The 20 Best 3D Texturing & Painting Softwares


The collection of 20 best 3D texturing software’s. No particular order, It contains dedicated 3D texture painting software’s, 3D texture baking Software’s, 2D map generation software’s, 3D texture coordinate software’s and complete 3D packages with a wide variety of tools.
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Cutting-edge 3D paint tool, MARI gives you a fluid and flexible way to paint directly onto 3D models.

Stable release: 2.6 / December 2014

Developer: The Foundry

Operating system: Mac OS X, Windows 7 64-bit, Linux 64-bit

License: Trialware


BodyPaint 3D

When it comes to texturing tools, BodyPaint 3D is packed with a huge array of popular image editing tools. Brushes, selection tools, filters, erasers and much more.

Stable release: R16 / 2 September 2014

Developer: MAXON Computer

Operating system: OS X, Microsoft Windows

License: Proprietary



A digital sculpting tool that combines 3D/2.5D modeling, texturing and painting.

Stable release: 4R6 / June, 2013

Developer: Pixologic

Operating system: Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X

License: Proprietary



Digital sculpting and digital painting software enables you to create production-ready 3D digital artwork.

Stable release: 2015 / April 2014

Developer: Autodesk (Skymatter Ltd, prior to acquisition by Autodesk)

Operating system: Windows XP / Vista / 7, Mac OS X, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Fedora Linux

License: Proprietary



The one application that has all the tools you need to take your 3D idea from a block of digital clay all the way to a production ready, fully textured organic or hard surface model.

Stable release: 4.0 / May 2013

Developer: Pilgway

Operating system: Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Mac OS X, Linux

License: Trialware


Substance Painter

A brand new 3D Painting app with never before seen features and workflow improvements to make the creation of textures for 3D assets easier than ever.

Stable release: 1.1 / December 2014

Developer: Allegorithmic

Operating system: Windows 7 / 8 (64bit), Mac OSX 10.8 and higher

License: Proprietary



A 3D painting and 3D morphing software application designed to provide artists and studios with easy to use tools that generate high-end realistic visual results.

Stable release: 6 / October 2014

Developer: Blacksmith3D

Operating system: Windows XP, Vista, Widows 7, 8 (32 & 64 bit), Mac OS 10.6 (64 bit)

License: Commercial

3D GeniuX screenshot

3D GeniuX

A standalone software. It can load Autocad 3D projects, allows users to integrate together 3D objects and 2D images in REAL TIME with a unique brush tool, fast and easy to use.

Stable release: 2.8 / March 2013

Developer: XPro Software

Operating system: Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows, Windows 7

License: Commercial



Photoshop CC delivers all the 3D editing tools that were previously available only in Photoshop Extended.

Stable release: CC 2014.2.1 / 20 October 2014

Developer: Adobe Systems

Operating system: At least Windows 7 or Mac OS X 10.7

License: Trialware and software as a service


Substance Designer

A node-based texture compositing tool that allows you to create Substance files or bitmap textures.

Stable release: 4.6 / December 2014

Developer: Allegorithmic

Operating system: Windows Vista / 7 / 8 (32-64bit), Mac OSX 10.6 and higher

License: Proprietary

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