Alternatives to Blender for all platforms with any license

  • Wings 3D icon

    Wings 3D

    Wings 3D is a subdivision modeler inspired by Nendo and Mirai from Izware. It is possible to assign materials, vertex color, UV...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • 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

  • MakeHuman icon


    MakeHuman is a free, Open Source, interactive modeling tool for creating custom 3D human characters. These characters can be modeled...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • Sculptris icon


    Sculptris is an elegant, powerful and yet easy to use 3D sculpting software, allowing the artist in you to simply focus on creating...

    Free Mac Windows

    • Sculptris is a sculpting software. Blender is a full 3D suite.
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  • Autodesk 3ds Max icon

    Autodesk 3ds Max

    Autodesk 3ds Max (formerly 3D Studio MAX) is a production-proven 3D modeling, animation and rendering package for games, film...

    Commercial Windows

  • Cinema 4D icon

    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

  • FXhome HitFilm icon

    FXhome HitFilm

    Providing the best tools for indie filmmakers. Free software great for composting and editing. All in one single app!

    Freemium Windows

  • Art of Illusion icon

    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

  • 3D-Coat icon


    3D sculpting and painting application. 3D-Coat is the one application that has all the tools you need to take your 3D idea from a...

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux

  • 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

  • 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

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  • 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

  • SculptGL icon


    SculptGL is a browser-based 3d-modeling application.

    Free Web / Cloud

  • 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

  • Autodesk Mudbox icon

    Autodesk Mudbox

    Autodesk Mudbox digital sculpting and texture painting software offers 3D modeling professionals the ability to quickly and easily...

    Commercial Mac Windows

  • 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

  • 123D Sculpt icon

    123D Sculpt

    Free for a limited time! With Autodesk® 123D™ Sculpt you can sculpt and paint interesting and realistic 3D shapes. It’s...

    Free Android iPad

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  • ShapeShop icon


    ShapeShop is a new 3D modeling and design tool with a fun, easy-to-learn interface. Sketch-based shape creation and editing tools make...

    Free Windows

  • 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

  • Apple Motion icon

    Apple Motion

    Motion is a compositing application used to create and edit motion graphics, titling for video and film production, and 2D and 3D...

    Commercial Mac

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

    Freemium Web / Cloud

  • meshmixer icon


    meshmixer is an experimental 3D modeling tool for making crazy-ass 3D stuff without too much hassle. The goal of meshmixer is to...

    Free Mac Windows

  • Anim8or icon


    Anim8or is a free 3D modeling and character animation program

    Free Windows

  • Face Gen icon

    Face Gen

    The easy way to create realistic faces 3D human faces from 1 or 2 photographs or at random. Adjust age, race, gender and 150 other...

    Commercial Windows

  • Houdini icon


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

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux

  • MARI icon


    MARI is a creative texture-painting tool that can handle extreme projects. MARI was developed at Weta Digital to handle the massively...

    Commercial Windows Linux

  • Rhinoceros icon


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

    Commercial macOS 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

  • 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

  • Sunny 3D icon

    Sunny 3D

    With ultimate simple user interface, you can create 3D model by using freehand sketch and directly apply painting to your 3D model...

    Commercial iPhone iPad

  • 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

  • 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

  • Plopp icon


    PLOPP is a creative painting tool for cartoon-like 3D scenes without the effort that comes with professional 3D modelling programs....

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux

  • Swift 3D icon

    Swift 3D Discontinued

    Swift 3D software is a easy-to-use 3D modeling and animation tool that converts 3D into vector files in Flash swf, WPF, and...

    Commercial Mac Windows

Blender Comments

Video editor 1 Helpful

Positive Comment by brunofin
about Blender May 2016

Don't forget that Blender features a professional-level video editing tool, more complete than and as stable as any commercial tool available (including Vegas), better than any other open-source video editors.


alternative to Adobe Premiere Pro?

Comment by Xuul
about Blender and Adobe Premiere Pro Nov 2015

I quite often see people mention Blender as an alternative to Premiere Pro. Is that even close to true? Can Blender capture and edit video?



Positive Comment by cvetko
about Blender Jan 2014

For me, Blender is best 3d editor.


I'm still learning the ropes in Blender, but I have to say ...

Comment by peterstaack
about Blender Jun 2011

I'm still learning the ropes in Blender, but I have to say I'm quite enjoying Blender - particularly the $0.00 price tag, compared to 3DS and Maya (I'm usually a generation or two behind because of the cost). Google Sketchup is interesting as well.


Just added Blender as an alternative to AfterEffects. Whil ...

Comment by kddubb
about Blender Jun 2011

Just added Blender as an alternative to AfterEffects. While Blender does things very differently than After Effects, it holds most if not all the the same type of functionality in it's full 3D editing environment, node-based compositing system, and video sequence editor.


I've been learning to use blender, and while the interface ...

Comment by Rockidr4
about Blender Jun 2011

I've been learning to use blender, and while the interface is difficult to get use to, even at my remedial stage, I have a much easier time making something exactly how I want it than with other programs. If I had to pick a second favorite 3d program though, I would pick sculptris. I have achieved things with it that are comparable to what has been done with zbrushes, I just didn't pay anything for it.


Blender is a brilliant 3D programme. Its full of features, ...

Comment by Furgelnod
about Blender Jun 2011

Blender is a brilliant 3D programme. Its full of features, but best of all open source; by far better than the like of 3ds Max. The only draw back I can really see for Blender is that the interface takes a lot of getting use too, but then again so do many of the commercial programmes.


Blender's VSE is one of the most stable video editors for t ...

Comment by enthdegree
about Blender Jun 2011

Blender's VSE is one of the most stable video editors for the Linux platform. You might not think of Blender as a video editor, but it really does work quite well and is pretty powerful after you learn it.
It does have a rather steep learning curve, though. It's also a bit more resource intensive than other editing software.


I've seen a lot of very nice results achieved with Blender, ...

Comment by genba
about Blender Jun 2011

I've seen a lot of very nice results achieved with Blender, but it's quite hard to learn to use it for beginners. Anyway, I'm still keen to learn to use it, although I've also tried other easier programmes and like them.


This should be tagged as 3d-graphics, too. Can we users do ...

Comment by JT
about Blender Jun 2011

This should be tagged as 3d-graphics, too. Can we users do it?