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Blender Alternatives for Windows

There are many alternatives to Blender for Windows if you are looking for a replacement. The best Windows 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 Windows so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Windows alternatives to Blender are Autodesk 3ds Max, Cinema 4D, Bforartists and ZBrush.

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
    • Windows
    • Linux

    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.
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    Wings 3D

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    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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    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.

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    it makes really good models just like blender

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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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    This alternative is disputed. Natron is still a legitimate alternative to Blender, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
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    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. Autodesk 3ds Max icon

    Autodesk 3ds Max

    • Windows

    3D modeling and rendering software for design visualization, games, and animations.

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    Most users think Autodesk 3ds Max is a great alternative to Blender.
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    Cinema 4D

    • Mac
    • Windows

    CINEMA 4D is a commercial, cross-platform, high-end 3-D graphics application, produced by MAXON Computer GmbH of Friedrichsdorf, Germany.

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    Cinema 4D vs Blender opinions
    Most users think Cinema 4D is a great alternative to Blender.
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    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.

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  6. 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.

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  7. ZBrush icon

    ZBrush

    • Mac
    • Windows

    The all-in-one-digital sculpting solution.

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    Almost everyone thinks ZBrush is a great alternative to Blender.
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    VRoid Studio

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad

    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.

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    VRoid Studio vs Blender opinions
    Almost everyone thinks VRoid Studio is a great alternative to Blender.

    It is a dress up game rather than a 3d model making software

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    Its a 3D character maker, not a 3D modeling tool

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    It’s not a 3D modeling or animation rendering application. It’s an avatar creator

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    Autodesk Tinkercad

    • Free PersonalProprietary
    • Windows
    • Online

    Tinkercad is a super easy-to-use, browser based 3D design tool. With Tinkercad you can create 3D printable items: toys to play with, decoration to light up your home or jewelry to express yourself. You dream it, you can make it!

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  10. HitFilm Express is a free editor & compositor for Mac & PC. Includes over 410 powerful effects & presets.

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