MotionBuilder Alternatives for Mac

    MotionBuilder is not available for Mac but there are some alternatives that runs on macOS with similar functionality. The best Mac alternative 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 six of them are available for Mac so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Mac alternatives to MotionBuilder are MODO (Paid), Sensei Format (Paid), Dead Deer (Free, Open Source) and picoCAD (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. 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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    3. Sensei Format & the Blender Crash Course were created with each other in mind (blendersensei.com/blender-crash-course). The idea being, make Blender easier to learn and use.
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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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      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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    4. messiahStudio is a powerful animation & rendering software package specifically designed to handle the most demanding character animation & rendering needs.
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