ZBrush Alternatives for Linux

    ZBrush 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 50 alternatives to ZBrush and many of them are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to ZBrush are 3D-Coat (Paid), Armory (Free, Open Source), Bforartists (Free, Open Source) and Autodesk Mudbox (Paid).

    The list of alternatives was last updated May 21, 2021

    Platforms

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    • Windows
    • Mac
    • Linux
    • iPad
    • iPhone
    • Android
    • Online
    • Blender
    • Steam
    • Haiku
    • BSD
    • Windows Phone
    • AmigaOS
    • itch.io
    • Autodesk Maya
    • Daydream
    • Adobe Creative Cloud
    • MorphOS
    • Epic Games Store
    • Autodesk 3ds Max

    Features

    • 3D modelling
    • Texturing
    • 3D Sculpting
    • Animation
    • Rendering
    • Texture painting
    • Digital Painting
    • Keyframe animation
    • HD-Rendering
    • 3d sketching
    • Animations
    • 3d animation
    • Physically-Based Rendering
    • Support for scripting
    • Rendering with graphics card
    • UI customization
    • PBR Shaders
    • Portable
    • Procedural Texturing
    • Non linear editor

    License

    • Free
    • Open Source
    • Paid
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    • 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. View 142 alternatives to Blender
      Most users think Blender is a great alternative to ZBrush.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • BSD
      • PortableApps.com
      • Haiku
      • Steam
      Blender vs ZBrush
      pros, cons and recent comments
      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
      Positive comment about 4 years ago

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      has been doing things Zbrush 2021 just implemented; also open source with community add-ons
      Positive comment 10 months ago

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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
      Positive comment over 2 years ago

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    • 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. View 77 alternatives to 3D-Coat
      Most users think 3D-Coat is a great alternative to ZBrush.
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      3D-Coat vs ZBrush
      pros, cons and recent comments
      3D Coat, along with Mudbox are the best alternatives because they are dedicated sculpting software much so than all the others which are basically 3D design software with a sculpting feature.
      Positive comment about 1 year ago

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      3-D coat is like zbrush+substance painter (though you might consider getting SP too). Unlike zbrush it runs on Linux which is great for #indiedev! And yes, there are some graphics tablets that have Linux drivers written for them.
      Positive comment over 4 years ago

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    • 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. View 26 alternatives to Armory
      This alternative is disputed. Armory is still a legitimate alternative to ZBrush, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Blender
      Armory vs ZBrush
      pros, cons and recent comments
      Zbrush is for sculpting primarily on the other hand armory is a game engine.
      Negative comment about 1 year ago

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    • Bforartists is a fork of Blender. It comes with the same features, but with an improved UI and usability. View 78 alternatives to Bforartists
    • Autodesk Mudbox digital sculpting and texture painting software offers 3D modeling professionals the ability to quickly and easily create highly detailed organic and inorganic 3D... View 61 alternatives to Autodesk Mudbox
      Almost everyone thinks Autodesk Mudbox is a great alternative to ZBrush.
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      Autodesk Mudbox vs ZBrush
      pros, cons and recent comments
      Of all the programs i´ve tried, this one has the most similar way of sculpting to Zbrush. So it´s also perfect if you are looking for the closest thing to sculpture with real mud, clay.. It´s a bit inferior to zbrush in sculpting options but painting is way better because it is not mesh dependant, you don´t need a million polygon to paint smallest details.
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

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    • 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. View 103 alternatives to MODO
    • 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. View 14 alternatives to Neobarok
    • Dilay is an open source, easy to use 3D sculpting application. With an update, roughly, one every 2 weeks, it is well maintained. View 9 alternatives to Dilay

      Discontinued

      Last commit 2018

      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      • Linux
    • TopoGun is a stand-alone resurfacing, and maps baking application. The resurfacing functions in TopoGun will help you modify and/or recreate the edgeflow of your digital 3D models. View 23 alternatives to Topogun
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      Topogun vs ZBrush
      pros, cons and recent comments
      Topogun is not an alternative to ZBrush as it doesn't have any sculpture features. Instead, Topogun is used for retopology.
      Negative comment 2 months ago

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    • MARI is a creative texture-painting tool that can handle extreme projects. View 43 alternatives to MARI
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      MARI vs ZBrush
      pros, cons and recent comments
      MARI doesn't have sculpting features at all. It's specifically a 3D painting application, as Substance Painter is.
      Negative comment 2 months ago

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