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Free MeshLab Alternatives

The best free alternative to MeshLab is OpenSCAD, which is also Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 10 alternatives to MeshLab and 14 is free so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting free alternatives to MeshLab are Autodesk Fusion 360, View3dscene, meshmixer and CloudCompare.

MeshLab alternatives are mainly 3D Modelers but may also be CAD Software or Image Converters. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of MeshLab.
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  • FreeOpen Source
  • Mac
  • Windows
  • Linux
  • Android
  • iPhone
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System for processing and editing 3D triangular meshes, provides a set of tools for editing, cleaning, healing, inspecting,...

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  1. OpenSCAD icon

    OpenSCAD

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    OpenSCAD is a software for creating solid 3D CAD objects. It is free software and available for Linux/UNIX, MS Windows and MacOS.

    Rendering a model
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    CactusHamster

    openSCAD is very very far from a mesh editor.

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  2. Integrated CAD, CAM, and CAE featuring collaborative editing and cloud-based computation. Free license available for students and hobbyists.

    Freeform modeling & sculpting


  3. View3dscene

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • 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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    meshmixer

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows

    meshmixer is an experimental 3D modeling tool for making 3D mashups without too much hassle.

    Discontinued

    Still very much used, but not in development at this point in time.

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    Meshlab is not maintained since 2016

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    CloudCompare

    • 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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    noesis

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    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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  7. OpenFlipper icon

    OpenFlipper

    • 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).

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    HD Model Viewer

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Android

    HD Model Viewer

    View full-detail, 3D textured models and animations from over 20 different formats. • View, rotate, zoom • Full-screen mode • Material support with transparency and custom diffuse/specular/ambient lighting • Register as default viewer for supported model types •.

    Discontinued

    Removed from Google Play Store.

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    HRConvert2

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Self-Hosted

    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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  10. Microsoft 3D Builder icon

    Microsoft 3D Builder

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    View, capture, personalize, and print 3D models. Download many kinds of 3D files and edit them using the 3D modeling space. Take a picture with your webcam and make it 3D.

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