CharacterFX Alternatives

    CharacterFX is described as 'character animation tool, created for gamers, artists, modellers and hobbyists'. There are more than 25 alternatives to CharacterFX for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, Online / Web-based and iPhone. The best alternative is Blender, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like CharacterFX are SketchUp (Freemium), MakeHuman (Free, Open Source), Wings 3D (Free, Open Source) and Autodesk Maya (Paid).

    This page was last updated Dec 30, 2015

    1. 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.
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    2. 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...
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    3. MakeHuman is an interactive modelling tool for creating realistic 3D human characters. These models can be exported to several computer graphics and animation platforms including Blender, Unity 3D, Unreal Engine, OpenSim and Second Life.
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    4. 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.
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    5. Autodesk Maya software is a powerful, integrated 3D modeling, animation, visual effects, and rendering solution.
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    6. 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.
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    7. 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.
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    8. 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.
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    9. LightWave 3D combines a state-of-the-art renderer with powerful, intuitive modeling, and animation tools.
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    10. SculptGL is a browser-based 3d-modeling application.
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