What is Blender

Blender is the application that the Digital Dental Design Tool is built upon.  Blender is a 3D content creation application with an expansive set of tools.  It is a massive project with a lot of users (500,000 unique downloads per month) and a large pool of international contributors.  There are 3 very important aspects of Blender that make it an ideal platform on which to base D3Tool.

Free, Open Source and Zero Cost

Aren’t free and zero cost the same thing?  I will dedicate an entire post to this later, but what free really means in this context is best stated on Blender’s website.

Free to use for any purpose, forever.



This allows D3Tool to be used by as many people as possible.

Blender is cross-platform and runs equally well on Linux, Windows, and Macintosh computers


The API:  Robust, Mature and Stable

Blender’s API is incredible.  It allows access to nearly every aspect of Blender to be controlled and manipulated by python scripts.  It allows expanding Blender’s tools where they are lacking and simplifying aspects that are unnecessary for a particular use.  The API is the language in which we shape Blender from a general purpose 3D creation suite into streamlined dental CAD workflows.

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      1. Patrick, I’m working on a new dental device with a patented feature that could work with your development. Please email me and we’ll have a conversation.

  1. Hi Patrick,

    I just read a little about your splint tool and am interested to hear more about it from you. I have a busy dental lab in Adelaide South Australia and could well use your product I think. We are digital here but are sick and tired of paying (extra) fees and licences all the time. Can you help please?

    Regards, Geoff.