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Installing on Windows


Download

You can obtain the latest stable version of Blender for Windows from the Blender download page.

Version

Blender for Windows is currently available in 32-bit and 64-bit versions. Users with a 32-bit version of Windows must download the 32-bit version of Blender. Users with a 64-bit version of Windows can choose to use either the 32-bit or 64-bit version of Blender, however you will likely notice an increase in performance when using the 64-bit version of Blender, especially on systems with large amounts of RAM.

To identify whether your Windows Vista or Windows 7 computer is 32- or 64-bit, you can:

  • Click the Windows Icon start button, right click the Computer options and then click Properties.
  • The system type (32- or 64-bit) will be displayed under the System option.

If you are using Windows XP:

  • Click Start.
  • Right-click My Computer
  • Click Properties.
  • If you are using the 64-bit version of Windows XP, x64 Edition will be displayed under the System option.


Installation

Once your download has finished, navigate to the Downloads folder and double-click the Blender executable file to start the installation process. Keep in mind that installing Blender requires Administrator rights.

Welcome screen


First screen of the installation
The Welcome is the first screen of the installation process. Click Next to continue.


License agreement


Legal information
The License agreement must be accepted before the installation will continue.


Installation options


Program options


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Select any desired options.


Location


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Here you can choose the directory where Blender will be installed.


Installing


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Installed


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And there you go! A fresh installation of Blender 2.5. After enabling or disabling
the option to run Blender right after closing the installation, click 'Finish'.


Portable Install

If you want to run Blender off a USB key so that you can use it wherever you go, download the .zip version and extract it to a USB key. You may want to avoid storing animation output or other temporary files on the USB key as frequent drive writes may shorten its life.

To keep all configuration files and installed addons on the USB key, create a folder named config in the unzipped Blender folder. Now all configuration files will be read from and written to the USB key rather than the computer you're running Blender on.



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User Manual

World and Ambient Effects

World

Introduction
World Background

Ambient Effects

Mist
Stars (2.69)


Game Engine

Introduction

Introduction to the Game Engine
Game Logic Screen Layout

Logic

Logic Properties and States
The Logic Editor

Sensors

Introduction to Sensors
Sensor Editing
Common Options
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-Always Sensor
-Collision Sensor
-Delay Sensor
-Joystick Sensor
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-Message Sensor
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-Near Sensor
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-Radar Sensor
-Random Sensor
-Ray Sensor
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Controllers

Introduction
Controller Editing
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-OR Controller
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-XOR Controller
-XNOR Controller
-Expression Controller
-Python Controller

Actuators

Introduction
Actuator Editing
Common Options
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-Constraint Actuator
-Edit Object Actuator
-Game Actuator
-Message Actuator
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Game Properties

Introduction
Property Editing

Game States

Introduction

Camera

Introduction
Camera Editing
Stereo Camera
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World

Introduction

Physics

Introduction
Material Physics
No Collision Object
Static Object
Dynamic Object
Rigid Body Object
Soft Body Object
Vehicle Controller
Sensor Object
Occluder Object

Path Finding

Navigation Mesh Modifier

Game Performance

Introduction
System
Display
Framerate and Profile
Level of Detail

Python API

Introduction
Bullet physics
VideoTexture

Deploying

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Licensing of Blender Game

Android Support

Android Game development