Top 15 Autodesk 3ds Max Alternative and Similar Softwares | Oct 2020

Autodesk 3ds Max (formerly 3D Studio MAX) is a production-proven 3D modeling, animation and rendering package for games, film, television and digital publishing.

1. Corona Renderer

Corona Renderer Corona Renderer is a new high-performance (un)biased photorealistic renderer, available for 3ds Max and as a standalone CLI application. There are also other plugins currently in development: Cinema 4D and Maya plugins are available in public and semi-public alpha stages.The development of Corona Renderer started back in 2009 as a......

2. Clara.io

Clara.io Clara.io is a full-featured cloud-based 3D modeling, animation and rendering software tool that runs in your web browser. With Clara.io you can make complex 3D models, create beautiful photorealistic renderings, and share them without installing any software programs.This is the perfect Three.JS editor for creating and tweaking your Web game......

3. trueSpace

trueSpace trueSpace is a free fully-featured 3D authoring package that will let you model, texture, light, animate and render 3D content. As well as traditional images and movies, you can also make 3D content for online shared spaces, and for Virtual Earth.......

4. Autodesk Mudbox

Autodesk Mudbox 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.3D LayersStore different detail passes, libraries of morph targets, and more on multiple layers using the efficient Mudbox layer workflow. 3D layers can be blended,......

5. Blender

Blender Blender is the free open source 3D content creation suite, available for all major operating systems under the GNU General Public License.It can be used for modeling, UV unwrapping, texturing, rigging, water simulations, skinning, animating, rendering, particle and other simulations, non-linear editing, compositing, and creating interactive 3D applications, rigid body,......

6. AccuTrans 3d

AccuTrans 3d AccuTrans 3D provides accurate translation of 3D geometry between the file formats used by many popular modeling programs.Positional and rotational information for the 3D meshes is maintained.Also many material attributes, such as color, index of refraction, reflection, specularity and Phong shading, are transferred between the files.Textures and UV coordinates are......

7. MODO

MODO 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.......

8. Structure Synth

Structure Synth Structure Synth is a cross-platform application for generating 3D structures by specifying a design grammar. Even simple systems may generate surprising and complex structures. The design grammar approach was originally devised by Chris Coyne (for a 2D implementation see the popular Context Free Art).......

9. Fragmentarium

Fragmentarium Fragmentarium is an open source, cross-platform IDE for exploring pixel based graphics on the GPU.It is inspired by Adobe's Pixel Bender, but uses GLSL, and is created specifically with fractals and generative systems in mind.......

10. Metasequoia

Metasequoia Metasequoia is a polygon modeler for 3DCG and game development. It provides you efficient modeling works. It is very easy to use and learn, and even a beginner of 3DCG will be able to manage it one day.......

11. Cinema 4D

Cinema 4D CINEMA 4D is a commercial, cross-platform, high-end 3-D graphics application, produced by MAXON Computer GmbH of Friedrichsdorf, Germany. Noted for its flexible interface and ease of use, it is capable of procedural and polygonal/subd modelling, animating, lighting, texturing and rendering.CINEMA 4D is a 3-D application that is popular amongst matte......

12. LightWave

LightWave LightWave 3D combines a state-of-the-art renderer with powerful, intuitive modeling, and animation tools. Tools that may cost extra in other professional 3D applications are part of the product package, including 999 free cross-platform render nodes, support for Windows and Mac UB 64 and 32-bit operating systems, free technical support and......

13. ZBrush

ZBrush ZBrush OverviewZBrush is a digital sculpting and painting program that has revolutionized the 3D industry with its powerful features and intuitive workflows. Built with in an elegant interface, ZBrush offers the world’s most advanced tools for today’s digital artists. With an arsenal of features that have been developed with usability......

14. RealFlow

RealFlow RealFlow is a stand-alone application for fluid and dynamics simulation that allows easy, intuitive control and visualization of the behaviour of fluids and rigid bodies, and their interaction with a surrounding environment. RealFlow was the first, and remains the definitive tool for creating impressively accurate and realistic fluid simulation effects......

15. Sculptris

Sculptris Sculptris is an elegant, powerful and yet easy to use 3D sculpting software, allowing the artist in you to simply focus on creating amazing 3D artwork. Gone are the technical and often tedious constraints typically associated with digital art. If you're new to the world of digital sculpting, Sculptris is......