Best MeshLab Alternatives in 2020

    MeshLab is described as 'System for processing and editing 3D triangular meshes, provides a set of tools for editing, cleaning, healing, inspecting, rendering, texturing and converting meshes' and is an app in the Photos & Graphics category. There are more than 10 alternatives to MeshLab for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, Online / Web-based and Android. The best alternative is OpenSCAD, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like MeshLab are CloudCompare (Free, Open Source), noesis (Free), OpenFlipper (Free, Open Source) and View3dscene (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Dec 28, 2020

    1. OpenSCAD is a software for creating solid 3D CAD objects. It is free software and available for Linux/UNIX, MS Windows and MacOS.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      CloudCompare is a 3D point cloud (and triangular mesh) processing software. It has been originally designed to perform comparison between 3D points clouds only. It relies on a specific octree structure that enables great performances(1) relatively to this particular function.
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    2. Noesis is a tool for previewing and converting between hundreds of model, image, and animation formats. It utilizes a robust plugin system, with support for native extension modules and Python scripts.
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      ichimitch The only program I've found that supports all three file extentions I use (fbx, obj, vox)
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      Multi-platform app and programming framework designed for processing, modeling and rendering of geometric data (bvh, off, obj, ply, stl, vtk).
      • FreeOpen Source
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      • Windows
      • Linux
      • BSD
      view3dscene is a VRML / X3D browser, also a viewer for other 3D models. Supported formats are X3D, VRML (1.0 and 2.0 (aka VRML 97)), Collada, 3DS, MD3, Wavefront OBJ scenes. Can do collision detection. Can be used as command-line converter from Collada, 3DS, OBJ, MD3 to VRML/X3D.
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      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Android
      HD Model Viewer View full-detail, 3D textured models and animations from over 20 different formats.
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    3. HRConvert2 is an open-source web-app that converts files without tracking users across the net or infringing on your intellectual property.
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    4. meshmixer is an experimental 3D modeling tool for making 3D mashups without too much hassle. The goal of meshmixer is to make it easy to compose new 3D models from existing meshes.
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      Meshlab is not maintained since 2016
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    5. A free tool to convert 3D models from one file format to another (i.e. FBX to OBJ or OBJ to STL for 3D printing, DAE to JSON for use with WebGL, ..).
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    6. 3D Object Converter, a powerful 3d polygon model translation and interactive viewing shareware tool that allows arbitrary 3d model data to be imported from external sources, exported to various industry standard 3d file formats with great accuracy and quality.
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