25+ Free and Premium 3D Animation Software

Free

List of Free softwares

1. Anim8or: Anim8or is a freeware OpenGL based 3D modeling and animation program.

Anim8or

Price: Free

Platform: Microsoft Windows

Tags: Free, Microsoft Windows, spheres, cubes, and cylinders, 2D and 3D text

2. Art of Illusion: Art of Illusion is a free, open source 3D modelling and rendering studio. Many of its capabilities rival those found in commercial programs.

Art-of-Illusion

Price: Free

Platform: Cross-platform, 7.8 MB (Windows), 8.0 MB (Linux), 7.2 MB (Mac)

Tags: Free, Windows, Linux, Mac

3. Blender: Blender is a free and open-source 3D computer graphics software product used for creating animated films, visual effects, art, 3D printed models, interactive 3D applications and video games.

Blender

Price: Free

Platform: FreeBSD, GNU/Linux, Mac OS X, Microsoft Windows

Tags: Free, FreeBSD, GNU/Linux, Mac OS X, Microsoft Windows, 3D computer graphics software

4. DAZ Studio: DAZ Studio is a 3D figure illustration/animation application released by DAZ 3D Inc.

DAZ-Studio

Price: Free

Platform: Windows XP or later, Mac OS X Leopard or later

Tags: Free, Windows XP or later, Mac OS X Leopard or later, IA-32, x86-64, 3D computer graphics

5. K-3D: K-3D is a free 3D modelling and animation software.

K3D

Price: Free

Platform: Linux, Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, FreeBSD

Tags: Free, Linux, Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, FreeBSD3D, computer graphics.

6. Synfig Studio: Synfig Studio is a free and open source  vector graphics and timeline-based computer animation program .

Synfig-Studio

Price: Free

Platform: Linux, Mac OS X, Windows

Tags: Free, Linux, Mac OS X, Windows, Vector graphics editor, computer animation.

7. Miku Miku Dance: MMD, is a proprietary freeware animation program that lets users animate and create 3D animation movies.

MikuMikuDance

Price: Free

Platform: Windows 2000, XP, Vista, Windows 7,  Windows8,

Tags: Free, Windows 2000, XP, Vista, Windows 7,  Windows8, computer animation, 3D animated Videos

8. Milk Shape 3D: Milk Shape 3D is a Shareware low polygon 3D modelling program created by Mete Ciragan.

MilkShape-3D

Price: Free

Platform: Microsoft Windows

Tags: Free, Windows, 3D computer graphics.

9. Zmodeler: ZModeler (or Zanoza Modeler) is a 3D modeling application developed by Oleg Melashenko.

Zmodeler

Price: Free

Platform: Microsoft Windows

Tags: Free, Windows, 3D computer graphics.

10. Top Mod: TopMod is a free software, open source, portable, cross-platform 3D topological mesh modeling system.

Top-Mod

Price: Free

Platform: Cross-platform

Tags: Free, Cross-platform, 3D computer graphics.

11. Seamless3d: Seamless3d is open source 3D modeling software free and available for all under the MIT license.

Seamless3d

Price: Free

Platform: Microsoft Windows

Tags: Free, Microsoft Windows, 3D modeling software

12. BRL CAD: BRL-CAD is a constructive solid geometry (CSG) solid modeling computer-aided design (CAD) system.

BRL-CAD

Price: Free

Platform: Cross-platform

Tags: Free, Cross-platform, CAD, computer graphics.

 

 

Paid

List of Paid softwares

1. Aladdin 4D: Aladdin4D is a software program for modeling and rendering three-dimensional graphics and animations.

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Price: $109.99

Platform: Mac OS X, iPad, Linux

Tags: 3D computer graphics, Mac OS X, iPad, Linux

2. Autodesk 3ds Max: Autodesk 3ds Max, formerly 3D Studio Max, is a 3D computer graphics software for making 3D animations, models, and images.

Autodesk-3ds-Max

Price: $3,675

Platform: Windows 7, Windows 8

Tags: MAXScript, Character Studio, Scene Explorer, DWG import, Skinning, Windows 7, Windows 8

3. Autodesk Maya:  Maya, is 3D computer graphics software that runs on Windows, Mac OS and Linux, originally developed by Alias Systems Corporation.

Autodesk-Maya

Price: $3,675

Platform: Linux, Mac OS, Windows

Tags: Linux, Mac OS, Windows, x86, x64

4. Autodesk Softimage: Softimage is a high performance 3D computer graphics application, owned by Autodesk, for producing 3D computer graphics, 3D modeling, and computer animation

Autodesk-Softimage

Price: $3,145

Platform: Microsoft Windows, Linux

Tags: Microsoft Windows, Linux, 3D computer graphics

5. Bryce: Bryce is a 3D modeling, rendering and animation program specializing in fractal landscapes. The name is taken from Bryce Canyon—a rugged region with many of the same landscapes that were first simulated with the software.

Bryce

Price: $19.95

Platform: Windows NT 4 with Service Pack 6, Windows 2000 with Service Pack 2, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Mac OS X Tiger, Mac OS X Leopard, Mac OS X Snow Leopard

Tags: Windows NT 4 with Service Pack 6, Windows 2000 with Service Pack 2, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Mac OS X Tiger, Mac OS X Leopard, Mac OS X Snow Leopard, 3D computer graphics

6. Cinema 4D: CINEMA 4D is a 3D modeling, animation and rendering application developed by MAXON Computer GmbH.

Cinema-4D

Price: N.A.

Platform: OS X, Microsoft Windows

Tags: OS X, Microsoft Windows, 3D computer graphics

7. Electric Image Animation System: The Electric Image Animation System (EIAS) is a 3D computer graphics package published by EIAS3D.

Electric-Image-Animation-System

Price: $50.00 (Starting Amount)

Platform: OS X, Microsoft Windows

Tags: OS X, Microsoft Windows, 3D computer graphics

8. Sketch Up: SketchUp, is a 3D modeling program for a broad range of applications such as architectural, civil, mechanical, film as well as video game design.

Sketch-Up

Price: $490.00 (Starting Amount)

Platform: Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, OS X (10.5 and onwards)

Tags: Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, OS X, 3D computer graphics

9. Houdini: Houdini is high-end 3D animation application software developed by Side Effects Software of Toronto.

Houdini

Price: $1,995.00 / $4,495.00

Platform: Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, Linux

Tags: Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, Motion graphics, 3D computer graphics, 3D animation.

10. Light Wave 3D: LightWave 3D is a 3D computer graphics software program developed by NewTek.

LightWave-3D

Price: $ 20.99 (Starting Amount)

Platform: Amiga, IRIX, Mac OS X, Windows.

Tags: Amiga, IRIX, Mac OS X, Windows, 3D computer graphics.

11. Modo: modo is a polygon and subdivision surface modeling, sculpting, 3D painting, animation and rendering package developed by Luxology, LLC.

Modo

Price: $ 1,345.50

Platform: Windows , Linux , Mac OS X

Tags: Windows , Linux , Mac OS X, 3D computer graphics.

12. Moviestorm: Moviestorm is real-time 3D animation software published by Moviestorm Ltd.

Moviestorm

Price: $ 75.99 (Starting Amount)

Platform: Windows, Mac OS

Tags: Windows, Mac OS, 3D animation.

13. Poser: Poser is a 3D CGI rendering and animation computer program optimized for models that depict the human figure in three-dimensional form, mostly used to pose and animate the figures in a similar way as a mannequin.

Poster

Price: $ 299.99 / $ 499.99

Platform: Windows, Mac OS X.

Tags: Windows, Mac OS X, 3D animation.

14. Toon Boom Animation: Toon Boom Animation Inc. is a Canadian software company that specializes in animation production software.

Toon-Boom-Animation

Price: $ 249 (Starting Amount)

Platform: Windows,

Tags: Windows, animation, storyboarding software.

15. Adobe Flash: Adobe Flash is a multimedia and software platform used for authoring of vector graphics, animation, games and rich Internet applications that can be viewed, played and executed in Adobe Flash Player.

Adobe-Flash

Price: $ 19.99 (Starting Amount)

Platform: Windows.

Tags: Windows, Rich Internet application.

16. ZBrush: ZBrush is a digital sculpting tool that combines 3D/2.5D modeling, texturing and painting. It uses a proprietary “pixol” technology.

ZBrush

Price: $ 60.00 (Starting Amount)

Platform: Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X

Tags: Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, 3D computer graphics

17. AutoQ3D: AutoQ3D Community is an OpenGL based free software cad used for 3D modeling and texturing.

AutoQ3D

Price: $ 29.99

Platform: Cross-platform

Tags: Cross-platform, 3D computer graphics.

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