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This website gives 3 freeware alternatives to any paid software.

Posted by Bhavesh On March - 15 - 2011

Here are 3 Best Free Alternatives to 3Ds Max.

3Ds Max is a very powerful and most widely used 3D animation software. It’s advanced 3D modeling, texturing, lighting, rigging, animation features are recognized by 3D artists and widely accepted all over the world. It’s easy to use view-port offers better visibility, easy navigation and ease of work while working on a 3D project. It has the capability of using the most out of the graphics cards and produces better results. It supports an array of file extensions which comes very handy while working on your 3D project. It enables artists to quickly ramp up the pre production procedure.Here are free alternatives to 3Ds Max that provide some of the similar features.


Blender is the best free alternative to 3Ds Max. The best part about Blender is that it is a open source software which makes customization possible and is of course free of cost!!!. With its advanced features, You can start with pre-production and can have Blender handle most of your post-production procedure as well. It’s advanced features enables artists to get the most out of their hard work thus enabling better output. Blender has various tools through which some of the hectic tasks can be completed in just a little time. Blender supports Modeling, Rigging, Rendering, Animation, UV Unwrapping, Shading, Particles, Imaging, Compositing, and Real Time 3D/Game Creation.

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Works With: Windows    Linux    Mac OS X

Google Sketchup

Google Sketchup is another good free alternative to 3Ds Max. Google Sketchup is a lite 3D modelling software from Google which eases your work if you don’t have to work on a heavy project. It has to the point features and is a good option for designers, civil engineers, filmmakers, game developers, architecture, etc. The very basic purpose for which Google Sketchup is designed is ease of use and Google Sketchup proves its worth on this part very well. It also allows placement of models within Google Earth. Google Sketchup has also added a tool which enables users to take a walk around and within the model they have made. This makes it easier for them to check their work for any error.

google sketchup

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Works With: Windows        Mac OS X

Wings 3D

Wings 3D is a good replacement for 3Ds Max. Wings 3D is a subdivision modeler. It does not support animation but the advantage of Wings 3D is that it is a open source software and is completely free for personal as well as professional use. Apart from this another advantage of Wings 3D is that it supports many platforms and works  fine on Windows, Linux, Mac OS X. It is written using erlang programing language which is a open source language by Ericsson. It has an array of selection and modeling tools which support magnet and vector operations as well. It has customizable interface and Hot-keys, Auto UV mapping, etc. Wings 3D is a good option for you if you are looking for a free to use modeling software.

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Works With: Windows    Linux    Mac OS X

You can also check out free alternatives to Quicktime Pro, alternatives to Sony Vegas Movie Studio or alternatives to Autodesk Sketchbook Pro.

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