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GiD is described as 'universal, adaptive and user-friendly pre and postprocessor for numerical simulations in science and engineering' and is an app in the photos & graphics category. There are more than 10 alternatives to GiD for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, Android and Windows Phone. The best alternative is Blender, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like GiD are Wings 3D, Paraview, Gmsh and MeshMagic 3D Modeling Software.

GiD alternatives are mainly 3D Modelers but may also be CAD Software or 3D Animators. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of GiD.
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GiD is a universal, adaptive and user-friendly pre and postprocessor for numerical simulations in science and engineering.

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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.

    ⚫︎ 3D SculptingBlender offers tools to push, pull, smooth, grab or pinch to manipulate a 3D model.
    ⚫︎ Keyframe AnimationCompositions can be keyframed in Blender, allowing you to change the parameters over time.
    ⚫︎ Animation RiggingBlender supports bone structures to manipulate a 3D model like a puppet for animation.
    ⚫︎ Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsBlender can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    ⚫︎ Node BasedBlender supports node editing, a form of visual programming that gives you full control over the rendering.
    ⚫︎ Motion CaptureYou can capture and modify/animate faces, gestures, movements or objects within the Blender.
    ⚫︎ Physically-Based RenderingPrecise rendering method for Blender to represent of how light interacts with material properties.
    ⚫︎ CustomizableBlender is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
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    Cycles is Blender’s ray-trace based production render engine.
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    Wings 3D

    • FreeOpen Source
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    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.

    ⚫︎ Keyframe AnimationCompositions can be keyframed in Wings 3D, allowing you to change the parameters over time.
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    Modeling by Jove Chiere


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    Paraview

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    ParaView is an open-source, multi-platform application designed to visualize data sets of size varying from small to very large.

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    Gmsh

    • FreeOpen Source
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    • Linux

    Gmsh is a 3D finite element grid generator with a build-in CAD engine and post-processor. Its design goal is to provide a fast, light and user-friendly meshing tool with parametric input and advanced visualization capabilities.

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    MeshMagic 3D Modeling Software

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    Working with 3D files using MeshMagic free 3D modelling software is intuitive. Quickly draw a 2D design and expand it to a 3D mesh. Import an existing STL file or other 3D file and modify it.

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    picoCAD

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac
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    • 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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    SALOME

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux

    SALOME can be used as standalone application for generation of CAD models, their preparation for numerical calculations and post-processing of the calculation results.

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    MagicaCSG

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    A lightweight signed distance field editor and renderer.

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  9. PhotoAnim

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    PhotoAnim is a free Windows program to edit and animate photos.

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  10. Dead Deer

    • FreeOpen Source
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    • Daydream

    Dead Deer is a 3D modeler, 3D game maker, and a 3D demo maker designed to create games.

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