Open Source Autodesk 3ds Max Alternatives

    The best open source alternative to Autodesk 3ds Max is Blender, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to Autodesk 3ds Max and ten of them is open source so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting open source alternatives to Autodesk 3ds Max are Bforartists (Free, Open Source), GLC_Player (Free, Open Source), Art of Illusion (Free, Open Source) and K-3D (Free, Open Source).

    The list of alternatives was last updated May 21, 2021

    Platforms

    • Windows
    • Mac
    • Linux
    • Autodesk 3ds Max
    • iPad
    • Online
    • iPhone
    • Steam
    • PortableApps.com
    • Haiku
    • Android
    • Windows Phone
    • DAZ Studio
    • Figma
    • madewitharkit
    • AR Core
    • Chrome OS
    • Android Tablet
    • BSD
    • WebGL

    Features

    • 3D modelling
    • Animation
    • Rendering
    • Texturing
    • 3d animation
    • 3D Sculpting
    • Keyframe animation
    • Real-time
    • 3d renderer
    • 3ds Max Integration
    • 3d sketching
    • Texture painting
    • Animations
    • 3d printing
    • HD-Rendering
    • Real time rendering
    • Support for scripting
    • Rendering with graphics card
    • Real time collaboration
    • Portable

    License

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    • Free
    • Open Source
    • Paid
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    • 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. View 142 alternatives to Blender
      Almost everyone thinks Blender is a great alternative to Autodesk 3ds Max.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • BSD
      • PortableApps.com
      • Haiku
      • Steam
      Blender vs Autodesk 3ds Max
      pros, cons and recent comments
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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  almost 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  about 4 years ago

      6
      Blender is free but is hard to use
      Top negative comment  over 4 years ago

      1
      Lower learning curve and high usability.
      Positive comment 6 months ago

      0
      mediaholdings It's free and there is a lot of information available on the internet to learn it.
      Positive comment almost 2 years ago

      0
      cdcsdces the most powerful, actively developing
      Positive comment about 3 years ago

      1
      zakirshikhli it is free, very powerful. lots of tutorials, lots of render engines, active development.
      Positive comment over 3 years ago

      1
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    • Bforartists is a fork of Blender. It comes with the same features, but with an improved UI and usability. View 78 alternatives to Bforartists
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Haiku
      • AmigaOS
      • MorphOS
      Bforartists vs Autodesk 3ds Max
      pros, cons and recent comments
      hamadaspider i learn blender with this software , many thanx for devolp
      Positive comment about 3 years ago

      1


    • 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. View 26 alternatives to GLC_Player
      No screenshots yet
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      GLC_Player vs Autodesk 3ds Max
      pros, cons and recent comments
      It is only a viewer, and not a modeler.
      Negative comment over 4 years ago

      0
    • Art of Illusion is a free, open source 3D modelling and rendering studio. View 33 alternatives to Art of Illusion
      Some users think Art of Illusion is a great alternative to Autodesk 3ds Max, some don't.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      Art of Illusion vs Autodesk 3ds Max
      pros, cons and recent comments
      I love java and will start to develop a fork of this project.
      Positive comment over 2 years ago

      1
    • K-3D is free-as-in-freedom 3D modeling and animation software. View 53 alternatives to K-3D

      Discontinued

      According to the official website k-3d.org :
      The latest "source code" release is from November 2015. And the latest binary executable release is even older. According to its Sourceforge page ( https://sourceforge.net/projects/k3d/files/K-3D Win32 Binaries/ ), latest release is from june 2010.

      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • PortableApps.com


    • Gmsh is a 3D finite element grid generator with a build-in CAD engine and post-processor. View 31 alternatives to Gmsh
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
    • CrackArt is a free open source 3D paint and texturing application that includes Texture Painting, Texture Baking, Procedural Materials and Textures, and much more. View 38 alternatives to CrackArt

      Discontinued

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

      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
    • Dead Deer is a 3D modeler, 3D game maker, and a 3D demo maker designed to create games. View 123 alternatives to Dead Deer
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Windows Phone
      • Daydream
    • 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. View 54 alternatives to DeleD CE
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
    • OpenFX is an open-source, free modeling and animation studio, distributed under the GNU General Public License. View 51 alternatives to OpenFX
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
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