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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, Autodesk Maya, Cinema 4D and Rhinoceros.

Autodesk 3ds Max alternatives are mainly 3D Modelers but may also be VFX Software or 3D Animators. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Autodesk 3ds Max.
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3D modeling and rendering software for design visualization, games, and animations.

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    Animation Master

    • Mac
    • Windows

    Animation:Master is a 3D character animation application offered by Hash, Inc. that includes tools for modeling, rigging, animating, texturing, lighting and rendering.

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    Autodesk Alias Design

    • Mac
    • Windows

    Purpose-built for industrial designers and creative professionals, digital modelers/sculptors, and automotive/transportation designers, Autodesk® Alias® industrial design software products—Autodesk® Alias® Design, Autodesk® Alias® Surface, and...

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    Blacksmith3D-Paint

    • Mac
    • Windows

    3D paint application available as a stand-alone or part of Blacksmith3D-Suite.

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    Sculptura

    • Mac
    • iPad

    With an advanced clay engine and artist-tested tools, Sculptura is the most intuitive and powerful 3D sculpting app ever designed for your iPad. Sculpt engaging characters, ghastly monsters, or even intriguing abstract art anywhere you are.

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    messiahStudio

    • Mac
    • Windows

    messiahStudio is a powerful animation & rendering software package specifically designed to handle the most demanding character animation & rendering needs.

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    FumeFX

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Autodesk 3ds Max
    • Autodesk Maya

    FumeFX is a powerful fluid dynamics plugin for Autodesk 3ds max and Maya, designed for simulation and rendering of realistic fire, smoke, explosions and other gaseous phenomena.

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    GroBoto

    • Mac
    • Windows

    Braid Art Labs has released a new version of GroBoto, its organic art software, positioning the package more as a general-purpose modelling tool.

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