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Free ZBrush Alternatives

The best free alternative to ZBrush is Blender, which is also Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to ZBrush and many of them is free so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting free alternatives to ZBrush are Bforartists, Armory 3D, SculptGL and Paint 3D.

ZBrush alternatives are mainly 3D Modelers but may also be 3D Painting Apps or Game Development Tools. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of ZBrush.
This page was last updated May 11, 2022
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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.

    Blender vs ZBrush opinions
    Most users think Blender is a great alternative to ZBrush.

    it's free , more simple and has many other uses but it may not be as powerful as ZBrush in terms of performance or sculpting

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    Blender is superior in every regard. Plus it's everything even money can't buy. Additionally with Blender you can do everything you can make in ZBrush plus Ultra! And above all, it's free and open source

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    has been doing things Zbrush 2021 just implemented; also open source with community add-ons

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  2. 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.



  3. Armory is an open-source 3D game engine with full Blender integration, turning it into a complete game development tool. The result is a unified workflow from start to finish, making you work faster. No more jumping between different applications.

    Armory 3D vs ZBrush opinions
    This alternative is disputed. Armory 3D is still a legitimate alternative to ZBrush, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
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    Armory is a game engine not a sculpting software like Zbrush

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    Zbrush is for sculpting primarily on the other hand armory is a game engine.

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  4. SculptGL

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Online

    SculptGL is a browser-based 3d-modeling application.

    Almost everyone thinks SculptGL is a great alternative to ZBrush.
  5. 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.

    Paint 3D vs ZBrush opinions
    This alternative is disputed. Paint 3D is still a legitimate alternative to ZBrush, but it might have issues that some users think are important.

    Zbrush is 3d modeling. Paint 3D is mainly 2d with limited brushes

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  6. Rocket 3F

    • Free PersonalProprietary
    • Windows

    Rocket 3F is polygonal modeller created for Concept Artists and Designers.

  7. Neobarok

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Neobarok is a 3D modeling software aimed at artists and users of all levels. It allows you to quickly give shape to your artistic, design, or engineering ideas, to create highly complex objects using a relatively simple toolkit.

  8. Sculpt+

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Android

    Sculpt+ is a 3D digital sculpting app.

  9. Dilay

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Dilay is an open source, easy to use 3D sculpting application. With an update, roughly, one every 2 weeks, it is well maintained.

    Discontinued

    Last commit 2018

  10. 123D Sculpt

    • FreeProprietary
    • Android
    • iPad

    Free for a limited time!.

    Discontinued

    Autodesk has discontinued their line of 123d apps.

    Most users think 123D Sculpt is a great alternative to ZBrush.
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