Blender

Blender

Blender is a free and open-source 3D computer graphics software toolset used for creating animated films, visual effects, art, 3D printed models, motion graphics, interactive 3D applications, and computer games.

Hardware Recommendations

Processor

Modeling, Animation & Simulation

3D modeling, animation and simulation are primarily single-threaded tasks, therefore a processor with a high clockspeed is recommended.

Rendering

Blender supports CPU + GPU hybrid rendering, therefore the more CPU cores and graphics cards, the better.

Graphics

Blender utilizes both CPU and GPU for rendering, therefore graphics cards with high memory and CUDA cores is recommended.

Storage

We recommend a solid-state drive (SSD) for the operating system and software.

In addition, we recommend a 4TB or larger hard drive for storage of the pre-rendered assets or the rendered export files if storing these files locally. Hard drives work well for rendering since it is generally not read or write intensive.

Memory

In general, 3-6GB of RAM per CPU core is recommended. For example, if you select a single 12-core processor, 32GB will suffice for basic tasks or 64GB for more demanding workloads.


Configuration Recommendations


Condition

New: Purchased new from a HP authorized distributor. Never used. Ships in original manufacturer packaging.

Refurbished: Pulled from corporate environment in working condition. Tested upon arrival at our location and also after customization. Cosmetically grade A or B. Overall in good condition, but could have light scratches / scuffs. Ships in double-wall brown box with durable packaging material.