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 License.

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    Autodesk Maya

    Autodesk Maya software is a powerful, integrated 3D modeling, animation, visual effects, and rendering solution. Maya addresses the challenges faced by everyone from artists handling an entire project alone or with a small team to...

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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, Germany. Noted for its flexible interface and ease of use, it is capable of procedural and polygonal/subd...

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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 Java Virtual Machine which is compatible with Java 5 or later. The current version is 2.7.2...

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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, making K-3D a very versatile and powerful package. K-3D excels at polygonal modeling, and includes...

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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 to simple cubes or blocks like some apps!) It uses meshes of polygons just like they used in Toy...

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    MODO

    MODO is a fully featured 3D content creation application, famous primarily for it's modelling capabilities, MODO also offers a fast renderer, sculpting, painting, dynamics and animation tools.

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    123D

    Autodesk 123D is a suite of hobbyist CAD and modelling tools created by Autodesk. As well as the more basic drawing and modelling capabilities it also has assembly and constraint support and STL export. Available for the software is...

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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 Clara.io you can make complex 3D models, create beautiful photorealistic renderings, and share them...

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    LightWave

    LightWave 3D combines a state-of-the-art renderer with powerful, intuitive modeling, and animation tools. Tools that may cost extra in other professional 3D applications are part of the product package, including 999 free...

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  • 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 moody atmospheres... in a few mouse clicks. Vue Pioneer is a great way to learn 3D. It's so easy...

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    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 and user-friendly meshing tool with parametric input and advanced visualization capabilities. Gmsh...

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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 a single 3D environment? Wouldn't it be great if they worked in conjunction with your 3D...

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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 (Firefox, Google Chrome, Safar, IE9), no matter which operating system you use. It is absolutely...

    Free Web / Cloud

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    EasyToy

    EasyToy is a 3D modeling software. It uses a sketch-based modeling method and a 3D painting method. The user interface is very friendly, and operations are very simple. A complex 3D model can be created quickly by combining several...

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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 generate surprising and complex structures. The design grammar approach was originally devised by...

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    Rhinoceros

    Rhino can create, edit, analyze, document, render, animate, and translate NURBS* curves, surfaces, and solids, point clouds, and polygon meshes. There are no limits on complexity, degree, or size beyond those of your hardware.

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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 modeling toolset, as well as advanced features for UV editing, displacement painting...

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    iClone

    Real-time animation evolves with 3D Video FX, motion paths, HDR and rapid drag & drop creation inside iClone. iClone combines video production with 3D real-time animation. The result is a powerful production tool for motion...

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    CrackArt

    CrackArt is a free open source 3D paint and texturing application that includes Texture Painting, Texture Baking, Procedural Materials and Textures, and much more. CrackArt is available under the ZLib license. CrackArt features a...

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    Houdini

    Houdini covers all the major areas of 3D production, including: * Modeling - All standard geometry entities including Polygons, (Hierarchical) NURBs/Bezier Curves/Patches & Trims, Metaballs * Animation - Keyframed animation...

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    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 objects/worlds. Other areas in which you can put DeleD to good use are, for example, educational...

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    Anim8or

    Anim8or is a free 3D modeling and character animation program

    Free Windows

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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 in these models. With the album management, capture and multi-capture capabilities, HTML export and...

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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 and Mac OS X. The most recent version 7 has only been released for Windows.

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    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 3D, Sculpt and Paint. Drawing is Fast: Curvy brings new speed to 3D modelling by letting you draw...

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  • Amazon Paint icon

    Amazon Paint

    Amazon Paint, the industry standard paint system, has been used on such films as Shrek, Moulin Rouge, Monsters Inc, The Matrix, Titanic, The Fifth Element, and Starship Troopers. With an extensive palette of tools in addition to the...

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    • Discontinued The last version, 3.5, was released in May 2002.
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    OpenFX

    OpenFX is an Open-Source 3D modeling, animation and rendering suite. A powerful feature-set includes a full renderer and raytrace engine, NURBS support, kinematics-based animation, morphing, and an extensive plugin API. Plugin...

    Open Source Windows

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    Artist3D

    Artist3D is an extraordinarily easy-to-use 3D polygon modeling tool. It works completely without forms, pull-down menus, pop-up menus and text input. Only one modeling window covers each operation function. Less than 30 operation...

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    AC3D

    AC3D is one of the longest established 3D design software programs available today. In development from 1994 and commercially available since 1996, AC3D has grown to become a highly regarded and popular program. Use AC3D™ to create...

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  • Tattoo

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

    Free Personal Windows

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    Hexagon

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

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  • Electric Image Animation System (EIAS) icon

    Electric Image Animation System (EIAS)

    The Electric Image Animation System (EIAS) is an eminent 3D animation and rendering package. Available for the Mac and PC, with it, you can texture, animate and render your 3D scenes. Extraordinarily, EIAS includes the ability to...

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    Now3D

    Now3D is a freeware program for Windows platform written in Visual Basic 6. Now3D (at the beginning called Planets) born in 1997 as application for the planets and stars visualization. Then, thanks to the first success in the 3D...

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    Awakening

    Awakening is a powerful professional real-time 3D solution. With it, you can easily create eye-catching interactive 3D presentations, brief films, games... Awakening 3D solution includes three modules: Scene Editor ( Awakening.exe...

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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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