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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 Windows Linux BSD PortableApps.com Haiku ... AmigaOS MorphOS

    • 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 will be improvements in those features before Wings goes 1.0. ...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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

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  • 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 Windows Linux

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  • 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

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  • iClone icon

    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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    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...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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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

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

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

    • 3DTin is only for modeling, not animation. Guest • Jun 2015 Disagree   Agree
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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...

    Commercial Windows Android Android Tablet Windows Phone iPad

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  • 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

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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...

    Commercial Mac Windows

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

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux

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  • 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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  • 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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    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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    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 Windows Linux

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  • EasyToy icon

    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...

    Commercial 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

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

    Commercial Mac Windows

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  • CorelCAD

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

    Commercial Windows

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  • Cheetah 3d icon

    Cheetah 3d

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

    Commercial Mac

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  • Houdini icon

    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...

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux

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  • 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

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    • Discontinued Erain.com the developer of Swift 3D is no longer in business.
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    RealFlow

    RealFlow is a stand-alone application for fluid and dynamics simulation that allows easy, intuitive control and visualization of the behaviour of fluids and rigid bodies, and their interaction with a surrounding environment. RealFlow...

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux

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  • 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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    • Hexagon is only for modeling, not animation. Guest • Jun 2015 Disagree   Agree
  • 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 Carrara 8.5 exceed the standard you've come to expect for Carrara. Carrara 8.5 provides seamless...

    Commercial Mac Windows DAZ Studio

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  • Atlantia.tv icon

    Atlantia.tv

    Atlantia.tv is animation software which allows untrained users to quickly create 3D animated movies. The software removes many of the tedious aspects of animation by providing premade objects and automating character movement and...

    Freemium Web / Cloud

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  • Rocket 3F icon

    Rocket 3F

    Rocket 3F is polygonal modeller created for Concept Artists and Designers. Modeling with Rocket 3F is like drawing - very Simple and Inspiring! The Most important feature of Rocket 3F is Workflow! It is Fast Fun and Friendly!

    Free Windows

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  • 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 Windows Linux

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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Autodesk Maya Comments

Adding Microsoft HoloLens in the VR section

Comment by tvgoing1
about Autodesk Maya 16 hours ago

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

Verto Studio VR - https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/store/p/verto-studio-vr/9p32wn9sxn7r

Actiongram Beta - https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-hololens/en-us/apps/actiongram

RoboRaid - https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-hololens/en-us/apps/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.

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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 upgrade 2017

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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

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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:

http://usa.autodesk.com/adsk/servlet/pc/item?id=13583898&siteID=123112

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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.

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