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    Rhinoceros Alternatives

    Rhinoceros is described as 'Rhino can create, edit, analyze, document, render, animate, and translate NURBS curves, surfaces, and solids, point clouds, and polygon meshes. There are no limits on complexity, degree, or size beyond those of your hardware'* and is a 3D Modeler in the photos & graphics category. There are more than 50 alternatives to Rhinoceros for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, Online / Web-based and iPhone. The best alternative is Blender, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Rhinoceros are FreeCAD, SketchUp, Autodesk Maya and Autodesk 3ds Max.

    Rhinoceros is mainly a 3D Modeler but alternatives to it may also be CAD Softwares or 3D Animators. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Rhinoceros.
    This page was last updated Nov 4, 2021
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    Rhino can create, edit, analyze, document, render, animate, and translate NURBS* curves, surfaces, and solids, point...
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    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.
      Blender vs Rhinoceros opinions
      Almost everyone thinks Blender is a great alternative to Rhinoceros.
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      Can't stop laughing. As NURBS was the main concern ("don't use for real life" posted anypoop) and is now fully integrated, what else but snobbery could keep easy-payers wasting money on a proprietary software?
      Top positive comment  7 months ago

      Except the interfarce to control Dimensions, Blender can do everything that Rhino can do + Blender renders life like + Blender functions similar to T spline
      Top positive comment  over 5 years ago

      Its not a NURBS modeling software
      Top negative comment  over 1 year ago

      troymc Blender does support NURBS now, but that's not the default.
      Comment 9 months ago

      Blender is a good tool, but it's not based on nurbs surface. I think it only should be used for media creation(game, video footage, movies...), not design product or industrial thing. (NEVER USE this tool for design something have to came out real life)
      Negative comment over 2 years ago

      poly based software not nurbs based
      Negative comment about 3 years ago

      Blender is polygonal modelling software. NURBS features are just timesaver options there.
      Negative comment over 3 years ago

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    2. FreeCAD is a general purpose parametric 3D CAD modeler. The development is completely Open Source (LGPL License).

    3. SketchUp (formerly Google Sketchup) is a 3D modeling computer program for a wide range of drawing applications such as architectural, interior design, civil and mechanical engineering, film, and video game design—and available in a freeware version, SketchUp Make, and a paid...
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      Both are used for say interior/exterior design and both have v-ray render plugin (separate buy)
      Positive comment over 3 years ago

    4. Autodesk Maya software is a powerful, integrated 3D modeling, animation, visual effects, and rendering solution.
    5. 3D modeling and rendering software for design visualization, games, and animations.

    6. SOLIDWORKS is a leading 3D CAD software for design, analysis and product data management. SOLIDWORKS solutions can help boost productivity, harness intelligence, foster innovation, and facilitate collaboration.
    7. 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.
    8. MoI’s sleek intuitive UI blends a fluid easy workflow with powerful tools, making it the perfect choice for someone who has been frustrated with the complexity of existing CAD tools.
      MoI - Moment of Inspiration vs Rhinoceros opinions
      Almost everyone thinks MoI - Moment of Inspiration is a great alternative to Rhinoceros.
      MoI uses the same 3dm file as rhino and NURBS design. The UI is easier to navigate so you do not have to spend ages looking for the right command, moreover it can be easily customized. You can add shortcuts and run scripts if you need additional features and use the forum to get any help you might need. I used rhino since version 2.0 but prefer Moi because is more design focused. It does not have an internal render engine, but there are plenty available nowadays.
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

    9. CINEMA 4D is a commercial, cross-platform, high-end 3-D graphics application, produced by MAXON Computer GmbH of Friedrichsdorf, Germany.
    10. Shapr3D is a revolutionary 3D modeling software created exclusively for your iPad Pro and your Apple Pencil.
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