Blender Alternatives

The most popular alternative is Autodesk Maya. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try Wings 3D or Natron. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to Blender so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Blender alternatives are Autodesk 3ds Max (Paid), Cinema 4D (Paid), ZBrush (Paid) and Bforartists (Free, Open Source).

The list of alternatives was last updated on Nov 10, 2020

  • Professional, cross-platform 3D modeling, animation, rendering and visual FX for games, TV, films and more.
    Most users think this is great alternative to Blender.
  • Wings 3D is a subdivision modeler inspired by Nendo and Mirai from Izware.
    Most users think this is great alternative to Blender.
    • Free • Open Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    Gu
    Simplistic modeling, excellent UV mapping interface, obj and gltf/glb export, great mouse interface. Buggy but the best free and simple 3d modeler.

    Positive comment • 6 months ago

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    Gu
    it makes really good models just like blender

    Positive comment • 8 months ago

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  • Autodesk 3ds Max, formerly 3D Studio and 3D Studio Max, is a professional 3D computer graphics program for making 3D animations, models, games and images.
    Most users think this is great alternative to Blender.
  • Natron is an open source, cross platform nodal compositing application. It is built around industry standard open source tech such as OpenFX, OpenEXR, OpenColorIO and OpenImageIO.
    This alternative is disputed. It's still a legit alternative but it might have some issues that some users think is important.
    • Free • Open Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    tvgoing130735
    it does not build 3d models, it has no game design, natron is mostly use for videos, and it doesnt allow 3d models in the program

    Negative comment • more than a year ago

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    Gu
    It does compositing too. If this isn't an alternative, you might want to take Nuke off as well

    Positive comment • more than a year ago

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    Gu
    Does not make programmable games but has keyframing and animation as well as graphics rendering

    Positive comment • more than a year ago

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  • Cinema 4D is a 3D modeling, animation, motion graphics and rendering application.
    Most users think this is great alternative to Blender.
    • Mac
    • Windows
    er
    Cinema 4D is a professional alternative to Blender the only other contender is Maya but I consider Cinema 4D to be the best non-free 3D editor suite out there.

    Positive comment • more than a year ago

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  • IDEAS BORN IN CLAY. ZBrush is a digital sculpting and painting program that has revolutionized the 3D industry with its powerful features and intuitive workflows. Built with in...
    Almost everyone think this is great alternative to Blender.
  • Bforartists is a fork of Blender. It comes with the same features, but with an improved UI and usability.
    Most users think this is great alternative to Blender.
    • Free • Open Source
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Haiku
    • AmigaOS
    • MorphOS
    Gu
    It is the most direct match up to blender on this list and is easier to use too. It has the exact same feature set too.

    Positive comment • 9 months ago

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  • Shapr3D is a revolutionary 3D modeling software created exclusively for your iPad Pro and your Apple Pencil.
    Most users think this is great alternative to Blender.
    • Freemium
    • iPad
    Gu
    good application, but the lack of actual modeling tools and freemium aspect make it not that great, maybe a good app for 3d printing, but nowhere near the level of blender

    Negative comment • 7 days ago

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  • pixiv has released "VRoid Studio", a character maker that allows users to create, in easy steps, 3D model characters which can be used in various VR\AR platforms as well...
    Almost everyone think this is great alternative to Blender.
    • Free
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
  • 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 organic or hard surface model.