The 3D craze hit the design world a couple a years ago and it is not going away any time soon. More and more designers are expanding their portfolios with 3D projects, not only due to the demand, but also because the once complicated technology behind 3D modelling is now much more accessible. Designers and 3D artists can now rely on free 3D software that provides them with all the tools they need for creating exciting and eye-catching designs. Tons of free and paid resources are also available for those who do not want to start from scratch. Of course, we need to mention the thousands of free Youtube tutorials that are available for those, who want to learn how to use these resources and software.

Interested in designing in 3D or adding 3D elements to a project? We have made a list of 3D design tools you will find useful. Try them and find out for yourself which one provides the features best suited for your manner of work and needs:

Free 3D software:

Blender is an open-source, free software. What can you do with it? Pretty much anything 3D- related.

  • Modeling;
  • Rigging;
  • Animation;
  • Simulation;
  • Rendering;
  • Compositing;
  • Motion tracking;
  • Video editing;
  • Game creation.

Blender can be used by both individuals and teams. It is cross-platform – runs on Linux, Windows, and Macintosh computers.

Tons of free Blender tutorials are available for free on Youtube so you have no excuse if you want to learn how to use it. We recommend starting off with this one.

Hexagon provides all the tools a 3D designer needs to create detailed 3D models that can be later rendered into Daz Studio for their final render.

The interface of Hexagon is intuitive, but you still don’t need to try and figure it all out by yourself as Youtube can teach you anything Hexagon-realted. Make your first steps with a tutorial like this one

Some of the features you can take advantage of:

  • Sculpted primitives;
  • Freehand modeling brushes;
  • Advanced 3D paint.


Vectary is a 3D and Augmented Reality design platform, available in browser, not as an app. It offers a free version (with limited features), a paid subscription (Premium plan, suitable for designers and small businesses) which unlocks all features, and an Enterprise subscription for companies and agencies that need additional control and custom solutions for their products & business.
One of Vectary’s advantages is that the company behind it puts in a lot of work into making detailed tutorials about how to use the software and has a whole Youtube channel dedicated to it. So all the features you need to know about and master are explained by Vectary itself.

Some key features of Vectary:

  • High-quality pre-rendered templates;
  • A library of free customizable 3D models;
  • Hundreds of advanced, realistic and fully textured materials;
  • Ergonomic modelling;
  • Smart abstractions;
  • Intuitive interface.

Have you already tried any of these types of 3D software? Let us know what you think about them and which one you prefer. Interested in more tips on finding the best design/business/marketing/wordpress software at the perfect price? More articles are coming soon. 

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