1. What You Need to Know About Blender

Blender has quite a remarkable story, as open-source software (OSS) works in a very different way from typical commercial software. It is helpful to know this if you intend to use Blender professionally, as it may give you insight into how powerful its concept is. In this chapter, you’ll learn about how Blender was created, how the development process works, how it is funded, and what type of community surrounds the Blender world.

What Is Blender

Blender is OSS that provides one of the most complete 3D-graphics creation suites. It includes tools for modeling, texturing, shading, rigging, animation, compositing, rendering, video editing, interactive content creation (Game Engine), and more. Since the development ...

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