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Downloads of v 2.72:


Last Update:

05 Oct 2014

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • Blender Foundation


3d rendering modeling animation


This is not the latest version of Blender available.

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2.72 | Updated: 05 Oct 2014



Downloads of v 2.72:



Software Author(s):

  • Blender Foundation

Blender 2.72

This is not the latest version of Blender available.

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Some Checks Have Failed or Are Not Yet Complete

Not All Tests Have Passed

Validation Testing Unknown

Verification Testing Unknown

Scan Testing Successful:

No detections found in any package files

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Deployment Method: Individual Install, Upgrade, & Uninstall

To install Blender, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To upgrade Blender, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To uninstall Blender, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


Deployment Method:


This applies to both open source and commercial editions of Chocolatey.

1. Enter Your Internal Repository Url

(this should look similar to

2. Setup Your Environment

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

2. Get the package into your environment

  • Open Source or Commercial:
    • Proxy Repository - Create a proxy nuget repository on Nexus, Artifactory Pro, or a proxy Chocolatey repository on ProGet. Point your upstream to Packages cache on first access automatically. Make sure your choco clients are using your proxy repository as a source and NOT the default community repository. See source command for more information.
    • You can also just download the package and push it to a repository Download

3. Copy Your Script

choco upgrade blender -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" --version="'2.72'" [other options]

See options you can pass to upgrade.

See best practices for scripting.

Add this to a PowerShell script or use a Batch script with tools and in places where you are calling directly to Chocolatey. If you are integrating, keep in mind enhanced exit codes.

If you do use a PowerShell script, use the following to ensure bad exit codes are shown as failures:

choco upgrade blender -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" --version="'2.72'" 

Write-Verbose "Exit code was $exitCode"
$validExitCodes = @(0, 1605, 1614, 1641, 3010)
if ($validExitCodes -contains $exitCode) {
  Exit 0

Exit $exitCode

- name: Install blender
    name: blender
    version: '2.72'
    state: present

See docs at

chocolatey_package 'blender' do
  action    :install
  source   'INTERNAL REPO URL'
  version  '2.72'

See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller blender
    Name     = "blender"
    Version  = "2.72"
    Source   = "INTERNAL REPO URL"

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'blender':
  ensure   => '2.72',
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  source   => 'INTERNAL REPO URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

4. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.


There are versions of this package awaiting moderation . See the Version History section below.

Package Approved

This package was approved as a trusted package on 07 Apr 2016.


From Wikipedia on 2013-04-18: Blender is a free and open-source 3D computer graphics software product used for creating animated films, visual effects, interactive 3D applications or video games. Blender's features include 3D modeling, UV unwrapping, texturing, rigging and skinning, fluid and smoke simulation, particle simulation, soft body simulation, animating, match moving, camera tracking, rendering, video editing and compositing. It also features a built-in game engine.

$packageName = 'blender'
$installerType = 'exe'
$url = ''
$url64 = ''
$silentArgs = '/S'
$validExitCodes = @(0)

Install-ChocolateyPackage $packageName $installerType $silentArgs $url $url64 -validExitCodes $validExitCodes
$packageName = 'blender'
$unfile = "${Env:ProgramFiles}\Blender Foundation\Blender\uninstall.exe"

try {

  if (Test-Path $unfile) {
    Uninstall-ChocolateyPackage $packageName 'exe' '/S' $unfile

} catch {
  Write-ChocolateyFailure $packageName $($_.Exception.Message)

Log in or click on link to see number of positives.

In cases where actual malware is found, the packages are subject to removal. Software sometimes has false positives. Moderators do not necessarily validate the safety of the underlying software, only that a package retrieves software from the official distribution point and/or validate embedded software against official distribution point (where distribution rights allow redistribution).

Chocolatey Pro provides runtime protection from possible malware.

Add to Builder Version Downloads Last Updated Status
Blender 4.0.2 5 Wednesday, December 6, 2023
Waiting for Maintainer
Blender 4.0.1 52 Friday, November 17, 2023
Waiting for Maintainer
Blender 3.6.4 26680 Tuesday, September 26, 2023 Approved
Blender 3.6.3 6169 Thursday, September 21, 2023 Approved
Blender 3.6.2 17159 Thursday, August 17, 2023 Approved
Blender 3.6.1 16433 Wednesday, July 19, 2023 Approved
Blender 3.6.0 11060 Tuesday, June 27, 2023 Approved
Blender 3.5.1 24768 Tuesday, April 25, 2023 Approved
Blender 3.5.0 8658 Wednesday, March 29, 2023 Approved
Blender 3.4.1 40198 Tuesday, December 20, 2022 Approved
Blender 3.4.0 47 Wednesday, December 7, 2022 Approved
Blender 3.3.1 18040 Wednesday, October 5, 2022 Approved
Blender 3.2.2 21668 Wednesday, August 3, 2022 Approved
Blender 3.2.1 16865 Wednesday, July 6, 2022 Approved
Blender 3.2.0 15916 Wednesday, June 8, 2022 Approved
Blender 3.1.2 31231 Saturday, April 2, 2022 Approved
Blender 3.1.0 17075 Wednesday, March 9, 2022 Approved
Blender 3.0.1 35154 Wednesday, January 26, 2022 Approved
Blender 3.0.0 21333 Wednesday, January 5, 2022 Approved
Blender 2.93.6 44769 Wednesday, November 17, 2021 Approved
Blender 2.93.5 40641 Thursday, October 7, 2021 Approved
Blender 2.93.4 37732 Wednesday, September 1, 2021 Approved
Blender 2.93.3 16668 Wednesday, August 18, 2021 Approved
Blender 2.93.2 6760 Wednesday, August 4, 2021 Approved
Blender 2.93.1 12704 Wednesday, June 23, 2021 Approved
Blender 2.93.0 4831 Thursday, June 17, 2021 Approved
Blender 2.92.0 27369 Thursday, February 25, 2021 Approved
Blender 2.91.2 13297 Wednesday, January 20, 2021 Approved
Blender 2.91.0 17680 Wednesday, November 25, 2020 Approved
Blender 2.90.1 20260 Wednesday, September 23, 2020 Approved
Blender 2.90.0 10373 Monday, August 31, 2020 Approved
Blender 2.83.5 6684 Wednesday, August 19, 2020 Approved
Blender 2.83.4 5875 Saturday, August 8, 2020 Approved
Blender 2.83.3 8116 Wednesday, July 22, 2020 Approved
Blender 2.83.2 5878 Thursday, July 9, 2020 Approved
Blender 2.83.1 4473 Thursday, June 25, 2020 Approved
Blender 2.83.0 5207 Wednesday, June 3, 2020 Approved
Blender 2.82.1 9666 Friday, March 13, 2020 Approved
Blender 2.82 6167 Friday, February 14, 2020 Approved
Blender 2.81.1 9082 Saturday, December 7, 2019 Approved
Blender 2.81 4338 Monday, November 25, 2019 Approved
Blender 2.80 11785 Tuesday, August 6, 2019 Approved
Blender 2.79.2 19961 Monday, March 26, 2018 Approved
Blender 2.79.1 3115 Saturday, March 10, 2018 Approved
Blender 2.79 6840 Tuesday, September 12, 2017 Approved
Blender 2.79.0 557 Wednesday, February 28, 2018 Approved
Blender 2.78.2 4027 Friday, April 7, 2017 Approved
Blender 2.78.1 1998 Saturday, February 18, 2017 Approved
Blender 2.78 2681 Friday, October 28, 2016 Approved
Blender 2.77.1 5221 Wednesday, April 6, 2016 Approved
Blender 2.77 1001 Saturday, March 19, 2016 Approved
Blender 2.76.2 2215 Wednesday, November 4, 2015 Approved
Blender 2.75.1 2034 Wednesday, July 8, 2015 Approved
Blender 2.75 521 Saturday, July 4, 2015 Approved
Blender 2.74 1932 Tuesday, March 31, 2015 Approved
Blender 2.73.1 1286 Wednesday, January 21, 2015 Approved
Blender 2.73 817 Thursday, January 8, 2015 Approved
Blender 2.72.2 1123 Wednesday, October 22, 2014 Approved
Blender 2.72.1 604 Friday, October 17, 2014 Approved
Blender 2.72 669 Sunday, October 5, 2014 Approved
Blender 2.71.20140809 1009 Saturday, August 9, 2014 Approved
Blender 2.71 780 Thursday, June 26, 2014 Approved
Blender 726 Tuesday, May 13, 2014 Approved
Blender 2.70.1 685 Saturday, April 12, 2014 Approved
Blender 2.70 656 Thursday, March 20, 2014 Approved
Blender 2.69 1062 Friday, November 1, 2013 Approved
Blender 2.68.1 616 Thursday, July 25, 2013 Approved
Blender 2.67.2 613 Thursday, June 20, 2013 Approved
Blender 2.67.1 567 Thursday, June 6, 2013 Approved
Blender 2.66.1 644 Thursday, April 18, 2013 Approved

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