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  • Blender icon


    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 Windows Linux BSD ... Haiku AmigaOS MorphOS

    • It is the best animation and 3d modeling software, it is also recommended for video editor since it also has this functionality ... Guest • Mar 2017 Disagree   Agree
    • Blender's speedy development, combined with its large feature set and photorealistic rendering, make it a worthy alternative to Maya, especially since it's totally Open and Free. Guest • Jul 2017 Disagree   Agree
    • It has all the 3D tools and it's very simple. Though could add some stuff like Extruding Guest • Jun 2015 Disagree   Agree
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    Wings 3D

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

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

    • Wings 3D only does modeling, it does not do animation. Guest • Jun 2015 Disagree   Agree
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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...

    Commercial Mac 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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    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...

    Open Source 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 fast renderer, sculpting, painting...

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux

  • iClone icon


    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...

    Freemium Windows

  • 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 and user-friendly meshing tool with...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • CorelCAD icon


    Discover the powerful and affordable CAD software that transforms 2D designs into 3D reality.

    Commercial Windows

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

    Freemium Web

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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...

    Commercial Windows Android Android Tablet Windows Phone iPad

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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...

    Open Source 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 other professional 3D applications...

    Commercial Mac Windows

  • Awakening icon


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

    Freemium Windows

Autodesk Maya Comments

Maya does support linux

Comment by abnud1
about Autodesk Maya · Apr 2017 · 1 Helpful

I don't see linux as one of the supported operating systems for this program, yes the 2016 version only supports centos 6.5 and redhat 6.5 WS so it may not work on other distros but still supports linux


Adding Microsoft HoloLens in the VR section

Comment by tvgoing1
about Autodesk Maya · Jan 2017 ·

There's a few great products available for someone that need to be added. a few are:

Verto Studio VR -

Actiongram Beta -

RoboRaid -

and I feel that there are more out there. It is different from the other VR sets, it doesn't forces on games but more on how to get i to the real world.


Good product

Comment by nephilimman
about Autodesk Maya · Dec 2016 ·

Autodesk Maya best software in the world, i know it not free but it's good program you have to try this now Autoesk maya changed and upgraded 2017

[Edited by nephilimman, February 02]


oh thx for the information i didnt know that maya do suppor ...

Comment by hero1900
about Autodesk Maya · Jun 2011 ·

oh thx for the information i didnt know that maya do support linux. thats a good news actually i am using ubuntu for one year now and i can do all things on it except flash i hope we will see it in future


It works on mostly Red Hat based linux systems, but can be ...

Comment by Aaron
about Autodesk Maya · Jun 2011 ·

It works on mostly Red Hat based linux systems, but can be used on ubuntu with enough tweaking. Here is the list of system requirements:


This is a very good program, it has been used in many of th ...

Comment by Aaron
about Autodesk Maya · Jun 2011 ·

This is a very good program, it has been used in many of the movies and games that I watch and play. It has some amazing features, like painting models.. as in being able to add models to a scene really quick and easy. Its particle engine is one of the best.. if not the best. I plan on using this and blender when I make a movie.