Central Dauphin High School

437 Piketown Road Harrisburg, PA 17112 • 717.703.5360

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Blender Downloads

Welcome to the Central Dauphin High School Blender download page. 

 You will find several resources on this page that can help you learn the powerful, open-source program, Blender. With the 5th edition of the Blender Basics book comes new content. Cycles, 3D printing, motion tracking, educational standards, unit reflections, and much more are now included. You will find the links below.

About Blender Basics:

The 1st edition of Blender Basics was
developed in 2004 for use in my own
classroom when there was little
documentation available for teaching Blender in a classroom. Chapters are
designed with focus on "just the basics"
to get students up-and-running as
quickly as possible with activities and
tips throughout the book.

The book is free to use however you
wish- print it, use it online...just please
follow the Creative Commons license

4th Edition
for version 2.5/2.6, pdf format 
(click to open, right-click to save)

Entire Book- 4th Edition

Individual Chapters:

Table of Contents 
Ch 1- The Blender Interface
Ch 2- Working with Viewports 
Ch 3- Creating/Editing Objects
Ch 4- Materials and Textures 
Ch 5- Setting up a World 
Ch 6- Lights and Cameras
Ch 7- Render Settings
Ch 8- Ray Tracing
Ch 9- Animation Basics
Ch 10- Adding Text
Ch 11- NURBS and Meta Shapes
Ch 12- Modifiers
Ch 13- Particle Systems
Ch 14- Child/Parent Relations
Ch 15- Working with Constraints
Ch 16- Armatures
Ch 17- Mesh Shape Keys
Ch 18- Object Physics
Ch 19- Working with Nodes
Ch 20- Springs, Screws, Gears
Ch 21- Game Engine Basics
Ch 22- Game Engine Textures 
Ch 23- Video Sequence Editor 
Highlighted Handouts: 

Basic Key Commands
Creating a Movie File

5th Edition
for version 2.78, pdf format 
(click to open, right-click to save)


Russian Version

Translated by Azovtzev Jury

Our Materials Library
(zipped file- 34 Megs)

2D Tree Library
(look nice when tracked to a

3D Tree Library

Blender's Home Site:

Daily Blender News and Info:

Blender Users Group:

Official Blender Documentation
Link to Wiki