The best 3D modelling software

Screengrabs of a 3D model made in the best 3D modelling software
via Zbrush (Majid Ismaeily) (Image credit: Zbrush via Majid Ismaeily)

The best 3D modelling software will allow you to create amazing 3D art and elevate your modelling skills. The ever-evolving media industry is constantly expanding, so having experience with the most popular tools and applications is a must if you want to get into the world of CG. You don't even need to break the bank to access the best applications: free programmes like Blender are a major player within the industry.

With so many programmes and resources available, it can be hard to choose which is best for you to learn. That's where our handy guide comes in: we'll be detailing the best 3D modelling software on the market right now whether you're entirely new to the hobby or a seasoned pro. We'll be focusing on a range of different budgets, various software tools and ease of use so you can pick the best fit of programme for you.

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Paul Hatton

Paul is a digital expert. In the 20 years since he graduated with a first-class honours degree in Computer Science, Paul has been actively involved in a variety of different tech and creative industries that make him the go-to guy for reviews, opinion pieces, and featured articles. With a particular love of all things visual, including photography, videography, and 3D visualisation Paul is never far from a camera or other piece of tech that gets his creative juices going. You'll also find his writing in other places, including Creative Bloq, Digital Camera World, and 3D World Magazine. 

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