How to Get Started

  • Developers: information for new Blender developers.
  • Scripters: how to contribute add-ons scripts and plugins.
  • Translators: help translate Blender into your language.
  • Designers: help design Blender’s features and user interface
  • Users: find out what’s happening, test latest builds and provide feedback.

See the Developer Documentation for more information about the development process, code documentation, how to build Blender and more.

Report Bugs, Submit Code

Developers Portal
Development infrastructure for bug reporting, Blender developers and other contributors.

Ongoing Activities

What's Happening

Get in Touch

  • IRC – Chat with developers and users on #blendercoders
  • Mailing lists – Main communication for Blender projects
  • Module Teams – Find responsibles for Blender Modules
  • Developer Meetings – Every Monday, alternating between 08:00/16:00 UTC in #blendercoders (see the channel topic for next week’s time)

Python Scripting

Python Logo

Blender uses the Python programming language for its scripting API.

The Blender Python API is based on Python 3. It is integrated deeply, used for writing add-ons, generating user interface layouts, and import and export of many file formats. It covers all user-accessible data and functionality.

Google Summer of Code

Google Summer of Code
Blender regularly participates in Google’s Summer of Code grants program for students.

If you’d like to get involved, check Google’s site for schedules and details, or check on the results of previous years.