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Sculptura Alternatives

Sculptura is described as 'With an advanced clay engine and artist-tested tools, Sculptura is the most intuitive and powerful 3D sculpting app ever designed for your iPad. Sculpt engaging characters, ghastly monsters, or even intriguing abstract art anywhere you are' and is a 3D Painting app in the photos & graphics category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Sculptura for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, iPhone and PortableApps.com. The best alternative is Blender, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Sculptura are Autodesk Maya, Wings 3D, ZBrush and Autodesk 3ds Max.

Sculptura alternatives are mainly 3D Modelers but may also be 3D Painting Apps or VFX Software. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Sculptura.
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  1. Blender icon

    Blender

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • PortableApps.com
    • Haiku
    • Steam
    149 alternatives to Blender 

    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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    1.  3D SculptingBlender offers tools to push, pull, smooth, grab or pinch to manipulate a 3D model.
    2.  Keyframe AnimationCompositions can be keyframed in Blender, allowing you to change the parameters over time.
    3.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsBlender can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    4.  Animation RiggingBlender supports bone structures to manipulate a 3D model like a puppet for animation.
    5.  Node BasedBlender supports node editing, a form of visual programming that gives you full control over the rendering.
    6.  Physically-Based RenderingPrecise rendering method for Blender to represent of how light interacts with material properties.
    7.  Motion CaptureYou can capture and modify/animate faces, gestures, movements or objects within the Blender.
    8.  Parametric ModelingBlender can change the shape of model geometry as soon as the dimension value is modified.
    9.  Support for scriptingBlender supports scripts and macros to automate or customize tasks.
    Cycles is Blender’s ray-trace based production render engine.
    Strong support of subdivision and displacement with Adaptive subdivision, Catmull-Clark and linear schemes, Displacement and Bump mapping.
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    Autodesk Maya

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    69 alternatives to Autodesk Maya 

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

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    1.  Keyframe AnimationCompositions can be keyframed in Autodesk Maya, allowing you to change the parameters over time.
    2.  3D SculptingAutodesk Maya offers tools to push, pull, smooth, grab or pinch to manipulate a 3D model.
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    Wings 3D

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    • Windows
    • Linux
    56 alternatives to Wings 3D 

    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.

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    1.  Keyframe AnimationCompositions can be keyframed in Wings 3D, allowing you to change the parameters over time.
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    ZBrush

    • Mac
    • Windows
    67 alternatives to ZBrush 

    The all-in-one-digital sculpting solution.

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    1.  3D SculptingZBrush offers tools to push, pull, smooth, grab or pinch to manipulate a 3D model.
    2.  Support for scriptingZBrush supports scripts and macros to automate or customize tasks.
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    Autodesk 3ds Max

    89 alternatives to Autodesk 3ds Max 

    3D modeling and rendering software for design visualization, games, and animations.

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    1.  Parametric ModelingAutodesk 3ds Max can change the shape of model geometry as soon as the dimension value is modified.
    2.  Keyframe AnimationCompositions can be keyframed in Autodesk 3ds Max, allowing you to change the parameters over time.
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    Bforartists

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Haiku
    • AmigaOS
    • MorphOS
    78 alternatives to Bforartists 

    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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    1.  Motion CaptureYou can capture and modify/animate faces, gestures, movements or objects within the Bforartists.
    2.  Keyframe AnimationCompositions can be keyframed in Bforartists, allowing you to change the parameters over time.
    3.  LightweightBforartists consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    4.  3D SculptingBforartists offers tools to push, pull, smooth, grab or pinch to manipulate a 3D model.
    Splash
    UV Mapping
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    MODO

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    • Linux
    105 alternatives to MODO 

    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.

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    1.  3D SculptingMODO offers tools to push, pull, smooth, grab or pinch to manipulate a 3D model.
    2.  Support for scriptingMODO supports scripts and macros to automate or customize tasks.
    3.  Physically-Based RenderingPrecise rendering method for MODO to represent of how light interacts with material properties.
    4.  Keyframe AnimationCompositions can be keyframed in MODO, allowing you to change the parameters over time.
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    Rhinoceros

    • Mac
    • Windows
    59 alternatives to Rhinoceros 

    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.

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    1.  Parametric ModelingRhinoceros can change the shape of model geometry as soon as the dimension value is modified.
    2.  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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    79 alternatives to 3D-Coat 

    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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    K-3D

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • PortableApps.com
    53 alternatives to K-3D 

    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.

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    1.  PortableK-3D can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
      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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