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iClone Alternatives for Mac

iClone is not available for Mac but there are plenty of alternatives that runs on macOS with similar functionality. The best Mac alternative is Blender, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 25 alternatives to iClone and many of them are available for Mac so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Mac alternatives to iClone are MakeHuman, Autodesk Maya, OpenSCAD and Storyboarder.

iClone 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 iClone.
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  1. Blender icon

    Blender

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • PortableApps.com
    • Haiku
    • Steam
    149 alternatives to Blender 

    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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    1.  3D SculptingBlender offers tools to push, pull, smooth, grab or pinch to manipulate a 3D model.
    2.  Keyframe AnimationCompositions can be keyframed in Blender, allowing you to change the parameters over time.
    3.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsBlender can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    4.  Animation RiggingBlender supports bone structures to manipulate a 3D model like a puppet for animation.
    5.  Node BasedBlender supports node editing, a form of visual programming that gives you full control over the rendering.
    6.  Physically-Based RenderingPrecise rendering method for Blender to represent of how light interacts with material properties.
    7.  Motion CaptureYou can capture and modify/animate faces, gestures, movements or objects within the Blender.
    8.  Parametric ModelingBlender can change the shape of model geometry as soon as the dimension value is modified.
    9.  Support for scriptingBlender supports scripts and macros to automate or customize tasks.
    Cycles is Blender’s ray-trace based production render engine.
    Strong support of subdivision and displacement with Adaptive subdivision, Catmull-Clark and linear schemes, Displacement and Bump mapping.
    Blender Cycles renderer features Unidirectional path tracing with multiple importance sampling, Multi-core CPU rendering with SIMD acceleration, GPU rendering with NVidia CUDA & AMD OpenCL, Multi-GPU support and Unified rendering kernel for CPU and GPU.
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    Most users think Blender is a great alternative to iClone.
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    it is extremely fun to use especially in my music videos

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    I's somewhat one but it's too much complex to really be considered one

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  2. MakeHuman icon

    MakeHuman

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    46 alternatives to MakeHuman 

    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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    1.  Parametric ModelingMakeHuman can change the shape of model geometry as soon as the dimension value is modified.
    2.  3D SculptingMakeHuman offers tools to push, pull, smooth, grab or pinch to manipulate a 3D model.
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    Most users think MakeHuman is a great alternative to iClone.


  3. Autodesk Maya icon

    Autodesk Maya

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    69 alternatives to Autodesk Maya 

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

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    1.  Keyframe AnimationCompositions can be keyframed in Autodesk Maya, allowing you to change the parameters over time.
    2.  3D SculptingAutodesk Maya offers tools to push, pull, smooth, grab or pinch to manipulate a 3D model.
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    Some users think Autodesk Maya is a great alternative to iClone, some don't.
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    OpenSCAD

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    40 alternatives to OpenSCAD 

    OpenSCAD is a software for creating solid 3D CAD objects. It is free software and available for Linux/UNIX, MS Windows and MacOS.

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    Rendering a model
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    Storyboarder

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    28 alternatives to Storyboarder 

    Storyboarder makes it easy to visualize a story as fast you can draw stick figures. Quickly draw to test if a story idea works. Create and show animatics to others. Express your story idea without making a movie.

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    Cinema 4D

    • Mac
    • Windows
    52 alternatives to Cinema 4D 

    CINEMA 4D is a commercial, cross-platform, high-end 3-D graphics application, produced by MAXON Computer GmbH of Friedrichsdorf, Germany. Noted for its flexible interface and ease of use, it is capable of procedural and polygonal/subd modelling, animating, lighting, texturing...

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    1.  Keyframe AnimationCompositions can be keyframed in Cinema 4D, allowing you to change the parameters over time.
    2.  Support for scriptingCinema 4D supports scripts and macros to automate or customize tasks.
    3.  Procedural ModelingCinema 4D can create or modify 3D models and textures based on a sequence of rules.
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    Most users think Cinema 4D is a great alternative to iClone.
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    VRoid Studio

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Steam
    43 alternatives to VRoid Studio 

    VRoid Studio is a 3D character creation software developed for you to freely express yourself, even without 3D modeling expertise. The software is easy-to-use. Even first-time users can fully enjoy the software by picking preset items and playing around with the parameters’...

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    I can make better-looking characters

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    Houdini

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    48 alternatives to Houdini 

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

    • Modeling - All standard geometry entities including Polygons, (Hierarchical) NURBs/Bezier Curves/Patches & Trims, Metaballs
    • Animation - Keyframed animation and raw channel manipulation (CHOPs), motion captur.
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    1.  Procedural ModelingHoudini can create or modify 3D models and textures based on a sequence of rules.
    2.  Node BasedHoudini supports node editing, a form of visual programming that gives you full control over the rendering.
    3.  Motion CaptureYou can capture and modify/animate faces, gestures, movements or objects within the Houdini.
    4.  3D SculptingHoudini offers tools to push, pull, smooth, grab or pinch to manipulate a 3D model.
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    LightWave

    • Mac
    • Windows
    49 alternatives to LightWave 

    LightWave 3D combines a state-of-the-art renderer with powerful, intuitive modeling, and animation tools. Tools that may cost extra in other professional 3D applications are part of the product package, including 999 free cross-platform render nodes, support for Windows and Mac...

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    K-3D

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • PortableApps.com
    53 alternatives to K-3D 

    K-3D is free-as-in-freedom 3D modeling and animation software. It features a plugin-oriented procedural engine for all of its content, making K-3D a very versatile and powerful package.

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    1.  PortableK-3D can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
      Discontinued

      According to the official website k-3d.org :The latest "source code" release is from November 2015. And the latest binary executable release is even older. According to its Sourceforge page ( https://sourceforge.net/projects/k3d/files/K-3D Win32 Binaries/ ), latest release is from june 2010.

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