Free Blender Alternatives for Linux

There are many alternatives to Blender for Linux if you are looking to replace it. The most popular Linux alternative is Small Autodesk Maya iconAutodesk Maya. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try Small Wings 3D iconWings 3D or Small Natron iconNatron. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to Blender and many of them are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to Blender are Small Bforartists iconBforartists (Free, Open Source), Small 3D-Coat icon3D-Coat (Paid), Small MODO iconMODO (Paid) and Small Art of Illusion iconArt of Illusion (Free, Open Source).

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. If you're looking for more info about Blender like screenshots, reviews and comments you should visit our info page about it. Below you find the best alternatives.

The list of alternatives was last updated: 2/22/2020 8:58:00 AM

Alternatives to Blender for Linux with Free License

  • 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.

    • Simplistic modeling, excellent UV mapping interface, obj and gltf/glb export, great mouse interface. Buggy but the best free and simple 3d modeler. Guest • Jun 2020 Disagree   Agree
    • it makes really good models just like blender Guest • Mar 2020 Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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  • 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, rotoscoping, grading, animation via f-curves and 3rd party OpenFX plugin support. All contained within a familiar, intuitive interface with an XML based project file format.

    • 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 tvgoing1Jul 2015 • 7 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It does compositing too. If this isn't an alternative, you might want to take Nuke off as well Guest • Aug 2015 • 1 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Does not make programmable games but has keyframing and animation as well as graphics rendering Guest • Jul 2015 • 0 agrees and 3 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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  • 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. Bforartists is a fork of the popluar open source 3d software Blender. It can be used for modeling, UV mapping, texturing, rigging, skinning, animating, rendering, simulations, non-linear editing, compositing, physics etc. . And comes with Python for embedded scripting.

    • 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. Guest • Mar 2020 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Windows Linux Haiku AmigaOS MorphOS

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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 compatible with Java 5 or later. The current version is 3.0.3, released December 12, 2016. This version is both stable and powerful enough to be used for serious, high end animation work. Many of its capabilities rival those found in commercial programs.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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  • Armory

    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 to constantly export data from one to another. Behind the scenes, Armory is powered by open-source technology. Utilizing Kha - multimedia framework and Haxe - cross platform toolkit, to provide top class performance and portability.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux Blender

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  • Flowblade

    Flowblade is a multitrack non-linear video editor for Linux released under GPL 3 license. Flowblade is designed to provide a fast, precise and robust editing experience. Flowblade employs a film-style insert editing model as workflow. In insert editing clips are generally placed tightly after other clips when they are inserted on the timeline. Edits are fine tuned by trimming in and out points of clips or by cutting and deleting parts of clips.

    • Flowblade is movie editor, but its not software for 3D modeling. Guest • Mar 2017 • 6 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Linux

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  • Neobarok

    Free Neobarok is free. And the goal is to keep it free by crowdfunding its development and rewarding the backers with custom 3D models, materials, and art prints created in Neobarok. 3D Printing For now Neobarok exports objects in the common OBJ format, which can be transformed in specific formats for 3D printing (STL) with free online tools. In time, the tools for 3D printing will be directly available inside the software.

    Free Mac Windows Linux

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  • K-3D

    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 powerful package. K-3D excels at polygonal modeling, and includes basic tools for NURBS, patches, curves and animation.

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      According to the official website k-3d.org : The latest "source code" release is from November 2015. And the latest binary executable release is even older. According to its Sourceforge page ( https://sourceforge.net/projects/k3d/files/K-3D Win32 Binaries/ ), latest release is from june 2010.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux PortableApps.com

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  • GLC_Player

    GLC_Player is a software used to view 3D models (COLLADA 3DXML OBJ 3DS STL OFF and COFF format are supported) and to navigate easily in these models. With the album management, capture and multi-capture capabilities, HTML export and navigation possibilities, GLC_Player is the most accurate tool to review a lot of 3D models in. GLC_Player is a cross-platform application (Mac, Linux and Windows). GLC_Player is a Qt4 application and uses GLC_Lib.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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  • 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. FEATURES - Auto UV unwrapping - Auto rigging with PBR Material support - Pose and motion authoring all in one - No experience needed, just good reference photos

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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