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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 18 are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to ZBrush are 3D-Coat, Bforartists, Armory 3D and Autodesk Mudbox.

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. 3D-Coat

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    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.

    3D-Coat vs ZBrush opinions
    Most users think 3D-Coat is a great alternative to ZBrush.

    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.

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    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 2 years ago
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  3. 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.

  4. 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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  5. Autodesk Mudbox

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    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 assets.

    Autodesk Mudbox vs ZBrush opinions
    Almost everyone thinks Autodesk Mudbox is a great alternative to ZBrush.

    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.

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  6. 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.

  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. 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

  9. Topogun

    • Mac
    • 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.

    Topogun vs ZBrush opinions
    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.

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  10. MARI

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    MARI is a creative texture-painting tool that can handle extreme projects. MARI was developed at Weta Digital to handle the massively complex, highly detailed look development work demanded of the texture department by projects such as District 9, The Lovely Bones, and Avatar.

    MARI vs ZBrush opinions
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    MARI doesn't have sculpting features at all. It's specifically a 3D painting application, as Substance Painter is.

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