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Blender Alternatives for Linux

There are many alternatives to Blender for Linux if you are looking for a replacement. The best Linux alternative is Autodesk Maya. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try Wings 3D or Natron. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to Blender and loads of them are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to Blender are Bforartists, Dust3D, MODO and Armory 3D.

Blender alternatives are mainly 3D Modelers but may also be Video Editors or VFX Software. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Blender.
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  1. Autodesk Maya icon

    Autodesk Maya

    • Mac
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    • Linux
    69 alternatives to Autodesk Maya 

    Autodesk Maya software is a powerful, integrated 3D modeling, animation, visual effects, and rendering solution.

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    1.  Keyframe AnimationCompositions can be keyframed in Autodesk Maya, allowing you to change the parameters over time.
    2.  3D SculptingAutodesk Maya offers tools to push, pull, smooth, grab or pinch to manipulate a 3D model.
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    Autodesk Maya vs Blender opinions
    Most users think Autodesk Maya is a great alternative to Blender.
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    Wings 3D

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    56 alternatives to Wings 3D 

    Wings 3D is a subdivision modeler inspired by Nendo and Mirai from Izware.

    It is possible to assign materials, vertex color, UV coordinates and textures, but there will be improvements in those features before Wings goes 1.0.

    There is no support in Wings for doing animations.

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    1.  Keyframe AnimationCompositions can be keyframed in Wings 3D, allowing you to change the parameters over time.
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    Wings 3D vs Blender opinions
    Most users think Wings 3D is a great alternative to Blender.
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    Why work on another project when you can contribute to an already great one (Blender) and improve upon it, I am sure that there are tons of feature that the developer of this free open source could've added to the community without having to reinvent the wheel, unless they have a different vision and philosophy for 3D that I am not aware of.

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    Simplistic modeling, excellent UV mapping interface, obj and gltf/glb export, great mouse interface.

    Buggy but the best free and simple 3d modeler.

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    it makes really good models just like blender

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    Natron

    • Mac
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    • Linux
    20 alternatives to Natron 

    Natron is an open source, cross platform nodal compositing application. It is built around industry standard open source tech such as OpenFX, OpenEXR, OpenColorIO and OpenImageIO. The feature set includes realtime playback/RAM cache, multi-threaded rendering, 2d tracking...

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    1.  Node BasedNatron supports node editing, a form of visual programming that gives you full control over the rendering.
    2.  Keyframe AnimationCompositions can be keyframed in Natron, allowing you to change the parameters over time.
    3.  PortableNatron can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    This alternative is disputed. Natron is still a legitimate alternative to Blender, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
    tvgoing1

    it does not build 3d models, it has no game design, natron is mostly use for videos, and it doesnt allow 3d models in the program

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    It does compositing too. If this isn't an alternative, you might want to take Nuke off as well

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    Does not make programmable games but has keyframing and animation as well as graphics rendering

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    It's not for Composing in 3D!

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  4. Bforartists icon

    Bforartists

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    • Windows
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    78 alternatives to Bforartists 

    Bforartists is a complete 3D suite to create 3D content. It offers you the full 3D art pipeline to create game graphics, prerendered movies and stills.

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    1.  Motion CaptureYou can capture and modify/animate faces, gestures, movements or objects within the Bforartists.
    2.  Keyframe AnimationCompositions can be keyframed in Bforartists, allowing you to change the parameters over time.
    3.  LightweightBforartists consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    4.  3D SculptingBforartists offers tools to push, pull, smooth, grab or pinch to manipulate a 3D model.
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    Bforartists vs Blender opinions
    Most users think Bforartists is a great alternative to Blender.
    Guest

    It is the most direct match up to blender on this list and is easier to use too. It has the exact same feature set too.

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  5. Dust3D icon

    Dust3D

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    4 alternatives to Dust3D 

    Dust3D is a cross-platform open-source modeling software. It helps you create a 3D watertight model in seconds. Use it to speed up your character modeling in game making, 3D printing, and so on.

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    MODO

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    105 alternatives to MODO 

    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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    1.  3D SculptingMODO offers tools to push, pull, smooth, grab or pinch to manipulate a 3D model.
    2.  Support for scriptingMODO supports scripts and macros to automate or customize tasks.
    3.  Physically-Based RenderingPrecise rendering method for MODO to represent of how light interacts with material properties.
    4.  Keyframe AnimationCompositions can be keyframed in MODO, allowing you to change the parameters over time.
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    MODO vs Blender opinions
    Most users think MODO is a great alternative to Blender.
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    Armory 3D

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    • Linux
    • Blender
    32 alternatives to Armory 3D 

    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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    Houdini

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    48 alternatives to Houdini 

    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 captur.
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    1.  Procedural ModelingHoudini can create or modify 3D models and textures based on a sequence of rules.
    2.  Node BasedHoudini supports node editing, a form of visual programming that gives you full control over the rendering.
    3.  Motion CaptureYou can capture and modify/animate faces, gestures, movements or objects within the Houdini.
    4.  3D SculptingHoudini offers tools to push, pull, smooth, grab or pinch to manipulate a 3D model.
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    Flowblade

    60 alternatives to Flowblade 

    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.
    Guest

    Flowblade is movie editor, but its not software for 3D modeling.

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  10. 3D-Coat icon

    3D-Coat

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    79 alternatives to 3D-Coat 

    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.
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