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

  • Blender icon

    Blender

    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 Linux

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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

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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

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    K-3D

    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

    Vue

    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

    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

  • 123D icon

    123D

    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

  • MODO icon

    MODO

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

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux

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    GLC_Player

    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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    Clara.io

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

    Freemium Web / Cloud

  • Rhinoceros icon

    Rhinoceros

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

    Commercial macOS Windows

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    Silo

    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

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    Houdini

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

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux

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    Anim8or

    Anim8or is a free 3D modeling and character animation program

    Free Windows

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    3DTin

    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

  • Hexagon icon

    Hexagon

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

    Commercial Mac Windows

  • BodyPaint 3D icon

    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

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    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

  • iClone icon

    iClone

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

    Freemium Windows

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    formZ jr

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

    Commercial Mac Windows

  • Cheetah 3d icon

    Cheetah 3d

    Powerful 3D modelling, rendering and animation software for Mac OS X

    Commercial Mac

  • CrackArt icon

    CrackArt

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

    Open Source Windows

  • Tattoo

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

    Free Personal 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

  • AC3D icon

    AC3D

    AC3D is one of the longest established 3D design software programs available today. In development from 1994 and commercially...

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux

  • Carrara 8.5 icon

    Carrara 8.5

    Carrara 8.5 offers the latest in DAZ technology. Our software engineers have worked meticulously to ensure that the new features in...

    Commercial Mac Windows DAZ Studio

  • 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

  • Realsoft 3D icon

    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

  • formZ icon

    formZ

    General purpose 3D solids and surface modeler form•Z, the 3D form synthesizer, is above all a 3D modeling program, even though it...

    Commercial Mac Windows

  • LightWave icon

    LightWave

    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

  • 3D Model Maker icon

    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

  • EasyToy icon

    EasyToy

    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

  • Blacksmith3D-Morph icon

    Blacksmith3D-Morph

    3D morphing application available as a stand-alone or part of Blacksmith3D-Suite. Blacksmith3D-Morph v4 was designed to provide...

    Commercial Mac Windows

  • Archipelis Designer icon

    Archipelis Designer

    Archipelis Designer is a software that creates 3D models in a different manner: it's possible to create a 3D model simply and...

    Commercial Mac 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.

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