3D creation suite Blender arrives on the Microsoft Store

The Microsoft Store has picked up another big-name app: Blender. the suite of 3D creation tools is well-known among animation professionals, having launched 20 years ago as free, open-source software. While it's only previously been available at the Blender website and on Steam, you can now grab the software from the Microsoft Store (opens in new tab) as well (via MSPU).

Blender on the Microsoft Store has been converted using the Desktop App Converter, so you're getting the full experience here. Here's a rundown of some of the app's features:

  • Powerful unbiased render engine that offers stunning ultra-realistic rendering.
  • An array of modeling tools make creating, transforming, sculpting and editing your models a breeze.
  • Whether you need a crumbling building, rain, fire, smoke, fluid, cloth or full on destruction, Blender delivers great looking results.
  • From camera & object motion tracking to masking and compositing. With Blender you can "fix it in post".
  • From simple keyframing to high-end performance, Blender allows artists to turn their still characters into impressive animations.

The Microsoft Store doesn't rival other stores like Google Play and Apple's App Store in terms of selection, but it has managed to pick up a number of solid apps for creators. Affinity Designer (opens in new tab) and Affinity Photo (opens in new tab) offer compelling alternatives to Illustrator and Photoshop, and Adobe recently released Photoshop Elements in the Microsoft Store as well. Blender is another big get, even if it only adds the convenience allowing you to update through the Microsoft Store with all of your other apps.

Thanks, Kenneth, for the tip!

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  • Please bring VLC Classic, KM player and entire Adobe suite to the store too.
  • Still no native Z up support? I'll stick with 3ds max 2015.
  • Blender looks stunning! What's even better... Nadella's vision for the Microsoft Store is finally coming to fruition. As hard a pill as it is to swallow, dropping mobile was the best (albeit toughest) decision any CEO has ever made. We're seeing the MS Store playing to its platform strengths again. Not trying anymore to be something it's not. And devs are obviously starting to believe in it again.
  • Nice to see more apps coming through but it's hardly a stampede is it?
  • I hate blender.
  • Why 300 mb?
    Does it further download package?