What are the best Blender alternatives?

    Blender is described as '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' and is a leading 3D Modeler in the Photos & Graphics category. There are more than 100 alternatives to Blender for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, Online / Web-based and iPad. The best alternative is Autodesk Maya. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try Wings 3D or Natron. Other great apps like Blender are Autodesk 3ds Max (Paid), Cinema 4D (Paid), Bforartists (Free, Open Source) and VRoid Studio (Free).

    This page was last updated Oct 11, 2021

    1. 3DTin is a browser based 3D modelling tool.

      Discontinued

      Project discontinued in 2016

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      Free for a limited time! With Autodesk® 123D™ Sculpt you can sculpt and paint interesting and realistic 3D shapes.

      Discontinued

      Autodesk has discontinued their line of 123d apps.

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    2. LipService is a powerful multi-resolution subdivision surface sculpting, rigging and animation system built into a Maya plugin.
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      GiD is a universal, adaptive and user-friendly pre and postprocessor for numerical simulations in science and engineering.
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      BricsCAD Shape lets you create without limits. Sculpt your ideas in solids from the start. It’s the power of free-form modeling with full CAD accuracy.
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      How to make Lightsaber special effects! Open the vido or picture you want to edit. From the menu select Effects > Laser Glow. Click on the picture to add points. Right click (or ctrl+click) to remove them.
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    3. An easy and simple solution to create 3D Objects from Vectorgraphics. If you want to create 3D objects for videogames, 3D printing or animation but do not want to use common sculpting or other 3D design tools then try PlastiSketch. It is not only free but also easy to use.
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      Now3D is a freeware program for Windows platform written in Visual Basic 6.
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      • Steam
      3D modelling software for artists. An easy to pick up, fast, non-technical modelling tool, ideal for first time 3D modellers. Draw in 3D, Sculpt and Paint.
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    4. Paint in 3d across texture seams with ease. Choose from clone & projection tools, paint from a photo resource, make seamless tiles, sculpt existing models with chisels or hammers or make new morphs,.
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