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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, Bforartists, Hitfilm Express and VRoid Studio.

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

    Wings 3D

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    55 alternatives to 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 will be improvements in those features before Wings goes 1.0.

    There is no support in Wings for doing animations.

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    1.  Keyframe AnimationCompositions can be keyframed in Wings 3D, allowing you to change the parameters over time.
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    Wings 3D vs Blender opinions
    Most users think Wings 3D is a great alternative to Blender.
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    Why work on another project when you can contribute to an already great one (Blender) and improve upon it, I am sure that there are tons of feature that the developer of this free open source could've added to the community without having to reinvent the wheel, unless they have a different vision and philosophy for 3D that I am not aware of.

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    Simplistic modeling, excellent UV mapping interface, obj and gltf/glb export, great mouse interface.

    Buggy but the best free and simple 3d modeler.

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    it makes really good models just like blender

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    Natron

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    21 alternatives to Natron 

    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. The feature set includes realtime playback/RAM cache, multi-threaded rendering, 2d tracking...

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    1.  Node BasedNatron supports node editing, a form of visual programming that gives you full control over the rendering.
    2.  Keyframe AnimationCompositions can be keyframed in Natron, allowing you to change the parameters over time.
    3.  PortableNatron can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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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.
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    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

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

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

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    It's not for Composing in 3D!

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  3. Bforartists icon

    Bforartists

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    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Haiku
    • AmigaOS
    • MorphOS
    78 alternatives to Bforartists 

    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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    1.  Motion CaptureYou can capture and modify/animate faces, gestures, movements or objects within the Bforartists.
    2.  Keyframe AnimationCompositions can be keyframed in Bforartists, allowing you to change the parameters over time.
    3.  LightweightBforartists consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    4.  3D SculptingBforartists offers tools to push, pull, smooth, grab or pinch to manipulate a 3D model.
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    Bforartists vs Blender opinions
    Most users think Bforartists is a great alternative to Blender.
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    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.

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    Hitfilm Express

    • Mac
    • Windows
    93 alternatives to Hitfilm Express 

    HitFilm Express is a free editor & compositor for Mac & PC. Includes over 410 powerful effects & presets.

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    1.  Support for LayersHitfilm Express supports the organization of elements through a hierarchical order that can be manipulated/viewed independently.
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    VRoid Studio

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    • Android
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    • Steam
    43 alternatives to VRoid Studio 

    VRoid Studio is a 3D character creation software developed for you to freely express yourself, even without 3D modeling expertise. The software is easy-to-use. Even first-time users can fully enjoy the software by picking preset items and playing around with the parameters’...

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    VRoid Studio vs Blender opinions
    Almost everyone thinks VRoid Studio is a great alternative to Blender.
    Guest

    It is a dress up game rather than a 3d model making software

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    Its a 3D character maker, not a 3D modeling tool

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    It is not a 3D modeling Softwore It's a 3D Character (avatar) Creator

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    It’s not a 3D modeling or animation rendering application. It’s an avatar creator

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  6. Shapr3D icon

    Shapr3D

    • iPad
    • Windows
    • Mac
    45 alternatives to Shapr3D 

    Shapr3D is a revolutionary 3D modeling software created exclusively for your iPad Pro and your Apple Pencil.

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    Most users think Shapr3D is a great alternative to Blender.
    Guest

    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

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  7. Dust3D icon

    Dust3D

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    4 alternatives to Dust3D 

    Dust3D is a cross-platform open-source modeling software. It helps you create a 3D watertight model in seconds. Use it to speed up your character modeling in game making, 3D printing, and so on.

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    Autodesk Tinkercad

    • Online
    70 alternatives to Autodesk Tinkercad 

    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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    Armory 3D

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Blender
    33 alternatives to Armory 3D 

    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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    DAZ 3D

    • Mac
    • Windows
    24 alternatives to DAZ 3D 

    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. It is aimed at users who are interested in posing human figures for illustrations and animation, but who...

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    1.  Keyframe AnimationCompositions can be keyframed in DAZ 3D, allowing you to change the parameters over time.
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    Most users think DAZ 3D is a great alternative to Blender.
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