Ready for action.

On a USB stick, sitting on a folder on your desktop, or fully installed, Blender runs out of the box without installation needed.

Truly portable, take it with you wherever you go!

For Windows there is also an installer available.

Runs anywhere.

Blender is cross-platform, it runs on every major operating system:

Windows 10, 8 and 7
macOS 10.12+
Linux

All efforts to bypass issues with specific configurations are welcome, but we can only officially support those used by active developers.

Hardware Requirements

Minimum
  • 32-bit dual core 2Ghz CPU with SSE2 support
  • 4 GB RAM
  • 1280×768 Display
  • Mouse, trackpad or pen tablet
  • Graphics card with 2 GB RAM
Recommended
  • 64-bit quad core CPU
  • 16 GB RAM
  • Full HD display
  • Three button mouse
  • Graphics card with 4 GB RAM
Optimal
  • 64-bit eight core CPU
  • 32 GB RAM
  • Full HD displays
  • Three button mouse and pen tablet
  • Graphics card with 16 GB RAM

Supported Graphics Cards

These requirements are for basic Blender operation, rendering using the GPU requires slightly different requirements. Always make sure to install the latest drivers from the graphics card manufacturer website.

Previous Versions

  • Blender 2.79 runs on all systems that support OpenGL 2.1 and above, with recent graphics drivers. For macOS, version 10.9 and later are supported.
  • Blender 2.76 and earlier require OpenGL 1.4 graphics cards. For Windows, XP and later are supported.