Turn your Linux into multimedia suit

By | July 11th, 2009

Linux has got different free applications for different users,  as far as 3D modeling, 3D animation, and rendering is concerned linux got an excellent solution named BLENDER.  Blender has a very unusual interface, highly optimized for 3D graphics production. It might be a bit confusing to a new user, but will prove its strength in the long run.

blender Turn your Linux into multimedia suit

Blender provides a broad spectrum of modeling, texturing, lighting, animation and video post-processing functionality in one package. Through its open architecture, it provides cross-platform interoperability, extensibility, an incredibly small footprint, and a tightly integrated workflow. Due to its features, Blender is one of the most popular Open Source 3D graphics applications in the world.

Blender can be used to create 3D visualizations, stills as well as broadcast and cinema quality videos, while the incorporation of a real-time 3D engine allows for the creation of 3D interactive content for stand-alone playback. To provide all the above mentioned features like all other similer applications Blender requirments include

Operating Systems

  • Windows 2000, XP or Vista
  • Mac OS X 10.2 and later
  • Linux 2.2.5 i386
  • Linux 2.3.2 PPC
  • FreeBSD 6.2 i386
  • Irix 6.5 mips3
  • Solaris 2.8 sparc

Minimal specs for Hardware

  • 300 MHz CPU
  • 128 MB Ram
  • 20 MB free hard disk Space
  • 1024 x 768 px Display with 16 bit color
  • 3 Button Mouse
  • Open GL Graphics Card with 16 MB Ram

Good specs for Hardware

  • 2 Ghz dual CPU
  • 2 GB Ram
  • 1920 x 1200 px Display with 24 bit color
  • 3 Button Mouse
  • Open GL Graphics Card with 128 or 256 MB Ram

Production specs for Hardware

  • 64 bits, Quad core CPU
  • 8 GB Ram
  • two times 1920 x 1200 px Display with 24 bit color
  • 3 Button Mouse + tablet
  • Open GL Graphics Card with 768 MB Ram, ATI FireGL or Nvidia Quadro.

For more details, tutorials and to download visit BLENDER