Alternatives to Autodesk 3ds Max for all platforms with any license

  • Blender icon


    Blender is the free open source 3D content creation suite, available for all major operating systems under the GNU General Public...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD Haiku AmigaOS ... MorphOS

  • Autodesk Maya icon

    Autodesk Maya

    Autodesk Maya software is a powerful, integrated 3D modeling, animation, visual effects, and rendering solution. Maya addresses the...

    Commercial Mac Windows

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    Cinema 4D

    CINEMA 4D is a commercial, cross-platform, high-end 3-D graphics application, produced by MAXON Computer GmbH of Friedrichsdorf...

    Commercial Mac Windows

  • 123D icon


    Autodesk 123D is a suite of hobbyist CAD and modelling tools created by Autodesk. As well as the more basic drawing and modelling...

    Free Personal Mac Windows iPad

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    Art of Illusion

    Art of Illusion is a free, open source 3D modelling and rendering studio. It is written entirely in Java, and should be usable on any...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • K-3D icon


    K-3D is free-as-in-freedom 3D modeling and animation software. It features a plugin-oriented procedural engine for all of its content...

    Open Source Mac Windows

  • Vue icon


    Create vast expanses of terrains, add trees, select the best point of view and render hyper-realistic images of your landscapes in...

    Commercial Mac Windows

  • Gmsh icon


    Gmsh is a 3D finite element grid generator with a build-in CAD engine and post-processor. Its design goal is to provide a fast, light...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • icon is a full-featured cloud-based 3D modeling, animation and rendering software tool that runs in your web browser. With...

    Freemium Web / Cloud

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    3D Model Maker

    3D Model Maker lets you create virtual 3D models in your computer. You can create anything your imagination can think of. (Not limited...

    Commercial Windows Android Android Tablet Windows Phone iPad

  • MODO icon


    MODO is a fully featured 3D content creation application, famous primarily for it's modelling capabilities, MODO also offers a...

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux

  • LightWave icon


    LightWave 3D combines a state-of-the-art renderer with powerful, intuitive modeling, and animation tools. Tools that may cost extra in...

    Commercial Mac Windows

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  • Houdini icon


    Houdini covers all the major areas of 3D production, including: * Modeling - All standard geometry entities including Polygons...

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux

  • Anim8or icon


    Anim8or is a free 3D modeling and character animation program

    Free Windows

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    Rhino can create, edit, analyze, document, render, animate, and translate NURBS* curves, surfaces, and solids, point clouds, and...

    Commercial macOS Windows

  • 3DTin icon


    3DTin is a browser based 3D modelling tool. It gives you a simple user interface to create 3D models, and runs in any HTML5 browser...

    Free Web / Cloud

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    BodyPaint 3D

    BodyPaint 3D - For all Your 3D Painting Needs. Wouldn't it be great if you could have all your favorite image editing tools in...

    Commercial Mac Windows

  • GLC_Player icon


    GLC_Player is a software used to view 3D models (COLLADA 3DXML OBJ 3DS STL OFF and COFF format are supported) and to navigate easily...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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    Realsoft 3D

    Realsoft 3D is a full-featured 3D software package with a relatively low price tag. Realsoft 3D is available for Windows, Linux, IRIX...

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux

  • Structure Synth icon

    Structure Synth

    Structure Synth is a cross-platform application for generating 3D structures by specifying a design grammar. Even simple systems may...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • EasyToy icon


    EasyToy is a 3D modeling software. It uses a sketch-based modeling method and a 3D painting method. The user interface is very...

    Commercial Windows

  • Artist3D icon


    Artist3D is an extraordinarily easy-to-use 3D polygon modeling tool. It works completely without forms, pull-down menus, pop-up menus...

    Freemium Mac Windows iPhone

  • Silo icon


    Silo Professional is the main version of Silo, which gives users access to everything Silo has to offer. This includes Silo's core...

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux

  • Tattoo

    3D texturing tool. It supports, .3DS, .X, .OBJ, .LWO and .B3D

    Free Personal Windows

  • Hexagon icon


    Hexagon delivers all the tools a graphic artist needs to create complete, detailed, textured 3D models ready to be rendered.

    Commercial Mac Windows

  • Curvy 3D icon

    Curvy 3D

    3D modelling software for artists. An easy to pick up, fast, non-technical modelling tool, ideal for first time 3D modellers. Draw in...

    Commercial Mac Windows

  • DeleD CE icon

    DeleD CE

    DeleD is a 3D modeler and level-editor combined into one. It focuses at game development and is specifically designed to create static...

    Open Source Windows

  • iClone icon


    Real-time animation evolves with 3D Video FX, motion paths, HDR and rapid drag & drop creation inside iClone. iClone combines...

    Freemium Windows

  • Archipelis 3D icon

    Archipelis 3D

    With Archipelis 3D, creating 3D content is accessible for everyone. No need to be an expert to create organic shapes and textured 3D...

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux iPhone iPad

  • formZ jr icon

    formZ jr

    Simple, easy to use, affordable 3d modeler highly effective for conceptual design.

    Commercial Mac Windows

  • CrackArt icon


    CrackArt is a free open source 3D paint and texturing application that includes Texture Painting, Texture Baking, Procedural Materials...

    Open Source Windows

  • Animation Master icon

    Animation Master

    Animation:Master is a 3D character animation application offered by Hash, Inc. that includes tools for modeling, rigging, animating...

    Commercial Mac Windows

  • TouchDesigner icon


    TouchDesigner is a complete authoring tool for building interactive 3D art, visualizations, prototypes and UIs. Derivative makes and...

    Free Personal Windows

  • Pointshop3D icon


    Pointshop3D is a system for interactive shape and appearance editing of 3D point-sampled geometry. By generalizing conventional 2D...

    Free Windows Linux

Autodesk 3ds Max Comments

Its a good program, but I found it to be slow and lacking i ...

Comment by Aaron
about Autodesk 3ds Max Jun 2011

Its a good program, but I found it to be slow and lacking in features. You have to pay a lot of money just for the program, but it is like a skeleton program. You would then have to spend more money just to get the plugins to do what you want to do. Thats why when I found Blender I was extremely pleased because, Blender can do more than this program can be default. At least in my opinion.