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MotionBuilder Alternatives

MotionBuilder is described as 'is professional 3D character animation software. It is used for Motion capture and traditional keyframe animation. MotionBuilder is produced by Autodesk in Montreal' and is an app. There are more than 10 alternatives to MotionBuilder for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, Haiku and Steam. The best alternative is Blender, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like MotionBuilder are Bforartists, MODO, Sketchfab and Face Gen.

MotionBuilder alternatives are mainly 3D Modelers but may also be 3D Animators or VFX Software. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of MotionBuilder.
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  1. Blender icon

    Blender

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • PortableApps.com
    • Haiku
    • Steam
    148 alternatives to Blender 

    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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    1.  3D SculptingBlender offers tools to push, pull, smooth, grab or pinch to manipulate a 3D model.
    2.  Keyframe AnimationCompositions can be keyframed in Blender, allowing you to change the parameters over time.
    3.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsBlender can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    4.  Animation RiggingBlender supports bone structures to manipulate a 3D model like a puppet for animation.
    5.  Node BasedBlender supports node editing, a form of visual programming that gives you full control over the rendering.
    6.  Physically-Based RenderingPrecise rendering method for Blender to represent of how light interacts with material properties.
    7.  Motion CaptureYou can capture and modify/animate faces, gestures, movements or objects within the Blender.
    8.  Parametric ModelingBlender can change the shape of model geometry as soon as the dimension value is modified.
    9.  Support for scriptingBlender supports scripts and macros to automate or customize tasks.
    Cycles is Blender’s ray-trace based production render engine.
    Strong support of subdivision and displacement with Adaptive subdivision, Catmull-Clark and linear schemes, Displacement and Bump mapping.
    Blender Cycles renderer features Unidirectional path tracing with multiple importance sampling, Multi-core CPU rendering with SIMD acceleration, GPU rendering with NVidia CUDA & AMD OpenCL, Multi-GPU support and Unified rendering kernel for CPU and GPU.
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    dustinmeyer

    blender is the strongest altertive to motionbuilder it doesnt do 100% what motionbuilder does but it can do alot

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    Blender have almost every required tools for 3d animation.

    In terms of motion builder alternative, it have complete rigging toolset including pose library and also graph editor gives control in tweaking the motion.

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  2. Bforartists icon

    Bforartists

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Haiku
    • AmigaOS
    • MorphOS
    78 alternatives to 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.

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    1.  Motion CaptureYou can capture and modify/animate faces, gestures, movements or objects within the Bforartists.
    2.  Keyframe AnimationCompositions can be keyframed in Bforartists, allowing you to change the parameters over time.
    3.  LightweightBforartists consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    4.  3D SculptingBforartists offers tools to push, pull, smooth, grab or pinch to manipulate a 3D model.
    Splash
    UV Mapping
    Animation
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    dustinmeyer

    this has the base version of blender under the hood but more user friendly so there are tools in the NLA editor to work with motion capture

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    MODO

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    105 alternatives to MODO 

    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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    1.  3D SculptingMODO offers tools to push, pull, smooth, grab or pinch to manipulate a 3D model.
    2.  Support for scriptingMODO supports scripts and macros to automate or customize tasks.
    3.  Physically-Based RenderingPrecise rendering method for MODO to represent of how light interacts with material properties.
    4.  Keyframe AnimationCompositions can be keyframed in MODO, allowing you to change the parameters over time.
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  4. Sketchfab icon

    Sketchfab

    83 alternatives to Sketchfab 

    Sketchfab is the first web service to publish interactive 3D content online in real-time without plugins.

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    1.  3D SculptingSketchfab offers tools to push, pull, smooth, grab or pinch to manipulate a 3D model.
    2.  Built-in viewerSketchfab shows you a quick preview of an image, page or file in supported formats.
    Browse a huge archive of content
    Full community features
    Panning and zooming, VR-compatible full screen viewer
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    dustinmeyer

    motionbuilder is made for cleaning up motion capture sektchfab is for posting 3d objects made on the web

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    Face Gen

    • Windows
    28 alternatives to Face Gen 

    The easy way to create realistic faces 3D human faces from 1 or 2 photographs or at random. Adjust age, race, gender and 150 other controls. Apply faces to any polygonal mesh and UV map. The free version has the full functionality of the paid version except for exporting to e.

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    dustinmeyer

    facegen is expensive tool to generate 3d faces off a few photographs nothing to do with motioncapture

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    iClone

    • Windows
    47 alternatives to iClone 

    Real-time animation evolves with 3D Video FX, motion paths, HDR and rapid drag & drop creation inside iClone. iClone combines video production with 3D real-time animation. The result is a powerful production tool for motion graphics, 3D animation and video compositing.

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    3D Faceworx

    33 alternatives to 3D Faceworx 

    Created a 3D model from photos with two standard front and side view of a head, the user has to various reference points and contours for the face, nose, ears, etc.

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    dustinmeyer

    this creates 3d models based on photos not to edit motion capture

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    Awakening

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Windows
    60 alternatives to Awakening 

    Awakening is a powerful professional real-time 3D solution. With it, you can easily create eye-catching interactive 3D presentations, brief films, games...

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    Discontinued

    Last update was in 2011, and the official website is unavailable.

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    dustinmeyer

    more options for editing meshes and scenes than motion capture

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    picoCAD

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    140 alternatives to picoCAD 

    picoCAD is a program to build and texture lowpoly 3D models. Programs for modelling are overly complicated, picoCAD aims to make it fun, easy, and accessible by focusing on the bare essentials. This program was made using pico 8.

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  10. MeshMagic 3D Modeling Software icon

    MeshMagic 3D Modeling Software

    102 alternatives to MeshMagic 3D Modeling Software 

    Working with 3D files using MeshMagic free 3D modelling software is intuitive. Quickly draw a 2D design and expand it to a 3D mesh. Import an existing STL file or other 3D file and modify it.

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    dustinmeyer

    this software is editing meshes not motion capture

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