3D Modeling Software

Selecting a 3D Modeling package can be a difficult choice,
here’s some great recommendations.

Free 3D Modeling Software

Meshmixer-2 Autodesk Meshmixer Meshmixer is the ultimate tool for 3D mashups and remixes. Mash, mix, sculpt, stamp or paint your own 3D designs. Windows

Autodesk Tinkercad The simple user interface of Tinkercad has made it very accessible to 3D modeling beginners. Browser

blender-2 Blender Blender is a free and open source 3D creation suite and a very popular software package because of the complex features for 3D Printing. Windows , Mac, and Linux

Netfabb-2 Netfabb Netfabb Basic is a freeware for handling of 3D Printing files. It is not just a mesh viewer but includes an automatic repair and utilizes the same interface as netfabb Professional. Windows

Sculptris-2 Sculptris Enter Sculptris, a fun and engaging way to start off your digital sculpting journey! Windows and Mac

sketchup-2 SketchUp A  friendly and forgiving 3D modeling software: we don’t sacrifice usability for the sake of functionality. Windows and Mac

Wings3d-2 Wings 3D Wings 3D offers a wide range of modeling tools, a customizable interface, support for lights and materials, and a built-in AutoUV mapping facility. Windows , Mac, and Linux

Vectary online 3D Modeling invites users to starting creating, learning, sharing their models for free with “no limits” . Browser

Commercial 3D Modeling Software

3DSMax-2 Autodesk 3DS Max An intuitive 3D Modeling and Rendering application offering powerful features for the professional. Windows

Cinema4d-2 Cinema 4D CINEMA 4D offers all standard and advanced options for creating the perfect surface for your models. Windows and Mac

cheeta3d-2 Cheetah3D Cheetah3D is a powerful and easy to learn 3D modeling, rendering and animation application which was developed from the ground up for Mac OS X. Mac

Forumz-2 formZ Ability to combine solid and surface modeling has made it a favorite in multiple design fields that engage in the articulation of 3D forms and spaces. Windows and Mac

Maya-2 Maya Animation, modeling, simulation, and rendering software offers artists a comprehensive creative toolset. Windows

Onshape is the first and only full-cloud 3D CAD system that lets everyone on a design team simultaneously work together using a Web browser, phone or tablet

Rhinoceros An advanced CAD NURBS modeling software that uses curves and surfaces for model creation. Windows and Mac

SolidWorks-2 Solidworks 3D CAD design software, analysis software, and product data management software. Windows

SpaceClaim SpaceClaim SpaceClaim enables anyone to create, edit, or repair geometry without worrying about underlying technology. Windows

TurboCAD-2 TurboCAD TurboCAD Pro both reads and writes STL files, the standard in 3D Printing world. TurboCAD Pro 3D printing features include surface simplification controls and a 3D Print button for 3D Systems printers. Windows and Mac

ZBrush A digital sculpting and painting program that has revolutionized the 3D industry with its powerful features and intuitive workflows. Windows and Mac