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Free Substance 3D Painter Alternatives

The best free alternative to Substance 3D Painter is Blender, which is also Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 10 alternatives to Substance 3D Painter and eight of them is free so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting free alternatives to Substance 3D Painter are Paint 3D, Quixel Suite, PixaFlux and MagicaCSG.

Substance 3D Painter alternatives are mainly 3D Modelers but may also be 3D Painting Apps or Image Editors. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Substance 3D Painter.
This page was last updated May 10, 2022
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Substance 3D Painter has the tools you need to texture your 3D assets, from advanced brushes to Smart Materials that...

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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.

  2. Paint 3D

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows
    • Windows S

    Paint 3D is Microsoft's totally rebuilt and enhanced version of Microsoft Paint built for Windows 10 and with extensive 3D support as well as other helpful, long-needed additions like pen support and easier cropping feature.



  3. Quixel was founded in 2011 by Teddy Bergsman and Waqar Azim, based on the vision of substantially speeding up how creators build digital environments, by giving them access to a vast and ever-expanding library of 3D building blocks, and easy-to-use tools to greatly simplify the...

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    Has a LOT of features but does require a current version of photoshop

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  4. PixaFlux is a node based image processing application. PixaFlux creates and edits images in a non destructive way, using a node graph to organize the workflow without restrictions of size, position or color mode.

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    This alternative is disputed. PixaFlux is still a legitimate alternative to Substance 3D Painter, but it might have issues that some users think are important.

    PixaFlux is more similar to Substance Designer rather than Substance Painter.

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  5. MagicaCSG

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    A lightweight signed distance field editor and renderer.



  6. Agama materials is software for creating PBR materials and painting 3d models. You can create materials and use them for painting models, or you can use pre-made textures. Simple creating of procedural materials.

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  7. Quixel Mixer

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac

    Quixel Mixer is a software allowing to create and modify 3D textures.

  8. picoCAD

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    picoCAD is a program to build and texture lowpoly 3D models. Programs for modelling are overly complicated, picoCAD aims to make it fun, easy, and accessible by focusing on the bare essentials. This program was made using pico 8.

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