Free Rhinoceros Alternatives

    The best free alternative to Rhinoceros is Blender, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to Rhinoceros and many of them is free so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting free alternatives to Rhinoceros are FreeCAD (Free, Open Source), SketchUp (Freemium), Shapr3D (Freemium) and Bforartists (Free, Open Source).

    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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      Blender vs Rhinoceros opinions
      Almost everyone thinks Blender is a great alternative to Rhinoceros.
      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 4 years ago

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      Its not a NURBS modeling software
      Top negative comment  8 months ago

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      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 1 year ago

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      poly based software not nurbs based
      Negative comment about 2 years ago

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      Blender is polygonal modelling software. NURBS features are just timesaver options there.
      Negative comment over 2 years ago

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      Blender does not support NURBS so it is not suitable for industry and production
      Negative comment almost 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).
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    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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      SketchUp vs Rhinoceros opinions
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      Both are used for say interior/exterior design and both have v-ray render plugin (separate buy)
      Positive comment over 2 years ago

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    4. Shapr3D is a revolutionary 3D modeling software created exclusively for your iPad Pro and your Apple Pencil. Shapr3D is the only truly mobile CAD app - a quick but precise way to create 3D models for engineering, design, 3D prints, and more.
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    5. 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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    6. Rocket 3F is polygonal modeller created for Concept Artists and Designers. Modeling with Rocket 3F is like drawing - very Simple and Inspiring! The Most important feature of Rocket 3F is Workflow! It is Fast Fun and Friendly!
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      • FreeOpen Source
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      • PortableApps.com
      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.

      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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      • FreeOpen Source
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      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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      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Windows
      ZModeler (or Zanoza Modeler) is a 3D modeling application. It is aimed at modelers who model for computer games such as 18 Wheels of Steel, Grand Theft Auto, Need for Speed, Midtown Madness or similar video games.
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      Zmodeler vs Rhinoceros opinions
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      Zanoza is a low-poly modeller, lacking all the surface modelling capabilities available in Rhino.
      Negative comment almost 6 years ago

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      • FreemiumProprietary
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      • Chrome OS
      • Figma
      • madewitharkit
      • AR Core
      • WebGL
      • Sketch
      • Software as a Service (SaaS)
      Vectary is the most accessible 3D and Augmented Reality design platform. Create an account for free online. No app download needed. Build immersive experiences for the real world. Publish 3D and Augmented Reality content to any website.
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