Blender Tips

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Blender is a free and open source 3D computer graphics software tool set for Windows, macOS, and Linux.
It is used to create 3D models, motion graphics, interactive 3D applications, augmented and virtual reality, and many other related things.

Pikes Peak Makerspace has installed Blender 4.0.2 on our Design Workstations 1-3.

Our Design Workstation 2 runs Blender better than our others because it has an NVidia (Quadro P620) GPU.



Links to

Common Shortcuts


Training — PPM Trainer(s) needed

PPM announces its Upcoming events, including classes, on Meetup

Links to

blender Benchmark
Blender 4.0 Reference Manual
Advanced, using the Command Line
Blender, everywhere. — Community Support
Blender Product Home Page

Links to other external sites:

Everything New in Blender 4.0 — by (Nov 8th 2023)
Official YouTube channel for Blender
Blender (software) — on Wikipedia

Related Pages

Links to related PPM Wiki pages:

Autodesk Fusion Tips
Adobe Photoshop Tips
Procreate app Tips
  3D Printing — Filament (FDM)  
  3D Printing — Resin (SLA)  

Curated Links

Links to member-recommended external sites:

Blender 4.0 Beginner Donut Tutorial — "Blender Guru" on YouTube
Blender Add-ons:
Precision Drawing Tools Learning Blender Slowly — "Learn Everything About Design" on YouTube
Awesome-Blender — from
add-ons, tools, tutorials and resources — "agmmnn" on GitHub

Links to external sites:

Blender splash screens — on WikiMedia Commons
Blender (software) — on WikiMedia Commons
List of free and open-source software packages — on Wikipedia

Alternatives to Blender:

Onshape — Cloud-native CAD
SketchUp 3D design software — 3D modeling software
Adobe After Effects — "Make your ideas move."

For Additional Help

Use the PPM Slack channel #computing
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Pikes Peak Makerspace (PPM) is dedicated to supporting our maker community in their creative processes by providing shared space, shared tools, materials, software and a knowledge base to turn their ideas into reality.