Create Amazing 3D Images With Blender
Blender is an open source program that is free to download and use. It features a long list of great features and animation capabilities that can be divided into the following categories: Modeling, Rendering, Rigging, Animation, Interface, UV Unwrapping, Physics, Particles, Shading, Imaging and Compositing and Game Creation/Real Time 3D. It may be integrated with tools for an advanced user, but Blender is outstanding since it does not interfere with the image that is being edited. Also, a lot of extras and additional scripts may be downloaded easily since it is an open-source program.
A new user may need to spend hours learning how to use this software but since many detailed tutorials and tips are available on their website, you will be able to perfect your images with a little patience. You may also go to online forums to communicate with other Blender users for more tips on how to easily navigate through the program.
This all-in-one animation suite may be used to create computer generated videos and images. It was initially available as a paid program by NeoGeo, but the founders eventually raised funds to buy the rights for Blender. It is now under the GNU General Public License making it free for its users.
This program may be used on Windows, Mac OS X, Solaris, Linux, Irix and FreeBSD. Also Blender is a lightweight program, which will only need 5.9MB of your hard drive space.
To begin using Blender, you can first watch their video tutorials which has step-by-step guides and I can assure that you will never be bored and be able to create your own images after watching a few videos. Blender’s mouse gestures provide common tools that you will need such as rotate, move and scale. The other commands may be done using the keyboard shortcuts. There are also available commands on the menu. If you are interested to learn more about what this amazing program can do, you may go to their website and checkout the Blender image gallery and their movie gallery as well. These galleries include amazing samples of images and video clips that will inspire you to download the program and create your own masterpieces.
To sum it all up, since Blender is a free software that is packed with features, it won’t hurt you if you give it a try. I highly recommend this especially for advanced computer users who are into 3D animation and game creation. It is also perfect for students and beginners who do not have hundreds of dollars to spend on animation programs and modeling software.