Who Uses This Software?

Design and animation platform which assists organizations of all sizes with rendering, modeling, VFX, simulation and video editing.

Average Ratings

437 reviews
  • Overall 4.6/5
  • Ease of Use 3.6/5
  • Customer Service 4.2/5
  • Features 4.6/5
  • Value for Money 4.8/5

Product Details

  • Pricing Details Blender is a free and open-source software
  • Free Version Yes
  • Free Trial No
  • Deployment Installed - Mac
    Installed - Windows
  • Training In Person
    Documentation
  • Support Business Hours
    Online

Vendor Details

  • Blender Foundation
  • https://www.blender.org

About Blender

Ultra-realistic rendering system that includes GPU & CPU rendering, modeling, video editor, sculpting, simulations, and more.

Blender Features

  • 2D games
  • 3D Games
  • IT Asset Management
  • In-App Purchase
  • In-Game Analytics
  • Multi-player Gaming Network
  • Physics Simulation
  • Player Management
  • Prototyping
  • Virtual Reality
  • 3D Video Editing
  • Audio Tools
  • Brand Overlay
  • Collaboration
  • Media Library
  • Social Sharing
  • Speed Adjustment
  • Split / Merge
  • Supports HD Resolution
  • Text Overlay
  • Video Capture
  • Video Stabilization

Blender Most Helpful Reviews

Blender - Design your own dream

Reviewed on 15/10/2019
Supun S.
Student
Computer Software, Self Employed
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source 
5/5
Overall
4/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Features & Functionality
5/5
Customer Support
5/5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend:
Not Likely Extremely Likely

Comments: If you are a beginner for the design industry and looking for free software with maximum features, Blender is the software that you are looking for. You can learn it free through free video tutorials and also you can use the software for free. Everyone can download and use this software. Therefore now you can make 3D designs or animations as your hobby. At first you may feel uncomfortable with the software but when you have a good practice with the software with the time, this will be great software for your need.

Pros: Blender is one of a best 3D designing and animation software I had have ever used. Since I did some 3D designing and animation projects in last few years, Blender helped me a lot on that. Most important advantage of this software is that the software is open source software. Therefore we can use all features of Blender fully FREE. There are no trials, demos, activations etc. Just download, install and use it freely. Setup of the installer is small in size. Other than 3D designing and animation, Blender can be used to do architectural works, video editing, VFX (Visual Effects), 2D designing and animations and much more graphic and animation related things. Blender can be used to make small computer games also. Many features are included in Blender to make a creative design or animation for the designer. Some of the features are texturing, UV unwrapping, rigging, simulation (fluid, smoke and particle), sculpting etc. Lot of works inside the software is designed to do with keyboard shortcuts to make the working process easier. There are many free video tutorials made for Blender in YouTube and many other websites (i.e. Blender Guru). Therefore Blender can be learnt yourself without any expense. No any prior knowledge about designing is required. You can begin from zero level with blender.

Cons: As Blender is multi-purpose software for design field, this can be little bit complicated for the beginners. It is very hard to access some functions through mouse pointer by going through drop down menus at every time. Since Blender has lot of keyboard shortcuts, we have to practice them. Then the functions can be accessed quickly. There are same keyboard shortcuts for different works when blender is running in specified mode. This can be a mess in beginning. There are some laggings can be seen when the software is doing CPU/GPU intensive processes like rendering and simulating, but it is rare. These types of bugs are fixed through newer updates. Blender does not have a powerful rendering engine when comparing with famous 3D animation software.

Opinion from Blender use who has 5 years of experience

Reviewed on 22/11/2019
George T.
Freelancer
Design, Self Employed
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source 
5/5
Overall
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Features & Functionality
5/5
Customer Support
5/5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend:
Not Likely Extremely Likely

Comments: I have been working in blender for over 5 years, i am an interior designer and blender gave everything i wanted in this field : Redering, modeling, lighting, materials.... Blender has everything for me to work on a big projects. I started working in blender and i think ill never change it, maybe i will add some but i will never change blender to other 3D software.

Pros: Blender is Open-source software which is Free which is very important thing if you compare it to other softwares. Blender can give you same result as paid softwares. In this program you can make a lot of things, you can : Paint, 3D models, Sculpting, Video editing, Rendering, Animation and many more things.
Blender has it's own Rendering engine so you don't have to buy it and trust me it's very good even if it's free.
Development team is putting their heart in this product and you can see it in their daily builds, it gets better and better.
Community is amazing, you can find many groups, forums and websites dedicated to blender and blender users, there are alot of plugins and models too. you also can use models from other softwares by simply importing FBX or OBJ file format in blender scene.

Cons: It's not an industry standard and ill try to explain why.... Blender is new program and lately it got better that's why many people don't use it, they think that it's a free program and they don't look at it seriously, also many big companies already have stuff which work on Maya or 3Ds max and they don't want to get a new team member who works in blender, because big companies make big projects, every team member is making his part in this project and if one of the team member uses different program, he/she could not use others assets, materials, lighting and many other stuff.... to cut a long story short, Blender is not industry standard because many people don't use it and they still use 3Ds max, maya or any other software.

The most powerful creation program for the buck (Blender 2.8).

Reviewed on 24/10/2019
Christopher H.
Artist / Designer
Design, Self Employed
Used the Software for: 1+ year
Reviewer Source 
5/5
Overall
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Features & Functionality
5/5
Customer Support
5/5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend:
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Comments: Blender has helped me solve numerous design problems as well as visualization problems.

Pros: Honestly I cannot overstate how powerful Blender (2.8) is. The fact that it is a FREE FOREVER program just absolutely blows my mind. Whatever you image yourself doing, whether it be : creating a 3D model of a person or object, creating 3D environments, creating 3D OR 2D animations, sculpting, sketching out ideas, creating photorealistic images/scenes, creating textures, lighting effects, on and on and on, THIS is the program for you. Once you learn the software (and there are tons of resources out there for that) the sky is the limit. NO, the sky is easily attained, it's your IMAGINATION that is the limit!

Cons: Literally the ONLY negative I could state about Blender 2.8 is the learning curve. Blender in general (2.79 or 2.8) has a steep learning curve, BUT, and I cannot overstate this: once you do push through the beginning learning stages you will be massively rewarded with the power to create so many things.

Good for beginners, not very good for pros

Reviewed on 12/12/2018
Salvador S.
First Grade Engineer
Electrical/Electronic Manufacturing, 13-50 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
Reviewer Source 
3/5
Overall
3/5
Ease of Use
3/5
Features & Functionality
2/5
Customer Support
5/5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend:
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Comments: I am an enthusiast of 3d animation, Blender was the first animation software that i learned.

Pros: The commands for move the point of view and perspective in the plain of work are very comfortable. It has the option of show multiple views at the same time.

Cons: Is hard to reach the level of detail and quality that people is used to watch in these days animation, that's why I consider this software like a tool for learning the concepts of animation.

Fantastic program with ZERO budget

Reviewed on 11/10/2019
Hamid S.
Game Developer
Computer Games, Self Employed
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source 
5/5
Overall
4/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Features & Functionality
5/5
Customer Support
5/5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend:
Not Likely Extremely Likely

Comments: I am personally glad to choose this software for my 3d pipelines.

Pros: It's the best program for Modeling, Animation, UV and Texture and also Video editing.
It's light software but very powerful and feature-rich.

Cons: It does not correctly import some FBX file formats that come from other software like Maya or 3d Max (It has a parenting problem with objects that are the child of a bone element).

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