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Structure Synth is described as 'cross-platform application for generating 3D structures by specifying a design grammar. Even simple systems may generate surprising and complex structures. The design grammar approach was originally devised by Chris Coyne (for a 2D implementation see the' and is a 3D Modeler in the photos & graphics category. There are more than 50 alternatives to Structure Synth for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, PortableApps.com and Haiku. The best alternative is Blender, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Structure Synth are Autodesk Maya, Autodesk 3ds Max, Cinema 4D and Bforartists.

Structure Synth alternatives are mainly 3D Modelers but may also be VFX Software or Motion Graphics Software. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Structure Synth.
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    Blender

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    • 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

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    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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    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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    Cinema 4D

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    • Windows
    52 alternatives to Cinema 4D 

    CINEMA 4D is a commercial, cross-platform, high-end 3-D graphics application, produced by MAXON Computer GmbH of Friedrichsdorf, Germany. Noted for its flexible interface and ease of use, it is capable of procedural and polygonal/subd modelling, animating, lighting, texturing...

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    1.  Keyframe AnimationCompositions can be keyframed in Cinema 4D, allowing you to change the parameters over time.
    2.  Support for scriptingCinema 4D supports scripts and macros to automate or customize tasks.
    3.  Procedural ModelingCinema 4D can create or modify 3D models and textures based on a sequence of rules.
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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.
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    MODO

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    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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    Sketchfab

    84 alternatives to Sketchfab 

    Sketchfab is the first web service to publish interactive 3D content online in real-time without plugins.

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    1.  3D SculptingSketchfab offers tools to push, pull, smooth, grab or pinch to manipulate a 3D model.
    2.  Built-in viewerSketchfab shows you a quick preview of an image, page or file in supported formats.
    Browse a huge archive of content
    Full community features
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    NUKE

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    23 alternatives to NUKE 

    NUKE is a powerful compositing application that delivers unparalleled speed, an efficient multi-channel scanline rendering engine, and a first-class feature set that is unrivalled in the desktop market.

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    1.  Node BasedNUKE supports node editing, a form of visual programming that gives you full control over the rendering.
    2.  Motion CaptureYou can capture and modify/animate faces, gestures, movements or objects within the NUKE.
    3.  Real time collaborationMultiple users can work together in NUKE simultaneously.
    4.  File VersioningNUKE has a version system that lets you view and go back to older versions of the project/file/document.
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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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    TouchDesigner

    • Free PersonalProprietary
    • Windows
    29 alternatives to TouchDesigner 

    TouchDesigner is a complete authoring tool for building interactive 3D art, visualizations, prototypes and UIs. Derivative makes and supports TouchDesigner and offers their services to do custom production using TouchDesigner.

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    1.  Node BasedTouchDesigner supports node editing, a form of visual programming that gives you full control over the rendering.
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