Blender is a free and open source 3D animation suite. It supports the entirety of the 3D pipeline—modeling, rigging, animation, simulation, rendering, compositing and motion tracking, even video editing and game creation. Advanced users employ Blender’s API for Python scripting to customize the application and write specialized tools; often these are included in Blender’s future releases. [box type=”danger” icon=”info”]You may notice the splash screen still showing v2.71. Ignore it as it appears it hasn’t been updated yet but the date beside it shows this is a recent build[/box] This release which is still in beta stage comes with lots of new features, and improvements.