Free MotionBuilder Alternatives

    The best free alternative to MotionBuilder is Blender, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 10 alternatives to MotionBuilder and 12 is free so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting free alternatives to MotionBuilder are Bforartists (Free, Open Source), Sketchfab (Freemium), MagicaCSG (Free) and PhotoAnim (Free).

    This page was last updated May 21, 2021

    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.
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      dustinmeyer blender is the strongest altertive to motionbuilder it doesnt do 100% what motionbuilder does but it can do alot
      Positive comment 7 months ago

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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.
      Positive comment almost 3 years ago

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    2. 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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      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
      Positive comment 7 months ago

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    3. Sketchfab is the first web service to publish interactive 3D content online in real-time without plugins. Every new format has its global platform: videos have Youtube, photos have flickr, sounds have Soundcloud... Now 3D files have Sketchfab.
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      dustinmeyer motionbuilder is made for cleaning up motion capture sektchfab is for posting 3d objects made on the web
      Negative comment 7 months ago

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    4. A lightweight signed distance field editor and renderer.
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      PhotoAnim is a free Windows program to edit and animate photos. Resulting animations and videos can be published on http://3dthis.com
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      dustinmeyer this is to animate photos not 3d motion capture
      Negative comment 7 months ago

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      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.
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      dustinmeyer there is alot of 3d modeling options but not much in ways to edit motion capture
      Negative comment 7 months ago

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    5. 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
      Negative comment 7 months ago

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    6. DX Studio combines the latest in real time 3D graphics technology from industry and gaming with rapid application development tools in a powerful 3d engine.

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      This software is no longer developed. Last version, 3.2.77.2, was released in July 2011.

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      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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      dustinmeyer more options for editing meshes and scenes than motion capture
      Negative comment 7 months ago

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      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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