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Now3D Alternatives

Now3D is described as *'freeware program for Windows platform written in Visual Basic 6.

Now3D (at the beginning called Planets) born in 1997 as application for the planets and stars visualization. Then, thanks to the first success in the 3D Graphic field, I have decided to leave the first'* and is an app. There are more than 25 alternatives to Now3D for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, Android and iPhone. The best alternative is Blender, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Now3D are MakeHuman, Wings 3D, Autodesk 3ds Max and Bforartists.

Now3D 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 Now3D.
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Now3D is a freeware program for Windows platform written in Visual Basic 6.

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  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.

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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.
  2. MakeHuman icon

    MakeHuman

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    46 alternatives to MakeHuman 

    MakeHuman is an interactive modelling tool for creating realistic 3D human characters. These models can be exported to several computer graphics and animation platforms including Blender, Unity 3D, Unreal Engine, OpenSim and Second Life.

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    1.  Parametric ModelingMakeHuman can change the shape of model geometry as soon as the dimension value is modified.
    2.  3D SculptingMakeHuman offers tools to push, pull, smooth, grab or pinch to manipulate a 3D model.
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  3. Wings 3D icon

    Wings 3D

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    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.
    Modeling by Jove Chiere
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  4. Autodesk 3ds Max icon

    Autodesk 3ds Max

    89 alternatives to Autodesk 3ds Max 

    3D modeling and rendering software for design visualization, games, and animations.

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    1.  Parametric ModelingAutodesk 3ds Max can change the shape of model geometry as soon as the dimension value is modified.
    2.  Keyframe AnimationCompositions can be keyframed in Autodesk 3ds Max, allowing you to change the parameters over time.
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  5. 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


  6. VRoid Studio icon

    VRoid Studio

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Steam
    43 alternatives to VRoid Studio 

    VRoid Studio is a 3D character creation software developed for you to freely express yourself, even without 3D modeling expertise. The software is easy-to-use. Even first-time users can fully enjoy the software by picking preset items and playing around with the parameters’...

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    Sketchfab

    84 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
  8. K-3D icon

    K-3D

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • PortableApps.com
    53 alternatives to K-3D 

    K-3D is free-as-in-freedom 3D modeling and animation software. It features a plugin-oriented procedural engine for all of its content, making K-3D a very versatile and powerful package.

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    1.  PortableK-3D can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
      Discontinued

      According to the official website k-3d.org :The latest "source code" release is from November 2015. And the latest binary executable release is even older. According to its Sourceforge page ( https://sourceforge.net/projects/k3d/files/K-3D Win32 Binaries/ ), latest release is from june 2010.

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    • Fragmentarium icon

      Fragmentarium

      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      74 alternatives to Fragmentarium 

      Fragmentarium is an open source, cross-platform IDE for exploring pixel based graphics on the GPU.

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      1.  Procedural ModelingFragmentarium can create or modify 3D models and textures based on a sequence of rules.
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    • Art of Illusion icon

      Art of Illusion

      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      33 alternatives to Art of Illusion 

      Art of Illusion is a free, open source 3D modelling and rendering studio. It is written entirely in Java, and should be usable on any Java Virtual Machine which is compatible with Java 5 or later.

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      1.  Keyframe AnimationCompositions can be keyframed in Art of Illusion, allowing you to change the parameters over time.
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