Getting Started With Blender

Blender is a free and open source 3D computer graphics software product used for creating animated films, visual effects, art, 3D printed models, interactive 3D applications, and video games. Blender is a top choice for animators because of its photorealistic rendering, realistic materials, and flexible interface.

Getting started with Blender is easy, and we’ve put together some resources you can use to get up and running. You’ll be creating 3D graphics and animations in no time!

Free Blender Software Learning Resources

  • Blender Tutorials

    The Blender developers show us how it’s done! From Blender basics to video game animations, you should be able to find what you need at http://www.blender.org/support/tutorials/.

  • Beginners Series

    Learn basic animation techniques like creating a realistic soccer ball, wood texture, a fuzzy teddy bear, and much more.

  • Advanced Users

    Build your Blender skills with tutorials for intermediate and advanced techniques like building a model UFO, a glowing light saber, and much more.

  • Blender Professionals Network

    Connect with other professionals who use Blender at http://www.blendernetwork.org/.