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NETGEN is described as 'automatic 3d tetrahedral mesh generator. It accepts input from constructive solid geometry (CSG) or boundary representation (BRep) from STL file format' and is an app. There are more than 10 alternatives to NETGEN for a variety of platforms, including Linux, Windows, Mac, Android and iPhone. The best alternative is Blender, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like NETGEN are Wings 3D, Gmsh, picoCAD and SALOME.

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

    Blender

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    • BSD
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    • 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.
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    Wings 3D

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    56 alternatives to Wings 3D 

    Wings 3D is a subdivision modeler inspired by Nendo and Mirai from Izware.

    It is possible to assign materials, vertex color, UV coordinates and textures, but there will be improvements in those features before Wings goes 1.0.

    There is no support in Wings for doing animations.

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    1.  Keyframe AnimationCompositions can be keyframed in Wings 3D, allowing you to change the parameters over time.
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    Gmsh

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    31 alternatives to Gmsh 

    Gmsh is a 3D finite element grid generator with a build-in CAD engine and post-processor. Its design goal is to provide a fast, light and user-friendly meshing tool with parametric input and advanced visualization capabilities.

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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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    SALOME

    • Windows
    • Linux
    23 alternatives to SALOME 

    SALOME can be used as standalone application for generation of CAD models, their preparation for numerical calculations and post-processing of the calculation results. SALOME can also be used as a platform for integration of the external third-party numerical codes to produce a...

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    MagicaCSG

    140 alternatives to MagicaCSG 

    A lightweight signed distance field editor and renderer.

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  7. Dead Deer

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    • Daydream
    122 alternatives to Dead Deer 

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

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    Sensei Format

    • Mac
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    • 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...

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    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.
  9. GiD

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    18 alternatives to GiD 

    GiD is a universal, adaptive and user-friendly pre and postprocessor for numerical simulations in science and engineering. It has been designed to cover all the common needs in the numerical simulations field from pre to post-processing: geometrical modeling, effective...

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    HyperMesh

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    9 alternatives to HyperMesh 

    HyperMesh is a market-leading, multi-disciplinary finite element pre-processor which manages the generation of the largest, most complex models, starting with the import of a CAD geometry to exporting ready-to-run solver file.

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