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Essential Blender Resources


LibraryHere is a list of Blender Resources that I think are essential, both if you have just started to learn Blender or if you have been using it for a while.

Just yell if you have something that we should add. Later on, this page will be added to the topnavigation of BlenderNation.



  • The Blender Manual. An ongoing community effort to produce an up to date and complete Blender Manual. The integral contents of the Blender 2.3 Guide can be found in here as well. Based on a Wiki.
  • Blender 3d: Noob to Pro. An alternative guide to Blender, also a community effort based on a Wiki.
  • Blender Basics. Jim Chronister's 118 page classroom Blender tutorial book.


Community sites


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. Bart: Something weird happen with the hyperlink I've put in my previous response (the first comment).
    I can't edit it, so I ask you to fix it, please. I'm not sure if I mispelled the A tag or it was a problem of WordPress.

  2. Yeah I think something went wrong with your href tag ;-) Anyway, I've updated it for you. There will be a folluw-up to this article so we'll add that link there.


  3. also hosts a list of tutorials, there is also the video tutorials the ones from the various conferences (the 2004, 2005 confernces also there are video tutorials from ones hosted at other countries). Also their are the video tutorials listed at and possibly additional ones at ibiblio. There are also the release notes (and some associated videos).


  4. Hey, is the old Knowlege Base still around somewhere? Most of that information is probably now in the manual, but it was very useful to search. Especially if you weren't sure exactly what tool to use, but rather just how to do something, and maybe even diddn'nt know the "correct" or standard terminology.

  5. @Reed: no, it's offline. I donated it to Elysiun a few years ago only to see it die.. I have started work on a successor but right now, BlenderNation is taking up pretty much all of my spare time. Once I get in the mood again, I may finish it and try to integrate it into ;-)

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