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.
Modeling, Animation & Simulation
3D modeling, animation and simulation are primarily single-threaded tasks, therefore a processor with a high clockspeed is recommended.
Blender supports CPU + GPU hybrid rendering, therefore the more CPU cores and graphics cards, the better.
Blender utilizes both CPU and GPU for rendering, therefore graphics cards with high memory and CUDA cores is recommended.
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.
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.
Recommended Hardware References
Running additional applications on this system?
The recommended components and configurations provided on this page are specific to this software. If you plan on running other applications, please view our recommendations for them as well and choose a configuration that best suits the needs of the application requirements collectively. Feel free to contact us for further assistance.