Gmsh Alternatives

    Gmsh is described as '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' and is an app in the Photos & Graphics category. There are more than 25 alternatives to Gmsh 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 Gmsh are Wings 3D (Free, Open Source), Autodesk Maya (Paid), Autodesk 3ds Max (Paid) and Rhinoceros (Paid).

    This page was last updated May 21, 2021

    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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      GMSH is primarily a mesh generator with rudimentary CAD capabilities. Blender is neither of those. It is for "artistic" 3D modeling
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    2. 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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    3. Autodesk Maya software is a powerful, integrated 3D modeling, animation, visual effects, and rendering solution.
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    4. Overview Model your vision down to the last detail 3ds Max offers a rich and flexible toolset to create premium designs with full artistic control.
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    5. Rhino can create, edit, analyze, document, render, animate, and translate NURBS* curves, surfaces, and solids, point clouds, and polygon meshes. There are no limits on complexity, degree, or size beyond those of your hardware.
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      • 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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    6. A lightweight signed distance field editor and renderer.
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      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Windows
      ZModeler (or Zanoza Modeler) is a 3D modeling application. It is aimed at modelers who model for computer games such as 18 Wheels of Steel, Grand Theft Auto, Need for Speed, Midtown Madness or similar video games.
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      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      PhotoAnim is a free Windows program to edit and animate photos. Resulting animations and videos can be published on http://3dthis.com
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    7. AC3D is one of the longest established 3D design software programs available today. In development from 1994 and commercially available since 1996, AC3D has grown to become a highly regarded and popular program.
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