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Open Source Microsoft 3D Builder Alternatives

The best open source alternative to Microsoft 3D Builder is Blender. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to Microsoft 3D Builder and 17 is open source so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting open source alternatives to Microsoft 3D Builder are FreeCAD, LibreCAD, OpenSCAD and Cura.

Microsoft 3D Builder alternatives are mainly 3D Modelers but may also be CAD Software or 3D Printing Tools. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Microsoft 3D Builder.
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  • Windows

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  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.

    Cycles is Blender’s ray-trace based production render engine.
  2. FreeCAD is a general purpose parametric 3D CAD modeler. The development is completely Open Source (LGPL License).

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    LibreCAD

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
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    LibreCAD (originally QCad then CADuntu) is an open source 2D CAD application for Windows, Apple and Linux. It is based on Qt, which is a leading cross-platform application and UI development framework.

    On Mac
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    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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    Cura

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Cura aims to be a end solution for personal 3D printing with RepRap based machines. It is tuned toward the Ultimaker, but can be used on any RepRap based design.

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  6. 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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    BRL-CAD

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD

    BRL-CAD is a powerful cross-platform open source solid modeling system that includes interactive geometry editing, high-performance ray-tracing for rendering and geometric analysis, image and signal-processing tools, a system performance analysis benchmark suite, libraries for...

    PA-63 Extractor
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    MeshLab

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad

    System for processing and editing 3D triangular meshes, provides a set of tools for editing, cleaning, healing, inspecting, rendering, texturing and converting meshes.

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    Slic3r

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    STL-to-GCODE translator for RepRap printers.

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    MatterControl

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    MatterControl is a free, open source app that lets you organize and manage your 3D prints. It's designed to help you get the most out of your 3D printer - making it easy to track, preview, and print your 3D parts.

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