17 Best Free 3D Modeling Software For Windows

This is a list of 17 Best Free 3D Modeling Software For Windows.

A 3D model can be defined as a model which represents an object in a 3D graphical mode and the process of creating a 3D model is known as 3D modeling. 3D modeling has evolved a lot with the growth of computer technology. It is now commonly used in various industries, such as: Architecture, Medical science, Gaming, Animation, Film, etc.

All these free 3D modeling software (except last two) are capable of creating 3D models, you can use them to create complex 3D models easily with some simple tools. Some of these software are also popular, open source, cross-platform, portable, provides 3D rendering support, etc. Some of them can also be used as 3D animation software and the last two are 3D Lego model designer.

Let’s have a look at each of these software one by one.

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Note: This article contains very small summaries of each of these software as they provide a large number of features.

Blender



Blender is a very popular and open source software. It can create different types of 3D models easily with 3D rendering support, some of them are: Architectural Design, Animation, Gaming, etc. It can also export\import popular Image, Video and 3D file formats. It is also a 3D animation software and it is also available in portable version. Apart from Windows, you can also use it in Linux and Mac OS.

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Autocad 123D



Autocad 123D is provided to you by Autocad itself which is one the best 3D modeling software provider company. It is a handy software which provides some very useful tools and supports many latest 3D printers. You can also go to its website and check out its models gallery, YouTube tutorials, PDF tutorial, etc. Apart from Windows, you can also use it in Mac OS and iPad.

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FreeCAD



FreeCAD is another handy, open source and popular tool which can make 3D Gaming models, Animation models, Industrial models, Architectural models, etc. Box, Cylinder, Cone, Sphere and Torus are some of the primitive objects which it provides. Some of its object modifying tools are: Boolean, Fuse, Extrude, Cut, Fillet, Thickness, etc. You can also use it in Ubuntu, Fedora and Mac OS.

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DX Studio



DX Studio is one complete software to make different type of 3D models easily. You can make 3D animation, 3D games, 3D models, etc. easily by using it. It provides various different primitive type of models and tools for making these models. It also lets you create two or more models at the same time. One of its key features is that it provides a separate CodePad for creating 3D games and it also provides some special effects tools.

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OpenFX




OpenFX is an open source 3D animator, rendering and modeling software. It can create 3D models and animation separately. It provides a large number of features and all the four view in the same window. There are many tutorials available on its website from where you can learn more about this feature-rich software.

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K-3D



K-3D is a 3D modeling as well as 3D animation software which comes with 3D rendering support. It provides some useful features, such as: 3D Primitives, Different type of objects, boolean modeling operations, Instantiation, etc. Its Linux version also provides feature for collaboration modeling. This popular tool is also available for Mac OS, Linux and Solaris.

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BRL-CAD




BRL-CAD is a command based open source 3D modeling software. You can make Gaming, Animation, Interior Design, Architectural and other types of 3D models easily by typing some specific commands in a command window. It also comes with 3D rendering support. Apart from Windows, it is also available for Mac, Linux, Solaris and other OS.

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trueSpace



trueSpace is a popular 3D modeling software. Let's look at some good features that this software has. It lets you create different type of models, such as: Gaming, Animation, Industrial, Architecture, Interior Design, etc. It also comes with 3D rendering support and also provides an attractive workspace.

Note: The developer has discontinued (as in stopped putting any updates) this software as of May 2008. The software is still available for download and works pretty good. But there is no support available if you run into some issue.

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Wings3D



Wings3D is a small software to make 3D models but also a good one. It can create it with ease and provides some commonly used tools, such as: Extrude, Bevel, Bridge, Cut, Plane Cut, circularize, Intersect, Bend, etc. You can efficiently use it for making study, interior, architectural, etc. types of 3D models. You can also use this free 3D modeling software in Mac OS, Ubuntu and other Unix operating systems. It is available in more than 10 languages.

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AnyCAD Free



AnyCAD Free can make multiple 3D models at a time in multiple tabs with Grid surface. It provides 4 primitive objects, they are: Box, Cylinder, Cone and Sphere. It provides some useful Sketches and tools, tools such as: Extrude, Fillet, Sweep, Loft, Revol, etc. It also lets you import other models into your models and it also provides various modify features as well.

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Art Of Illusion



Art Of Illusion is a Java-based and one useful 3D modeling software. With all the required tools and primitive objects, it also provides some useful script and plugins to enhance its functionality. It can make different type of 3D models, such as: Architectural, Interior Design, Industrial, Study models, etc. It is also a small and portable software.

Note: This free 3D modeling software requires Java to be already installed in your computer.

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The Forge



The Forge is simple and small software but it can be very effective for creating various type of 3D models. You can insert various 3D object for creating 3D models, such as: Sphere, Cylinder, Box, etc. It provides some reliable tools for creating 3D models, such as: Extrude, Scale Axis, Scale Radius, Rotate, Move, etc.

Note: You need to install Java software in your system to run this free 3D modeling software.

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Bishop3D



Bishop3D is a small and useful tool for creating 3D models. It provides many primitive objects, such as: Box, Cone, Cylinder, Prism, Torus, etc. and many useful tools. One of its key features is that it provides all the different editing view at the same time, they are: Left, Top, Front and Perspective. It also comes with 3D rendering support with the help of a third-party software (download it from here).

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OpenSCAD



OpenSCAD is programming based 3D model design software and it can also create animated 3D models. It provides a set of programming paradigm for developing a 3D models. Apart from Windows, it is also available for Debian, Ubuntu and Kubuntu OS. You can also download its various 3D models and programming tutorial for free from its website and learn more about it from this video tutorial.

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TopMod



TopMod stands for topological mesh modeling and this software is also primarily designed for making 3D topological mesh models. But, you can also use it to create other type of 3D models. It provides all the basic primitive objects and editing tools. It is also a portable, small and cross-platform software. You can also learn some of the basics of this software from this video tutorial.

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Lego Digital Designer



Lego Digital Designer is developed by the official Lego organisation itself and it is one of the most popular Lego designer software. It provides a large number of objects and for each object, there are a large number of  different pieces to create Lego Models. It can easily create some of the popular models easily, such as: Lego architecture, Lego games, Lego Batman, Lego harry potter, Lego castle, etc. Apart from Windows, it is also available for Mac OS.

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LeoCAD



You can use LeoCAD to create different type of 3D Lego models, such as: Lego games, Lego batman, Lego bricks, Lego City, Lego Store, etc. It also provides more than 25 different objects, some of the them are : Animal, Train, Boat, Plant, Wing, etc. Apart from Windows, it is also available for Mac and Linux OS.

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