpting, fast UV unwrapping, amazing simulations, camera and object tracking, and much more. The application provides import and export support for various image file types, such as JPEG, JPEG2000, PNG, TIFF, TAGA, DPX, Radiance HDR, SGI Iris, Cineon, and OpenEXR. In addition, it can import or export animations and movies to MPEG, AVI and Quicktime file formats, and 3D models for 3D Studio (3DS), X3D, STL, Autodesk (DXF), DirectX (x), Motion Capture (BVH), Lightwave (LWO), SVG, Filmbox (FBX), Stanford PLY, Wavefront (OBJ), VRML, VRML97, and COLLADA (DAE).
A professional 3D modeller used in Hollywood movies
All in all, the application is really amazing for professional 3D graphic editors, especially because it is open source, freely distributable, and supported on all major platforms. Thanks to a vast online community of developers and enthusiasts, its flexible interface, and the wide range of extensions available, Blender is our number one choice for 2D/3D modelling and animation. The application was/is heavily used in many Hollywood blockbuster movies to create high quality and interactive 3D content. It is a very complex and professional application.
Reviewed by Marius Nestor, last updated on October 21st, 2014
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- Volume rendering and Subsurface Scattering are available on GPU, Volume and Glossy sampling was improved, new Ashikhmin-Shirley distribution for Glossy and Anisotropic BSDFs, memory usage during rendering was lowered, faster OSL rendering, Anamorphic Bokeh support, and better control over caustics.
Application descriptionBlender is one of the most spectacular open source software of the 21st century. It is a very complex 3D creation solu...