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Open Source Rhinoceros Alternatives

The best open source alternative to Rhinoceros is Blender. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to Rhinoceros and seven of them is open source so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting open source alternatives to Rhinoceros are FreeCAD, Bforartists, K-3D and Gmsh.

Rhinoceros 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 Rhinoceros.
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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.

    Cycles is Blender’s ray-trace based production render engine.
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    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?

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    Except the interfarce to control Dimensions, Blender can do everything that Rhino can do + Blender renders life like + Blender functions similar to T spline

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    Its not a NURBS modeling software

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    Blender does support NURBS now, but that's not the default.

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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)

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    poly based software not nurbs based

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    Blender is polygonal modelling software. NURBS features are just timesaver options there.

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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. 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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    K-3D

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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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    Gmsh

    • FreeOpen Source
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    • Linux

    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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  6. Dead Deer

    • FreeOpen Source
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    • Daydream

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

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    Ayam

    • FreeOpen Source
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    • Linux

    Ayam is a free 3D modelling environment for the RenderMan interface, distributed under the BSD licence. This means that neither the author nor any contributors make money out of this software.

    FloatingWindows GUI, Linux/X11, Modelling a Toy Horse
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