Open Source Blender Alternatives

    The best open source alternative to Blender is Wings 3D, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to Blender and many of them is open source so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting open source alternatives to Blender are Natron (Free, Open Source), Bforartists (Free, Open Source), Armory (Free, Open Source) and Art of Illusion (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Jul 30, 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 about 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 about 6 years ago

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      It's not for Composing in 3D!
      Negative comment about 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 almost 6 years ago

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      Does not make programmable games but has keyframing and animation as well as graphics rendering
      Positive comment about 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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    4. 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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    5. 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.
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      Art of Illusion vs Blender opinions
      Most users think Art of Illusion is a great alternative to Blender.
      Easy to use and figure out.
      Positive comment about 1 year ago

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      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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      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.
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      this is just a 3d model viewer
      Negative comment almost 3 years ago

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      GLC Player is a model viewer
      Negative comment over 5 years ago

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    6. 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 over 4 years ago

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      Mandelbulber is an experimental application that helps to make rendering 3D Mandelbrot fractals much more accessible.
    7. SculptGL is a browser-based 3d-modeling application.
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