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Blender 2.77a

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Blender 2.73a: Open source 3D animation software for the graphically inclined

By Gfx Syne

On Thursday, April 9, 2015

Blender 2.73a is a free and open source software for everything surrounding 3D graphics and editing. The software can create top quality 3D graphics and animations for games and such. Apart from 3D modeling and sculpting, the program can also be used to create Adobe After Effects styled spectrums and audio visualizers for videos. In fact, many people recommend Blender as a free alternative to Adobe After Effects. Blender can certainly perform almost every task which After Effects can with the added feature of being free and having an open source community. Its use in making video effects (VFX) shows many of the extended capabilities of the 3D graphics program. However, on the downside, a user may have to make several modifications to the script and download add-ons in order to get to a specific product. Plus, Blender, if used for rendering videos, can take a very long time to export as it is meant for 3D graphics.

Pros

  • Free and open source program
  • Can be used for a wide range of purposes, including video effects, video editing and 3D modeling
  • Extra capabilities with additional scripts and add-ons

Cons

  • Somewhat difficult for beginners to learn
  • Videos take a long time to render
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BLENDER 2.69 SOFTWARE (FREE) REVIEW.. GET PAID TO WRITE OR PLAY

By Frank Kanyua

On Friday, July 18, 2014

REVIEW

Blender is one of the best free and open source 3d animation programs.Its used to create animated film,visual effects,art,printed models,interactive 3d and 2d applications and games.Blender has two working modes the edit mode and the object mode.The edit mode is used when editing the image ,while the object mode is used to view how the image will look before its rendred..There is also the texture which is used to view how the image will completely look once rendered and the rendered option used to finalise the image before saving it.

HOW TO USE

1.Run the program as admin inorder to avoid any error pop ups,while installing.click next

2.Read through the license agreement and if you agree click (I Agree) to continue with the installation

3.Check on the box,for the icons you want to appear on your desktop and click next

4.Choose the folder or path you want blender to be installed and click install

5.Sit back and wait for the installation to complete

6.Once the installation is complete,you can check on run blender to open it after clicking finish.

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

.Os win xp or later

.16mb free hdd space

.32mb graphics memory

.sound card is you want to add sound

.mouse with scroll wheel and keyboard with number pad

CONCLUSION

Blender is no doubt a major breakthrough in the animation industry.Its free and comes with tools only found in high end commercial 3d programs.

Pros

  • files can be exported to other 3d programs
  • meets most computer system specs
  • .freeware program doesnt need key activators
  • can render both 2d and 3d

Cons

  • hard to learn but the fruit are sweets
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QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

For what are you going to use the program?
  • modeling 3d robot, environment, building, fantasy monster, sci-fi spaceship, and many more than I couldn't mention every possibility and go own.

What similar programs have you used?
  • have never used any. blender will be my first soft ware and im glad to finally find it her. hope it will work perfectly well or me. Thank you

What do you like most about this program?
  • It is very interesting for making videos, people used for make marketing and driffrents things, i want to learn more about this program is good

Review

Blender is a GNU or GPL (General Public License) 3D software for animation, modelling and 3D rendering. Basically, this software is the creation of hundreds of volunteers from around the world, who created and implemented a 3D idea, constantly improved since 2002, when the original developer web bankrupt. Nowadays, the free program is considered as powerful as most commercial animation packages.

Blender is a good solution for those who support free software and need powerful software to work on 3D. From animation, sculpting to rendering, this is a complete all-in-one package with big community support. Blender also offers a good tool to create your own videogames from scratch.

How to use

Blender offers different tools to create, sculpt, illuminate, paint and animate complex scenes. The software offers you a fast modelling workflow. Keyboards shortcuts, grids, bridge fills or B-Mesh support will improve your 3D experience. Mixed in with enhancements on skeleton, bones and automatic skinning, and the animation features such as automated walk-cycles along paths, the pose editor or the sound synchronization, Blender is very important software to consider for your work.

Blender includes a fill compositor. There is no need to export your work to other programs or applications. From re-topology help to an easy UV mesh, unwrapping to create textures or even paint directly over the mesh, the program offers an all-in-one 3D service and can help you to create your final animation from scratch. A full library of extensions is ready to download and operate to make your work easier.

Blender offers different tools to create, sculpt, illuminate, paint and animate complex scenes

One of the most remarkable features of this program is the Game Creation. This is a full game engine that allows you to generate complete 3D games with Blender. Just plan your story and gameplay and create or code your game logic. It includes Python scripting API, support for OpenGL dynamic lighting, shading and Parallax Mapping. Once you finish the graphic work, add some 3D spatial sound with OpenAL. The program is fully compatible with most common images, video and 3D formats.

As we said, the program is open-source software and is developed by a huge community of 3D creators. Most of Blender’s creations are shared through its website. The Blender Foundation was created to link to and communicate with Blender users around the world, and to continue improving the software with a GNU license. There are multiple courses online about how to get your Blender certification.

Comprehensive array of modeling tools makes modelling and creating a breeze
Comprehensive array of modeling tools makes modelling and creating a breeze

Blender 2.77a Features

Check out the latest features of Blender 2.69:

  • GNU General Public License
  • Enhanced modelling tools. The Bridge, Grid, Symmetrize and Edgenet Fill have been improved
  • New wire display options included to help with re-topology
  • Enhanced rendering algorithms. Improved hair shading, blackbody or sky rendering
  • Better motion tracked with plane tracking support
  • Game Creation. Complete game engine to create your own videogames
  • User interface had been improved
  • FBX/OBJ can be imported and exported

For more information about Blender, before the download, please check the official website .

Suzanne is Blender
Suzanne is Blender's alternative to more common test models

System requirements

Before you download Blender 2.69, please confirm that your computer fits the following system requirements:

  • Operating system: works on nearly all OS
  • Processor: 32-bit dual core 2GHz
  • RAM: 2GB minimum
  • Graphics Card: 256MB 1280x768 display. Compatible with OpenGL
  • Mouse or trackpad

Pros
  • All-in-one animation program
  • Customizable graphic interface
  • Multi-format 2D and 3D support
  • Active user community
Cons
  • Difficult to learn and master