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About Blender

Blender is a free and open-source 3D programme created by Ton Roosendaal that supports modelling, rigging, animation, simulation, rendering, compositing, and motion tracking, as well as video editing and game production. Blender 3d software operates equally well on Linux, Windows, and Macintosh systems.

Hundreds of people from all around the world work on Blender, including studios and individual artists, professionals and enthusiasts, scientists and students, VFX specialists and animators, and so on.

Ton Roosendaal
Founder and Chairman,
Blender Foundation

Before starting the animation firm "NeoGeo" in 1989, Roosendaal studied Industrial Design in Eindhoven. It soon grew into the Netherlands' largest 3D animation company.

Roosendaal was in charge of software development at NeoGeo. In 1989, he built a ray tracer called Traces for the Amiga, and in 1995, he decided to start developing an in-house software tool for 3D animation based on the Traces and tools that NeoGeo had already written. This instrument was eventually dubbed "Blender."

Roosendaal received an honorary doctorate in Technology from Leeds Metropolitan University on July 16, 2009, for his work on Blender. Ton Roosendaal and the Blender Open Source Software were awarded the Ub Iwerks Award at the 46th Annual Annie Awards on February 2, 2019.

Blender requirements

  • 64-bit eight core CPU
  • 32 GB RAM
  • 2560×1440 display
  • Three button mouse or pen+tablet
  • Graphics card with 8 GB RAM

Open source project

Roosendaal founded the non-profit Blender Foundation in May 2002, with the initial intention of finding a means to continue developing and marketing Blender as a community-based open-source project.

Crowdfunding campaign

On July 18, 2002, Roosendaal launched the "Free Blender" crowdfunding campaign. The effort sought to open-source Blender in exchange for a one-time payment of €100,000 (US$100,670 at the time), with funds raised from the community. On September 7, 2002, it was reported that they had raised sufficient funding to distribute the Blender source code.

GNU General Public License

Blender is distributed under the GNU General Public License (GPL, sometimes known as "free software").

This license gives people the following freedoms:

Blender may be used for any purpose.
Blender is free to share.
You may learn how Blender works and modify it.
Blender modified versions can be distributed.
The GPL tightly protects these liberties by compelling everyone to publish their modifications when they publicly release the programme. Copyleft is a term used to describe this phenomenon.

Blender Studio

Blender Studio is the Blender HQ's creative division. A committed team of artists and engineers set themselves creative-technical goals in order to assist Blender users and drive Blender development ahead. This occurs in an open source production environment, where everything they create is shared under an open and free license. The Blender Studio team distributes genuine production expertise, which can be freely used in a CG pipeline, through training and documentation covering every major topic in Blender.

Blender Open Movies

Sprite fright

Blender Studio's 13th open film is an 80's-inspired horror comedy set in the United Kingdom: When a bunch of rambunctious teens venture into a remote forest, they come across gentle mushroom beings that turn out to be an unexpected force of nature.

Spring is the story of a shepherd girl and her dog who must confront old ghosts in order to keep the cycle of life going. Andy Goralczyk wrote and directed this lyrical and aesthetically breathtaking short film, which was inspired by his youth in the German Alps.
Coffee run
The daily dweebs
Agent 327
Caminandes: Llamigos
Glass half
Cosmos Laundromat: First Cycle
Caminandes: Gran Dillama
Tears of steel
Big Buck Bunny
Elephants Dream

Is Blender free?
Blender is a free and open source 3D software for modelling, sculpting, animation and rigging, story artist, rendering, simulation, video editing, scripting, and visual effects suite.

Best Blender tutorials for beginners
Youtube: Blender Guru
Youtube: CrossMind Studio
Youtube: CG Geek
Youtube: Polygon Runway
Youtube: CG Cookie
Youtube: Grant Abbitt
Youtube: Ryan King Art
Youtube: Kaizen Tutorials

What is the latest version of Blender 2022?
Blender 3.3 LTS. Released on September 7th, 2022

How to install Blender in Windows 11
Download blender from the official website. Blender software is also available for Mac OS X, Linux, and other platforms.

Blender software size
Its most recent version, 3.3.1 LTS is 231 mb

Social media handles
Instagram Username: blender.official
Twitter Username : Blender
Facebook username: Blender

Blender contact details

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Blender website:

Blender office address: Stichting Blender Foundation 161, 1025 ET, Buikslotermeer, North Holland, Netherlands

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