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Awesome Blender discord Contributions are Welcome

A curated list of awesome Blender add-ons, tools, tutorials and resources for 3D Artists, Hobbyists, Developers, Researchers. Focused mostly open source and free resources.

Contents:

| 🔮Add-ons | 🪐Resources | 📥Standalone | 🔍Explore Blender | 🖇Social | 👩🏻‍🏫Tutorials | 👩🏽‍💻Development |

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🔮Add-ons ^

  • Check list of Blender's built-in add-ons documentation here.

🌊Simulation/Physics ^

  • FLIP Fluids : is a powerful liquid simulation plugin that gives you the ability to create high quality fluid effects all within Blender, the free and open source 3D creation suite. market
  • Molecular Script : is a particle collision addon that makes particles collide for creating certain types of simulations, effects and particles linking as well.
  • Jet-Fluids : Jet fluid simulator integration in blender.
  • projectile : An artist-friendly tool for throwing stuff around inside blender.
  • Phobos : An add-on for Blender allowing to create URDF, SDF and SMURF robot models.

🦑Generator/Builder ^

  • MB-Lab : is a free, open source character creation tool for Blender.
  • Charmorph : is another free, open source character creation tool for Blender.
  • FaceBuilder [$] : is a Blender add-on that lets you create photorealistic 3D models of human faces and heads using a few photographs with a neutral face expression. [medium]
  • The Grove 3D [$] : Grow natural 3D trees for visualisation and film. Grow, bend, prune, interactively simulate the seasons year by year.
  • tree-gen : procedural generation of tree models in blender.
  • Modular Tree : This addon for blender allows the creation of realistic trees with the node editor.
  • Bricker [$] : Photoreal Lego/Minecraft Simulations.
  • SpaceshipGenerator : procedurally generate 3D spaceships.
  • Space Station Generator : Tool lets you generate sprawling space stations.
  • Building Tools : Building generation addon for blender.
  • Procedural Cloudscape Generation : Create pretty realistic looking cloudscapes in Cycles and Eevee.
  • Real Snow : is an addon to create snow on top of objects.
  • Welder : welds generator for Blender.
  • Sprytile : a blender add-on for building tile based low-poly scenes with paint/map editor like tools. [more info]
  • Scatter [$] : The scattering tool for blender.
  • SceneCity [$] : Generate large road networks and mass-place tens of thousands of buildings. Mix both procedural and hand-made assets.
  • Graswald [$] : is the solution for 3D Artists who need realistic vegetation in their scenes.
  • Celtic Knot : Generate bezier curves, pipes and ribbons in elaborate weavings, based off of a framework mesh.
  • Floorboard Generator : Generate floor board.
  • Piperator : is an addon for blender which helps generating complex pipe layouts.
  • Mesh Maze : Blender add-on to generate a maze on any mesh.
  • BookGen : is a free book-generation addon for Blender.
  • City Scatter : Generate cityscape concepts, powered by Blender's collection system.
  • TubeTool : Generate tubing between two selected polygons.
  • Blender Data Visualisation : Load data into Blender and create visualisations.
  • HGen : Blender hair generation and manipulating tool.
  • Data-FX : Loads and visualizes different types of data within Blender from .csv files.
  • Geometry nodes : Free examples of geometry nodes including procedural buildings and a hex grid map.
  • Post USSR Builder : Simple post USSR style building generator on geometry nodes. 2.93 and newer
  • G Scatter : Artist-friendly scattering for free from developers of Grasswald.
  • Stylized Fantasy Tree Generator : Generate endless variations of stylized trees with this geometry nodes tool.
  • Random Book Generator : Book randomizing asset for Blender. Made with the new Geometry nodes.
  • Tyre Generator : Free tyre generator with geometry nodes.
  • Procedural Snow Shader : Procedural snow shader created in Blender.
  • Buildify : is a geometry nodes library for easy building creation.

🧊Modeling ^

  • MACHIN3tools : is a free, continuously evolving collection of blender tools and pie menus in a single customizable package. market
  • Sverchok : is a powerful parametric tool for architects, allowing geometry to be programmed visually with nodes.
  • QBlocker : is an interactive object creation tool for Blender.
  • fspy : is an open-source camera matching app, extremely useful for modeling directly from a reference image. (blender addon)
  • PolyQuilt : is provides a few functions in edit mode like creating faces, knife tool, fan, edge-loops, etc. It does this with only the left-mouse-button. So no menu’s, no shortcuts. [more info]
  • Modeling Cloth : Create real-time cloth-like behavior in meshes in Blender.
  • KeKit : Brings some much needed functionality to Blender, with a whole array of production tools.
  • Array Tools : is an addon for Blender to create translation, scale, rotation array with offset or global parameters in any direction and mix them.
  • BezierUtility : This add-on contains several tools for working with Bezier curves.
  • Mesh Heal : is an add-on for Blender, it includes additional Blender operators for healing surface meshes.
  • JewelCraft : jewelry design toolkit add-on for Blender.
  • Box Select X-Ray : Modified box select tool that automatically toggles x-ray mode on and off during selection.
  • Polysweeper : is a tool to sweep a face profile along a face loop.
  • Edit Split Normals : Edit normals like meshes.
  • Auto Mirror : Automate a series of tasks, such as deleting a half, setting a mirror modifier, setting a clipping, etc.
  • Drop It : Designed to drop fast and simply Objects to Ground or Surface.
  • Maxivz’s Interactive Tools : Collection of intuitive, context sensitive tools for Blender.
  • Synced Modifiers : allows you to add modifiers to multiple objects at the same time and automatically syncs all the modifiers using Drivers.
  • Retopology/Remesh:
    • retopoflow : A suite of retopology tools for Blender.
    • InstantMeshesRemesh : A suite of retopology tools for Blender.
    • SpeedRetopo : is a free add-on for Blender to make fast and easy retopology using Bsurface.
    • Retopo MT : is a tool for retopo, you use it in addition with other addons or tools in Blender, in Edit Mode.
  • Hard Surface:
    • KIT OPS : Can create objects and scenes with extreme efficiency and speed. Complex industrial designs can be generated in a single sitting.
    • ND : is a free non-destructive & interactive hard surface toolkit (smart modifiers, booleans, and geometry management) market
    • HardOps/Boxcutter [$] : HardOps, is intended to be a workflow assistant toolkit. Boxcutter, the most powerful boolean subsystem for blender.
    • Speedflow [$] : Addon for non-destructive workflow.
    • Bevel After Boolean : Addon comes in handy when working with booleans that have a curved surface.
    • EdgeFlow : This addon adds two operators to blender which both work on edgeloop selections.
    • Engraver : is an Blender addon with set of few tools designed to help carving decals in 3d models.
    • JMesh Tools : Hardsurface utility Blender addon for fast boolean and bevel operations.
    • Offset Edges : this addon introduces a cad-like feature, which create edges that have consistent distance from original selected ones.
    • Mesh Utils : Overlapping vert/edge/face, interior faces, edges by trait, and other stuff.
    • Poly Source : is designed to simplify the control of the number of different types of polygons. You can see how many Gone, Quad and Tris are on the active object.
  • Sculpt:
    • Blender-Sculpt-Tools : Addon for help sculpting base mesh like Zbrush with Zsphere.
    • Sculpt Alphas Manager : This addon provides a simple solution to be able to quickly switch alpha textures for the sculpt brushes.
    • Speedsculpt [$] : The addon allows you to create very fast characters, to manage Dyntopo Sculpting with booleans, cut curves, skin modifier, decimate, mask etc.
    • GoB : GoZ-alike tools for simple ZBrush-Blender interchange.
    • Brush Manager for Blender : is an add-on for Blender that helps you to create custom brushes, store them in a file and organize the library of various categories of brushes.
  • Snapping-Align:
    • Mesh Align Plus : Precisely align, move, and measure+match objects and mesh parts in your 3D scenes.
    • Easy Align : Easy Align addon allows you to align mesh objects origins and align mesh objects to each others easily, it works in both Edit mode and Object mode.
    • CAD Transform : CAD Transform provide intuitive snap from/to workflow, allow precise move/rotate/scale using advanced snap options and constraints in both object and edit mode.
    • Blign : is an alignment and distribution tool for Blender. It allows users to align and distribute shapes with many different options.
  • Mesh Generate/Stylization:
    • Tissue : Add-on for computational design.
    • Mech/Fy A procedural workflow that automates the process of hard surfaces modelling.
    • RandoMesh : A blender addon to add randomized geometry to any mesh.
    • SliceMesh : Simple script for Blender to automate mesh slicing.
    • SuperPoke : Iterative poking tool for Blender.
    • MegaGrid : Simple Python script to randomly spam subdivisions.
    • BY-GEN : is an addon designed to simplify the process of creating non-destructive, generative modeling styles in Blender.
    • Fiber Mesh : Generate fiber meshes.
    • Laser Slicer : Cuts up a Blender object and exports the slices to SVG files for cutting on a laser cutter or other post-processing.

🌠Animation ^

  • Animation Nodes : A node based visual scripting system designed for motion graphics in Blender.
  • AnimAide : is a free add-on for Blender that has some helpful tools for animation.
  • Commotion : Blender add-on for motion graphics.
  • Animax [$] : is a procedural animation system for Blender. Useful for animating multiple objects.
  • AutoMask : A Blender Add-on for automatic rotoscoping with the help of Machine Learning.
  • COA Tools : is a 2D Animation Suite for blender. It offers a 2D cutout animation workflow similar to programs like spine or spriter.
  • reflow : Blender addon to change fps.
  • Keyframe Nudge : Scripts for quick keyframe manipulation.
  • Shape Keys+ : adds a panel with extra options for creating, sorting, viewing, and driving shape keys.
  • Blender NLA Midi Copier : Blender add-on for creating midi-driven animations from the Nonlinear Animation view.
  • BlendyPose : Blender Motion Capture using your camera.
  • Writing/Counting:
  • Rigging:
    • Rig on the Fly : Rig on the Fly is a Blender dynamic rigging tool used to simplify and speed up animation workflow.
    • Auto-Rig Pro [$] : Auto-Rig Pro is an addon for Blender to rig characters, retarget animations, and provide Fbx export, with presets for Unity and Unreal Engine.
    • JiggleArmature : is an easy way to create wiggle effects in blender, just enable jiggle bone on the bones you want to be jiggly.
    • Rigacar : Generate a complete rig as quickly as possible for standard car models.
    • RigFlex : Simple soft body for Blender armatures.
    • Rigid Bodys Generator : Blender addon to add Rigid bones and Joints on selected bones easily.
    • Universal Human Rigged Base Mesh [$] : Rigged human base mesh.
    • Mixamo add-on for Blender by Adobe : This Blender auto control-rig add-on works with characters that have been auto-rigged with the Mixamo service.

🗜Render Engine ^

  • AMD Radeon ProRender : is AMD’s powerful physically-based rendering engine that lets creative professionals use open industry standards to leverage GPU and CPU performance to produce stunningly photorealistic images in Blender.
  • Pixar's RenderMan : Physically-based render from Pixar. [more info]
  • OctaneRender Prime for Blender : Fully integrated Octane Render, free tier. (blender plugin manual)
  • AMD Blender USD Hydra : With Pixar's USD system emerging as a powerful tool for 3D graphics pipelines and interchange, this addon is meant to add first class support for USD and the USD Hydra rendering system to Blender.
  • Redshift Blender Integration [$] : Redshift by Maxon is a GPU-accelerated renderer built to meet the specific demands of contemporary high-end production rendering.
  • appleseed : is an open source, physically-based global illumination rendering engine primarily designed for animation and visual effects. (blender addon)
  • LuxCore : LuxCoreRender is a physically based and unbiased rendering engine. It offers advanced features like accelerated rendering of indirect light and efficient rendering of caustics. (blender addon)
  • E-Cycles [$] : is a fork of Cycles which renders up to 2.5x faster out of the box when using CUDA GPUs, up to 15x using new options.
  • K Cycles [$] : Another fork of Cycles like E-Cycles. Advertised as an improvement over E-Cycles

🗺️Texture/UV ^

  • UV-Packer : Automatic and free UV-Packer Add-on for Blender.
  • DreamUV : is a collection of tools that allow you to manipulate UVs in the 3D viewport.
  • TexTools : TexTools is a Free addon for Blender 3D with a set of professional UV and Texturing tools.
  • Poliigon Uber Mapping Node : Anti-tile node setup for blender. [more info]
  • Parallax Mapping : This is Parallax Mapping material and node setup. Created in Blender 2.8 for eevee renderer, it works well in cycles too. [more info]
  • Texel Density Checker : Tools for calculate, set and copy texel density.
  • UV Toolkit : Tools collection for UV editing in blender.
  • Magic-UV : This is a blender add-on Magic UV consisted of many UV manipulation features which Blender lack of.
  • EasyBake : Texture baking UI for Blender that lives in the 3D Viewport. Small but powerful! Fast one-click baking and iteration.
  • Principled-Baker : Bake PBR textures with a few clicks.
  • Blender Addon PBR : Provides a material panel that creates Metallic/Roughness or Specular/Gloss Nodes using the Principled BSDF shader.
  • PBR Texture Mapper : Create PBR node setup with one click.
  • Poliigon Material Converter : Create PBR node setup.
  • SCATTr : Procedural texture placement.
  • Vertex Oven : Bake game-ready ambient occlusion in seconds without UV unwrapping or agonizingly slow Cycles bakes.
  • Bake Wrangler : is a nodes based extension and replacement for the inbuilt baking system.
  • 3D-Coat Applink : 3DCoat now has native support of Blender via built-in AppLink.
  • Lily Surface Scrapper : Import shaders in Blender from a single URL.
  • glslTexture : Create textures from Glsl fragment shaders.
  • Bake to Vertex Color : Transfer Image to selected Vertex Color in all selected Objects.
  • EZ Baker : An easier alternative to blender's default bake system.
  • Bystedts Blender Baker : This addon streamlines the texture baking process in Blender.
  • Flow Map Painter : This blender add-on provides a brush tool for flow map painting.
  • Sanctus Library [$] : The ever-growing procedural material library for Blender.

🎮GameDev ^

  • MeshSync : Live link plugin for Unity. supported blender and other 3d softwares.
  • Blender Tools by Epic Games : Blender addons that improve the game development workflow between Blender and Unreal. Send to Unreal, UE to Rigify.
  • Mr Mannequins Tools : is a Blender add-on that gives the ability to export animations and weighted meshes that are directly compatible with the third person mannequin without re-targeting anything in Unreal Engine!
  • Blender For Unreal Engine : This Add-on allows you to export content created with Blender to Unreal Engine 4.
  • AssetGen : is automates the tasks to get a game assets ready for video games from an High Poly model.
  • V-HACD : Library decomposes a 3D surface into a set of near convex parts.
  • Godot Game Tools : Made easy importing mixamo animations. tools to ease the creation/import process of assets into Godot Game Engine and others.
  • Blender2Godot : is a addon that exports a Blender scene to a Godot Engine project.
  • Embark Blender Tools : A Blender add-on containing workflow tools for game development. Includes tools for standardized import/export workflow, 3D modelling and new object types. [medium]
  • Asset Creation Toolset : Asset Creation Toolset is many tools for game asset creation.
  • Mixamo Converter : is a Blender Plugin that Converts Mixamo animations to work in Unreal Engine 4 with root motion.
  • WoT Tank Viewer : is a package of plugins for Blender, which allows you view 3D models from World of Tanks.

🪀Misc ^

  • Management:
    • BlenderKit : Allows you to download assets, materials, and alpha brushes to your blender client with the click of a button.
    • Blender Interplanety Storage : The online material (shader) storage add-on for Blender 3D creation. With the BIS add-on, you can save materials (groups of nodes) to the online personal library and then convenient search and upload them.
    • Asset Wizard : is a asset management addon.
    • NodeCustomBuilder : Preset system for nodes.
    • FontSelector : Easy font management inside Blender.
    • Shot Manager by Ubisoft : is a add-on that introduces a true shot entity in Blender scenes.
  • Lighting/HDRI:
    • Gaffer : is a Blender add-on that helps you light your scenes by presenting all the right settings in convenient panels for quick access and experimentation. market
    • Extra Lights : is a plugin for Blender that adds physically based, photometric lighting presets to the Add menu. market
    • HDRI Sun Aligner : HDRI Sun Aligner is a Blender addon for automatically rotating an object (e.g. a sun) to match the brightest point in a HDRI environment texture.
    • LeoMoon LightStudio : Lighting system for Blender. market
    • Physical Starlight and Atmosphere [$] : is a full environmental simulator that takes inspiration of 'sandbox' game worlds and editors, bringing visual consistency between every object in the scene.
    • Free Sky Environment Shading : free custom procedural environment shading.
    • Lumiere : Interactive Lighting add-on for Blender.
  • Game Engine:
    • Armory : is an open-source 3D game engine with full Blender integration.
    • UPBGE : is an open-source 3D game engine forked from old Blender Game Engine, deployed with Blender itself.
    • Arsenal : is a Blender integrated game engine written in Rust.
    • INOX : Rust Game engine integrated in Blender.
  • Geographic/Maps:
  • VR/AR:
    • blender-xr : A free virtual and mixed reality user interface for Blender that enables artists to edit scenes within the software using a suitable headset and controllers.
    • Blender-Metaverse-Addon : Blender toolset for creating content for Metaverses like High Fidelity.
  • ArchViz:
    • JARCH-Vis : is add-on for Blender 3D that helps create commonly used object for architectural visualization.
    • Archipack [$] : The Archipack addon for Blender contains a collection of parametric primitives for ArchViz. You can manipulate these primitives with a realtime on-screen editing interface.
    • MeasureIt-ARCH : An expansion of Antonio Vazquez's MeasureIt addon to add features to create Architectural Drawings.
  • Import:
  • Export:
  • Render:
    • BatchRender, Notify, AlarmShutdown, RenderButton.
    • MDSANIMA RenderTime : Blender add-on estimates and calculate how long your animation will take to render done based on the rendering time of the only one frame.
    • Super Res Render : Plugin that splits renders up into several chunks to make rendering at super high resolutions possible.
    • Super Fast Render : Either uses preset render settings optimised to speed up render times or Uses a benchmark to detect the fastest settings for the same render quality
    • Super Image Denoiser : Super high quality denoiser that desnoises the scene in several layers to reduce artifacts
  • Camera:
    • Real Camera : is an addon that allows you to control the Blender camera like a real camera.
    • Cameras-Lister : Easy select camera’s in popup shortcut is Alt-C.
    • Photographer 2 : Camera Exposure, White balance and Autofocus. Photographer 2 was made completely free for all.
    • Camera Shakify : An addon for Blender that lets you easily add realistic camera shake to your cameras.
  • Audio Visualizer
  • Display:
  • VideoEditor:
    • Power Sequencer : Brings smart new editing features to edit faster with Blender's Video Sequence Editor. It is completely Free and Open Source.
    • VSEQF : is an overhaul for Blender's VSE that can completely change your workflow. Designed for quick, mouse and keyboard balanced editing with a focus on real-time feedback.
    • Transform Tools : Quickly transform, crop and fade video strips in Blender's Video Sequence Editor.
    • Easy Proxy : Blender addon to create proxy files for Video Sequence Editor (VSE) easily using FFMPEG.
    • Parallel_Render : Render the output from the Sequencer multithreaded through the Render siderbar.
    • Export EDL : Exports: video, audio and dissolves. to ex. Davinci Resolve, Lightworks, Final Cut Pro & Premiere Pro.
    • Import EDL : Imports: video, audio and dissolves.
    • Freesound Add-on : is an addon for Blender that allows users to create and edit subtitles for movies or music.
    • Push to Talk : Convenient recording of scratch dialog for an edit.
    • Scene Strip Tools : Preview Scene Strips directly in the 3D View.
    • Subsimport : is an addon for Blender that allows users to create and edit subtitles for movies or music.
  • TextEditor:
    • TexTension : For increasing productivity and generally trying to match the writing experience of a modern text editor.
    • Code Editor : Adds minimap, text tabs, whitespace markers and indent guides.
    • Run in Console : Execute a text block and catch its output (prints and errors) in Blender's interactive console.
    • Snippets Library : Allow you use and manage a library of your own and existing code snippets.
    • Search Online References : Search current text in API Reference, Python Reference, Blender Stack Exchange, Blender Source Code and Github.
    • Run PEP8 Check : Check current script for pep8 mistakes.
    • Formatting : Trim whitespace change case and split and join lines.
    • Insert and Navigate to Text Markers : Insert and navigate to text marker positions.
    • Autocomplete/Intellisense : Autocomplete/Intellisense for the Text Editor.
  • Photogrammetry:
  • EEVEE:
    • Glass for EEVEE : This shader allows you to make realistic glass with eevee.
    • SSGI for EEVEE : Converts Diffuse and Principled BSDFs to nodegroups that give representation of diffuse component to SSR for SSGI effect.
    • Shader Displacement for Eevee : Using a few modifiers and a nodegroup, realtime shader displacement in Eevee is now possible.
    • Eevee Presets : Save Eevee Presets.
  • Projectors : A blender add-on for simple projector creation and modification.
  • Simple Renaming Panel : Rename more objects at once. The tool includes basic functionalities of adding suffixes, prefixes, search and replace, add suffixes depending on the object type and much more.
  • IOR Reference : A blender addon that display IOR values in a list.
  • QuickSwitch : A helper to quick switch workspaces and view render menu in viewport.
  • MifthTools : 3Dcoat, Houdini, Modo mesh exchange tools and more.
  • Modifier List : Alternative UI layout for modifiers with handy features. Available also inside the sidebar and as a popup.
  • Verge3D : is a powerful yet cost-efficient solution for creating interactive 3D web experiences.
  • ProSidebar : Add additional properties and operators to the 3D View Sidebar.
  • Tilecam : Render seamlessly repeatable images.
  • Fbx Format Converter : This project allows you to convert binary fbx files to asciis and vice versa.
  • Set Viewport Color : Blender Script to Set the Viewport Color based on a nodetree.
  • PresetterProfessional : View and visibility presets, 3d cursor presets, snap presets, etc. presets.
  • PowerSave : is a tool intended to streamline saving and make saving itself more accessible, friendly and more artist streamlined.
  • Lodify : LOD(Level of Detail) and Proxy system for blender.
  • Multi-user : Enable real-time collaborative workflows inside blender.
  • Screenwriter : Write screenplays in Blender Text Editor in Fountain markup syntax view/export with correct screenplay formatting.
  • VoxelDraw : An addon to draw voxel meshes in edit mode for Blender.
  • BlenderBIM : An add-on for beautiful, detailed, and data-rich OpenBIM with Blender.
  • Kaleidoscope : The add-on adds two new nodes, Spectrum and Intensity, which essentially improves your workflow inside Blender when creating materials.
  • Spread Objects : Spread the selected objects on an evenly spaced grid.
  • BagaPie Modifier : This addon create modifier and geometry nodes preset like: boolean, scatter, auto array on curve.
  • Mixer by Ubisoft : is a Blender addon developed at Ubisoft Animation Studio for Real Time Collaboration in 3D edition.
  • Daz to Blender Bridge : This easy-to-use Bridge transfers your Genesis 8 and 3 characters from Daz directly to Blender.
  • Substance 3D add-on for Blender by Adobe : with this add-on you can access your Substance materials directly inside Blender.
  • Theme Switcher : Addon to quickly change active theme not leaving 3D View.
  • LibSM64-Blender : This add-on integrates libsm64 into Blender and provides various additional integrations with Fast64.
  • BlenderProc : A procedural Blender pipeline for photorealistic training image generation.
  • AI Render : Stable Diffusion in Blender. This add-on renders an AI generated image based on a text prompt and your scene.

🪐Resources ^

🎠3D Models ^

🤸🏾‍♀️Mocap/Animation ^

🌑Textures ^

🌓Blender Materials ^

🌲Blender Scenes/Files ^

HDRIs ^

🖼️Art/Reference ^

🛰Space ^

🎧Sound/Music ^

  • Freesound.org : Collaborative database of creative-commons licensed sound for musicians and sound lovers. cc
  • GameAudioGDC: Each year we give away thousands of dollars worth of sound effects for free in celebration of the Game Developers Conference. This is our archive. Everything is royalty-free and commercially usable.
  • GameSounds.xyz : Royalty free music and sounds for your games.
  • SoundBible.com : Offers thousands of free sound effects, sound clips, and straight up sounds. These sounds can be used in a variety of sound projects. by
  • 99Sounds.org : is a website offering free downloads of royalty-free content generated by its own users.
  • Freesfx.co.uk : This web site provides free sound effects that you are able to use in any commercial production.
  • OpenGameArt.org/Sound : Sound Effects from OpenGameArt.
  • Free Music Archive : The iconic resource for free music, podcast safe and royalty free music for video.
  • Bandcamp.com/cc : Creative-common music from Bandcamp.
  • MusOpen.org : is an online classical music library of copyright free, public domain music. cc
  • ccMixter.org : is a community remix site operated by ArtisTech Media, created by Creative Commons. cc
  • Netlabels : This collection hosts complete, freely downloadable/streamable, often Creative Commons-licensed catalogs of virtual record labels.
  • Mixkit : Download Free Stock Video Footage, Stock Music & Premiere Pro Templates for your next video editing project.
  • Unminus : Curated Royalty Free Music. Let's create Unsplash for Music together.

🏞Free Stocks ^

🌂Useful ^

  • Sheep it Render Farm : is a free distributed renderfarm for Blender.
  • Blender-Colab : Render on Google Colab, this is a Python script that allows you to render Blender scene using Google Colaboratory. Only Cycles.
  • Daily Blender Tips : blender.daily, Blender Secrets.
  • IOR List : Index of Refraction values list for use with 3D applications.
  • MatCaps : Huge library of matcap PNG textures organized by color.
  • UE Sponsored Content : Every month Epic Games gives away several assets from the Unreal Engine marketplace for free.
  • Blender & ACES : Setup Blender to work with ACES using OpenColorIO.

📥Standalone ^

3D Tools ^

  • MeshLab : Open source system for processing and editing 3D triangular meshes.
  • AutoRemesher : Open-source auto-retopology tool intended to convert source meshes into clean, animation-friendly all-quad geometry.
  • Instant Meshes : Interactive field-aligned mesh generator.
  • Magica Voxel : A free lightweight 8-bit voxel art editor and GPU based interactive path tracing renderer.
  • ZBrushCoreMini : is designed for new artists of all ages, with a streamlined interface that lets anyone jump right in and start sculpting immediately.
  • Goxel : Create voxel graphics. Export to obj, pyl, png, magica voxel, qubicle.
  • aerialod : A free interactive path tracing renderer for height maps.
  • Make Human : Open-source tool for making 3D characters. (blender addon)
  • Adobe Fuse : Create unique human characters, designs, prototypes and more. Available as free beta.
  • Neobarok : Intuitive and free 3D modeling software for everyone.
  • Dust3D : is a cross-platform open-source modeling software. It helps you create a 3D watertight model in seconds.
  • EmberGen [$] : is a real-time volumetric fluid simulation tool that can instantly simulate, render, and export flipbooks, image sequences, and VDB volumes.
  • HDR Light Studio [$] : Lets you easily create and edit HDR lighting with your existing 3D software.
  • Sweet Home 3D : is a free interior design application that helps you draw the plan of your house, arrange furniture on it and visit the results in 3D.
  • TreeIt : is an easy to use real time 3D tree generator for the simple creation.
  • Cascadeur : is a standalone software for creating keyframe animation of 3D characters, humanoid or otherwise. Free for early adopters.
  • Sculptron : GPU-based tool for sculpting animation caches and for converting mesh sequences to volumes. The software is currently available free during early development.
  • CNDL : An IES lighting creation toolset. Improve your renders with custom IES lighting.
  • Medium by Adobe : Medium is a dedicated VR sculpting and painting package for users of Oculus headsets, capable of exporting models to DCC applications in OBJ or FBX format.
  • Spline : Easily create and publish 3D web experiences. Build and iterate fast with production-ready results.
  • Connecter : Free and visual creative assets management for 3d, AEC and design professionals.
  • Phototiler : is a lightweight photorealistic map renderer that allows quick rendering of 3D maps for creative cartography.
  • VRoid Studio : a 3D character maker that specializes in Japanese anime-like expressions.
  • AccuRIG : is a free application designed for fast and easy character rigging.

Various Tools ^

  • Quixel Bridge : Connects Megascans to all your favorite tools including Blender.
  • PureRef : Simple way to view and organize your reference images.
  • DJV : Professional image sequence, media review software for VFX, animation, and film production.
  • Natron : Open Source Compositing Software For VFX and Motion Graphics.
  • Processing : is a flexible software sketchbook and a language for learning how to code within the context of the visual arts.
  • SHADERed : is a lightweight tool for creating and testing HLSL and GLSL shaders.
  • Light Tracer Render : Provides you with everything you need to create photorealistic renderings interactively, in both desktop Web browsers and Windows application.
  • CineShader : CineShader is a real-time 3D shader visualiser. It leverages the Shadertoy API to bring thousands of existing shader artworks into a cinematic 3D environment.
  • Possumwood : is a graph-based procedural sandbox, implementing concepts of graph-based visual programming in a simple interface.
  • Effekseer : Open source particle effect creating tool.
  • Particle Illusion : Free GPU-accelerated 2D particle generator.
  • Exr-IO : is a robust and exact solution for dealing with multi-layer EXR pictures. It supports Cryptomatte.
  • PickPicPack : Tiny yet powerful utility for packaging multiple images to new one with custom aspect ratio and size.
  • GameTextureViewer : is a fast, reliable, and simple tool for artists to preview textures and sprite sheet animations on the fly.
  • Blender Tools:
  • Fractal:
    • Mandelbulb3D : is a free software application created for 3D fractal imaging.
    • JWildfire : Stands out for its flame fractal generator. Wildfire is a java-based image processing software.
    • glChAoS.P : 3D strange attractors GPU scout and hypercomplex fractals over 200 Million particles.
    • Other Fractal Softwares.
  • Design:
    • Nodi : is an online node-based geometry design tool & social development environment.
    • Dotgrid : is a grid-based vector drawing software designed to create logos, icons and type. It supports layers, the full SVG specs and additional effects such as mirroring and radial drawing.
    • Adobe Color : Create color palettes with the color wheel or image, browse thousands of color combinations from the Adobe Color community.

Photogrammetry ^

  • Meshroom : is a free, open-source 3D Photogrammetry Software.
  • COLMAP : Reconstruct 3D models from ordered or unordered image collections automatically.
  • 3DF Zephyr Free : is free version of 3DF Zephyr photogrammetry software for personal use. It comes with some limitations.
  • MicMac : is a free open-source photogrammetric suite that can be used in a variety of 3D reconstruction scenarios.
  • RealityCapture [$] : Create virtual reality scenes, textured 3D meshes, orthographic projections, geo-referenced maps and much more from images and/or laser scans completely automatically.
  • Agisoft Metashape [$] : is a stand-alone software product that performs photogrammetric processing of digital images and generates 3D spatial data.
  • RealityScan : a free 3D scanning app, developed in collaboration with Quixel, that turns smartphone photos into high-fidelity 3D models in the most accessible way possible.

Texture/Material ^

  • ArmorPaint : Open-Source 3D PBR Texture Painting Software.
  • Quixel Mixer : Create photorealistic, tileable, materials in seconds with powerful mixing and painting.
  • NVIDIA Texture Tools Exporter : Allows users to create highly compressed texture files (that stay small both on disk and in memory) directly from image sources using NVIDIA’s CUDA-accelerated Texture Tools compressor technology.
  • Materialize : is a stand alone tool for creating materials from images.
  • Material Maker : is a simple procedural materials generation tool.
  • TextureLab : is a tool designed to make procedural texture generation.
  • AwesomeBump : Generate normal, height, specular or ambient occlusion textures from a single image.
  • Agisoft De-Lighter : is a free stand-alone tool designed to remove shadows from model textures. !download
  • Normalizer : Convert normal maps to displacement maps. Edit, process and combine multiple normal maps and more.
  • Agama Materials : is software for creating PBR materials and painting 3d models. You can create materials and use them for painting models, or you can use pre-made textures.
  • Architextures - Create : web app allows you to create seamless textures, bump maps and CAD hatches. Select any of the parameters to get started.
  • Dream Textures : Stable Diffusion built-in to the Blender shader editor.

Terrain ^

  • TerreSculptor : is a terrain creation and editing software. It is freeware.
  • World Machine : Command powerful tools like erosion and advanced colormaps to create terrain heightmaps, meshes, and textures for your game or 3D scene. You can use the Basic Edition for free.
  • Terragen : Ray-tracing supported terrain generator. There is free version with some limitations.
  • World Creator [$] : is a real-time terrain generator and landscape generator.
  • Gaea : Sophisticated and modern terrain design software for apex results in moments. There is Community Free edition with some limitations.
  • Instant Terra : Real-time terrain generation tool. Create your terrain, world, and landscape for your game, movie, or simulation.

Real-World Height Maps ^

  • terrain.party : The easiest way to get real-world height maps.
  • Tangram Heightmapper : is an interactive grayscale heightmap browser, which can generate heightmaps for use in 3D applications.
  • OpenTopography/datasets : Facilitates community access to high-resolution, Earth science-oriented, topography data, and related tools and resources. Registration required.

Point Cloud/LiDAR Data ^

Generator ^

AI-Powered ^

  • Gigapixel AI [$] : is the only photo enlargement product available that can actually add detail back to your upscaled photo.
  • waifu2x : Single-Image Super-Resolution for Anime-Style Art using Deep Convolutional Neural Networks. And it supports photo.
  • Let'sEnhance.io : Increase image quality and resolution. Our AI-based editing process automatically enhance any flaw in your image.
  • Dain-App : Dain-App is a free app that let you take any form of media like movies, stop-motion, anime, cartoons, sprites, etc and interpolate new frames, generating a bigger frame-rate from the original file.
  • 3D Photo Inpainting : 3D Photography using Context-aware Layered Depth Inpainting.
  • Infinite Nature : Perpetual view generation of natural scenes from a single image.
  • PaintsChainer : AI-Powered automatic line drawing colorization colorization.
  • EbSynth : Free tool for converting video footage into stylised motion paintings.
  • PIFuHD : Multi-Level Pixel-Aligned Implicit Function for High-Resolution 3D Human Digitization.
  • Generated.Photos : AI-generated faces.
  • Flowframes : is a simple but powerful app that utilizes AI frameworks to interpolate videos in order to increase their framerate with little to no noticable quality loss.
  • Cupscale : Image Upscaling GUI based on ESRGAN.
  • Video2X : A lossless video/GIF/image upscaler achieved with waifu2x, Anime4K, SRMD and RealSR.
  • koi : A plug-in for Krita that enables the use of AI models for img2img generation.
  • Real-ESRGAN : aims at developing Practical Algorithms for General Image/Video Restoration.
  • Midjourney : is an independent research lab that produces a proprietary artificial intelligence program that creates images from textual descriptions.
  • Stable Diffusion : is a latent text-to-image diffusion model capable of generating photo-realistic images given any text input.
  • Deforum Stable Diffusion : Animating prompts with Stable Diffusion.

Sound/Music ^

Painting ^

  • Krita : is a professional free and open source painting program. It is made by artists that want to see affordable art tools for everyone.
  • HEAVYPAINT : is a simple app designed for graphic painting. The UI is streamlined for fluid, happy painting with as little friction as possible.

🔍Explore Blender ^

Documentation ^

📖 User Manual | 🔗 Python API | ⚙️ Developer Wiki

Developement ^

🔌 Developer Portal | 💭 DevTalk | 💻 Developers Blog

Community ^


🖇Social ^

🔍Explore Artworks ^

🐦Twitter Accounts ^

Some accounts where you can find different kinds of content related to blender.

@pablodp606, @3DBystedt, @ppaawweeuu, @mxeon1001, @Mrdodobird, @ArtFromRachel, @wanoco4D, @dedouze_, @AFX_LAB, @Yokohara_h, @Karl_poyzer, @Kazlyan, @arc4g, @FlipFluids, @CGGeeks, @PabloVazquez_, @IMilk_ManI, @bluefox_3d, @LucaRood, @janurschel, @zuggamasta, @andrewpprice, @brentpatterson, @FinEskimo @VicDoval

📢Youtube Channels ^

💻Blogs ^

  • Blender Sushi : Collection of 3D ideas, poetries and experiments blended in Blender 3D.
  • Artisticrender : Tutorials, tips, resources about Blender and 3D.
  • Creative Shrimp : High quality CG tutorials and Blender tutorials, digital art and lighting tutorials with Gleb and Aidy.
  • Blender 3D Architect : is the place to find news, tutorials, resources and training related to architectural visualization using Blender.
  • BlenderAddons.org : provides a list of free and paid Blender addons. Find the addon you need under categories or tags.
  • Interplanety : Blender tutorials, articles, tips, notes.
  • Darkfall : Blender python tutorials, nodes.
  • The CG Essentials : 3D modeling, rendering, animation, particle simulation, and more, this is the place to be for Blender Tutorials.
  • Blender Secrets : is home to hundreds of one-minute or less video tutorials that teach you specific topics.

🎊Challenges ^

🎉Events ^


👩🏻‍🏫Tutorials ^

video, playlist, channel, 🧾 doc.

🍩Beginning ^

🗿Modeling ^

🌌Geometry Nodes ^

🔘Shader Nodes ^

🌠Animation ^

🔲UV Mapping ^

🔳Texture Painting ^

📐Compositing ^

🤺Motion Tracking/Capture ^

Premium Tutorials ^

Fundamentals ^

  • 📦Pixar in a Box : Pixar and Khan Academy have collaborated to create, develop, and promote a series of learning tutorials that demonstrate how traditional school subjects such as math, science, and the arts are a vital part of the everyday work put into Pixar's filmmaking process.

📚Books ^


👩🏽‍💻Development ^

Scripting/Developing ^

Blender Source ^

Learn Python ^

Learn Computer Graphics ^

Related Awesome Lists ^


Symbols ^

[$] paid ones, repo link, market blender market, 🧾 doc.

Video Symbols:

video, playlist, channel.

License Symbols:

CC, CC0, BY, NC

MIT, GPL


Contributing ^

Your contributions are always welcome! ^_^ If you want to contribute to this list, send a pull request, open an issue or contact with me @agmmnn. Please read the contributing guidelines first, some sections have their own guidelines as a comment line.


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