Wednesday, December 22, 2010


Blender, the free open source 3d content creation suite has come a long long way, and has proven to be a Hollywood class toolkit with some amazing showcase movies.

The opens source movie, the Big Buck Bunny exhibits the outstanding capabilities of Blender and ofcourse the talent of the artists involved.

Blender lets you do anything and everything including,

  • Modelling
  • Rigging
  • Animation
  • UV Unwrapping
  • Rendering
  • Shading
  • Physics and Particles
  • Imaging and Compositing
  • Realtime 3D / Game Creation

and lot more.

There are some amazing tutorials, books and videos to get started.
Here is a one that I found can get you upto speed real quick, especially the powerful use of keyboard shortcuts and cominbation of mouse is shown in this video that takes us from a single box to a fully modelled human figure in about an hour.

You can view or download it at

Compared to expensive tools such as 3DS Max, or Maya, Blender gives a huge advantage not only in terms of cost, but an amazingly productive interafce which is very intiutive once past the learning curve.

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