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TouchDesigner Alternatives for Linux

TouchDesigner 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 25 alternatives to TouchDesigner and 11 are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to TouchDesigner are Autodesk Maya, Pure Data, Houdini and ORCA.

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

    Cycles is Blender’s ray-trace based production render engine.
    This alternative is disputed. Blender is still a legitimate alternative to TouchDesigner, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
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    Autodesk Maya

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

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

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    Pure Data

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Pd (aka Pure Data) is a real-time graphical programming environment for audio, video, and graphical processing. It is the third major branch of the family of patcher programming languages known as Max (Max/FTS, ISPW Max, Max/MSP, jMax, etc.

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    Houdini

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Houdini covers all the major areas of 3D production, including:.

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    ORCA

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Orca is an Esoteric Programming Language and live-coding environment for musical experimentation. In Orca, each letter of the alphabet is an operation, lowercase letters operate on bang, uppercase letters operate each frame.

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    Fugio

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Fugio is a free, open source, visual programming system for making digital art and creative projects using a wide range of technologies, for Windows, OS X, and Linux (including Raspberry Pi).

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    PraxisLIVE

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    PraxisLIVE is an open-source, visual programming environment. Experiment with and create projects using a visual patching system coupled with the power of programming in Java, Processing and GLSL.

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    Fragmentarium

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Fragmentarium is an open source, cross-platform IDE for exploring pixel based graphics on the GPU.

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  9. Dead Deer

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Windows Phone
    • Daydream

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

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  10. 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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