Autodesk Maya Alternatives

    Autodesk Maya is described as 'software is a powerful, integrated 3D modeling, animation, visual effects, and rendering solution' and is a well-known app in the Photos & Graphics category. There are more than 50 alternatives to Autodesk Maya for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, iPad and Online / Web-based. The best alternative is Blender, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Autodesk Maya are SketchUp (Freemium), Wings 3D (Free, Open Source), Cinema 4D (Paid) and Autodesk 3ds Max (Paid).

    This page was last updated Sep 24, 2021

    1. Animation:Master is a 3D character animation application offered by Hash, Inc. that includes tools for modeling, rigging, animating, texturing, lighting and rendering.
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    2. messiahStudio is a powerful animation & rendering software package specifically designed to handle the most demanding character animation & rendering needs.
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      • Windows
      • Autodesk 3ds Max
      Pulldownit is a brand new dynamics solver which allows for the creation of fractures as well as massive rigid bodies simulations.
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      • Windows
      VoidWorld is a 3D modeling and animation tool. It provides a wide range of tools. The down load includes a few sample models and an online book which combines the user reference and tutorial examples, that would get you started quickly.
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      • Mac
      • iPad
      With an advanced clay engine and artist-tested tools, Sculptura is the most intuitive and powerful 3D sculpting app ever designed for your iPad. Sculpt engaging characters, ghastly monsters, or even intriguing abstract art anywhere you are.
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    3. Created by and for animators, akeytsu brings creativity back into 3D animation with an easy-to-learn and intuitive UI design.
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    4. Polydust is a 3D modeling app made for iPad. For low poly, polygonal and voxel graphics. Create beautiful models with powerful operations and modifiers.
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    5. 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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      • Mac
      • Windows
      Braid Art Labs has released a new version of GroBoto, its organic art software, positioning the package more as a general-purpose modelling tool.
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