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    Blender

    Blender is the free open source 3D content creation suite, available for all major operating systems under the GNU General Public License.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD PortableApps.com Haiku AmigaOS MorphOS

    • Free and very powerful alternative to any 3D program. Guest • May 2016 • 3 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It is free, its video editor is very easy to use, besides that with each update improves enormously and does not occupy much disk space like others. Guest • May 2017 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Multi purpose, great for modeling, animation and it's getting better on UVs. Cool community and careful developers bilaldjaghoutMay 2017 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It is really powerfull. It is only a 100 MB file (3ds Max is 1+ GB file). It really really requires low resources from a modest PC. Its is free! Guest • Jun 2017 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
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    Sketchup

    SketchUp (formerly Google Sketchup) is a 3D modeling computer program for a wide range of drawing applications such as architectural, interior design, civil and...

    Freemium Mac Windows Web

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    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...

    Commercial Mac Windows

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    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 Java Virtual Machine which is...

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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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...

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux PortableApps.com

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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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    Rhinoceros

    Rhino can create, edit, analyze, document, render, animate, and translate NURBS* curves, surfaces, and solids, point clouds, and polygon meshes. There are no limits on...

    Commercial Mac Windows

  • 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...

    Commercial Mac Windows

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    CrackArt

    CrackArt is a free open source 3D paint and texturing application that includes Texture Painting, Texture Baking, Procedural Materials and Textures, and much more. ...

    Free Open Source Windows

    • Discontinued The domain is long dead and the SourceForge project has not been updated since 2013.
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    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...

    Free Personal Mac Windows iPad

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    • Discontinued Autodesk has discontinued their line of 123d apps.
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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...

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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    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...

    Freemium Web

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    GLC_Player

    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 in these models. With the album...

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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Autodesk 3ds Max Comments

Comment by Aaron
about Autodesk 3ds Max · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful

Its a good program, but I found it to be slow and lacking in features. You have to pay a lot of money just for the program, but it is like a skeleton program. You would then have to spend more money just to get the plugins to do what you want to do. Thats why when I found Blender I was extremely pleased because, Blender can do more than this program can be default. At least in my opinion.

yeah you are right

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