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Free Cinema 4D Alternatives

The best free alternative to Cinema 4D is Blender, which is also Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to Cinema 4D and many of them is free so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting free alternatives to Cinema 4D are SketchUp, Bforartists, Sketchfab and Rocket 3F.

Cinema 4D alternatives are mainly 3D Modelers but may also be 3D Painting Apps or VFX Software. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Cinema 4D.
This page was last updated May 21, 2021
Cinema 4D
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CINEMA 4D is a commercial, cross-platform, high-end 3-D graphics application, produced by MAXON Computer GmbH of...

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  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.

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

    1- It's Free 2- It's Open-Source 3-It's Cross-Platform 4-It has a lot of features 5-It has a great community

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    Blender is complete 3D package that can do anything Cinema 4D can, plus more.

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    Out of the box, Blender delivers quality right across the board from modelling to environment creation to audio integration, rigging and the list goes on. They listen to their users and are growing and evolving at a really good rate.

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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...



  3. 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.

  4. Sketchfab is the first web service to publish interactive 3D content online in real-time without plugins.

  5. Rocket 3F

    • Free PersonalProprietary
    • Windows

    Rocket 3F is polygonal modeller created for Concept Artists and Designers.



  6. SculptGL

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Online

    SculptGL is a browser-based 3d-modeling application.

  7. Kerkythea

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Sketchup
    • Blender

    Powerful, feature-rich and fast standalone raytracing renderer.

  8. Fragmentarium

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Fragmentarium is an open source, cross-platform IDE for exploring pixel based graphics on the GPU.

  9. Enscape3D

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Windows

    Walk through your architectural projects in virtual reality with the Oculus Rift. Download the Enscape Revit plugin and Revit sample projects for free. Enscape is a Realtime Rendering Plugin for Revit. Live link from BIM to virtual walkthrough.

  10. MagicaCSG

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    A lightweight signed distance field editor and renderer.

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