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.

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  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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Business size

S M L

Deployment

  • Cloud-based
  • On-premise

Markets

Netherlands

Supported Languages

French, Italian

Pricing starting from:

N/A

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

Top 5 alternatives to Blender

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Features

Total features of Blender: 12

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

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Fusion 360

4.6
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3ds Max

4.7
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Maya

4.5
#3 Alternative to Blender
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Cinema 4D

4.7
#4 Alternative to Blender
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Reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5
(714)
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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Salman
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  • Industry: Hospital & Health Care
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Daily for 1-5 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Free and open source program

Reviewed on 5/8/2022

Pros

This app is open source and free every body can use and get benefits from it

Cons

As it’s free it supports is not good but it depends on people not manufacturer

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.

Verified Reviewer
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  • Industry: Architecture & Planning
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 2.0 /10

Worst 3d program

Reviewed on 30/4/2021

I had to use as a trainee in architectural office where all bigger 3d projects were done in...

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.

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
hussein
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  • Industry: Design
  • Company size: 51-200 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

nice software

Reviewed on 28/7/2022

Pros

blender is good software, it offers so many powerful tools not offered in any free software before and gets updated regularly

Cons

it s so hard software to learn and take too much to understand every button role

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Blender offers the following pricing plans:

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Blender is a free and open-source software.

Blender has the following typical customers:

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Blender supports the following languages:

French, Italian

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Blender offers the following support options:

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