Autodesk Maya Alternatives for Mac

Popular Alternatives to Autodesk Maya for Mac. Explore 25+ Mac apps like Autodesk Maya, all suggested and ranked by the AlternativeTo user community.

Autodesk Maya software is a powerful, integrated 3D modeling, animation, visual effects, and rendering solution. If your looking for more info about Autodesk Maya like screenshots, reviews and comments you should visit our info page about it. Below you find the best alternatives.

The list of alternatives was last updated: 5/22/2019 10:01:00 AM

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  • Blender

    Blender is the free open source 3D content creation suite, available for all major operating systems under the GNU General Public License.

    • Its free and open source and very powerful. Guest • Nov 2018 • 4 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • The team is continually adding updates, and the features are excellent. Unfortunately, the UI is hard to navigate. Guest • Jul 2018 • 8 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Because: i) It is free ii) Has everything in common maybe except for the look and the render quality. Guest • Sep 2017 • 3 agrees and 3 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Blender's speedy development, combined with its large feature set and photorealistic rendering, make it a worthy alternative to Maya, especially since it's totally Open and Free. Guest • Jul 2017 • 1 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It is the best animation and 3d modeling software, it is also recommended for video editor since it also has this functionality ... Guest • Mar 2017 • 2 agrees and 3 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It has all the 3D tools and it's very simple. Though could add some stuff like Extruding Guest • Jun 2015 • 4 agrees and 5 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD PortableApps.com ... Haiku Steam

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  • Wings 3D

    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. There is no support in Wings for doing animations.

    • Wings 3D only does modeling, it does not do animation. Guest • Jun 2015 • 3 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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  • 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 and rendering. CINEMA 4D is a 3-D application that is popular amongst matte painters in film production, largely due to the BodyPaint 3D functionality.

    • It's faster, more stable, easier to use and more powerful and it's made for artist not programmer. Don't believe the marketing hype that Maya is the standard, it's a software made in the 90's for the 90's by programmer for programmer. In Maya you will work on 1 idea for 1 week. In Cinema 4D you will work on 5 ideas per day. Guest • Jun 2019 Disagree   Agree
    • It's exactly the same but better Guest • Jun 2015 • 0 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree

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  • MODO

    * With fast direct modeling, flexible procedural modeling, the award-winning MeshFusion Boolean toolset and built-in sculpting tools all working together, Modo’s modeling moxie is unmatched. * Free yourself from creativity-killing constraints, with Modo’s intuitive, artist-friendly toolset. From roughing out volumes to creating highly detailed forms, Modo lets you focus on creation, not construction.

    • Modo only does modeling, not animation. Guest • Jun 2015 • 0 agrees and 5 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux

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  • Bforartists

    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. Bforartists is a fork of the popluar open source 3d software Blender. It can be used for modeling, UV mapping, texturing, rigging, skinning, animating, rendering, simulations, non-linear editing, compositing, physics etc. . And comes with Python for embedded scripting.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux Haiku AmigaOS ... MorphOS

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  • 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. K-3D excels at polygonal modeling, and includes basic tools for NURBS, patches, curves and animation.

    • 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.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux PortableApps.com

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  • Gmsh

    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. Gmsh is built around four modules: geometry, mesh, solver and post-processing. The specification of any input to these modules is done either interactively using the graphical user interface or in ASCII text files using Gmsh's own scripting language.

    • Gmsh is for modeling, not animation. Guest • Jun 2015 Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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  • Adobe Fuse CC

    Adobe Fuse CC is a data-driven tool for modeling 3D characters. It was developed in collaboration between Mixamo and Vladlen Koltun's research group at Stanford University, with Siddhartha Chaudhuri as the chief architect and programmer, then bought by Adobe. With Fuse, Mixamo aims at democratizing character modeling and assembling, giving the user full control over the uniqueness of the character while keeping quality of the assets high.

    Commercial $ $ $ Mac Windows

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  • Rhinoceros

    Rhinoceros (Rhino) is a stand-alone, commercial NURBS-based 3-D modeling tool, developed by Robert McNeel & Associates. The software is commonly used for industrial design, architecture, marine design, jewelry design, automotive design, CAD / CAM, rapid prototyping, reverse engineering as well as the multimedia and graphic design industries. Rhino can create, edit, analyze, document, render, animate, and translate NURBS* curves, surfaces, and solids, point clouds, and polygon meshes.

    Commercial Mac Windows

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  • Vue

    Create vast expanses of terrains, add trees, select the best point of view and render hyper-realistic images of your landscapes in moody atmospheres... in a few mouse clicks. Vue Pioneer is a great way to learn 3D. It's so easy to use that you'll be composing amazing 3D landscapes in no time. There is a commercial version available.

    Commercial Mac Windows

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  • Structure Synth

    Structure Synth is a cross-platform application for generating 3D structures by specifying a design grammar. Even simple systems may generate surprising and complex structures. The design grammar approach was originally devised by Chris Coyne (for a 2D implementation see the popular Context Free Art).

    • 3DTin is only for modeling, not animation. Guest • Jun 2015 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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  • 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 capture support * Particles * Dynamics - Rigid Body Dynamics, Computational Fluid Dynamics, Wire (Curve) Dynamics, Cloth Simulation * Lighting - node-based shader authoring, lighting and re-lighting in an IPR viewer *...

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux

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  • Carrara 8.5

    Carrara 8.5 offers the latest in DAZ technology. Our software engineers have worked meticulously to ensure that the new features in Carrara 8.5 exceed the standard you've come to expect for Carrara. Carrara 8.5 provides seamless support for the Genesis and Genesis 2 figures you know and love. The new parameters tab grants intuitive access to morphs for your figures and allows you to filter by region, body part, and even keyword. Carrara 8.

    • Full featured 3d Modeling and animation at a very affordable price, there aren't many programs like that currently. Guest • Jul 2018 Disagree   Agree

    Commercial Mac Windows DAZ Studio

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  • Silo

    Silo Professional is the main version of Silo, which gives users access to everything Silo has to offer. This includes Silo's core modeling toolset, as well as advanced features for UV editing, displacement painting, re-topologization, and more. Read on for a feature breakdown and comparison. About Silo Core Silo Core is a focused version of Silo which offers robust modeling features at a reduced price.

    Commercial Mac Windows

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  • 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 UB 64 and 32-bit operating systems, free technical support and more.

    Commercial Mac Windows

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  • Metasequoia

    Metasequoia is a polygon modeler for 3DCG and game development. It provides you efficient modeling works. It is very easy to use and learn, and even a beginner of 3DCG will be able to manage it one day.

    • Metasequoia is only for modeling, not animation. Guest • Jun 2015 Disagree   Agree

    Commercial Mac Windows

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  • AC3D

    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. Use AC3D™ to create 3D models for: games, virtual reality and flight simulation, scientific, medical and general data visualisation, rapid prototypes of 3D designs, high resolution 3D renderings, Google Earth, Second Life and much more...

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux

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  • Cheetah3D

    Cheetah3D is a computer graphics program for 3D modelling, animation and rendering. It is written in Cocoa for MacOS. The program is aimed at beginning and amateur 3D artists.

    Commercial Mac

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  • Hexagon

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

    • Hexagon is only for modeling, not animation. Guest • Jun 2015 Disagree   Agree

    Commercial Mac Windows

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  • RealFlow

    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. RealFlow was the first, and remains the definitive tool for creating impressively accurate and realistic fluid simulation effects in the Computer Graphics market.

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux

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  • 123D

    Autodesk 123D is a suite of hobbyist CAD and modelling tools created by Autodesk. As well as the more basic drawing and modelling capabilities it also has assembly and constraint support and STL export. Available for the software is also a library of ready-made blocks and objects. The 123D suite consists of: 123D Catch, 123D Sculpt, 123D Make, 123D Design, 123D Creature, 123D Circuits.

    • Discontinued Autodesk has discontinued their line of 123d apps.

    Free Personal Mac Windows iPad

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  • Sensei Format

    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. Sensei Format removes tedious and difficult to remember steps from hundreds of common 3D modeling and animation tasks. Learning a 3D program is similar to learning a programming language. Once learned, transferring your skills is fairly simple. Sensei Format helps you learn core CG disciplines faster.

    Commercial $ $ $ Mac Windows Linux Blender

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  • Archipelis 3D

    With Archipelis 3D, creating 3D content is accessible for everyone. No need to be an expert to create organic shapes and textured 3D models. This innovative concept is extremely easy to use: just draw an outline from a background image to make a 3D textured model! Or you can use a blank view and just draw the shapes you want from scratch. It's the most intuitive approach to sketch out the shapes and enhance them with textures and photos.

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux iPhone iPad

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  • Swift 3D

    Swift 3D software is a easy-to-use 3D modeling and animation tool that converts 3D into vector files in Flash swf, WPF, and Silverlight XAML. The software works with Adobe Flash, Microsoft Silverlight and Expression Blend, 3ds Max, and PowerPoint to silverlight converter.

    • Discontinued Erain.com the developer of Swift 3D is no longer in business.

    Commercial Mac Windows

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  • Dead Deer

    Dead Deer is a 3D modeler, 3D game maker, and a 3D demo maker designed to create games. The scripting language allows you to code interactions in pseudo-C with the animation and synthesizes your rendering with your shaders. Dead Deer has support for Direct3D9 and ShaderModel3, Direct3D10 and ShaderModel4, Direct3D11 and ShaderModel5, OpenGL and GLSL, GLES and GLES20, and METAL for OSX and iOS.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux Android iPhone ... Windows Phone Daydream


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