Autodesk Maya Alternatives for Linux

    There are many alternatives to Autodesk Maya for Linux if you are looking for a replacement. 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 50 alternatives to Autodesk Maya and 19 are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to Autodesk Maya are Wings 3D (Free, Open Source), Bforartists (Free, Open Source), MODO (Paid) and Houdini (Paid).

    This page was last updated Oct 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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      Blender vs Autodesk Maya opinions
      Almost everyone thinks Blender is a great alternative to Autodesk Maya.
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      The team is continually adding updates, and the features are excellent. Unfortunately, the UI is hard to navigate.
      Top positive comment  over 3 years ago

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      Mostly because it's free, but it is also a fully-functioning and constantly improving 3D package. Nearly everything you can do in Maya is possible in Blender.
      Top positive comment  about 2 years ago

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      It is free, has a big community on Youtube, a pretty friendly user interface
      Positive comment 3 months ago

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      tobin In the 2.8 update it went from being terrible to awesome, a great alternative, plus it's free!
      Positive comment 8 months ago

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      nyaleymomoh open source and versatile
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

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      It's free and Open Source. It has equal or way better 3D features than Autodesk Maya on it's frequent updates.
      Positive comment almost 2 years ago

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      Its free and open source and very powerful.
      Positive comment almost 3 years ago

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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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      Wings 3D vs Autodesk Maya opinions
      Some users think Wings 3D is a great alternative to Autodesk Maya, some don't.
      Wings 3D only does modeling, it does not do animation.
      Negative comment over 6 years ago

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    3. Bforartists is a complete 3D suite to create 3D content. It offers you the full 3D art pipeline to create game graphics, prerendered movies and stills.
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    4. MODO is a fully featured 3D content creation application, famous primarily for it's modelling capabilities, MODO also offers a fast renderer, sculpting, painting, dynamics and animation tools.
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      MODO vs Autodesk Maya opinions
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      Modo only does modeling, not animation.
      Negative comment over 6 years ago

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    5. 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...
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      • PortableApps.com
      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.

      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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      • FreeOpen Source
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      Gmsh is a 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.
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      Gmsh vs Autodesk Maya opinions
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      Gmsh is for modeling, not animation.
      Negative comment over 6 years ago

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      • FreemiumProprietary
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      • Online
      • Chrome OS
      • Figma
      • madewitharkit
      • AR Core
      • WebGL
      • Sketch
      • Software as a Service (SaaS)
      Vectary is the most accessible 3D and Augmented Reality design platform. Create an account for free online. No app download needed. Build immersive experiences for the real world. Publish 3D and Augmented Reality content to any website.
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      RealFlow is a stand-alone application for fluid and dynamics simulation that allows easy, intuitive control and visualization of the behaviour of fluids and rigid bodies, and their interaction with a surrounding environment.
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    6. 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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