In 2002, Blender was released for public use after years of struggles and setbacks, under the GNU General Public License. That was on October 13th, a Sunday. Ever since that day, Blender has been able to astonish, overwhelm and motivate countless 3D enthusiasts all over the world.
But what is it in Blender that is so revitalizing and hard to ignore?
Well, the following are the top reasons that make Blender a fascinating, and deserving, 3D software:
Blender is open-source, and it is available for free download. Anyone can start using it right away, without having to pay thousands of dollars for securing a license. It can be even used commercially for free. Blender 3D is also light, so even if you do not have a computer with the highest configurations and specifications, there is no reason to worry really. Further, Blender files consume very less disk space. Most models and animations made with Blender occupy only a fraction of space compared to the space demanded by those same things made by other similar tools. In addition to that, Blender works well in all of the major operating systems, be it Mac, Linux or Windows. The software does not even need to be installed completely. Just having a folder does the trick. So when you want to work in a new computer, all you have to do is move the folder.
This 3D modeling tool can be used for a variety of purposes. Game makers use it to make animations, movie makers rely on it for creating beautifully animated scenes, advertisers trust it for its ability to put together fine visual effects, and the list goes on.
Most things that come for free cannot really compete against their paid competitors on an even ground. Not so with Blender. It is true that you can get it for free and use it for free, but it is also true that the software has countless great features packed inside. Soft Body Dynamics, Video Sequence Editor and Gaming Engine are just a few of the notable features Blender has on offer.
When you think about the fact that the capability of Blender was utilized in movies such as Spiderman 2, Elephant’s Dream and Sintel, you truly realize that Blender is not just another free 3D software that comes and goes. Even some of the biggest and most respected brands used Blender effect at some point in their advertising campaigns.