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Blender for Dental Modules



Please ensure that your computer meets the Blender software requirements.

You will require:

  1. Blender downloaded on your computer (latest version) Blender 2.83 or up 
  2. Your installer which is located in your purchased module page in a blue folder.
  3. An internet speed of 25mbs or greater, for downloading updates.
  4. Follow the installation video. An online activation is required for all module installations.

Your module contains all the necessary installation videos and learning tutorials.

Go to the ‘My Modules’ page. Refresh this twice to access the module webpage.

When you see the green check mark  in the module image, press on the ‘Go to Link’ tab.

This will get you into the module page.

Module videos can be viewed on different computers using one username login.

For updates, follow the Model Designer update video.

Supported Platforms

Blender is available for:

  • Windows Vista and above (Rec. Windows 10 Pro)

  • macOS 10.6 and above

  • Linux

Hardware requirements for Blender 2.7x


  • 64-bit quad core CPU

  • 8 GB RAM

  • Full HD display

  • Three button mouse

  • OpenGL 3.2 compatible graphics with 2 GB RAM


  • 64-bit eight core CPU

  • 16 GB RAM

  • Full HD displays

  • Three button mouse and graphics tablet

  • Dual OpenGL 3.2 compatible graphics cards with 4 GB RAM (RTX 2070)

The MODEL DESIGNER 2.8, is an updated version from the previous version and is only compatible with the new Blender 2.81. With this module you are able to design your 3D dental models from a scan. Supported files are .STL and .OBJ.

Included features are:​

  • Full introduction into 3d design. No prior 3D experience is needed
  • Reducing the file size for optimal working conditions
  • Aligning your scan into the centre of the workspace
  • Cutting tools for excess material
  • Filling holes and correcting minor defects using sculpting tools
  • Trimming the scan borders with an arch cutting tool
  • Designing the upper and lower bases
  • Orthodontic model bases
  • Making dies & ditching dies
  • Hollowing bases
  • Labelling models
  • Component insert for implant analog, or articulator
  • Articulation with a pin or hinge articulator
  • Snapshot photography feature
  • Blender’s new Eevee 3D background environment
  • Easy exporting of your work
  • Triple tray impression to model tutorial

​The MODEL DESIGNER 2.8 is perfect for creating a model for 3D printing. It is also the starting point for further restorative work. (Use Blenderfordental’s CROWN DESIGNER for all your crown & bridge requirements – coming soon).

Compatible with PC & Mac. Please ensure that your computer meets the Blender Software Requirements.  Blender 2.83 & up.

The splint module is capable of designing a wide variety of different splints as well as some other removable dental appliances.

Features include:

  • Adjustable layer thickness

  • There are two ways of outlining the perimeter of the splint. You can use the Splint-draw method, or the Splint-paint-on method.

  • Occlusal bite planes are adjustable for single arch or dual arch appliances.

  • The dynamic occlusal adjustments are done according to Blender’s animation timeline. This requires the Articulator & Virtual Facebow module.

  • The retention for the splint is adjustable. This is achieved with the B4D block-out module.

  • Some other design applications include: mouthguards, gingivectomy guides, bone levelling guides, partial frames*, orthodontic bands, twin block appliance etc.

*While this module is not a complete package for partials, the splint module can be used for some partial appliances.

Prerequisites are: Latest MODEL DESIGNER, Blender 2.83 & up , the Articulator & Virtual Facebow module and the B4D Block-out module. 


Compatible with PC & Mac. Please ensure that your computer meets the Blender Software Requirements. Blender 2.81 only, remote installation is recommended.

This module is perfect for designing your dental implant guides. Features include:

  • Open frame skeleton design – fully adjustable

  • Closed design – fully adjustable

  • Drill sleeve offset – adjustable ‘engineering fit’ for the implant drill.

  • Drill sleeves are adjustable in width & height.

  • Components which interfere with the sleeve can be trimmed away

  • Undercut removal with survey function

  • Making Temporaries

  • Measuring feature

  • Blender’s amazing visual effects

  • Tutorials include the 3D Slicer program

  • Use the ‘Paint on Holes’ feature for irrigation

  • Designed for the new Blender 2.81

  • Supports alternative implant planning software which is capable of exporting implant cylinders or guide sleeves

  • Remote installation is recommended

Description: This module uses the 3D Slicer Program. It also includes tutorials on how to make a guide using alternative implant planning software. Virtual teeth are placed into the edentulous area first. This file is then imported into 3D Slicer. The dental model is superimposed onto the CT scan. The inferior alveolar nerve is marked, implant drill holes are placed in the form of cylinders. The dental model, the nerve and the cylinders are then brought back into Blender for the final guide design. Total tutorial time is around 145 minutes.

Note: 3D Slicer does not have a medical devices certification. The use of this add-on is the sole responsibility of the user.

Prerequisites are: The MODEL DESIGNER 2.8 module (current version) & Blender 2.81

This module is not compatible with Blender 2.8.


Compatible with PC & Mac. Please ensure that your computer meets the Blender Software Requirements.

This module is perfect for designing your special trays. Features include:

  • undercut removal

  • impression space & tray material thickness can be edited

  • adjustable and variable thickness settings, working with the mesh

  • only one cut line needed, this is a new feature and requires Blender 2.81

  • fully adjustable handle

  • virtual ‘paint-on holes’ feature to perforate the tray

  • auto-complete function, with pre-set parameters

  • tray design over separate objects – like crowns or implants

  • space for logo & four different textured handles to choose from

  • rounded or beaded border selection

The MODEL DESIGNER 2.8 module is a prerequisite for this module

More Modules from Blender For Dental


LOGO DESIGNER available now!

Compatible with PC & Mac. Please ensure that your computer meets the Blender Software Requirements.

This module is perfect for placing your own company logo on to your dental models. Features include: embossing & engraving is height and depth adjustable, logo connects to the surface of the model, logo can be scaled and positioned with ease, placement of logo into the honeycomb or gyroid section of the base. You will need to convert your logo into .svg format.

The MODEL DESIGNER 2.8 module is a prerequisite for this module.

This module is only compatible with Blender 2.8.


GUM DESIGNER available now!

This module is perfect for designing the soft material insert surrounding  implant sites or individual tooth dies.

Features include:

  • fast and easy to use outline tool

  • adjustable outside perimeter – set the depth and the angle of the extrusion into the model

  • adjustable inside perimeter – the gum can be contoured for an ideal tooth emergence profile

  • a virtual tooth can be used to shape the inner profile of the gum, ideal for healing abutments

The MODEL DESIGNER 2.8 module is a prerequisite for this module.

ICP Alignment Tool. Available Now!

Compatible with PC & Mac. Please ensure that your computer meets the Blender Software Requirements. For Blender 2.81 This module is perfect for aligning one object to another object based on a similar mesh geometry. It is ideal for:

  • Aligning implant abutments to Scan Bodies. This is used to make implant models with replica inserts. It is also the foundation to create anything on top of the implants, such as bridges and implant bars.
  • Jaw tracking. Our ICP tool can be animated. This means that the starting point and end point are recorded. Multiple buccal scans can be used to align the lower jaw into various positions, to create the ideal occlusion according to real jaw movements. Perfect for the Splint Designer (to be released soon).

  • Smile Design. The ICP can be used to align your models into a facial scan, so that you can do a digital wax-up. Smile design and digital wax-ups will be covered later this year.

  • ICP can be used to align orthodontic models to see the progress of movements.

  • It can be used to see the accuracy between scans and printed models, which include a colour map.

  • Fusing quadrant scans and many more applications.

Description: Interactive closest point alignment plays a key role in dental CAD where two components have to be superimposed on to one another.

This is often used for implant work, smile design, orthodontic work and jaw tracking.

 Approximate tutorial time is 45 minutes.

Prerequisites are: The MODEL DESIGNER 2.8 module & Blender 2.81


The B4D articulator is coming soon !

Compatible with PC & Mac. Please ensure that your computer meets the Blender Software Requirements. Blender 2.81 only.

This module is perfect for articulating your dental case. The virtual articulator can be used for:

  • ​​Increasing vertical dimensions. There is an incisal pin to gauge the distance for opening the patient’s bite.
  • Lower jaw movements can be fully animated by clicking the “Play” button.
  • Additional animations can be set to include any possible movements, such as palatal curvature of the teeth.
  • Models can be positioned to a mounting table, with a predetermined tooth positions.
  • Condyles can be set to a position which correlates to a facial scan, CBCT of a skull model, or by means of photographs. ie. virtual facebow
  • The TMJ eminence angles can be fully adjusted.
  • Bennett distance can be adjusted.
  • Basic movements are. a) Open and Close b) Protrusive c) Right Excursive d) Left Excursive
  • Occlusal adjustments include – Single boolean cuts, dynamic surface adjustments, novel bite offset for occlusal clearance

Approximate tutorial time is 110 minutes.

​Prerequisites are: Latest MODEL DESIGNER 2.8 module with online activation & Blender 2.81 & up


Compatible with PC & Mac. Please ensure that your computer meets the Blender Software Requirements. Blender 2.81 & up.

The B4D Component library contains implant components provided by Odontofix and Yenadent

Features include:

  • Digital scan bodies, implant analogs & various abutments

  • Thumbnail preview – The components are easily imported into the scene

  • Search function for all components

  • Preassembled components – Only select the components you want and delete the others

  • Single Components

  • Updates to the component library is done behind the scene, just press the download button in Blender to receive new components as they become available.

The components library is continuously being updated by our team. We recommend the ICP Alignment tool to accurately match the intra-oral scan bodies.

​Approximate tutorial time is 15 minutes.

Prerequisites are: Latest MODEL DESIGNER 2.8 module with online activation & Blender 2.81 & up


Compatible with PC & Mac. Please ensure that your computer meets the Blender Software Requirements. Blender 2.81 & up.

The block-out tool is shared amongst all other modules. This is an essential tool which is used for constructing occlusal splints, crowns and bridges, surgical guides, special trays and other appliances.

Features include, making:

  • A Passive Model – Complete Blockout, No Undercuts are present. Ideal for surgical guides.

  • A Retentive Model – The amount of undercut used can be automatically adjusted throughout. Sculpting add or subtract is an optional extra. This feature is especially useful for appliances made from a rigid material, like dentures and occlusal splints etc.

  • The Offset Model – this can be used to cut the inside surfaces of objects, like splints and flexible printed materials. This creates an engineering fit for all dental applications.

All models constructed with this module can be exported and printed.

For those of you using MESHMIXER, this module is ideal!  Finally a quick way to create an offset and undercut free model.

Approximate tutorial time is 20 minutes.

Prerequisites are: Latest MODEL DESIGNER 2.8 module with online activation & Blender 2.81 & up.

For designing full and partial dentures.

Features include:

  • Full denture design – as a single-unit (eg. hybrids), or as a multi-unit denture (eg. gum socketed with separate teeth)
  • Partial denture design
  • Pre-shaped gum for speedy handling (requires Components module).
  • Includes one tooth library and one gum library.
  • Post dam seal, suction relief, block-out functions
  • Adjustable peripheral roll
  • Curve of Spee & Monson, midline tool, Red’s Proportions template, tooth measuring gauge, articulator mounting table.
  • Self moulding gum – ‘Sticky Teeth’ feature
  • Frenum adjustment feature
  • Anti-collision of teeth
  • Safety zones to prevent thin spots in the denture
  • Palatal rugae duplication tool.
  • Many sculpting tools & gum texturing
  • Tooth apex cutting tool
  • Tooth apex jig – for using denture card teeth
  • File saving capabilities for second try-ins, or adjustments
  • 25% discount on Ruthinium products for B4D customers.

The MODEL DESIGNER module and the Block-Out module are a prerequisite for this module.

The Articulator and the B4D Components module are recommended modules.


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