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Free DAZ 3D Alternatives

The best free alternative to DAZ 3D is Blender, which is also Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 10 alternatives to DAZ 3D and 17 is free so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting free alternatives to DAZ 3D are MakeHuman, Bforartists, DesignDoll and VRoid Studio.

DAZ 3D alternatives are mainly 3D Modelers but may also be 3D Animators or VFX Software. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of DAZ 3D.
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  • FreemiumProprietary
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  • Windows

Unlike most 3D software, where 3D objects are usually created from scratch, DAZ Studio is designed to allow users to...

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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.

    Cycles is Blender’s ray-trace based production render engine.
    Blender vs DAZ 3D opinions
    This alternative is disputed. Blender is still a legitimate alternative to DAZ 3D, but it might have issues that some users think are important.

    Too many steps to get the same results you can get in DAZ with just a few clicks. Blender has a steep learning curve and is not straight forward enough.

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    Blender is a full 3D program to create things from scratch, whereas DAZ is mainly to adjust premade models.

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    MakeHuman

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    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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    MakeHuman vs DAZ 3D opinions
    Most users think MakeHuman is a great alternative to DAZ 3D.

    Similar functionality for morphing, posing, and dressing human figures. Less ready-made content, but that's offset by the fact that it's free. Pairs well with Blender which is also free.

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  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.

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    DesignDoll

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Windows

    Create a personalized sketch doll and make it pose. Design Doll allows the manipulation of sketch doll 3D models and the use of custom models and props imported from other programs or bought from its own marketplace.

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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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    Xnalara

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    XnaPosingStudio is a "XNA Model Viewer" and 3D posing software based on (and compatible to) XNALara, for any 3D character. With a rather rudimentary way to make a keyframe animation. Free of charge.

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    JustSketchMe

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Online

    JustSketchMe is an intuitive online tool for artists to configure pose-able mannequins for figure drawing. It's a simple, straightforward tool that can be used effectively for figure sketching, fashion design and comic illustration.

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    Magic Poser

    • FreeProprietary
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad

    Magic Poser is a ground-breaking app that allows you to easily pose ANY number of 3D human art models with props in any way you want! A must-have app for drawing, manga, comics, storyboarding, character design, etc.

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    3D Faceworx

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    Created a 3D model from photos with two standard front and side view of a head, the user has to various reference points and contours for the face, nose, ears, etc.

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    picoCAD

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    picoCAD is a program to build and texture lowpoly 3D models. Programs for modelling are overly complicated, picoCAD aims to make it fun, easy, and accessible by focusing on the bare essentials. This program was made using pico 8.

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