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ANSA Alternatives

ANSA is described as 'advanced multidisciplinary CAE pre-processing tool that provides all the necessary functionality for full-model build up, from CAD data to ready-to-run solver input file, in a single integrated environment' and is an app. There are more than 10 alternatives to ANSA for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, Android and Android Tablet. The best alternative is Blender, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like ANSA are picoCAD, Gmsh, MeshMagic 3D Modeling Software and SALOME.

ANSA alternatives are mainly 3D Modelers but may also be CAD Software or 3D Animators. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of ANSA.
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  1. Blender icon

    Blender

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • PortableApps.com
    • Haiku
    • Steam
    148 alternatives to Blender 

    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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    1.  3D SculptingBlender offers tools to push, pull, smooth, grab or pinch to manipulate a 3D model.
    2.  Keyframe AnimationCompositions can be keyframed in Blender, allowing you to change the parameters over time.
    3.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsBlender can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    4.  Animation RiggingBlender supports bone structures to manipulate a 3D model like a puppet for animation.
    5.  Node BasedBlender supports node editing, a form of visual programming that gives you full control over the rendering.
    6.  Physically-Based RenderingPrecise rendering method for Blender to represent of how light interacts with material properties.
    7.  Motion CaptureYou can capture and modify/animate faces, gestures, movements or objects within the Blender.
    8.  Parametric ModelingBlender can change the shape of model geometry as soon as the dimension value is modified.
    9.  Support for scriptingBlender supports scripts and macros to automate or customize tasks.
    Cycles is Blender’s ray-trace based production render engine.
    Strong support of subdivision and displacement with Adaptive subdivision, Catmull-Clark and linear schemes, Displacement and Bump mapping.
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    picoCAD

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    139 alternatives to picoCAD 

    picoCAD is a program to build and texture lowpoly 3D models. Programs for modelling are overly complicated, picoCAD aims to make it fun, easy, and accessible by focusing on the bare essentials. This program was made using pico 8.

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    Gmsh

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    31 alternatives to Gmsh 

    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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    MeshMagic 3D Modeling Software

    101 alternatives to MeshMagic 3D Modeling Software 

    Working with 3D files using MeshMagic free 3D modelling software is intuitive. Quickly draw a 2D design and expand it to a 3D mesh. Import an existing STL file or other 3D file and modify it.

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    SALOME

    • Windows
    • Linux
    23 alternatives to SALOME 

    SALOME can be used as standalone application for generation of CAD models, their preparation for numerical calculations and post-processing of the calculation results. SALOME can also be used as a platform for integration of the external third-party numerical codes to produce a...

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    MagicaCSG

    139 alternatives to MagicaCSG 

    A lightweight signed distance field editor and renderer.

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  7. PhotoAnim

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows
    90 alternatives to PhotoAnim 

    PhotoAnim is a free Windows program to edit and animate photos. Resulting animations and videos can be published on http://3dthis.com.

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    Dead Deer

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    121 alternatives to Dead Deer 

    Dead Deer is a 3D modeler, 3D game maker, and a 3D demo maker designed to create games.

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    Sensei Format

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Blender
    125 alternatives to Sensei Format 

    Sensei Format & the Blender Crash Course were created with each other in mind (blendersensei.com/blender-crash-course). The idea being, make Blender easier to learn and use. Sensei Format removes tedious and difficult to remember steps from hundreds of common 3D modeling and...

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    1.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsSensei Format can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    2.  3D SculptingSensei Format offers tools to push, pull, smooth, grab or pinch to manipulate a 3D model.
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    3D Model Maker

    • Windows
    • Android
    • Android Tablet
    • Windows Phone
    • iPad
    103 alternatives to 3D Model Maker 

    3D Model Maker lets you create virtual 3D models in your computer. You can create anything your imagination can think of. (Not limited to simple cubes or blocks like some apps!) It uses meshes of polygons just like they used in Toy Story.

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    Discontinued

    It has not been updated for iPad in a long time, and it doesn't work on iOS 11

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