Blender v2.79

Blender is the free and open source 3D creation suite. It supports the entirety of the 3D pipeline - modeling, rigging, animation, simulation, rendering, compositing and motion tracking, even video editing and game creation.

Accessing the software

To load the module:

$ module load Blender/2.79-intel-2017.01-Python-3.5.2

To launch the application run the following command:

$ blender

There is also a batch mode. The command-line options can be viewed by running:

$ blender -h

Accessing Previous Versions

Wherever possible, previous versions of this application will be retained for continuity, especially for research projects that require a consistent version of the software throughout the project. Such versions, however, may be unsupported by IT Services or the applications vendor, and may be withdrawn at short or no notice if they can no longer run on the cluster - for example, essential operating system upgrades may be incompatible with old versions.

Previous versions of the application are available:

Known Problems & Limitations

  • Input filenames must not contain spaces; this is particularly likely to happen if the files have been created in Windows. An underscore (_) is commonly used in place of a space in filenames.
  • Due to the limited codecs that are available with Windows Media Player, in some cases movies generated with the AVIMPEG option will not play in Windows Media Player. The free VLC Media Player will play these files.

Other Information

The Support Level for this application is An.

Visit the Blender website for more information regarding this application.


Last modified: 5 March 2018