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

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      Dead Deer is a 3D modeler, 3D game maker, and a 3D demo maker designed to create games. The scripting language allows you to code interactions in pseudo-C with the animation and synthesizes your rendering with your shaders.
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    1. Clara.io is a full-featured cloud-based 3D modeling, animation and rendering software tool that runs in your web browser. With Clara.io you can make complex 3D models, create beautiful photorealistic renderings, and share them without installing any software programs.
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    2. Metasequoia is a polygon modeler for 3DCG and game development. It provides you efficient modeling works. It is very easy to use and learn, and even a beginner of 3DCG will be able to manage it one day.
    3. ZModeler (or Zanoza Modeler) is a 3D modeling application. It is aimed at modelers who model for computer games such as 18 Wheels of Steel, Grand Theft Auto, Need for Speed, Midtown Madness or similar video games.
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    4. BluffTitler is a Windows desktop app for creating, rendering and playing 3D video effects. With BluffTitler you can create short, spectacular 3D animations: -video titles -intro videos -outros -bumpers -promos -special effects -logo animations
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      PhotoAnim is a free Windows program to edit and animate photos. Resulting animations and videos can be published on http://3dthis.com
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      RealFlow is a stand-alone application for fluid and dynamics simulation that allows easy, intuitive control and visualization of the behaviour of fluids and rigid bodies, and their interaction with a surrounding environment.
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    5. Sensei Format & the Blender Crash Course were created with each other in mind (blendersensei.com/blender-crash-course). The idea being, make Blender easier to learn and use.
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      Blender is awesome, but to technical for some users. Sensei Format makes it easier to use.
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    6. In Substance Alchemist, create, customize and manage entire libraries of 3D materials.
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      With Archipelis 3D, creating 3D content is accessible for everyone. No need to be an expert to create organic shapes and textured 3D models.
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