Blender Alternatives for Mac

Popular Alternatives to Blender for Mac. Explore 25+ Mac apps like Blender, all suggested and ranked by the AlternativeTo user community.

Blender 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. If you're looking for more info about Blender like screenshots, reviews and comments you should visit our info page about it. Below you find the best alternatives.

The list of alternatives was last updated: 9/18/2019 12:32:00 AM

Alternatives to Blender for Mac with any license

  • SketchUp

    SketchUp (formerly Google Sketchup) is a 3D modeling computer program for a wide range of drawing applications such as architectural, interior design, civil and mechanical engineering, film, and video game design—and available in a freeware version, SketchUp Make, and a paid version with additional functionality, SketchUp Pro. SketchUp comes with a 3D Gallery that lets you search for models and share yours.

    • Sketchup is mainly focused on CAD, however, Blender is generally focused on 3D animation/design. Guest • Apr 2019 • 11 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Sketchup only provides bare-bones modelling systems, while blender provides higher level modelling systems, rendering, animating, and more Guest • Oct 2019 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Simpler to use but just as powerful. gkaeppelFeb 2019 • 2 agrees and 11 disagrees Disagree   Agree

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  • FreeCAD

    FreeCAD is a general purpose parametric 3D CAD modeler. The development is completely Open Source (LGPL License). FreeCAD is aimed directly at mechanical engineering and product design but also fits in a wider range of uses around engineering, such as architecture or other engineering specialties. FreeCAD features tools similar to Catia, SolidWorks or Solid Edge, and therefore also falls into the category of MCAD, PLM, CAx and CAE.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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  • 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.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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  • 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, rotoscoping, grading, animation via f-curves and 3rd party OpenFX plugin support. All contained within a familiar, intuitive interface with an XML based project file format.

    • 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 tvgoing1Jul 2015 • 2 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It does compositing too. If this isn't an alternative, you might want to take Nuke off as well Guest • Aug 2015 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Does not make programmable games but has keyframing and animation as well as graphics rendering Guest • Jul 2015 • 0 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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  • Cinema 4D

    CINEMA 4D is a commercial, cross-platform, high-end 3-D graphics application, produced by MAXON Computer GmbH of Friedrichsdorf, Germany. Noted for its flexible interface and ease of use, it is capable of procedural and polygonal/subd modelling, animating, lighting, texturing and rendering. CINEMA 4D is a 3-D application that is popular amongst matte painters in film production, largely due to the BodyPaint 3D functionality.

    • Cinema 4D is a professional alternative to Blender the only other contender is Maya but I consider Cinema 4D to be the best non-free 3D editor suite out there. erisdiscordDec 2017 • 0 agrees and 6 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Commercial $ $ $ Mac Windows

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  • ZBrush

    IDEAS BORN IN CLAY. ZBrush is a digital sculpting and painting program that has revolutionized the 3D industry with its powerful features and intuitive workflows. Built with in an elegant interface, ZBrush offers the world’s most advanced tools for today’s digital artists. With an arsenal of features that have been developed with usability in mind, ZBrush creates a user experience that feels incredibly natural while simultaneously inspiring the artist with in.

    Commercial Mac Windows

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  • MODO

    * With fast direct modeling, flexible procedural modeling, the award-winning MeshFusion Boolean toolset and built-in sculpting tools all working together, Modo’s modeling moxie is unmatched. * Free yourself from creativity-killing constraints, with Modo’s intuitive, artist-friendly toolset. From roughing out volumes to creating highly detailed forms, Modo lets you focus on creation, not construction.

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux

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  • 3D-Coat

    3D-Coat is a commercial digital sculpting program from Pilgway designed to create free-form organic and hard surfaced 3D models from scratch, with tools which enable users to sculpt, add polygonal topology (automatically or manually), create UV maps (automatically or manually), texture the resulting models with natural painting tools, and render static images or animated "turntable" movies.

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux

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  • FXhome HitFilm

    HitFilm merges FXHome VisionLab Studio , FXHome Effectslab and FXHome CompositeLab into one software. HitFilm is a layer-based editing and compositing package. HitFilm Ultimate gives you blockbuster quality visual effects and compositing at an indie price. You have full control to create your own unique effects using cutting edge technology.

    • Hitfilm is more for film, while Blender is used for modeling. Guest • Mar 2018 • 6 agrees and 3 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Commercial $ $ $ Mac Windows

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  • 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. Bforartists is a fork of the popluar open source 3d software Blender. It can be used for modeling, UV mapping, texturing, rigging, skinning, animating, rendering, simulations, non-linear editing, compositing, physics etc. . And comes with Python for embedded scripting.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux Haiku AmigaOS ... MorphOS

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  • Art of Illusion

    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. The current version is 3.0.3, released December 12, 2016. This version is both stable and powerful enough to be used for serious, high end animation work. Many of its capabilities rival those found in commercial programs.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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  • Armory

    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 to constantly export data from one to another. Behind the scenes, Armory is powered by open-source technology. Utilizing Kha - multimedia framework and Haxe - cross platform toolkit, to provide top class performance and portability.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux Blender

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  • DAZ 3D

    Unlike most 3D software, where 3D objects are usually created from scratch, DAZ Studio is designed to allow users to manipulate "ready to use" models and figures. It is aimed at users who are interested in posing human figures for illustrations and animation, but who may be daunted by more technical 3D and CAD software. It was created by DAZ Productions, the company that creates the built-in content for Poser 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7 as a direct alternative to Poser.

    Freemium Mac Windows

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  • Apple Motion

    Motion is a compositing application used to create and edit motion graphics, titling for video and film production, and 2D and 3D compositing for visual effects. Motion is now included in the Final Cut Pro X video post-production suite. Designed for video editors, Motion 5 lets you customize Final Cut Pro titles, transitions, and effects. Or create your own dazzling animations in 2D or 3D space, with real-time feedback as you work.

    • Motion is designed primarily for 2D and relatively simple 3D animation, whereas you can model and rig 3D characters in Blender. Guest • Jul 2019 Disagree   Agree

    Commercial Mac

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  • Rhinoceros

    Rhinoceros (Rhino) is a stand-alone, commercial NURBS-based 3-D modeling tool, developed by Robert McNeel & Associates. The software is commonly used for industrial design, architecture, marine design, jewelry design, automotive design, CAD / CAM, rapid prototyping, reverse engineering as well as the multimedia and graphic design industries. Rhino can create, edit, analyze, document, render, animate, and translate NURBS* curves, surfaces, and solids, point clouds, and polygon meshes.

    Commercial Mac Windows

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  • K-3D

    K-3D is free-as-in-freedom 3D modeling and animation software. It features a plugin-oriented procedural engine for all of its content, making K-3D a very versatile and powerful package. K-3D excels at polygonal modeling, and includes basic tools for NURBS, patches, curves and animation.

    • Discontinued According to the official website k-3d.org : The latest "source code" release is from November 2015. And the latest binary executable release is even older. According to its Sourceforge page ( https://sourceforge.net/projects/k3d/files/K-3D Win32 Binaries/ ), latest release is from june 2010.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux PortableApps.com

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  • VRoid Studio

    pixiv has released "VRoid Studio", a character maker that allows users to create, in easy steps, 3D model characters which can be used in various VR\AR platforms as well as the production 3DCG animation and games.

    Free Mac Windows Android iPhone Android Tablet ... iPad

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  • 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 capture support * Particles * Dynamics - Rigid Body Dynamics, Computational Fluid Dynamics, Wire (Curve) Dynamics, Cloth Simulation * Lighting - node-based shader authoring, lighting and re-lighting in an IPR viewer *...

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux

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  • GLC_Player

    GLC_Player is a software used to view 3D models (COLLADA 3DXML OBJ 3DS STL OFF and COFF format are supported) and to navigate easily in these models. With the album management, capture and multi-capture capabilities, HTML export and navigation possibilities, GLC_Player is the most accurate tool to review a lot of 3D models in. GLC_Player is a cross-platform application (Mac, Linux and Windows). GLC_Player is a Qt4 application and uses GLC_Lib.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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  • 123D

    Autodesk 123D is a suite of hobbyist CAD and modelling tools created by Autodesk. As well as the more basic drawing and modelling capabilities it also has assembly and constraint support and STL export. Available for the software is also a library of ready-made blocks and objects. The 123D suite consists of: 123D Catch, 123D Sculpt, 123D Make, 123D Design, 123D Creature, 123D Circuits.

    • Discontinued Autodesk has discontinued their line of 123d apps.

    Free Personal Mac Windows iPad

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  • Adobe Fuse CC

    Adobe Fuse CC is a data-driven tool for modeling 3D characters. It was developed in collaboration between Mixamo and Vladlen Koltun's research group at Stanford University, with Siddhartha Chaudhuri as the chief architect and programmer, then bought by Adobe. With Fuse, Mixamo aims at democratizing character modeling and assembling, giving the user full control over the uniqueness of the character while keeping quality of the assets high.

    Commercial $ $ $ Mac Windows

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  • Gmsh

    Gmsh is a 3D finite element grid generator with a build-in CAD engine and post-processor. Its design goal is to provide a fast, light and user-friendly meshing tool with parametric input and advanced visualization capabilities. Gmsh is built around four modules: geometry, mesh, solver and post-processing. The specification of any input to these modules is done either interactively using the graphical user interface or in ASCII text files using Gmsh's own scripting language.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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  • Vue

    Create vast expanses of terrains, add trees, select the best point of view and render hyper-realistic images of your landscapes in moody atmospheres... in a few mouse clicks. Vue Pioneer is a great way to learn 3D. It's so easy to use that you'll be composing amazing 3D landscapes in no time. There is a commercial version available.

    Commercial Mac Windows

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  • Mandelbulber

    Mandelbulber is an experimental application that helps to make rendering 3D Mandelbrot fractals much more accessible. A few of the supported 3D fractals: Mandelbulb, Mandelbox, BulbBox, JuliaBulb, Menger Sponge, Quaternion, Trigonometric, Hypercomplex, and Iterated Function Systems (IFS). All of these can be combined into infinite variations with the ability to hybridize different formulas together.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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