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

      • FreeOpen Source
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      BioBlender is a software package built on the open-source 3D modeling software Blender.
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      • Windows
      3DSimED is a Windows DirectX application allowing the creation and visualization of models from many racing sim formats. Models can be exported to Assetto Corsa, Automobilista, rFactor 2 (and 1), GTR2, Race 07, GTL, N2003 and many other games.
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      • Online
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      helps you capture building design concepts digitally anytime, anywhere ideas strike. Use real-world site information to help create forms in context and support early design decisions with real building data.
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      d3D Sculptor is a digital sculpting tool that combines 3D modeling, texturing and painting. d3D offers tools to push, pull, extrude, move, rotate, stretch, or otherwise manipulate a digital object as if it were made of a real-life substance such as clay.
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      3D texturing tool. It supports, .3DS, .X, .OBJ, .LWO and .B3D

      Discontinued

      This is legacy software, still available for download, but will not be updated.

    2. DeleD is a 3D modeler and level-editor combined into one. It focuses at game development and is specifically designed to create static objects/worlds.
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      • FreeProprietary
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      • Windows
      meshmixer is an experimental 3D modeling tool for making 3D mashups without too much hassle. The goal of meshmixer is to make it easy to compose new 3D models from existing meshes.

      Discontinued

      Still very much used, but not in development at this point in time.

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    3. Created a 3D model from photos with two standard front and side view of a head, the user has to various reference points and contours for the face, nose, ears, etc.
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    4. Loki Render allows you to create your own render farm, serving Blender render jobs to a group of computers. Loki is easy to setup and runs on Linux, Windows or Mac, making it a quick and flexible distributed network rendering solution!.
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