About Blender 3D Software
Blender 3D Software is open source software that can run on Windows, Linux and Mac. It can create 3D Models, 2D Cartoon Animations (using Grease Pencil) and also do VFX and video editing. This "Beginner's Guide" is here to help you begin using Blender. Check out Blender's Features and Download your FREE copy.
Blender is a powerful application that contains many features, functions and a GUI that can be overwhelming at first. But once you get the basics, you will be on your way. Here are some links to help you learn quickly...
Beginner 3D Models
Here are 8 free downloadable example models illustrating Lighting, Arrays, Bezier Curves, Gradients, Roughness (reflection), Text Bevels, Hair and Particles.
We have moved our other Blender 3D models to our Pixelink Media website. Click link below to go there now!
Blender has a very large group of community members you can learn from. Here are some community links you may want to join...
Beginning to learn Blender will be slow at first, but be patient, it does come together where you can eventually create awesome models. Keep these tips in mind...
- Learn to Model First: When starting out, you may be tempted to download other people's models to use in your project. However, I stroongly suggest that you first learn to model your own stuff. Then if later down the road you need "filler objects" for a scene you are making, then downloading already made models may speed up your project. But, LEARN to DO IT ON YOUR OWN first!
- Don't Use Plug-ins at First: The Blender community has a lot of free/paid add-ons (plug-ins) that speeds up modelling or adds a cool feature. However, as stated above, Learn to use Blender until you are comfortable with it first. Then you add add-ons later.
- Beware of Copyright: If by chance in the future you download models that are already made. Be sure to verify the license that comes with that model. Using or even selling other people's models is not a good practice to get into. If caught, you could end up paying a fine or face legal action.
- Learn From Others: The best way to learn is from others. The best place to find good tutorials is on YouTube.