Blender’s official documentation can be found in the online Blender Manual. The Blender Manual is written using reStructuredText (RST) and is built with Sphinx.

This project is run by a small team of volunteers and we would love your contributions!

How to Get Started

  1. Install the manual locally
  2. Build the manual locally
  3. Subscribe to the mailing list
  4. Email the mailing list about your interest in helping.


  • #docs – Chat with documenters, developers, and users.
  • Mailing list – Subscribe to the bf-docboard to communicate with others about the documentation project.
  • Bug tracker – Report bugs or find projects you can work on to improve the documentation.


The Blender manual is also being actively translated into a dozen languages. If you would like to help to translate the manual from English to your language follow the above “How to Get Started” guide but simply say you want to help with translations.

You should also read the following documents: