Blender is a powerful and free 3D graphics tool used by designers and artists worldwide.Blender is an integrated 3d suite for modelling, animation, rendering, post-production, interactive creation and playback (games). Blender has its own particular user interface, which is implemented entirely in OpenGL and designed with speed in mind.
Blender was first conceived in December 1993 and became a usable product in August 1994 as an integrated application that enables the creation of a diverse range of 2D and 3D content. Blender provides a broad spectrum of modeling, texturing, lighting, animation and video post-processing functionality in one package. Through its open architecture, Blender provides cross-platform interoperability, extensibility, an incredibly small footprint, and a tightly integrated workflow. Blender is one of the most popular Open Source 3D graphics applications in the world.Aimed at media professionals and artists world-wide, Blender can be used to create 3D visualizations and still images, as well as broadcast- and cinema-quality videos, while the incorporation of a real-time 3D engine allows for the creation of 3D interactive content for stand-alone playback.
Originally developed by the company 'Not a Number' (NaN), Blender has continued on as 'Free Software', with the source code available under the GNU GPL license. The Blender Foundation in the Netherlands coordinates its ongoing development.
- Fully integrated creation suite, offering a broad range of essential tools for the creation of 3D content, including modeling, uv mapping, texturing, rigging, skinning, animation, particle and other simulation, scripting, rendering, compositing, post-production, and game creation;
- Cross platform, with an OpenGL GUI that is uniform on all platforms (customizable with python scripts), ready to use for all current versions of Windows (XP, Vista, 7), Linux, OS X, FreeBSD, Sun and numerous other operating systems;
- High quality 3D architecture enabling fast and efficient creation work-flow;
- Small executable size, easy distribution.
To determine whether you have a 32-bit or 64-bit version of Linux, you can either consult your distributions' documentation or use the
unamecommand with the
unamewill print system information and the
-moption will print the machine hardware name.
- Open a terminal console
- Enter the command
If you have a 32-bit system,
uname -mwill return a value of
i686. A 64-bit system will return a value of
Most major distributions such as Ubuntu, Debian, Open SUSE, Fedora and many others will provide a build of Blender in their software repository that can be accessed through that distributions package manager. If your distribution does not do this, or has not updated their repository to include the latest Blender release, you can install it yourself with the instructions below. Note that depending on your distribution, the version available in the software repository may be outdated compared to the official release.
To install blender in Ubuntu type the following command in a terminal:
sudo apt-get install blender
That's it! You have installed blender. Now start creating some amazing animations. Although the Blender system contains thousands of different functions, from editing graphics, modeling, physical simulations, video processing, rendering .. you do not have to worry and dont say "I can not!" System Blender has a gigantic advantage: short learning curve. It need just understand a few tools and you can create nice works without the knowledge or experience to the detail areas (eg: kinematics, nodes,mixing ).Just take a pinch of courage to start!