Blender for Mac

Blender for Mac

Average User Rating:
3.5
out of 10 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.56a
  • Total Downloads:
    32,000
  • Date Added:
    Jan. 06, 2011
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    120.48MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    96
  • Platform:
    Mac
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4 stars

"Best free 3D package you can get."

January 24, 2011  |  By MrFiber

 |  Version: Blender 2.56a

Pros

Expandable with plug-ins, kind community, modeling tools, complete workstation for modeling, animating, video game prototyping, composting and rendering all inside Blender, GNU license allows modification of Blender and all your work is your property

Cons

Poor internal renderer, slow learning curve and somewhat frequent crashes.

Summary

Blender is the absolute best 3D package for the price - nothing.

Blender has a very clean non-overlapping interface that's very easy to operate and work with. The interface can also be adjusted to your liking with a complete theme editor to change the color of the interface.

The internal renderer is a problem, though. It's slow and low-quality. Although this can easily be forgiven for you can easily install a external renderer such as Luxrender (which is GNU free) for much higher quality renders.

Blender's GNU license means that you can modify and release your own version of Blender with no trouble. And thanks to the GNU license all work produced with Blender is solely your property and can be distributed under any terms that you prefer.

This is a software that I highly recommend for anyone interested in 3D graphics and can easily compete with more expensive higher-end 3D suits. This software is very easy to use once learned and can be quite powerful when used correctly. If you don't like the idea of crashes just download the stable version of Blender (2.49b).

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.56a
  • #[25388] Export to X3D generates texture fields in X3D file for objects which have to texture specified.
  • #[25407] OGL Render leaves static GLSL shadows
  • #[25414] Entering a newline before a : still indents it
  • #[25415] Circle Selection does not work on bones in Pose mode
  • #[25416] Precision in glare node doesn't match display
  • #[25420] Sequencer View Zoom operator hidden
  • #[25425] Problem with hiding the console. (Windows)
  • #[25429] Armature modifier and inverted vertex group
  • #[25435] old bump mapping + mip map breaks on toggling
  • #[25437] Crash related to Bezier Animation
  • #[25441] Copy Transforms Constraint head/tail fixin'
  • #[25442] Crash on dragEnter when in full screen mode
  • #[25445] Application freezes after create a cone and press Ctrl+R
  • #[25446] The little preview sphere don't update
  • #[25447] SceneObjects null pointer dereference crash
  • #[25449] Crash on Add Nurbs Sphere w/ "to view" set in prefs.
  • #[25451] User Preferences - Render Output path problem
  • #[25456] Using "Live Unwrap" resets unwraping method to "Angle Based"
  • #[25459] Zooming out with view3d.zoom() crashes blender completely
  • #[25463] 2.56: SEGFAULT when exporting default scene to COLLADA
  • #[25470] single property driver vars don't update
  • #[25471] UI glitch - image editor scopes resize to negative height (+patch)
  • #[25483] Brush appearance color
  • #[25486] Metaball Select All function doesn't show (error)
General
Publisher Blender Foundation
Publisher web site http://www.blender3d.org/
Release Date January 06, 2011
Date Added January 06, 2011
Version 2.56a
Category
Category Graphic Design Software
Subcategory 3D Modeling Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.6 Intel, Mac OS X 10.5 Intel
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 120.48MB
File Name blender-2.73-testbuild1-OSX_10.6-x86_64.zip
Popularity
Total Downloads 32,000
Downloads Last Week 96
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License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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