Blender
Blender
2.81

4.5

Blender free download for Mac

Blender

2.81
25 November 2019

3D animation, modeling, and rendering app.

Overview

Blender is Open-Source software for 3D modeling, animation, rendering, post-production, interactive creation, and playback.

Note: While the software is classified as free, it is actually donationware. Please consider making a donation to help support development.

What's new in Blender

Version 2.81:
Cycles:
  • Cycles displacement cracks.jpg
  • New shaders for texturing, denoising with OpenImageDenoise, and NVIDIA RTX support.
Eevee:
  • Eevee2.81 transparent bsdf1.png
  • Shadows, transparency and bump mapping redesigned for easier setup and better quality.
Viewport:
  • Demonstrating Multi-layered Matcaps (Image from Pablo Dobarro).png
  • New options for look development with Cycles and Eevee.
Grease Pencil:
  • New Brushes.png
  • User interface, tools, operators, modifiers, new brushes and presets and material self overlap.
Sculpt & Retopology:
  • New sculpt tools, poly build tool, voxel remesh and quad remesh.
Transform & Snapping:
  • Snap Perpendicular.png
  • Transform origins, new snapping, mirroring and auto merge options.
User Interface:
  • 2 81 file browser vertical list.png
  • Outliner improvements, new file browser and batch rename.
Library Overrides:
  • A new system to replace proxies, to make local overrides to linked characters and other data types.
Animation & Rigging:
  • Finer control over rotations and scale in bones, constraints and drivers.
More Features:
  • Alembic, audio & video output, library management and video sequencer editor.
  • Python API
  • Python version upgrade, dynamic tooltip for operators, new handlers and other API changes.
Add-ons:
  • Enabled add-ons only, glTF, FBX, import images as planes, blenderkit, rigify among others.

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Arvidtp
06 April 2016

Most helpful

Tremendously awesome free 3D package that does a huge amount of stuff at a pro level. Using it to produce photorealistic renders of product prototypes and a few abstract animation pieces, I am aware I have just barely scratched the surface of what it can do.
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Version 2.77
Arvidtp
06 April 2016
Tremendously awesome free 3D package that does a huge amount of stuff at a pro level. Using it to produce photorealistic renders of product prototypes and a few abstract animation pieces, I am aware I have just barely scratched the surface of what it can do.
Like (1)
Version 2.77
Dmitry-Novikov
31 January 2016
What to tell about the program if it's required to google how to close internal window.
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Version 2.76
1 answer(s)
Arvidtp
Arvidtp
06 April 2016
Please don't give one star reviews because a program is hard to use - that doesn't make it worthless (unless the program's point is to be a faster way to do a simple thing, which is NOT the case here).

Especially in this case where there is nothing else out there for free or cheap with the depth of pro-level features that Blender has. I agree - Blender is often counterintuitive at first. But the more I learn, the more I understand and like its interface.
Like (3)
SpiessensMark
06 February 2015
Astonishing free 3D modeler. Incredible in deep editing, physics, animated layer bump mapping, animation editor, hardware render support, .. This has about the same functionality as very expensive comparable apps. It has to be said, the learning curve is very very very steep but the award you get from it is awesome. Thank you, thank you, thank you for bringing this for free ! Top notch 3D modeling tool.
Like (2)
Version 2.73
Jason-Milles-76
22 November 2014
Very pro oriented 3D modeller for free that includes physics, water/fire emulation, particle animations and many more. Top notch Has an incredible steep learning curve though.
Like (1)
Version 2.72b
CloudB
15 July 2014
Its free. Its powerful. Its difficult to use. In short - AWESOME. :)
Like (1)
Version 2.71
GaryC1211
14 January 2014
Don't know hoe to download the app anyone know how 2? ( Reply )
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Version 2.69
1 answer(s)
Cmarkn
Cmarkn
27 May 2014
Try clicking on the word "Download" up at the top of the page.
Like (3)
GaryC1211
14 January 2014
I have just write this to say, How do u even download this app? i tryed to watch youtube but it got no info on how so how? ( please someone reply )
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Version 2.69
Gary-box
11 December 2012
Massive powerfull 3D app. But has a very steep learning curve. For free a steal if you are willing to put a lot of time (read: trail and error) into it.
Like (7)
Version 2.65
Holypoly
11 December 2012
D/l link for newest version is here: http://www.blender.org/download/get-blender/
Like (2)
Version 2.65
Finneva
26 September 2012
that is nice, I like free one!
Like (2)
Version 2.64rc2