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Free Autodesk Maya Alternatives

The best free alternative to Autodesk Maya is Blender, which is also Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to Autodesk Maya and many of them is free so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting free alternatives to Autodesk Maya are SketchUp, Wings 3D, Bforartists and TouchDesigner.

Autodesk Maya alternatives are mainly 3D Modelers but may also be VFX Software or 3D Painting Apps. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Autodesk Maya.
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  1. Zmodeler icon

    Zmodeler

    67 alternatives to Zmodeler 

    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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  2. DeleD CE icon

    DeleD CE

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    54 alternatives to DeleD CE 

    DeleD is a 3D modeler and level-editor combined into one. It focuses at game development and is specifically designed to create static objects/worlds. Other areas in which you can put DeleD to good use are, for example, educational services, webdesign, prototyping and image...

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  3. 3DTin icon

    3DTin

    56 alternatives to 3DTin 

    3DTin is a browser based 3D modelling tool.

    It gives you a simple user interface to create 3D models, and runs in any HTML5 browser (Firefox, Google Chrome, Safar, IE9), no matter which operating system you use. It is absolutely FREE to use and requires no experience in 3D desig.

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    Discontinued

    Project discontinued in 2016

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  4. Awakening icon

    Awakening

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Windows
    60 alternatives to Awakening 

    Awakening is a powerful professional real-time 3D solution. With it, you can easily create eye-catching interactive 3D presentations, brief films, games...

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    Discontinued

    Last update was in 2011, and the official website is unavailable.

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  5. OpenFX icon

    OpenFX

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    51 alternatives to OpenFX 

    OpenFX is an open-source, free modeling and animation studio, distributed under the GNU General Public License.

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  6. Artist3D icon

    Artist3D

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • iPhone
    55 alternatives to Artist3D 

    Artist3D is an extraordinarily easy-to-use 3D polygon modeling tool. It works completely without forms, pull-down menus, pop-up menus and text input. Only one modeling window covers each operation function. Less than 30 operation elements control the active interaction options.

    Introduction to Artist3D, modeling and painting
  7. MeshMagic 3D Modeling Software icon

    MeshMagic 3D Modeling Software

    101 alternatives to MeshMagic 3D Modeling Software 

    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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  8. Hexagon icon

    Hexagon

    • Mac
    • Windows
    54 alternatives to Hexagon 

    Hexagon delivers all the tools a graphic artist needs to create complete, detailed, textured 3D models ready to be rendered.

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    Discontinued

    The addon is no longer updated. Last version, 2.5, can be still downloaded from the official website. DAZ 3D offers it as free since December 2017.

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    Hexagon is only for modeling, not animation.

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  9. MagicaCSG icon

    MagicaCSG

    139 alternatives to MagicaCSG 

    A lightweight signed distance field editor and renderer.

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  10. PhotoAnim

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows
    90 alternatives to PhotoAnim 

    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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