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Blender group chat: Discord!


SageKri writes:

One sunny afternoon there was a topic posted in the Blender Facebook Group about chat applications and grouping outside the bounds of Facebook. I've been using Discord for gaming use and thought it would be perfect for the group to communicate easier.

Discord can be accessed through its website for free, without having to register. All you need is a name and you can start talking! It also can be downloaded to Windows, OSX, Android, and iOS devices. Its quick, uses low memory and easily accessible. You can also upload images and files.

We've already had people posting their .blend files to the Blender discord's #Help channel and solved some issues faster using voice and screenshots.

I believe Discord can become a great resource for Blender communities to keep in contact. So let me introduce you to it here.

About the Author

Jerry Miller

Hey guys! I've been using blender for quite some time. I've jumped into almost everything blender has to offer, outside of coding. I love to model and am obsessed with good edge flow.


      • I suppose that the better question is, do these guys know we even have established IRCs? Considering this concept rose from a Facebook group, I would assume that they do not...

        • The one who created it and the one who posted it in the Facebook group visits the IRC's. Not very often but, they are aware. The IRC was posted in a pinned message to the group for a couple months and lots of people commented asking how to connect.

          Discord is simply easier to connect to, in my opinion.
          Click on a invite link, set a name and start talking.

          With the IRC, if you are used to such a thing, its pretty simple as well I bet.

          Also, the IRC has no voice channels or chat history unless you were in the chat for a while. Discord offers features that IRC's just don't have. Correct me if I'm wrong, I'm sure that there are some plugin's or other ways to get things to work in IRC's. I'm merely speaking from default perspectives.

          • Bah, it's finally happened... I've become a bitter old man who hates change, lol. I'll be climbing off my high horse now.

  1. I've been checking it out, there does seem to be a few people using it, which is good. I asked a question in the help (semi-new Blender user here) and I got a good answer within a few minutes. I've never been a fan of IRC. I don't know why, but I quite like Discord.

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