What 3D Modeling Software Do Professionals Use Commercially?

3d Tin

An online 3D modeling program with an intuitive interface. All models are saved in the cloud and can be exported to standard file formats such as STL, DAE, and OBJ.

3ds Max

Autodesk 3ds Max Design is a 3D modeling, animation, rendering, and compositing software product for architects, designers, civil engineers, and visualization specialists.


3D software for games, virtual reality and flight simulation, scientific, medical, and general data visualization, rapid prototypes of 3D designs, high-resolution 3D renderings, Google Earth, Second Life, and more.


Autodesk AutoCAD is an industry leader in 3D CAD design, drafting, modeling, architectural drawing, and engineering software and a best-in-class customizable and extendable CAD application.


Cheetah3D is a 3D modeling, rendering, and animation software for Mac OS X. It offers native support for importing and exporting STL files (ASCII and Binary).

Inventor 3D

Autodesk Inventor 3D is a mechanical design and 3D CAD software product that has tools for product simulation, tooling creation, and design communication.


Autodesk® Maya® 3D animation software delivers an end-to-end creative workflow with comprehensive tools for animation, modeling, simulation, visual effects, rendering, match moving, and compositing on a highly extensible production platform.


Rhinoceros (Rhino) is a NURBS-based 3-D modeling tool used for industrial design, architecture, marine design, jewelry design, automotive design, CAD/CAM, rapid prototyping, reverse engineering as well as multimedia and graphic design industries.


Dassault Systèmes’ SolidWorks a leading 3D CAD product design engineering software with more than 1,400,000 users at over 136,800 locations around the world


ZBrush is a digital sculpting and painting program that has revolutionized the 3D industry with its powerful features and intuitive workflows.