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Following is a list of notable 3D modeling software, computer programs used for developing a mathematical representation of any Three Dimensional surface of objects, also called 3D modeling.

Title License 3D rendering support Actively Developed
3D-Coat Commercial software Yes Yes
3D Slash Freemium Yes No
3DVIA Shape Commercial software No Yes
AC3D Commercial software No Yes
Adobe Dimension Commercial software Yes Yes
Adobe Substance 3D Modeler Commercial software Yes Yes
Alibre Design Commercial software Yes Yes
Aladdin4D Commercial software Yes No
Amapi Commercial software Yes No
Anim8or Freeware Yes No
Animation:Master Commercial software Yes Yes
ArchiCAD Commercial software Yes Yes
Art of Illusion GNU General Public License + Yes Yes
AutoCAD Commercial software Yes Yes
AutoQ3D Community GNU GPLv2 + Yes No
AutoQ3D Commercial software Yes No
Autodesk 3ds Max Commercial software Yes Yes
Autodesk Inventor Commercial software Yes Yes
Autodesk Maya Commercial software Yes Yes
Autodesk Mudbox Commercial software Yes Yes
Autodesk Revit Commercial software Yes Yes
Autodesk Softimage Commercial software Yes No
Autodesk Fusion 360 Commercial software Yes Yes
Blender GNU GPLv2+ Yes Yes
BricsCAD Commercial software Yes Yes
BRL-CAD GNU LGPL and BSD Yes Yes
Bryce Commercial software Yes No
CATIA Commercial software Yes Yes
Carrara Commercial software Yes No
Cheetah3D Commercial software Yes Yes
Cinema 4D Commercial software Yes Yes
CityEngine Commercial software No Yes
Clara.io Freemium Yes No
Daz Studio Freeware Yes Yes
DesignSpark Mechanical Freemium No Yes
Electric Image Animation System Commercial software Yes No
Exa Corporation Commercial software Yes No
Flux Freeware No No
Form-Z Commercial software Yes Yes
FreeCAD GNU LGPL Yes Yes
Geomodeller3D Commercial software Yes Yes
Hexagon Commercial software No No
Houdini Commercial software Yes Yes
IRONCAD Commercial software Yes Yes
KeyCreator Commercial software Yes Yes
LightWave 3D Commercial software Yes Yes
Makers Empire 3D Freemium Yes No
MASSIVE Commercial software Yes Yes
Metasequoia Commercial software Yes Yes
MicroStation Commercial software Yes Yes
MikuMikuDance Freeware Yes No
Modo Commercial software Yes Yes
Salome GNU LGPL Yes Yes
NX Commercial software No Yes
Onshape Commercial software Yes Yes
Open CASCADE GNU LGPL Yes Yes
OpenSCAD GNU GPL Yes No
Oculus Medium Commercial software Yes Yes (as Adobe Medium)
Poser Commercial software Yes Yes
PowerAnimator Commercial software Yes No
Pro/ENGINEER Commercial software Yes Yes
Quake Army Knife GNU GPL Yes No
Realsoft 3D Commercial software Yes No
Remo 3D Commercial software Yes Yes
RFEM Commercial software Yes Yes
Rhinoceros 3D Commercial software Yes Yes
ScanIP Commercial software Yes Yes
Seamless3d MIT No No
SelfCAD Freemium Yes Yes
Shade 3D Commercial software Yes No
SharkCAD Commercial software Yes Yes
Silo Commercial software No Yes
SketchUp Freemium Yes Yes
Solid Edge Commercial software Yes Yes
solidThinking Commercial software Yes Yes (as Inspire)
SolidWorks Commercial software Yes Yes
SolveSpace GNU GPL No Yes
SpaceClaim Commercial software Yes Yes
Strata 3D Commercial software Yes Yes
Sweet Home 3D GNU GPL Yes Yes
Swift 3D Commercial software No No
Tekla Structures Commercial software No Yes
TrueSpace Freeware Yes No
Wings 3D BSD Yes Yes
Wolfram Mathematica Commercial software Yes Yes
ViaCAD Commercial software Yes Yes (as PunchCAD)
ZBrush Commercial software Yes Yes
Zmodeler Commercial software Yes Yes

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