Hi, guys! Today, I will be reviewing Blender 2.79. Now, before I get started, I am going to say that I have been 3d modeling for a while, but I'm still very new to Blender. I had been hearing about Blender for years, but I was always under the impression that the learning curve was steep. Finally, when I did try, I did not know what I was doing. Understandably, that only added to the stigma of impossibility I experienced with Blender. Trying again, I found a written walk-through with photos, and, safe to say, it was smooth sailing from there! So yes, there definitely is a steep learning curve, but taking a tutorial significantly lessons it. So, if you, like I was, are afraid about picking up Blender as a new tool, then don't be! It's not that bad. With that said, let us continue!
This program does admittedly have a scary UI, but you soon find it is not that bad, and is actually organized very well. I really like the features available, as it has several improvements over simpler, easier modelers. I first started with a guide, (See here! Some things are different due to version discrepancies.) but after finishing the first lesson I took off. I immediately thereafter 3D modeled a toy robot, and was quite impressed with my quickly developing capabilities. I think that the same results would follow anybody who sincerely wants to learn Blender, and that, in reality, Blender not half as daunting as it looks.
And, since I was saving the best for last, this is my favorite pro:
If this article hasn't convinced you to take the plunge and try Blender, I will also write that it has a great community, tons of tutorials and guides to get you started, and, (while it can be used for figurine design) is capable of mechanical design. So give it a shot (No, don't download it, install it, run it, and run from it. Download it, install it, run it, find a good tutorial, and create with it.) Thumbs up for Blender.
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PS: That's my robot above! ;)