Alternatives to LightWave 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

  • 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

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    Autodesk Maya

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

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux

  • 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

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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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    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

  • Sketchfab icon

    Sketchfab

    Sketchfab is the first web service to publish interactive 3D content online in real-time without plugins. Every new format has its...

    Freemium Web / Cloud

  • 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

  • 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

  • Silo icon

    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

  • Houdini icon

    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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    iClone

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

    Freemium Windows

  • Cheetah 3d icon

    Cheetah 3d

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

    Commercial Mac

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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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  • 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

  • OpenFX icon

    OpenFX

    OpenFX is an Open-Source 3D modeling, animation and rendering suite. A powerful feature-set includes a full renderer and raytrace...

    Open Source Windows

  • Awakening icon

    Awakening

    Awakening is a powerful professional real-time 3D solution. With it, you can easily create eye-catching interactive 3D presentations...

    Freemium Windows

  • 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

  • Fragmentarium icon

    Fragmentarium

    Fragmentarium is an open source, cross-platform IDE for exploring pixel based graphics on the GPU. It is inspired by Adobe's...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • 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...

    Commercial Windows

  • 3DTin icon

    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

  • MachStudio Pro icon

    MachStudio Pro Discontinued

    Realtime 3D graphics on your desktop MachStudio Pro revolutionizes the 3D visualization production pipeline by placing the power of...

    Free Windows

  • trueSpace icon

    trueSpace Discontinued

    trueSpace is a free fully-featured 3D authoring package that will let you model, texture, light, animate and render 3D content. As...

    Free 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

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    3DCrafter

    3DCrafter (formerly 3D Canvas) is a real-time 3D modeling and animation tool that incorporates an intuitive drag-and-drop approach to...

    Freemium 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...

    Freemium 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Moonlight|3D icon

    Moonlight|3D

    Moonlight|3D is a free modern, flexible and extensible modelling and animation tool developed by a small but dedicated team. ...

    Open Source Windows Linux