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    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. 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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    2. Free video-editing and video-composition software in one, with the option of buying fx-packs.

    3. 3D-Coat is the one application that has all the tools you need to take your 3D idea from a block of digital clay all the way to a production ready, fully textured organic or hard surface model.
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      Most users think 3D-Coat is a great alternative to Blender.
    4. Rhino can create, edit, analyze, document, render, animate, and translate NURBS* curves, surfaces, and solids, point clouds, and polygon meshes. There are no limits on complexity, degree, or size beyond those of your hardware.
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    5. MODO is a fully featured 3D content creation application, famous primarily for it's modelling capabilities, MODO also offers a fast renderer, sculpting, painting, dynamics and animation tools.
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      Most users think MODO is a great alternative to Blender.

    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 almost 5 years ago

      • Windows
      • Android
      • Android Tablet
      • Windows Phone
      • iPad
      3D Model Maker lets you create virtual 3D models in your computer. You can create anything your imagination can think of. (Not limited to simple cubes or blocks like some apps!) It uses meshes of polygons just like they used in Toy Story.


      It has not been updated for iPad in a long time, and it doesn't work on iOS 11

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      Almost everyone thinks 3D Model Maker is a great alternative to Blender.
    7. 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.
      Most users think DAZ 3D is a great alternative to Blender.
    8. Houdini covers all the major areas of 3D production, including: * Modeling - All standard geometry entities including Polygons, (Hierarchical) NURBs/Bezier Curves/Patches & Trims, Metaballs * Animation - Keyframed animation and raw channel manipulation (CHOPs), motion...
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    9. 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 over 1 year ago

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