Alternatives to Blender for all platforms with any license

  • Sketchup

    SketchUp (formerly Google Sketchup) is a 3D modeling computer program for a wide range of drawing applications such as architectural, interior design, civil and...

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    • Blender is a 3d modelling program first and foremost, whereas Shotcut is a video editor. Although Blender has capabilities for producing video with 3d models, it is not a functional non-linear video editor; likewise, Shotcut has absolutely no modelling capabilities. The apps serve two completely different purposes. Guest • Dec 2017 • 17 agrees and 6 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Blender is a 3D RENDERING SOFTWARE, while Shotcut is a video editor. Guest • Jan 2018 • 5 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Shortcut is a videoeditor. Blender is a 3d modelling/animation program. lancer502Feb 2018 • 4 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Shotcut is a video editor, Blender is primarily a 3D object editor Guest • Feb 2018 • 2 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Shotcut shouldn't be listed! It's not a 3D modeling program. Guest • Mar 2018 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Blender has video editing and post processing functionality for a long time. Who says an alternative is only an alternative if it has every single feature of the alternate application? Guest • Mar 2018 • 3 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Blender is a 3d modelling program Shortcut is a video editor Guest • Feb 2018 • 3 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Shotcut is video editor, while Blender3D is rendering software and full production suite; all-in-one Guest • Apr 2018 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • They are not the same kind of program at all. Guest • Apr 2018 Disagree   Agree
    • Shotcut can only match Blender in video edition, while Blender has many more features beyond that. alexandredarochacelestino10 days ago Disagree   Agree
    • Blender is a 3d modelling program first and foremost, whereas Shotcut is a video editor. Although Blender has capabilities for producing video with 3d models, it is not a functional non-linear video editor; likewise, Shotcut has absolutely no modelling capabilities. The apps serve two completely different purposes. Guest • Mar 2018 • 1 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
  • Autodesk Maya

    Autodesk Maya software is a powerful, integrated 3D modeling, animation, visual effects, and rendering solution. Maya addresses the challenges faced by everyone from...

    Commercial Mac OS X Windows Linux

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  • MakeHuman

    MakeHuman is a free, open source, interactive modeling tool for creating custom 3D human characters. These characters can be modeled in minutes and can then be used with...

    Free Open Source Mac OS X Windows Linux

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    • It's just modeling tool for human characters while Blender is an 3D creation suite karlossss1996Jul 2017 • 14 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree
  • Adobe After Effects

    Adobe After Effects is a digital visual effects, motion graphics, and compositing application developed by Adobe Systems and used in the post-production process of...

    Commercial Mac OS X Windows

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    • Blender is for 3D Modeling contrary to After Effects.After Effects is for special effect on movie for example Guest • Jan 2016 • 14 agrees and 7 disagrees Disagree   Agree
  • Wings 3D

    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...

    Free Open Source Mac OS X Windows Linux

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  • Autodesk 3ds Max

    Autodesk 3ds Max, formerly 3D Studio and 3D Studio Max, is a professional 3D computer graphics program for making 3D animations, models, games and images.

    Commercial $ $ $ Windows

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  • Art of Illusion

    Art of Illusion is a free, open source 3D modelling and rendering studio. It is written entirely in Java, and should be usable on any Java Virtual Machine which is...

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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  • DAZ 3D

    Unlike most 3D software, where 3D objects are usually created from scratch, DAZ Studio is designed to allow users to manipulate "ready to use" models and...

    Freemium Mac OS X Windows

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  • 3D-Coat

    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...

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux

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  • 3D Model Maker

    3D Model Maker lets you create virtual 3D models in your computer. You can create anything your imagination can think of. (Not limited to simple cubes or blocks like...

    Commercial Windows Android Android Tablet Windows Phone iPad

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    • Discontinued It has not been updated for iPad in a long time, and it doesn't work on iOS 11

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Comment by peterstaack
about Blender · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

I'm still learning the ropes in Blender, but I have to say I'm quite enjoying Blender - particularly the $0.00 price tag, compared to 3DS and Maya (I'm usually a generation or two behind because of the cost). Google Sketchup is interesting as well.

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Comment by kddubb
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Just added Blender as an alternative to AfterEffects. While Blender does things very differently than After Effects, it holds most if not all the the same type of functionality in it's full 3D editing environment, node-based compositing system, and video sequence editor.

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Comment by Rockidr4
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I've been learning to use blender, and while the interface is difficult to get use to, even at my remedial stage, I have a much easier time making something exactly how I want it than with other programs. If I had to pick a second favorite 3d program though, I would pick sculptris. I have achieved things with it that are comparable to what has been done with zbrushes, I just didn't pay anything for it.

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Comment by Furgelnod
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Blender is a brilliant 3D programme. Its full of features, but best of all open source; by far better than the like of 3ds Max. The only draw back I can really see for Blender is that the interface takes a lot of getting use too, but then again so do many of the commercial programmes.

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Comment by enthdegree
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Blender's VSE is one of the most stable video editors for the Linux platform. You might not think of Blender as a video editor, but it really does work quite well and is pretty powerful after you learn it.
It does have a rather steep learning curve, though. It's also a bit more resource intensive than other editing software.

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Comment by genba
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I've seen a lot of very nice results achieved with Blender, but it's quite hard to learn to use it for beginners. Anyway, I'm still keen to learn to use it, although I've also tried other easier programmes and like them.

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