Blender is an open source 3D content creation application maintained by the Blender Foundation. The software is available for several platforms, including Windows, Mac, and Linux.
It is used to create 3D artwork such as rendered CG images or animations. All stages of art production are supported: from initial modeling to animating to sequencing/compositing of the final video.
Blender uses Python for scripts, which can be used to extend functionality, integrate game logic/events, or provide automation.
Videos/artwork produced with Blender
A YouTube playlist of videos made with Blender:
Video tutorials for Blender
A YouTube playlist of some video tutorials for Blender:
Some render engines that can be used with Blender (usually through some scripts and/or some level of integration) to produce different results.
- LuxRender, a physical unbiased render engine
- YafaRay, a biased render engine
- 3Delight, a Renderman compliant render engine (Blender script/exporter)
- Freestyle, a stroke/line-based render engine.
< href="http://www.blender.org/development/release-logs/" target="_blank">Blender release logs
Blender commits (source code changes)
Blender bug tracker
Blender feature requests
Blender Development blog
Blender Nation news
Blender Artists forum
CGTalk Blender forum
Blender in Wikipedia