Autodesk Maya software is a powerful, integrated 3D modeling, animation, visual effects, and rendering solution.
Autodesk Maya vs Blender opinions
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.
Wings 3D vs Blender opinions
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.
Simplistic modeling, excellent UV mapping interface, obj and gltf/glb export, great mouse interface.
Buggy but the best free and simple 3d modeler.
it makes really good models just like blender
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...
Natron vs Blender opinions
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
It does compositing too. If this isn't an alternative, you might want to take Nuke off as well
Does not make programmable games but has keyframing and animation as well as graphics rendering
It's not for Composing in 3D!
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.
Bforartists vs Blender opinions
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.
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.This app doesn't have any features at the moment.
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.
MODO vs Blender opinions
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.
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.
Flowblade is a multitrack non-linear video editor for Linux released under GPL 3 license.
Flowblade vs Blender opinions
Flowblade is movie editor, but its not software for 3D modeling.
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.
3D-Coat vs Blender opinions