What topics can I ask about here?


What to ask here

Blender Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for people who use Blender to create 3D graphics, animations, or games. This includes questions about:

  • Modeling workflows and their related challenges in Blender.
  • Simulations, physics, and particles in Blender, and their workflows.
  • Python scripting as related to Blender and add-on development.
  • Shading, materials, rendering, and related workflows and their challenges.
  • Animation and rigging workflows in Blender
  • Anything not mentioned below or in this help center article, or this community post..

Please look around to see if your question has been asked before. It’s also OK to ask and answer your own question.


What not to ask

Please avoid asking questions that are:

  • Broad, open-ended, or primarily opinion-based, which are not a good fit for the Stack Exchange format in general.
  • Bug reports, or crashes. These should be reported to the official bug tracker.
  • Hardware recommendations
  • Feature Requests. These should should go to Right Click Select instead.
  • Requests for critiques
  • Job offers (paid & free)
  • Licensing, copyright or legal issues

Information needed when asking a question:

Questions should show as much information about your problem as possible. Sharing your research helps the community understand what you have already learned and why it didn't meet your needs. The best questions are specific questions. The more work and time you put into your question, the easier it is to answer, and better the answers will be.

  • Please proofread your question and make sure that it contains enough information
  • Use as many tags as makes sense for the question.
  • The title of of the question should show what the problem is about. A title such as “Blender isn’t working” does not give an indication of what a problem may be. Be specific so we can help you more quickly.
  • Blender is a visual program, please use images where they make sense. In some cases, Gifs are especially helpful to communicate information.

For more help, see "What types of questions should I avoid asking?" and the community post "What questions should be definitely off-topic?".

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