(as of 11/2/2015)
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- Versatile program that allows you to create 3D models, animations, games, video, and more.
- Support for popular graphics formats such as JPEG, MPEG, and AVI.
- Highly extensible through add-ons that you can turn on and off
Blender is an open source program used to create a variety of 3D-related productions. It can produce 3D printed models, interactive applications, visual effects, animated films, video games and more.
The 3D computer graphics software enables you to create a variety of visual productions. The program natively supports popular image, audio, and video formats. Some formats include JPEG, PNG, AVI, Quicktime, MPEG, and Autodesk (.DXF). The application features a photorealistic rendering engine that offers GPU and CPU rendering, HDR lighting support, and a permissive license to link with external software. It provides a large array of animation tools that allow you to bring your creations to life. You can sculpt models, give them textures, create poseable characters from the models, and then animate them.
You can develop 3D games within the application, with the ability to port your models to third-party game engines. Blender also allows you to perform basic video edits, create realistic simulations and apply camera effects. in addition to all of its native capabilities, Blender is highly extensible, which allows you to tailor the application to your needs.
Blender is a versatile program that can be used to create 3D video games, visual effects, 3D models, animated films, and more. It supports many of the popular graphics formats and gives you the ability to add features to the program through add-ons. Although, Blender won’t offer you the same performance as high end 3D modeling and animation programs, it is a solid alternative.
Supported File Types
Primary file extension
Other file extensions used by Blender 2
|Supported File Types|
|.AC||AC3D 3D Definition File|
|.AVI||Audio Video Interleave File|
|.BLEND1||Blender Document Backup File|
|.BPHYS||Blender Cache File|
|.BVH||Biovision Hierarchy Animation File|
|.JP2||JPEG 2000 Core Image File|
|.MOV||Apple QuickTime Movie|
|.MP3||MP3 Audio File|
|.MP4||MPEG-4 Video File|
|.OBJ||Wavefront 3D Object File|
|.PLY||Polygon Model File|
|.PNG||Portable Network Graphic|
|.TIF||Tagged Image File|
|.U3D||Universal 3D File|
|Additional Related File Formats|
|.3DS||3D Studio Scene|
|.BLEND2||Blender Document Backup 2 File|
|.BZW||BZFlag World File|
|.DAE||Digital Asset Exchange File|
|.DXF||Drawing Exchange Format File|
|.FLT||OpenFlight Scene Description File|
|.GLA||Ghoul 2 Animation File|
|.GLM||Ghoul 2 Model File|
|.KML||Keyhole Markup Language File|
|.KMZ||Google Earth Placemark File|
|.LWO||LightWave 3D Object File|
|.MD5ANIM||id Tech 4 Model Animation File|
|.MD5CAMERA||id Tech 4 Model Camera File|
|.MD5MESH||id Tech 4 3D Mesh File|
|.VMD||Vocaloid Motion Data File|
Updated: November 2, 2015