Alternatives to Blender for all platforms with any license


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  • Sketchup icon


    SketchUp (formerly Google Sketchup) is a 3D modeling computer program for a wide range of drawing applications such as architectural, interior design, civil and...

    Freemium Mac Windows Web

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  • Adobe After Effects icon

    Adobe After Effects

    Adobe After Effects is a digital visual effects, motion graphics, and compositing application developed by Adobe Systems and used in the post-production process of...

    Commercial Mac Windows

    • Blender is for 3D Modeling contrary to After Effects.After Effects is for special effect on movie for example Guest • Jan 2016 • 3 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree
  • MakeHuman icon


    MakeHuman is a free, open source, interactive modeling tool for creating custom 3D human characters. These characters can be modeled in minutes and can then be used with...

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

    • It's just modeling tool for human characters while Blender is an 3D creation suite karlossss1996Jul 2017 • 3 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
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    Wings 3D

    Wings 3D is a subdivision modeler inspired by Nendo and Mirai from Izware. It is possible to assign materials, vertex color, UV coordinates and textures, but there...

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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    Autodesk Maya

    Autodesk Maya software is a powerful, integrated 3D modeling, animation, visual effects, and rendering solution. Maya addresses the challenges faced by everyone from...

    Commercial Mac Windows

  • Autodesk 3ds Max icon

    Autodesk 3ds Max

    Autodesk 3ds Max is a commerical computer aided design (CAD) application for the gaming industry.

    Commercial $ $ $ Windows

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    Art of Illusion

    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...

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • 3D-Coat icon


    3D-Coat is the one application that has all the tools you need to take your 3D idea from a block of digital clay all the way to a production ready, fully textured...

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux

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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...

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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    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...

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Blender Comments

alternative to Adobe Premiere Pro?

Comment by Xuul
about Blender and Adobe Premiere Pro · Nov 2015 · Helpful Not helpful

I quite often see people mention Blender as an alternative to Premiere Pro. Is that even close to true? Can Blender capture and edit video?

Looking better, and very promising. Still not quite a viable alternative imho.

Comment by peterstaack
about Blender · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful

I'm still learning the ropes in Blender, but I have to say I'm quite enjoying Blender - particularly the $0.00 price tag, compared to 3DS and Maya (I'm usually a generation or two behind because of the cost). Google Sketchup is interesting as well.

Comment by kddubb
about Blender · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful

Just added Blender as an alternative to AfterEffects. While Blender does things very differently than After Effects, it holds most if not all the the same type of functionality in it's full 3D editing environment, node-based compositing system, and video sequence editor.

Comment by Rockidr4
about Blender · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful

I've been learning to use blender, and while the interface is difficult to get use to, even at my remedial stage, I have a much easier time making something exactly how I want it than with other programs. If I had to pick a second favorite 3d program though, I would pick sculptris. I have achieved things with it that are comparable to what has been done with zbrushes, I just didn't pay anything for it.

Comment by Furgelnod
about Blender · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful

Blender is a brilliant 3D programme. Its full of features, but best of all open source; by far better than the like of 3ds Max. The only draw back I can really see for Blender is that the interface takes a lot of getting use too, but then again so do many of the commercial programmes.

Comment by enthdegree
about Blender · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful

Blender's VSE is one of the most stable video editors for the Linux platform. You might not think of Blender as a video editor, but it really does work quite well and is pretty powerful after you learn it.
It does have a rather steep learning curve, though. It's also a bit more resource intensive than other editing software.

Comment by genba
about Blender · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful

I've seen a lot of very nice results achieved with Blender, but it's quite hard to learn to use it for beginners. Anyway, I'm still keen to learn to use it, although I've also tried other easier programmes and like them.

Comment by JT
about Blender · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful

This should be tagged as 3d-graphics, too. Can we users do it?