Autodesk 3ds Max Alternatives

    Autodesk 3ds Max is described as 'Overview' and is a well-known app in the Photos & Graphics category. There are more than 50 alternatives to Autodesk 3ds Max for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, Autodesk 3ds Max and iPad. The best alternative is Blender, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Autodesk 3ds Max are SketchUp (Freemium), Autodesk Maya (Paid), Cinema 4D (Paid) and Bforartists (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated May 21, 2021

    1. Blender is the free and open-source 3D creation suite. It supports the entirety of the 3D pipeline—modeling, rigging, animation, simulation, rendering, compositing, video editing, and motion tracking.
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      Blender vs Autodesk 3ds Max opinions
      Almost everyone thinks Blender is a great alternative to Autodesk 3ds Max.
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      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!
      Top positive comment  over 4 years ago

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      bilaldjaghout Multi purpose, great for modeling, animation and it's getting better on UVs. Cool community and careful developers
      Top positive comment  over 4 years ago

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      Blender is free but is hard to use
      Top negative comment  over 4 years ago

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      Lower learning curve and high usability.
      Positive comment 11 months ago

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      mediaholdings It's free and there is a lot of information available on the internet to learn it.
      Positive comment about 2 years ago

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      cdcsdces the most powerful, actively developing
      Positive comment over 3 years ago

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      zakirshikhli it is free, very powerful. lots of tutorials, lots of render engines, active development.
      Positive comment over 3 years ago

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    2. SketchUp (formerly Google Sketchup) is a 3D modeling computer program for a wide range of drawing applications such as architectural, interior design, civil and mechanical engineering, film, and video game design—and available in a freeware version, SketchUp Make, and a paid...
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      Some users think SketchUp is a great alternative to Autodesk 3ds Max, some don't.


    3. Autodesk Maya software is a powerful, integrated 3D modeling, animation, visual effects, and rendering solution.
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      Most users think Autodesk Maya is a great alternative to Autodesk 3ds Max.
    4. CINEMA 4D is a commercial, cross-platform, high-end 3-D graphics application, produced by MAXON Computer GmbH of Friedrichsdorf, Germany.
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      Most users think Cinema 4D is a great alternative to Autodesk 3ds Max.
    5. Bforartists is a complete 3D suite to create 3D content. It offers you the full 3D art pipeline to create game graphics, prerendered movies and stills.
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      hamadaspider i learn blender with this software , many thanx for devolp
      Positive comment over 3 years ago

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    6. 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 complexity, degree, or size beyond those of your hardware.
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    7. 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 and raw channel manipulation (CHOPs), motion...
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    8. 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.
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    9. 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!
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      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.
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      It is only a viewer, and not a modeler.
      Negative comment over 4 years ago

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