Blender is a free and open source 3D graphics application utilized for animation, effects, artwork, 3D printed models, 3D interactive software, and video games. Blender offers 3D prototyping, UV unwrapping, texture application, simulation of smoke, fluid, particles, and body motion, sculpting, animation, coordinate motion, camera tracking, rendering, and editing. video editing.
Based on the timestamps of the first source code files, Blender’s birthday is considered to be January 2, 1994. Blender began as an internal application of the Dutch company NeoGeo. Version 1.00 was released in January 1995 under the direction of programmer and company owner Ton Roosendaal, who had previously created a ray tracing program for the Amiga called Traces in 1989. The name “Blender” was inspired by a song from the Baby album NeoGeo used in Showreel by the band Yello.