Blendertb1 for Mac

Blendertb1 for Mac

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
3.5
out of 10 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.73RC1
  • Total Downloads:
    32,214
  • Date Added:
    Dec. 24, 2014
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    120.92MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    95
  • Platform:
    Mac
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

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Blender for Mac lets you create 3D animations, graphics, and even games with intuitive controls and a clear layout that makes all tools accessible. No matter what type of animation or modeling project you have in mind, this program will give you the means to achieve it.

Pros

Good support: To help you learn your way around this app, there is a thorough Wiki Manual that you can access quickly through the Help tab. You'll also find a very supportive community of users through the developer's website that can provide guidance and answers to your questions if you encounter problems along the way.

Nice interface: The layout is clear, with a toolbar that you can drag and drop to place it wherever you need. That keeps the tools you need within easy reach at all times.

Cons

Learning curve: Even with all of the support in place, it will take some time and effort to really learn what this program can do. Even experienced users will have to invest some effort, but the payoff is worth it.

Bottom Line

Blender for Mac provides all of the functionality you'd want in a 3D graphics program, all through a smooth and intuitive interface. It's completely free to download and use. While it may take some time to master all that this program can do, it will be time well spent in the end.

 
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4 stars

"no comment"

May 01, 2011  |  By ROLASA

 |  Version: Blender 2.57b

Pros

no comment

Cons

no comment

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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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4 stars

"Powerful Professional level freeware 3D Modeller"

November 09, 2010  |  By rowanwood

 |  Version: Blender 2.55-beta

Pros

Blender is a freeware application that rivals high end 3D software costing hundreds or even thousands of dollars.

Cons

Not as well known as the Big Name packages, and does not yet have a large selection of prefabbed objects and models.

Summary

Blender is a cross-platform 3D modeller that can be used in versions from Mac OS X, through Windows to various flavors of X86 based Linux, and even a version of Solaris.

The good... gobs of power at an unbeatable price... free.

The bad... Still being developed, so expect some problems with the beta releases. Fortunately, There is always an older stable version available,

The real problem is that although the home site for Blender has a large user community for support and tutorials, there not a lot of prefabbed models available to use. Hopefully someone will start a centralized database of models and objects for Blender users to download.


There is one large problem though here at Download.com... The page here erroneously states that this is an Intel only product. This is not true!

Yes... there is a PPC version of Blender 2.55 beta that also runs under Mac OS X 10.4 listed there for download, and it works just fine.

Go to the home page of Blender and go to the downloads page. Under Mac OS X there are TWO Mac OS X versions listed... an Intel version and a PPC version. The same is true of the beta page.


If you want the PPC version, do NOT use the link listed here at Download.com! Go directly to http://www.blender.org/ and go to the downloads page (downloads is listed at the top of he page...). If you want the older stable version (currently 2.49b), scroll down to the Mac OS X listing and select the PPC version. If you want the current beta (2.55 beta), click on the "get 2.55 beta" choice listed under the big orange Get Bender listing near the to of the page. As with the stable version, scroll down the beta page to the Mac OS X version and select the PPC version of Blender 2.55 beta.

Borborygmus

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4 stars

"IT gets 4 stars because it is free and quite Versatile."

April 28, 2010  |  By Stuabear

 |  Version: Blender 2.49b

Pros

IT is free and its Polar coordinates match those of Second Life Sculpted Prims

Cons

A little hard to understand initially but considering it is free, it is a great tool, and i have both maya Infinite and Cinema 4D Studio.
Very handy tool for those less complex creations

Summary

How can you dislike something free, especially when you consider the work that goes into producing software in the first place.
IT really should get 5 stars but it is not complete yet. and 5 Stars is hard to come by and or should be, I have never found a perfect Application (Programme) Yet

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1 stars

"WWI"

August 05, 2004  |  By gmjm

 |  Version: Blender 2.34

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
World's Worst Interface! They even admit it and attempt to justify it by saying that this was originally an in-house application. Regardless of its origins, I spent 2 hours trying to put 1 cube on top of another. I was unable to do it. What good is a mountain of features if you can't get to the mountain? This ap is NOT for public use, but only for those that have played with Blender since the v0.0.1 days and have a grasp of their counter-intuitive user interface. I think I could have placed 2 cubes together much easier and faster using Unix coding while drunk.

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1 stars

"Crashes right after launching..."

May 14, 2004  |  By eagle42

 |  Version: Blender 2.33a

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
Just did a fresh download to try and compare to Sphera3D (BTW: very confusing links in this entry about blender.com and blender3d.org) - opens a Window, shows the menu bar and crashes on OS X 10.3.3...

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5 stars

"Excellent piece of software..."

December 16, 2003  |  By Muludovski

 |  Version: Blender 2.31a

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
Very easy to use. Dispite the first impression you might get...

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3 stars

"Fixes"

November 30, 2003  |  By tar__iey

 |  Version: Blender 2.31

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
First try and change your Moniter res to Thousands. That should fix the weird drawing of the screen. Other that , the program is okay for free. It could be better. But it can make some nice results. Like HAir and fur. HDRI, GI, no cloth yet. And the game engine is dead for now but other than that it is nice for free.

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4 stars

"finally for OSX."

August 14, 2003  |  By brainreactor

 |  Version: Blender 2.28a

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
Great Job. A clean, cheap and very capable 3D application. The perfect gear for Low budget projects or for 3D amateurs.

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5 stars

"CoolNess"

July 24, 2003  |  By tar__iey

 |  Version: Blender 2.28

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
Maddning CoolLLL !!! Does LOTS of stuff , has bugs but is ver very fast.
Needs work stil, but very nice. Though someone tried to make the interface into AQUA , the interface is very intuitive and clean when used for a week.
^v^

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher Blender Foundation
Publisher web site http://www.blender3d.org/
Release Date December 24, 2014
Date Added December 24, 2014
Version 2.73RC1
Category
Category Graphic Design Software
Subcategory 3D Modeling Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.8, Mac OS X 10.0, Mac OS X 10.9, Mac OS X 10.7, Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.10, Mac OS X 10.6
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 120.92MB
File Name blender-2.73-RC1-OSX_10.6-x86_64.zip
Popularity
Total Downloads 32,214
Downloads Last Week 95
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License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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