Category Archives: 3D Design Software

3D Modeling Software Tools

Used in industries like 3D printing, animation, gaming, architecture, and industrial design, 3D models are crucial components of digital production. That’s why choosing the right 3D modeling software is important; it helps to realize your creative ideas with a minimum of fuss.

Best Commercial 3D Design Software 2018 for Professionals

3D Studio Max
An extensive suite of 3D design tools, with a unique and intuitive interface.

AutoCAD
An advanced design and documentation tool. Ideal for architects and design engineers.

Cinema 4D
A well known design Suite in the VFX community, it has great tools for 3D modeling for printing as well.

Lightwave 3D
A classic 3D graphic software, which includes powerful rendering, animation and modeling tools.

Autodesk Maya
A massive, complete suite of tools for professional all aspects of 3D design including modeling, rigging, dynamics and animation. read more

Best Mac OS X Commercial 3D Design Softwares 2018

AutoCAD
An advanced design and documentation tool. Ideal for architects and design engineers.

Cinema 4D
A well known design Suite in the VFX community, it has great tools for 3D modeling for printing as well.

Lightwave 3D
A classic 3D graphic software, which includes powerful rendering, animation and modeling tools.

Autodesk Maya
A massive, complete suite of tools for professional all aspects of 3D design including modeling, rigging, dynamics and animation.

Photoshop CC
The Industry standard software for 2D content editing and creation applied to 3D design. Offers integration directly with Shapeways. read more

Best Windows Commercial 3D Design Softwares 2018

3D Studio Max
An extensive suite of 3D design tools, with a unique and intuitive interface.

AutoCAD
An advanced design and documentation tool. Ideal for architects and design engineers.

Cinema 4D
A well known design Suite in the VFX community, it has great tools for 3D modeling for printing as well.

Lightwave 3D
A classic 3D graphic software, which includes powerful rendering, animation and modeling tools.

Autodesk Maya
A massive, complete suite of tools for professional all aspects of 3D design including modeling, rigging, dynamics and animation. read more

Best Free 3D Design Software for Professionals 2018

Blender
A powerful application with full-fledged professional tools, Blender has a wide community and resources to help you learn.

Open SCAD
OpenSCAD is not an interactive 3D design tool. It is something like a programmatic 3D-compiler that reads a script file containing 3D geometry definitions, and in turn generates a solid 3D model as output.

eMachineShop
Easy-to-use for designing mechanical parts – a machine shop at your fingertips! With its intuitive interface & helpful videos, anyone can leverage both the Shapeways and eMachineShop production facilities by using just one tool. read more

Best Free 3D Design Software for Beginners 2018

Autodesk 123D Design
Easy-to-use yet powerful modeling tool with library of existing components or the ability to create from scratch. Also available for the iPad. Integrated and prints directly to Shapeways.

Tinkercad
A fantastic beginner program, that leads you to learn complex things through simple quests. Runs right in your browser, and the skills you learn are easily transferable to more advanced programs. Integrated and prints directly to Shapeways!

3D Tin
Another browser based program using WebGL, this is free as long as you share your designs under Creative Commons. read more

Best Online Service Free 3D Design Software 2018

Autodesk 123D Design
Easy-to-use yet powerful modeling tool with library of existing components or the ability to create from scratch. Also available for the iPad. Integrated and prints directly to Shapeways.

Tinkercad
A fantastic beginner program, that leads you to learn complex things through simple quests. Runs right in your browser, and the skills you learn are easily transferable to more advanced programs. Integrated and prints directly to Shapeways!

3D Tin
Another browser based program using WebGL, this is free as long as you share your designs under Creative Commons. read more

Best Free Linux 3D Design Software 2018

Blender
A powerful application with full-fledged professional tools, Blender has a wide community and resources to help you learn.

FreeCAD
An open source parametric 3D modeler, great for both the home user, hobbyist and experienced designer. Parametric modeling allows for easy editing of your design.

Open SCAD
OpenSCAD is not an interactive 3D design tool. It is something like a programmatic 3D-compiler that reads a script file containing 3D geometry definitions, and in turn generates a solid 3D model as output. read more