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This software will appeal to architectural students and professional architects alike. It can also be used by graphic artists and animation filmmakers. The software is engineered to cater for all your 2D and 3D design needs. The user interface is very similar to that of 3Ds Max software, making it fairly easy for those with experience with tools like this.

How Can Blender Help You?

For those who are not familiar with what this software is, Blender freeware is an open-sourced tool that can be used as a 3D creation suite. Whatever 3D needs you may have, Blender is able to cover all the bases, ranging from rendering, modeling, skinning, texturing, rigging, animation, uv-mapping, simulation, video editing, compositing, scripting, and motion tracking, and game creation. When any software is open source, it means that it is supported by a community of developers. This also means that any available updates will be made to this software swiftly and made accessible to all its users. What makes Blender such an appealing tool, compared to other 3D rendering tools is because of its use of Cycles. 

Cycles is basically a powerful feature of Blender that allows and handles a number of useful functions that are indispensable by architects, graphic artists, as well as by filmmakers. It offers an ultra-realistic rendering of objects and output results, with the ability to use the real-time viewport for project previews, can handle CPU & GPU rendering excellently, supports the use of PBR shaders and HDR lighting, as well as support for VR rendering.

Although Blender offers all these powerful features, it is surprisingly leaves such a small footprint on your Windows system and is not known to cause a drag on your system resources. Granted, the file size is not the smallest, but compared to the heavy-duty tools that it offers, we can all agree that it’s well compensated for the large file size. It is also compatible with Windows 2000, XP, Vista, Windows 7, XP 64-bit, Vista 64-bit,  Windows 7 64-bit, Windows 8, Windows 8 64-bit, Windows 10, and Windows 10 64-bit. 

Key Features of Blender Include:

  • Supports all 2D and 3D needs;
  • Does not slow down your PC, except it’s a low-end computer;
  • It is free and open-sourced, supported by professional software developers;
  • Gets updated regularly;
  • Supports Cycles Rendering Machine;
  • Perfect for modelling, and sculpting;
  • Supports Full N-Gon, edge slide, inset, grid and bridge fill, and many others;
  • Advanced sculpting tools and brushes
  • The ability to apply various resolutions and subdivisions;
  • Supports textured brushes and masking;
  • Compatible with Python scripting especially for additional tools and add-ons;
  • Users can track automatically as well as manually;
  • Offers the ability to reconstruct cameras;
  • Offers the ability to preview 3D objects in real-time;
  • Users can easily apply skeletons;
  • Supports automatic skinning;
  • Supports B-spline interpolated bones, curve editor, and dope sheets;
  • Sound synchronization support;
  • Access to a combined 2D with 3D in one viewport;
  • Supports Full Animation with Onion Skinning;
  • Rich library with Layers, Colors, as well as Fill;
  • Supports sculpting brushes strokes;
  • The interface is customizable;
  • Users have access to Hi-res/Retina screen;
  • The ability to create personalized tools and add-ons;
  • Users can easily draw over the OpenGL viewport;
  • Unlimited access to Blender’s Rendering API;
  • Supports multiple languages;
  • Compatible with all Windows versions.


In general, this freeware is perfect for all kinds of architectural designs, animations, and for editing graphics. It can be used by students, professionals, as well as amateur designers. You should know that although the user interface is similar to that of some popular 3D creation tools in the market, it is, however, can be overwhelming for beginners. It will take a bit of practice to get used to the feature-rich interface. Blender also leaves a small footprint on your Windows system and will give you a blast when it comes to rendering ultra-realistic images.

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More info

  • Last Updated: 2019-08-12
  • Developer: Blender Foundation
  • Homepage: www.blender.org
  • Version: 2.80
  • File size: 68.11 MB
  • Downloads: 2,424
  • Operating system: Windows 10, Windows 8/8.1, Windows 7, Windows Vista
  • Filename: blender-2.80-windows32.msi
  • MD5 Checksum: 426684bce310d658f5932621867196f0