Blender

On-premise video editing tool for developers and designers.

About Blender

Blender is an on-premise game development platform, which helps small to large businesses in technology, motion pictures, graphic designing, online media, computer games, and other sectors manage 3D printing, develop animations, create visual effects, and more. The software provides various functionality including python scripting, sculpting tools, data export, sound synchronization, and custom colors.

Blender offers an animation and rigging module, which enables artists to develop character animations through pose editor, non-linear animation (NLA), inverse kinematics, automatic skinning, weight painting, and motion paths. It provides a sculpting module that allows designers to sculpt organic models, remove details from mesh, and mask specific parts of the animation.

The platform helps developers customize interface layouts, combine 3D and 2D models, track object footage, unwrap animations, personalize image properties, and edit design elements. Using Blender’s rendering module users can render images via bump mapping, linear schemes, motion blur, and shading.

Pricing starting from:

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  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
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Typical Customers

  • Freelancers
  • Small Businesses (2-50)
  • Mid-size Companies (51-500)
  • Large enterprises (500 and more)

Deployment

  • Cloud-based
  • On-premise

Markets

Netherlands

Supported Languages

French, Italian

Pricing starting from:

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  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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Features

Total features of Blender: 13

  • 2D Drawing
  • 3D Games
  • Animation
  • Animations & Transitions
  • Audio Capture
  • Audio Editor
  • Media Library
  • Prototype Creation
  • Speed Adjustment
  • Split/Merge
  • Template Management
  • Video Capture
  • Video Editing

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Reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5
(805)
Value for Money
4.8/5
Features
4.6/5
Ease of Use
3.7/5
Customer Support
4.3/5

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George
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  • Industry: Design
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Opinion from Blender use who has 5 years of experience

Reviewed on 22/11/2019

I have been working in blender for over 5 years, i am an interior designer and blender gave...

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.

Micalen
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  • Industry: Computer Games
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Blender: 3D modelling and Animation software for developers.

Reviewed on 27/6/2022

Overall I've had a rather pleasant experience using blender. The amazing lighting system and...

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.

Amber
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  • Industry: Computer Games
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 2.0 /10

Not functional last update

Reviewed on 7/2/2020

I have used blender since 2014. I enjoyed the earlier versions, and prefer it over Maya in ease of...

I have used blender since 2014. I enjoyed the earlier versions, and prefer it over Maya in ease of use and price. Do not recommend any update past 2.79 if you are looking for ease and an actual useable application.

Pros

I enjoyed the earlier versions of it, with ease of use, hotkeys, and a clear, labeled interface

Cons

The new version is too chaotic, too massive of a change. The hotkeys no longer work/are not the same. Unable to create/edit anything because unable to figure out how everything works, even with the guide. Had to Change back to the old format (2.79) in order to do anything.

Abhijit
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  • Industry: Design
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

East or West, Blender is the best!

Reviewed on 10/11/2022

With the vision of founder [SENSITIVE CONTENT], he has made one of the absolutely best 3d Digital...

With the vision of founder [SENSITIVE CONTENT], he has made one of the absolutely best 3d Digital Content Creation tool accessible to any human wanting to start their journey offering at par if not better features than commercial tools costing in thousands of dollars.Blender has democratised creativity, removed barriers of entry.Blender is one of the best thing that has happened to the 3d DCC softwares industry.

Pros

A beautiful, powerful, ease to use and at the same time complicated with multiple layers of depths, Blender is a program that competes with the so called Industry Standards.It is a jack of all trades, a generalist software which has the capability of taking care of the whole digital content creation pipeline by itself, and with tools which each in their area are highly specialised.The tools are industry leading and in some aspects the developement is way ahead of some of the commercial competitors.Undoubtedly, the love Blender gets from it's users, and the vast amount of userbase it has, speaks for itself about the software and what it's users are able to achieve with it.

Cons

Due to depth of the software and the amount of features and tools, the learning curve for beginners maybe steep. But with a great community around it, Blender has proven where there is a will, there is a way.

Balazs
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  • Industry: Architecture & Planning
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Blender for architectural visualization

Reviewed on 30/5/2022

We doing architectural and product visualization, blender is excelent choise for these

We doing architectural and product visualization, blender is excelent choise for these

Pros

We can create soo beautiful visualizations with blender including drone videos with embedded buildings / urban 3D models

Cons

A bit difficult for beginners, but there are thousands of tutorial videos, so everybady can learn easily and free

Alternatives Considered

SketchUp

Reasons for Choosing Blender

Better value for money :)

Switched From

3ds Max

Reasons for Switching to Blender

Blender have more features including camera tracing and so good integrated render engine and compositor
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Blender FAQs

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Blender offers the following pricing plans:

  • Pricing model: Free Version
  • Free Trial: Not Available

Blender is a free and open-source software.

Blender has the following typical customers:

Self Employed, 2-10, 11-50, 51-200, 201-500, 501-1,000, 1,001-5,000

Blender supports the following languages:

French, Italian

Blender supports the following devices:

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Blender offers the following support options:

Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Chat

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