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Rhinoceros Alternatives for Linux

Rhinoceros is not available for Linux but there are plenty of alternatives that runs on Linux with similar functionality. The best Linux alternative 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 14 are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to Rhinoceros are FreeCAD, Autodesk Maya, Bforartists and MODO.

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.
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?

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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

    Top positive comment  over 5 years ago
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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).



  3. Autodesk Maya

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    Autodesk Maya software is a powerful, integrated 3D modeling, animation, visual effects, and rendering solution.

  4. 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.

  5. MODO is a fully featured 3D content creation application, famous primarily for it's modelling capabilities, MODO also offers a fast renderer, sculpting, painting, dynamics and animation tools.



  6. K-3D

    • 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.

  7. Gmsh

    • FreeOpen Source
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    • Windows
    • 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.

  8. 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.

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  9. Dead Deer

    • FreeOpen Source
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    • Android
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    • Daydream

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

  10. Vectary

    • FreemiumProprietary
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    • Linux
    • Online
    • 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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