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. 3D morphing application available as a stand-alone or part of Blacksmith3D-Suite.
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      • Windows
      • Linux
      Archipelis Designer is a software that creates 3D models in a different manner: it's possible to create a 3D model simply and quickly by drawing it. Just draw the contour of the various shapes of the model (for example the head, the body, legs...
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    2. 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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    3. 3D paint application available as a stand-alone or part of Blacksmith3D-Suite.
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      • 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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    4. messiahStudio is a powerful animation & rendering software package specifically designed to handle the most demanding character animation & rendering needs.
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      • 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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      • 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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