Blender, the open source software for 3D modeling, animation and playback, rendering, post-production, and game programming and prototyping. Blender is able to render using its own renderer or other renderers through plugins (yafray is common).

The interface to blender is very unconventional. Through the use of Blender's many shortcuts, you will find the interface quite powerful, though difficult to navigate at first. Expect a few days of practicing before you'll be able to do anything useful.

Python can be used inside blender for scripting. This is very convenient, mostly to write export scripts to export models to specific file types.

Platforms Edit

  • Windows
  • UNIX (Linux, Irix, Sun Solaris, FreeBSD)
  • Mac OS X

Related Weblinks Edit