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LightWave Alternatives for Linux

LightWave 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 25 alternatives to LightWave and 13 are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to LightWave are Autodesk Maya, Wings 3D, Bforartists and MODO.

LightWave alternatives are mainly 3D Modelers but may also be VFX Software or 3D Animators. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of LightWave.
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LightWave 3D combines a state-of-the-art renderer with powerful, intuitive modeling, and animation tools.

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    AC3D

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    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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    Sensei Format

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    • Linux
    • Blender

    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.

    ⚫︎ Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsSensei Format can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    ⚫︎ 3D SculptingSensei Format offers tools to push, pull, smooth, grab or pinch to manipulate a 3D model.
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    Realsoft 3D

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    Realsoft 3D is a full-featured 3D software package with a relatively low price tag.

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