Blender Alternatives for Windows

Popular Alternatives to Blender for Windows. Explore 25+ Windows 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 and motion tracking, even video editing and game creation If your 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: 10/25/2018 5:14:00 PM

Alternatives to Blender for Windows with any license

  • Autodesk Maya

    Autodesk Maya software is a powerful, integrated 3D modeling, animation, visual effects, and rendering solution. Maya addresses the challenges faced by everyone from artists handling an entire project alone or with a small team to chief technology officers managing a complex production pipeline.

    Commercial $ $ $ Mac Windows Linux

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  • MakeHuman

    MakeHuman is a free, open source, interactive modelling tool for creating custom 3D human characters. These characters can be modeled in minutes and can then be used with many other modelling and rendering programs to incorporate realistic human figures into computer generated images and animations. Features that make this software unique include the tetra-parametric GUI© and the Natural Pose System©, for advanced muscular simulation.

    • It's just modeling tool for human characters while Blender is an 3D creation suite karlossss1996Jul 2017 • 19 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 • 4 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Commercial $ $ $ Mac Windows

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  • Adobe After Effects

    With Adobe After Effects software, you can create compelling motion graphics and blockbuster visual effects with flexible tools that help save you time and deliver unparalleled creative power. It's used in the post-production process of filmmaking and television production and its main uses are the origination of 2D and 2.5D animation, visual effects compositing and finishing (image adjustment, color correction etc.).

    • Blender is for 3D Modeling contrary to After Effects.After Effects is for special effect on movie for example Guest • Jan 2016 • 18 agrees and 7 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Commercial Mac Windows

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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 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 3D Model Maker

    3D Model Maker lets you create virtual 3D models in your computer. You can create anything your imagination can think of. (Not limited to simple cubes or blocks like some apps!) It uses meshes of polygons just like they used in Toy Story. It uses the 3DS file format which is compatible with lots of professional software like Autodesk 3D Studio, Maya, AutoCAD and Blender.

    • Discontinued It has not been updated for iPad in a long time, and it doesn't work on iOS 11

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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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  • Rocket 3F

    Rocket 3F is polygonal modeller created for Concept Artists and Designers. Modeling with Rocket 3F is like drawing - very Simple and Inspiring! The Most important feature of Rocket 3F is Workflow! It is Fast Fun and Friendly!

    Free Personal 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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  • LightWave

    LightWave 3D combines a state-of-the-art renderer with powerful, intuitive modeling, and animation tools. Tools that may cost extra in other professional 3D applications are part of the product package, including 999 free cross-platform render nodes, support for Windows and Mac UB 64 and 32-bit operating systems, free technical support and more.

    Commercial Mac Windows

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Autodesk Mudbox

    Autodesk Mudbox digital sculpting and texture painting software offers 3D modeling professionals the ability to quickly and easily create highly detailed organic and inorganic 3D assets. 3D Layers Store different detail passes, libraries of morph targets, and more on multiple layers using the efficient Mudbox layer workflow. 3D layers can be blended, masked, erased, mirrored, and merged, just like layers in a 2D image-editing package.

    Commercial Mac Windows

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  • AC3D

    AC3D is one of the longest established 3D design software programs available today. In development from 1994 and commercially available since 1996, AC3D has grown to become a highly regarded and popular program. Use AC3D™ to create 3D models for: games, virtual reality and flight simulation, scientific, medical and general data visualisation, rapid prototypes of 3D designs, high resolution 3D renderings, Google Earth, Second Life and much more...

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux

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  • Kerkythea

    Powerful, feature-rich and fast standalone raytracing renderer. Exporters from Blender and Google SketchUp are also available.

    Free Mac Windows Linux Sketchup Blender

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  • Shade 3D

    Shade 3D modeling, animation, rendering and effects is a complete, integrated solution for 3D artists, designers and film makers. With over 20 years of history and over 200,000 users worldwide, with every release, Shade refines its ease of use and expands its ability to deliver stunning graphics and animation.

    Commercial Mac Windows iPhone Unity

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  • Silo

    Silo Professional is the main version of Silo, which gives users access to everything Silo has to offer. This includes Silo's core modeling toolset, as well as advanced features for UV editing, displacement painting, re-topologization, and more. Read on for a feature breakdown and comparison. About Silo Core Silo Core is a focused version of Silo which offers robust modeling features at a reduced price.

    Commercial Mac Windows

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