Blender is open-source 3D creation software that is free to download. It can be used used for a variety of 3D applications and is often used for 3D animation and special effects, however it can also be used for creating models for 3D printing. One of the benefits of Blender is that it allows models to be sculpted making it easier to create more organic forms than traditional CAD software.
Blender is advanced professional 3D software with lots of features and functionality, so it is more suitable for use at secondary level and beyond. One of the benefits of Blender is that it has a customisable interface, so we recommend the interface is customised just to include the features students require for creating 3D models. Simplifying the interface in this way will make it more accessible to students, particularly new or inexperienced users.