Alternatives to Houdini for all platforms with any license

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  • 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.

    Open Source Mac Linux Windows BSD PortableApps.com 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 challenges faced by everyone from artists handling an entire project alone or with a small team to...

    Commercial Mac Linux Windows

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    Autodesk 3ds Max

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

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

    Commercial Mac Windows

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    Sketchfab

    Sketchfab is the first web service to publish interactive 3D content online in real-time without plugins. Every new format has its global platform: videos have Youtube, photos have flickr, sounds have Soundcloud... Now 3D files...

    Freemium Web / Cloud

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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...

    Open Source Mac Linux Windows PortableApps.com

  • MODO icon

    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.

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

    Commercial Mac Windows

  • Clara.io icon

    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...

    Freemium Web / Cloud

  • 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 capabilities it also has assembly and constraint support and STL export. Available for the software is...

    Free Personal Mac Windows iPad

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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...

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

    Free Web / Cloud

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

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

    Commercial Windows Android Android Tablet Windows Phone iPad

  • 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 other professional 3D applications are part of the product package, including 999 free...

    Commercial Mac Windows

  • OpenFX icon

    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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    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...

    Commercial Mac Linux Windows

  • 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

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  • Awakening icon

    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...

    Freemium Windows

  • Cheetah 3d icon

    Cheetah 3d

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

    Commercial Mac

  • Swift 3D icon

    Swift 3D

    Swift 3D software is a easy-to-use 3D modeling and animation tool that converts 3D into vector files in Flash swf, WPF, and Silverlight XAML. The software works with Adobe Flash, Microsoft Silverlight and Expression Blend, 3ds Max...

    Commercial Mac Windows

    • Discontinued Erain.com the developer of Swift 3D is no longer in business.
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    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 Carrara 8.5 exceed the standard you've come to expect for Carrara. Carrara 8.5 provides seamless...

    Commercial Mac Windows DAZ Studio

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

    Commercial Mac Linux Windows

  • DX Studio icon

    DX Studio

    DX Studio combines the latest in real time 3D graphics technology from industry and gaming with rapid application development tools in a powerful 3d engine.

    Freemium Windows

  • Zmodeler icon

    Zmodeler

    ZModeler (or Zanoza Modeler) is a 3D modeling application. It is aimed at modelers who model for computer games such as 18 Wheels of Steel, Grand Theft Auto, Need for Speed, Midtown Madness or similar video games.

    Freemium Windows

  • XYZmaker icon

    XYZmaker

    XYZmaker is a 3D modeling software designed for beginners in 3D printing; it provides a model library and several tools to generate different shapes and objects easily.

    Free Windows Windows 10 Windows 7 Windows 8

  • Lumion icon

    Lumion

    Lumion is a real-time 3D visualization tool for making movies and still shots of architecture, planning and design. It is also possible to give live demonstrations. The power of Lumion is that it offers excellent graphics in...

    Commercial Windows

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    Moonlight|3D

    Moonlight|3D is a free modern, flexible and extensible modelling and animation tool developed by a small but dedicated team. Moonlight|3D 0.2.0 has the following features: Modelling * Unique history-based approach *...

    Open Source Linux Windows

  • 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...

    Commercial Mac Windows

  • 3DCrafter icon

    3DCrafter

    3DCrafter (formerly 3D Canvas) is a real-time 3D modeling and animation tool that incorporates an intuitive drag-and-drop approach to 3D modeling. Complex models can be constructed from simple 3D primitives, or created using 3D...

    Freemium Windows

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    trueSpace

    trueSpace is a free fully-featured 3D authoring package that will let you model, texture, light, animate and render 3D content. As well as traditional images and movies, you can also make 3D content for online shared spaces, and for...

    Free Windows

  • PhotoAnim

    PhotoAnim is a free Windows program to edit and animate photos. Resulting animations and videos can be published on http://3dthis.com

    Free Windows

  • Enscape3D icon

    Enscape3D

    Walk through your architectural projects in virtual reality with the Oculus Rift. Download the Enscape Revit plugin and Revit sample projects for free. Enscape is a Realtime Rendering Plugin for Revit. Live link from BIM to virtual...

    Freemium 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, texturing, lighting and rendering. The software uses a proprietary spline mesh technology to perform...

    Commercial Mac Windows

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    Twinmotion

    Designed by architects for architects, veteran visualization studio KA-RA has announced the release of Twinmotion®2, an award winning real-time studio that lets architects and designers create, edit and share interactive 3D...

    Commercial Windows

Houdini Comments

(germ.)Houdini ist definitiv das beste 3D Gesamtpaket.Sehr ...

Comment by wenzx
about Houdini Jun 2011

(germ.)Houdini ist definitiv das beste 3D Gesamtpaket.
Sehr interessant für VFX-Künstler.

Houdini is definitely the best 3D package.
Very interesting for VFX artists.

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