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. SculptGL is a browser-based 3d-modeling application.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • PortableApps.com
      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.

      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.

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      Some users think K-3D is a great alternative to Blender, some don't.


      • iPhone
      • iPad
      With ultimate simple user interface, you can create 3D model by using freehand sketch and directly apply painting to your 3D model without learning difficult texture mapping. Features: - 3D modeling and painting.

      Discontinued

      No longer available

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      • Mac
      • Windows
      • iPhone
      • Unity
      Shade 3D modeling, animation, rendering and effects is a complete, integrated solution for 3D artists, designers and film makers.
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    2. Piranha 8 is a high performance end to end editing and finishing solution for film and video professionals. Edit, composite, retouch, color grade and output using Piranha's lightning fast GPU architecture.

      Discontinued

      The program is no longer updated. Last version, 8.0.0-r3.3.21, released in 2013, can be still downloaded from the official website at http://ifxsoftware.com/downloads/piranha/index.php

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      • FreeProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      Hexagon delivers all the tools a graphic artist needs to create complete, detailed, textured 3D models ready to be rendered.

      Discontinued

      The addon is no longer updated. Last version, 2.5, can be still downloaded from the official website. DAZ 3D offers it as free since December 2017.

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      • Windows
      Silo Professional is the main version of Silo, which gives users access to everything Silo has to offer. This includes Silo's core modeling toolset, as well as advanced features for UV editing, displacement painting, re-topologization, and more.
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      • Mac
      • Windows
      • DAZ Studio
      Carrara 8.5 offers the latest in DAZ technology. Our software engineers have worked meticulously to ensure that the new features in Carrara 8.5 exceed the standard you've come to expect for Carrara. Carrara 8.
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      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      The future of 2d Animation.
    3. Vectary is the most accessible 3D and Augmented Reality design platform. Create an account for free online. No app download needed. Build immersive experiences for the real world. Publish 3D and Augmented Reality content to any website.
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      milangladis Easy to use online 3d editor with gallery of customizable 3D models
      Positive comment almost 5 years ago

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