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Vue is described as 'Create vast expanses of terrains, add trees, select the best point of view and render hyper-realistic images of your landscapes in moody atmospheres... in a few mouse clicks' and is a 3D Modeler in the photos & graphics category. There are more than 50 alternatives to Vue 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 Vue are Autodesk Maya, Wings 3D, Autodesk 3ds Max and Bforartists.

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

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

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

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

    • Windows

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

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    Bforartists

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Haiku
    • AmigaOS
    • MorphOS

    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.

    ⚫︎ Motion CaptureYou can capture and modify/animate faces, gestures, movements or objects within the Bforartists.
    ⚫︎ Keyframe AnimationCompositions can be keyframed in Bforartists, allowing you to change the parameters over time.
    ⚫︎ CustomizableBforartists is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
    ⚫︎ LightweightBforartists consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    ⚫︎ 3D SculptingBforartists offers tools to push, pull, smooth, grab or pinch to manipulate a 3D model.
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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

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • 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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    Terragen

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows

    Terragen is a scenery generator, created with the goal of generating photorealistic landscape images and animations.

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    Most users think Terragen is a great alternative to Vue.
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    Houdini

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

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

    ⚫︎ Procedural ModelingHoudini can create or modify 3D models and textures based on a sequence of rules.
    ⚫︎ Motion CaptureYou can capture and modify/animate faces, gestures, movements or objects within the Houdini.
    ⚫︎ 3D SculptingHoudini offers tools to push, pull, smooth, grab or pinch to manipulate a 3D model.
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    LightWave

    • Mac
    • Windows

    LightWave 3D combines a state-of-the-art renderer with powerful, intuitive modeling, and animation tools.

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