Free Blender Alternatives

    The best free alternative to Blender is Wings 3D, which is also Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to Blender and loads of them is free so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting free alternatives to Blender are Natron (Free, Open Source), Bforartists (Free, Open Source), VRoid Studio (Free) and Shapr3D (Freemium).

    This page was last updated Oct 11, 2021

    1. 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 will be improvements in those features before Wings goes 1.0.
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      Wings 3D vs Blender opinions
      Most users think Wings 3D is a great alternative to Blender.
      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 over 1 year ago

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      it makes really good models just like blender
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

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    2. 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.
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      Natron vs Blender opinions
      This alternative is disputed. Natron is still a legitimate alternative to Blender, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
      tvgoing1 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 over 6 years ago

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      It's not for Composing in 3D!
      Negative comment over 1 year ago

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      It does compositing too. If this isn't an alternative, you might want to take Nuke off as well
      Positive comment over 6 years ago

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      Does not make programmable games but has keyframing and animation as well as graphics rendering
      Positive comment over 6 years ago

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    3. Bforartists is a complete 3D suite to create 3D content. It offers you the full 3D art pipeline to create game graphics, prerendered movies and stills.
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      Bforartists vs Blender opinions
      Most users think Bforartists is a great alternative to Blender.
      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 over 1 year ago

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      • FreeProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Android Tablet
      • iPad
      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 as the production 3DCG animation and games.
      VRoid Studio vs Blender opinions
      Almost everyone thinks VRoid Studio is a great alternative to Blender.
      Its a 3D character maker, not a 3D modeling tool
      Negative comment 5 months ago

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      It is a dress up game rather than a 3d model making software
      Negative comment 9 months ago

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    4. Shapr3D is a revolutionary 3D modeling software created exclusively for your iPad Pro and your Apple Pencil. Shapr3D is the only truly mobile CAD app - a quick but precise way to create 3D models for engineering, design, 3D prints, and more.
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      Shapr3D vs Blender opinions
      Most users think Shapr3D is a great alternative to Blender.
      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 about 1 year ago

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    5. Tinkercad is a super easy-to-use, browser based 3D design tool. With Tinkercad you can create 3D printable items: toys to play with, decoration to light up your home or jewelry to express yourself. You dream it, you can make it!
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    6. Armory is an open-source 3D game engine with full Blender integration, turning it into a complete game development tool. The result is a unified workflow from start to finish, making you work faster. No more jumping between different applications.
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    7. Free video-editing and video-composition software in one, with the option of buying fx-packs.
    8. Flowblade is a multitrack non-linear video editor for Linux released under GPL 3 license.
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      Flowblade vs Blender opinions
      This alternative is disputed. Flowblade is still a legitimate alternative to Blender, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
      Flowblade is movie editor, but its not software for 3D modeling.
      Negative comment almost 5 years ago

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    9. Unlike most 3D software, where 3D objects are usually created from scratch, DAZ Studio is designed to allow users to manipulate "ready to use" models and figures.
      Most users think DAZ 3D is a great alternative to Blender.
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