Blender Alternatives for Windows

There are many alternatives to Blender for Windows if you are looking to replace it. The most popular Windows alternative is Small Autodesk Maya iconAutodesk Maya. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try Small Wings 3D iconWings 3D or Small Natron iconNatron. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to Blender and loads of them are available for Windows so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Windows alternatives to Blender are Small Autodesk 3ds Max iconAutodesk 3ds Max (Paid), Small Cinema 4D iconCinema 4D (Paid), Small ZBrush iconZBrush (Paid) and Small Bforartists iconBforartists (Free, Open Source).

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: 8/9/2020 8:56:00 PM

Alternatives to Blender for Windows with any license

  • 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.

    • Simplistic modeling, excellent UV mapping interface, obj and gltf/glb export, great mouse interface. Buggy but the best free and simple 3d modeler. Guest • Jun 2020 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • it makes really good models just like blender Guest • Mar 2020 Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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  • Autodesk 3ds Max

    It is developed and produced by Autodesk Media and Entertainment. It has modeling capabilities and a flexible plugin architecture and can be used on the Microsoft Windows platform. It is frequently used by video game developers, many TV commercial studios and architectural visualization studios. It is also used for movie effects and movie pre-visualization.

    Commercial $ $ $ Windows

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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 • 8 agrees and 1 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 • 2 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Does not make programmable games but has keyframing and animation as well as graphics rendering Guest • Jul 2015 • 1 agrees and 3 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 • 2 agrees and 7 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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  • 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.

    • 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. Guest • Mar 2020 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Windows Linux Haiku AmigaOS MorphOS

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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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  • 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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