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Is Blender 3D free

Is Blender 3D free? YES it is completely free to download and use, and It can be used for commercial work, actually different 3D studios use it for animation etc.

Why is Blender free to use? It is because it is open source and therefore licensed under GNU General Public License.

From Blenders own website about the software

This license grants people a number of freedoms:

  • You are free to use Blender, for any purpose

  • You are free to distribute Blender

  • You can study how Blender works and change it

  • You can distribute changed versions of Blender

The GPL strictly aims at protecting these freedoms, requiring everyone to share their modifications when they also share the software in public. That aspect is commonly referred to as Copyleft.

Your artwork

Very important, your artwork is truly yours in contrast to trail and educational software. You can use it commercially, as you like. The license guarantees you this right.

Is Blender 3D free forever?

The Blender Foundation and its projects on are committed to preserving Blender as free software.

The history of how Blender became free (open source)

Blender was created back in 1994 by Ton Roosendaal, when he made the first source files named Blender. Blenders official birthday is 2nd of January 1994 and was planned to be an inhouse software for his company NeoGeo.

Sitenote: Blenders name refers to a song by the Swiss electronic band, Yello.

NeoGeo closed, and, in 1998, Ton Roosendaal and Frank van Beek started a new company called Not a Number(NaN) and launched Blender as freemium software. The software was free to download, but more advanced features had to be unlocked by payment. Due to a conflict between NaN and its investors, NaN closed in 2002.

Roosendal did not have enough money to buy Blender back, but later this year he started a non profit, the Blender Foundation and launched a crowdfunding campaign called “Free Blender”.

The campaign raised enough money to buy Blender back from the initial investors.

October 13th, 2002 Blender was launched under GNU General Public License, and Blender became free to use.

The future for Blender

I think this quote from the Blender’s webpage sums up the foundation's look at the future.

Quote from

“The Blender mission can be summed up as “get the world’s best 3d technology in the hands of artists as open-source, and make amazing things with it.””

Blender user helps other Blender users in a great way.

I think it is worth mentioning that many Blender users made wonderful youtube videos of how to use Blender and make incredibly cool 3D art. Some of them even make a living from it.

Have a look at our guide Best blender youtube channels

Is Blender 3D free? YES FOR EVER!

How to get Blender 3D

How to get Blender 3D. Don't wait, but download it right now; it runs on Windows, MacOS and Linux. On the link below you can download the newest Blender 3D version and previous versions too :))))

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