Free 3D Modeling Software

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Macbook Matt, Sep 4, 2007.

  1. Macbook Matt macrumors newbie

    Jul 8, 2007
    Does anyone know of any decent free 3D modeling programs that are available for Apple computers? Thanks.
  2. xamp macrumors newbie

    Nov 18, 2006
    You could also try SketchUp 6, from Google. Simple but great for quickly putting something together. I've found this particularly helpful when doing architectural/furniture work.
  3. Mac One macrumors member

    Jul 18, 2007
    There's Maya Personal Learning Edition.
    It's for non-commercial use and is based on 8.5. I think it's the same apart being limited to a single core and all models have a watermark.
  4. dricci macrumors 6502a

    Dec 15, 2001
    DAZ released Bryce 5.5 as a free download when 6.0 came out. It's not as powerful as some of the others but it's pretty easy to use. Available for OS X and Windows at
  5. giganten macrumors 6502a

    Jan 23, 2006
    How is blender, easy to use and learn?
  6. bartelby macrumors Core

    Jun 16, 2004
    About as easy as most other 3D apps.
  7. Jostifer macrumors newbie


    Apr 30, 2007
    Maybe you can give Wings3D a try?
    Its so easy its scary, so ofc its 3D for the ultimate beginner :p
    There should be some links on the site for some tutorials you can follow :)

  8. iKwick7 macrumors 65816


    Dec 29, 2004
    The Wood of Spots, NJ
    Best modeler out there, in my opinion. I do all my modeling with SketchUp and then render with other programs (when I do actually render).
  9. Cromulent macrumors 603


    Oct 2, 2006
    The Land of Hope and Glory
    Blender > All on the free 3D front.

    Maya Personal Learning Edition would be the best except it water marks your renders so is not really an option unless you are using it to test if you want to buy the full version of Maya which is slightly more expensive :p.

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