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Cinema 4D Alternatives for Linux

Cinema 4D is not available for Linux but there are plenty of alternatives that runs on Linux with similar functionality. The best Linux alternative is Blender, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to Cinema 4D and 14 are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to Cinema 4D are Autodesk Maya, Bforartists, MODO and Houdini.

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
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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.
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    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. Autodesk Maya

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    • Linux

    Autodesk Maya software is a powerful, integrated 3D modeling, animation, visual effects, and rendering solution.

    Almost everyone thinks Autodesk Maya is a great alternative to Cinema 4D.


  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. 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.

  5. Houdini

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    • Linux

    Houdini covers all the major areas of 3D production, including:.



  6. Autodesk Mudbox

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    • Linux

    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.

    Autodesk Mudbox vs Cinema 4D opinions
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    MudBoxx is primarily used for texturing, not motion graphics or heavy sims

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  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. ScreenSpace

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Chrome OS
    • Software as a Service (SaaS)

    Make your product shine! Craft choose-your-own-adventure experiences that inspire story  value 朗 and excitement 拾.

  10. Sensei Format & the Blender Crash Course were created with each other in mind (blendersensei.com/blender-crash-course). The idea being, make Blender easier to learn and use.

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