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The Pros and Cons of Using Blender

Let’s face it; high-quality software never comes free. Except with Blender, where it does come free. This open-source, free software has exceptionally positive drawcards and some drawbacks.

Check out the pros and cons of using Blender in your freelance animation business.

The Pros and Cons of Using Blender

What is Blender?

  • An open-source, free-of-charge 3D animation software that refers to itself as a community-driven project under the GNU General Public License.
  • It supports the entirety of the 3D pipeline- modeling, rigging, animation, simulation, rendering, compositing and motion tracking, even video editing and game creation.
What is Blender?

The Pros

  • Free and Open Source
  • Massive online community
  • A large number of online tutorials and learning opportunities
  • Great software for a wide variety of 3D animation tasks
  • Full modeling toolkit
  • Sculpting capabilities
The Pros

The Cons

  • It needs high-spec hardware to run efficiently
  • Not the animation industry standard
  • Tricky to learn initially
  • Can be buggy
  • Complex node editing
  • Software is not specialized
The Cons

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