Blender

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Blender is the free open source 3D content creation suite, available for all major operating systems under the GNU General Public License. This page lists tutorials that describe how to use Blender with/for OpenFOAM.


Introduction

Blender is a general purpose 3D content creation suite, so this has several pros and cons, such as:

Pros 
Large user base and a lot of documentation and books are available.
Cons 
Can be cumbersome to use for simple tasks such as surface repair or for simply creating a sphere or cube.


Currently there are two wiki pages of relevance when comes to using Blender with OpenFOAM:

  • SwiftBlock - An addon for Blender acting as a GUI for creating the dictionary blockMeshDict, that lets the user create the desired hexahedral block structure as a mesh object within Blender 3D.
  • SwiftSnap - Another addon for Blender that acts as a GUI for creating the dictionary snappyHexMeshDict, that lets the user have full control over how and which feature lines are provided to snappyHexMesh. Further, the addon utilises Blender materials to let the user specify patches' names, resolution settings and mesh wall layers.


Here is a complete reference list of wiki pages that describe how to use Blender with/for OpenFOAM: