Blender, the free open source 3D content creation suite is available for all major operating systems under the GNU General Public License. This 3D version of the Blender logo is an example of the types of effects that Blender can help create. It’s heartening to think that this professional looking image was created for free. With Blender anyone can try their hand at 3D design, all they need is an internet connection to download the software.
However Blender is an Open Source project that relies on donations from its users to keep it at the forefront of 3D content creation. That’s where Flattr comes in. If you would like to support Blender, you know what to do. Pay a visit to Blender.org and click on the decidedly 2D Flattr button.
Perhaps Blender should team up with Thingiverse, one of our more creative sites where digital designs are made into physical objects. I’d love to see what the various 3D creations of Blender look like in real life.
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Following on from the news that Blender.org has joined Flattr, I am pleased to announce that Blendernation, a Blender news site has also joined up. If you love Blender and want to support its community, you know what to do.