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The Blender 3D Model Repository


model repositoryAndrew Kator is hosting an impressive array of ready to use Blender objects on his Blender 3D Model Repository ranging from vehicles to animals, architecture and electronics. Most of the models are released under the Blender Artistic License.

Update [2006/11/25]: The site no longer exists; read more about it and an alternative.

Andrew writes:

The model repository was created to help with all of the dead links that are *everywhere* in the Blender community. So far it is working very well at that task. Since started in June, there are over a million model downloads.

I did a quick count and found over 500 models, most of which are of good quality.

About the Author

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Bart Veldhuizen

I have a LONG history with Blender - I wrote some of the earliest Blender tutorials, worked for Not a Number and helped run the crowdfunding campaign that open sourced Blender (the first one on the internet!). I founded BlenderNation in 2006 and have been editing it every single day since then ;-) I also run the Blender Artists forum and I'm Head of Community at Sketchfab.


  1. Way to go, Andrew!

    keep up the good work, my friend! Your collection of Blender models is of very good quality, along with an uncommon wide range of choice. There's always something handy in your repository!

  2. Nice work! I like your organization. This will be a great resource.

    A standard well lit template with for users to create preview images and simple instructions like:
    open template, append your object file, move object(s) to center of scene, resize so it barely fits in frame (so lighting works the same on all objects) render.

    This would keep preview files the same size and proportion, and prettier thumbnail galleries (hopefully) in the future.

    I think a more suitable (IMHO) system could be made with Drupal. (or others? on
    The flexinode module would let you make a defined form for people to submit files... with guidelines on the submission form.
    Then it would be (almost) trivial to make a gallery view, add keywords for sorting, add voting, etc. and still have comments, moderation...

    PM me on your site if your interested in help / ideas.

  3. Awesome! Some of these models will indeed save some time! However, some are looking a little, well.. simple. Nonetheless, I plugged you to my site links.

  4. I agree with most of your points, but a couple of want to be discussed further, I will hold a small talk with my partners and maybe I will look for you some suggestion soon.

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