Autodesk 3ds Max Alternatives for Mac

    Autodesk 3ds Max is not available for Mac but there are plenty of alternatives that runs on macOS with similar functionality. The best Mac alternative 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 many of them are available for Mac so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Mac alternatives to Autodesk 3ds Max are SketchUp (Freemium), Autodesk Maya (Paid), Cinema 4D (Paid) and Rhinoceros (Paid).

    This page was last updated May 21, 2021

    1. Asset Forge allows anyone to create 3D models and 2D sprites using building blocks. Finished assets are compatible with most available game engines.
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    2. 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 compatible with Java 5 or later.
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      Art of Illusion vs Autodesk 3ds Max opinions
      Some users think Art of Illusion is a great alternative to Autodesk 3ds Max, some don't.
      I love java and will start to develop a fork of this project.
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    3. Hexagon delivers all the tools a graphic artist needs to create complete, detailed, textured 3D models ready to be rendered.

      Discontinued

      The addon is no longer updated. Last version, 2.5, can be still downloaded from the official website. DAZ 3D offers it as free since December 2017.

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      • DAZ Studio
      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.
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      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, re-topologization, and more.
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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 powerful package.

      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.

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      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.
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      BodyPaint 3D - For all Your 3D Painting Needs.
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    4. Designed by architects for architects, veteran visualization studio KA-RA has announced the release of Twinmotion®2, an award winning real-time studio that lets architects and designers create, edit and share interactive 3D models.
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      Enhance your visual communication expertise with the precision of superior 2D drafting and 3D design tools available in CorelCAD™ 2019. It’s the smart, affordable solution for drawing detailed elements in technical design. With native .
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