Where to find the Blender download, is Blender free, and is Blender safe? In this article, you will learn where to download Blender and the Blender Basics. Next, we look at Basic 3d modeling like grab, rotate, scale. Also, I cover the most common beginner questions like:
- System Requirements
- How to redo in Blender
- Blender mode meaning (Edit Mode, Object Mode)
- What’s Next (Where to get free add-ons and find beginner tutorials).
- Tip: get familiar with marketing already. This because if you want to be a professional artist, it’s 50% marketing and 50% art).
Where to find the Blender Download?
You can download Blender on several locations and there are different Blender builds, version,s and installation types. The first rule is to download Blender from reliable sources. And mind that Blender is always free (except for some customer builds that have a rendering speed up). In other words, if you see a Blender Download and they charge you for that, think twice. Start with Blender.org, below I provide a few links:
- https://www.blender.org/download/ (I recommend portable downloads, as shown in the video)
- https://builder.blender.org/download/daily/ (Daily Builds and experimental Builds. These have the latest features).
- https://blender.community/c/graphicall/ (These are special and experimental builds. Check these if you need something specific).
- https://blendermarket.com/search?q=cycles (Paid versions with Cycles render engine speed-up).
- For fee add-ons, check the home page of this website.
Before you download Blender, you might want to see if your pc meets the requirements. After a click on this link, you will see the requirements. Because the minimum requirements are very low, I recommend you to meet at least the recommended requirements. So that is:
- 16 GB RAM,
- Three button mouse or pen+tablet,
- Graphics card with 4 GB RAM
- 64-bit quad core CPU
Look also at the Supported Graphics Cards if you have an older graphics card, before your Blender download.
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