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 (Free, Open Source), Armory (Free, Open Source), 3D-Coat (Paid) and MODO (Paid).

    This page was last updated Oct 11, 2021

    1. Autodesk Maya software is a powerful, integrated 3D modeling, animation, visual effects, and rendering solution.
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      Most users think Autodesk Maya is a great alternative to Blender.
    2. 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.
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      Wings 3D vs Blender opinions
      Most users think Wings 3D is a great alternative to Blender.
      Simplistic modeling, excellent UV mapping interface, obj and gltf/glb export, great mouse interface. Buggy but the best free and simple 3d modeler.
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

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      it makes really good models just like blender
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

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    3. 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.
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      Natron vs Blender opinions
      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
      Negative comment about 6 years ago

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      It's not for Composing in 3D!
      Negative comment over 1 year ago

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      It does compositing too. If this isn't an alternative, you might want to take Nuke off as well
      Positive comment about 6 years ago

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      Does not make programmable games but has keyframing and animation as well as graphics rendering
      Positive comment about 6 years ago

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    4. 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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      Bforartists vs Blender opinions
      Most users think Bforartists is a great alternative to Blender.
      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.
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

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    5. 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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    6. 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.
    7. 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.
    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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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      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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