AlternativeTo Logo

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, picoCAD, Dead Deer and Sensei Format.

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.
This page was last updated
  • Windows
  • Linux

MotionBuilder is professional 3D character animation software. It is used for Motion capture and traditional keyframe...

Learn more about MotionBuilder

  1. Blender icon

    Blender

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • PortableApps.com
    • Haiku
    • Steam
    149 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.

     Suggest and vote on features
    Features
    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.
    Blender vs MotionBuilder opinions
    pros, cons and recent comments
    dustinmeyer

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

    Positive comment ago
    Copy a direct link to this comment to your clipboard   
    If this Comment contains spam or other abuse, notify admins about it.   
    0
    Guest

    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 ago
    Copy a direct link to this comment to your clipboard   
    If this Comment contains spam or other abuse, notify admins about it.   
    1
  2. MODO icon

    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.

     Suggest and vote on features
    Features
    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.
    Screenshot
    Screenshot


  3. picoCAD icon

    picoCAD

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    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.

     Suggest and vote on features
    This app doesn't have any features at the moment.
  4. Dead Deer

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Windows Phone
    • Daydream
    122 alternatives to Dead Deer 

    Dead Deer is a 3D modeler, 3D game maker, and a 3D demo maker designed to create games.

     Suggest and vote on features
    Features
    Screenshot
    Dead Deer vs MotionBuilder opinions
    pros, cons and recent comments
    dustinmeyer

    there is alot of 3d modeling options but not much in ways to edit motion capture

    Negative comment ago
    Copy a direct link to this comment to your clipboard   
    If this Comment contains spam or other abuse, notify admins about it.   
    0
  5. Sensei Format icon

    Sensei Format

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Blender
    126 alternatives to Sensei Format 

    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. Sensei Format removes tedious and difficult to remember steps from hundreds of common 3D modeling and...

     Suggest and vote on features
    Features
    1.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsSensei Format can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    2.  3D SculptingSensei Format offers tools to push, pull, smooth, grab or pinch to manipulate a 3D model.


  6. messiahStudio icon

    messiahStudio

    • Mac
    • Windows
    31 alternatives to messiahStudio 

    messiahStudio is a powerful animation & rendering software package specifically designed to handle the most demanding character animation & rendering needs. It has been quietly used in feature films, commercials, games, music videos and print ads for over 10 years; and...

     Suggest and vote on features
    Features
    Screenshot
Showing 6 of 6 alternatives
AlternativeTo