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Sculptris Alternatives

Sculptris is described as 'elegant, powerful and yet easy to use 3D sculpting software, allowing the artist in you to simply focus on creating amazing 3D artwork. Gone are the technical and often tedious constraints typically associated with digital art' and is a popular 3D Modeler in the photos & graphics category. There are more than 50 alternatives to Sculptris for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, Steam and Android. The best alternative is Blender, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Sculptris are ZBrush, Wings 3D, Cinema 4D and MODO.

Sculptris alternatives are mainly 3D Modelers but may also be 3D Painting Apps or Digital Painting Tools. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Sculptris.
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  • FreeProprietary
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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.

    ⚫︎ 3D SculptingBlender offers tools to push, pull, smooth, grab or pinch to manipulate a 3D model.
    ⚫︎ Keyframe AnimationCompositions can be keyframed in Blender, allowing you to change the parameters over time.
    ⚫︎ Animation RiggingBlender supports bone structures to manipulate a 3D model like a puppet for animation.
    ⚫︎ Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsBlender can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    ⚫︎ Node BasedBlender supports node editing, a form of visual programming that gives you full control over the rendering.
    ⚫︎ Motion CaptureYou can capture and modify/animate faces, gestures, movements or objects within the Blender.
    ⚫︎ Physically-Based RenderingPrecise rendering method for Blender to represent of how light interacts with material properties.
    ⚫︎ CustomizableBlender is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
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    Cycles is Blender’s ray-trace based production render engine.
    Blender vs Sculptris opinions
    Almost everyone thinks Blender is a great alternative to Sculptris.

    Not only can you sculpt with Blender, you can model, texture, simulate and animate with Blender, along with camera tracking and thousands more features. Definitely one of the best out there.

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    Blender is a 3D modeling program, while Sculptris is a 3D sculpting program. The end result may be similar, but the actual process is entirely different.

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  2. ZBrush icon

    ZBrush

    • Mac
    • Windows

    The all-in-one-digital sculpting solution.

    ⚫︎ 3D SculptingZBrush offers tools to push, pull, smooth, grab or pinch to manipulate a 3D model.
    ⚫︎ Support for scriptingZBrush supports scripts and macros to automate or customize tasks.
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    ZBrush vs Sculptris opinions
    Almost everyone thinks ZBrush is a great alternative to Sculptris.

    Its very handy and is supported with very cooperative community

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  3. Wings 3D icon

    Wings 3D

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    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.

    ⚫︎ Keyframe AnimationCompositions can be keyframed in Wings 3D, allowing you to change the parameters over time.
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    Modeling by Jove Chiere
    Wings 3D vs Sculptris opinions
    This alternative is disputed. Wings 3D is still a legitimate alternative to Sculptris, but it might have issues that some users think are important.

    This is a modelling program, sculptris is a sculpting program. While they both end at a 3d output, the method to get there is completely different.

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    This program is mostly aimed at polygonal modelling. While they can both produce a 3d model, Sculptris is specifically aimed at 3d Sculpting and texture painting, something Wings 3d does not do.

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    polygonal modeling is not sculpting

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    Cinema 4D

    • Mac
    • Windows

    CINEMA 4D is a commercial, cross-platform, high-end 3-D graphics application, produced by MAXON Computer GmbH of Friedrichsdorf, Germany.

    ⚫︎ Support for scriptingCinema 4D supports scripts and macros to automate or customize tasks.
    ⚫︎ Keyframe AnimationCompositions can be keyframed in Cinema 4D, allowing you to change the parameters over time.
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    MODO

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    • Linux

    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.

    ⚫︎ 3D SculptingMODO offers tools to push, pull, smooth, grab or pinch to manipulate a 3D model.
    ⚫︎ Support for scriptingMODO supports scripts and macros to automate or customize tasks.
    ⚫︎ Physically-Based RenderingPrecise rendering method for MODO to represent of how light interacts with material properties.
    ⚫︎ Keyframe AnimationCompositions can be keyframed in MODO, allowing you to change the parameters over time.
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    Rhinoceros

    • Mac
    • Windows

    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.

    ⚫︎ Parametric ModelingRhinoceros can change the shape of model geometry as soon as the dimension value is modified.
    ⚫︎ Procedural ModelingRhinoceros can create or modify 3D models and textures based on a sequence of rules.
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    3D-Coat

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    • Windows
    • Linux

    3D-Coat is the one application that has all the tools you need to take your 3D idea from a block of digital clay all the way to a production ready, fully textured organic or hard surface model.

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    Dilay

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Dilay is an open source, easy to use 3D sculpting application. With an update, roughly, one every 2 weeks, it is well maintained.

    ⚫︎ 3D SculptingDilay offers tools to push, pull, smooth, grab or pinch to manipulate a 3D model.
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    Discontinued

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  9. Autodesk Mudbox icon

    Autodesk Mudbox

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Autodesk Mudbox digital sculpting and texture painting software offers 3D modeling professionals the ability to quickly and easily create highly detailed organic and inorganic 3D assets.

    ⚫︎ 3D SculptingAutodesk Mudbox offers tools to push, pull, smooth, grab or pinch to manipulate a 3D model.
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    Inspired by artists, built to deliver.
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    Rocket 3F

    • Free PersonalProprietary
    • Windows

    Rocket 3F is polygonal modeller created for Concept Artists and Designers.

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