Blender software is a 3D Art computer program, which is free and open source for everyone for any use. Software can be used for 3D modeling, sculpting, animated film making, visual effects, video game creation, 2D animation/cartoon,.. and more endless of handling complex projects. Because of it’s rich tools & features & complexity to master it’s recommended for 3D artist, 3D modelers, game developer & 3D creators. This software has exemplary performance in visual effects production because of its integrated camera to track movement and footage automatically and manually. Blender mainly applies 3D animation to develop games, feature films, product development & marketing and TV series. Some unique features of Blender are described further down.
Blender Software Features
3D Modeling & Sculpting
Blender supports various geometric primitives (cube,cylinder,cone,torus,..) as initial start of working and polygon mesh modeling, sculpting, curve modeling/NURBS, procedural modeling are some of other modeling techniques. You can also effectively work on multi-res digital sculpturing like maps baking, dissemination, dynamic typology, and re-mesh with this software. Modifiers (Boolean modifier, Skin modifier, Subdivision surface,…) also can be used as modeling technique, which effect many ways to the model that manually difficult to do.
It uses cycles, a path-tracer render engine that can a use graphics card for rendering. This feature also supports the open shading language. It is also equipped with a node-based compositor integrated with rendering and an OpenCL is used to accelerate it. This software has several plugins that easily integrate with external rendering engines.
Rigging & Character Animation
Blender support artist to animate the static character, in simple rigging animation to very complex rigging & animation
The majority of animation designers use this software because of key animation tools. Examples of these tools are vertex weighing, shape animations, skeletal, lattice-based deformations, linear animations, inverse kinematics, and constraints.
Simulation – Hair, cloth, Fluid, Particle, Rigid Body , Smoke & Fire
Smoke simulation, mesh collision detection, bullet rigid and fluid dynamics, particle dynamic & behavior are some of the simulation tools Blender 3D modeling provides for soft body dynamics. It is also integrated with a hair and cloth behavior simulation feature.
2D Art & 2D Animation
Visual Effect (VFX)
Along with a camera and object tracking, the blender has non-linear video and audio editing.
Blender 3D modeling is a high-end software with no price tag. It has high-quality specs that will make you wonder why you use different software. For highly specialized tasks, this is the best free 3D modeling software for 3D art work.