ZBrush Alternatives for Mac

    There are many alternatives to ZBrush for Mac if you are looking for a replacement. The best Mac 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 Mac so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Mac alternatives to ZBrush are 3D-Coat (Paid), Cinema 4D (Paid), Armory (Free, Open Source) and Autodesk Mudbox (Paid).

    This page was last updated May 21, 2021

    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.
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      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
      Positive comment over 4 years ago

      has been doing things Zbrush 2021 just implemented; also open source with community add-ons
      Positive comment about 1 year ago

      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

    2. 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.
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      3D-Coat vs ZBrush opinions
      Most users think 3D-Coat is a great alternative to ZBrush.
      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 over 1 year ago

      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


    3. CINEMA 4D is a commercial, cross-platform, high-end 3-D graphics application, produced by MAXON Computer GmbH of Friedrichsdorf, Germany.
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      Cinema 4D vs ZBrush opinions
      Some users think Cinema 4D is a great alternative to ZBrush, some don't.
      Cinema 4D is not a digital sculpting program.
      Negative comment over 6 years ago

    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.
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      Armory vs ZBrush opinions
      This alternative is disputed. Armory is still a legitimate alternative to ZBrush, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
      Zbrush is for sculpting primarily on the other hand armory is a game engine.
      Negative comment over 1 year ago

    5. 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.
      Positive comment almost 2 years ago


    6. Adobe Dimension (formerly Project Felix and then Adobe Dimension CC) is the 3D design tool made for graphic designers. With extensive integration with Adobe Stock, you can easily composite 2D and 3D assets to build product shots, scene visualizations, and abstract art.
    7. 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.
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    8. 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.
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      Silo Professional is the main version of Silo, which gives users access to everything Silo has to offer. This includes Silo's core modeling toolset, as well as advanced features for UV editing, displacement painting, re-topologization, and more.
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      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.
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      Topogun vs ZBrush opinions
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      Topogun is not an alternative to ZBrush as it doesn't have any sculpture features. Instead, Topogun is used for retopology.
      Negative comment 7 months ago

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