Open Source Blender Alternatives

The most popular alternative 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 so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Blender alternatives are Natron (Free, Open Source), Bforartists (Free, Open Source), Armory (Free, Open Source) and Art of Illusion (Free, Open Source).

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

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 • 8 months ago

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  • 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.
  • Art of Illusion is a free, open source 3D modelling and rendering studio.
    • Free • Open Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
  • Flowblade is a multitrack non-linear video editor for Linux released under GPL 3 license.
    • Free • Open Source
    • Linux
    Gu
    Flowblade is movie editor, but its not software for 3D modeling.

    Negative comment • more than a 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.
    • Free • Open Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
  • 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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    • Free • Open Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
  • Mandelbulber is an experimental application that helps to make rendering 3D Mandelbrot fractals much more accessible.
    • Free • Open Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
  • K-3D is free-as-in-freedom 3D modeling and animation software.

    Discontinued

    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