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Blender is a 3D animation software that is used for creating animated films, visual effects, interactive 3D applications and video games. It caters to a wide range of businesses from movie studios to game developers. Key functionalities of Blender include modeling, rigging, animation, rendering, compositing, and motion tracking. It lets users create 3D objects using different methods such as extrusion, subdivision surfaces or mesh editing tools. Teams can animate characters' movements by setting keyframes at specific points in time according to certain actions they perform during gameplay. ...

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SECONDARY RATINGS

Ease-of-use

3.5

Value for money

5

Customer support

4.5

Functionality

4.5

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Kyle

Company size: 201 - 500 employees

Time used: Less than 6 months

Review Source: Capterra

This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.

October 2021

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Ali

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Company size: 2-10 employees

Industry: Information Technology and Services

Time used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra

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Value for money

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out of 5

September 2022

Blender is the best Free Open source 3D modeling software

I love Blender, whenever i use it, i keep wondering how come all this power is free. and appreciate all the people who worked on it and made it possible.

Pros

Blender is a free open source software, it allows anyone to get started with 3D design and modeling very easily without paying anything, other 3D design and modeling software are very expensive. the fact that Blender is open source it make it evolve very fast and it's widely used in big projects and competes with other big names in the market of 3D design software. There are so many tutorials about blender which will help anyone to get started and learn how to use it very easily. Also blender is a huge software and it covers alot of aspects of 3D modeling and design. But be careful if you are going to use Blender you will need to decide what you need to use it for exactly because since blender covers alot of different 3d fields it's so huge no can know everything that blender can do. there are also many techniques and tools you can use to accomplish the same design or project. so to learn and use blender very easily you should focus on accomplishing your task and getting the job done, and avoid wasting your time trying to learn all the ways possible to do the same thing. as long as there is a possible way to get a design done then just do it and move on.

Cons

Blender may seem very complicated and huge to new users, but it's easy to use once you start learning how to use it.

Sascha

Company size: 1 employee

Industry: Design

Time used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra

This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
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out of 5
5

Value for money

out of 5
4

Functionality

out of 5

October 2022

Blender is one of the best open-source software packages available

I've been using Blender for over 10 years now, and it's been quite an adventure. In recent years Blender has quickly gone from being seen as a tool used by amateurs to a fully fledged 3D app. Companies like AMD, Google, and Apple have been contributing large amounts of funding and code to Blender, and it's starting to see use in many production environments. Blender truly makes high quality 3D available to all.

Pros

Blender is free and open source; Recently it has seen a lot more funding and has quickly gained popularity and seen increased use in production environments. Blender is very powerful and tries to be a bit of a swiss army knife. Though it may not be the best at anything, as a jack-of-all-trades it can do a lot. Blender makes 3D accessible to anyone.

Cons

Blender can have a bit of a steep learning curve for new users, and is lacking in some areas or functionality.

Reasons for choosing Blender

It was free, and I was able to do pretty much everything I could in lightwave.

Reasons for switching to Blender

Lightwave was too inflexible. I learned to use it in College but quickly sold my key and switched to blender after the course was done.

Anonymous

Company size: 11-50 employees

Time used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra

This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
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out of 5
5

Value for money

out of 5
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Customer support

out of 5
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Functionality

out of 5

April 2021

Worst 3d program

I had to use as a trainee in architectural office where all bigger 3d projects were done in blender. Why on earth anyone would use it because there was a cinema 4d licence in the house?

Pros

Cycles is quite good and you can get same quality as in commercial packages.

Cons

It has no windows user aproach to its use and it is awkward to pick up and start making any project very fast Option are cluttered all over the place There is no left mouse action but it is something else.

Reasons for switching to Blender

I had to test the software because of company workflow

Micalen

Company size: 1 employee

Industry: Computer Games

Time used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra

This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
4

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out of 5
5

Value for money

out of 5
5

Customer support

out of 5
5

Functionality

out of 5

June 2022

Blender: 3D modelling and Animation software for developers.

Overall I've had a rather pleasant experience using blender. The amazing lighting system and effects tool really makes this one of the best animation software. 3D modelling is made pretty simple once used to all the tools and functions. There are a lot of features that I haven't used or at least not to its full potential as some features can be very confusing to use. Blender the best free 3D software to use and one of the best overall.

Pros

Blender is free software which is always a pro! It is also one of the best 3D modeling software out there. I love how easy it is to import objects into blender as well how simple conversions are. Blender has an amazing lighting system which I use to create cool animations for game scenes. The rigging system is a very useful tool for creating in-game animations. There are many different tool to help you sculpt and create models. It has a pretty powerful text system which is very different to the text system of a drawing software. This text system can create 3D objects of the text which can then be edited and animated.

Cons

The few cons I have with blender mainly include that the software is not the most user-friendly. It can be very confusing to use at times. There's a lot of features which is create but it lacks tutorials to learn how to make use of those features. Likely other tutorials can be found online. The software can become very system heavy but that only for complicated models.

Reasons for switching to Blender

Blender was the cheapest option which also included the features I needed most.

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