Cheetah3D
Cheetah3D
7.3.3

4.2

Cheetah3D free download for Mac

Cheetah3D

7.3.3
22 May 2019

3D modeling, rendering and animation package.

Overview

Cheetah3D is a lean, fast, and elegant 3D modeling, rendering, and animation package with an easy learning curve. It was written from ground up in Cocoa and offers many powerful tools like subdivision surface modelling, joint based character animation system, morph targets, UV unwrapping, texture painting, PDF import, HDRI, radiosity, renderings, etc.

The ability to extend Cheetah3D with JavaScripts and support for many common file formats rounds out its feature set.

What's new in Cheetah3D

Version 7.3.3:
Fixed:
  • Bug in paint tool (mirrored brush texture)
  • Crashing bug (trigger by material menu update)
  • Auto-highlight bug (depth test didn't work properly)
  • Drawing bug in loop select tool
  • Drawing bug in ring select tool
  • Worked around a bug in Mojave (greyed out pull down button in material browser)

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17 Cheetah3D Reviews

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Jerry-Krinock
25 April 2008

Most helpful

I've used Cheetah3D for about 10 hours now and am particularly impressed that, even with the complex relationships that it must be maintaining between objects, 'Undo' has never given an unexpected result and the thing has never raised an exception or crashed. The design must be very well thought out.
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Version 4.5.1
Bort1611
09 October 2014
Currently $69.
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Version 6.3.2
Yubben
22 February 2013
I found Cheetah 3D more difficult to use than Maya. I've bought a tutorial from the Cheetah 3D's site, yet it doesn't explain how to create faces... At leasts it seems very difficult to get as good result as the one you can get from Maya. Of course, the price is more cheaper but it doesn't justify why it is more difficult to use. When you buy applications similar to Adobe Illustrator such as Sketch, there are very similar feature that allow us to use the applications easily without tweaking hours and try to find a way to get the result we expect. Nevertheless, this app is very promising and the design i saw from people using it are quite satisfying... it's not an application for beginner... You'll need time to master it... and there are not so many free tutorial that teach you how to use it... Try it before buying it...
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Version 6.2
Maclover1-1
03 April 2010
I much preferred the original jumping 3D Cheetah logo :-)
Like (6)
Version 5.3
Tekl
22 April 2009
Hmmm... why can't it open WRL files?
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Version 4.6.3
Jerry-Krinock
25 April 2008
I've used Cheetah3D for about 10 hours now and am particularly impressed that, even with the complex relationships that it must be maintaining between objects, 'Undo' has never given an unexpected result and the thing has never raised an exception or crashed. The design must be very well thought out.
Like (7)
Version 4.5.1
Cantoneseboy
09 January 2008
Tried to download the demo but always unsuccessful. The webpage tells me that "Access forbidden! You don't have permission to access the requested object. It is either read-protected or not readable by the server. If you think this is a server error, please contact the webmaster." Not sure if it is because I am from South East Asia. Just hope the developer can open up access to everyone.
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Version 4.4
2 answer(s)
Cheetah3d
Cheetah3d
10 January 2008
Hi, sorry for the inconvenience. I fixed the problem on my server. It should work again. Bye, Martin
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Version 4.4
Cantoneseboy
Cantoneseboy
11 January 2008
Hi, Martin, Thank you for your prompt response for correcting the download problem. I can download the demo now and look forward to trying it out. Thanks again.
Like (1)
Version 4.4
.
12 May 2007
The website doesn't have any email to contact the developer. Can anyone help? Thanks.
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Version 4.1
2 answer(s)
8oo8
8oo8
26 May 2007
It's: martin@cheetah3D.de (If you click on "impressum" at the very bottom of his website home page, it'll take you to all his contact info.)
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Version 4.1
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26 May 2007
Thanks!
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Version 4.1
NoVolume
24 March 2007
Last year I spent some time looking into 3D apps. I wanted something to get me into 3D. I looked at Strata, Cinema4D and a couple of others but to be honest the prices put me off. Somehow I stumbled across Cheetah3D, which seemed to tick all the boxes, it's mac, it's cheap and probably most importantly it does one hell of a job. A quick look in the gallery showed me what I wanted to see, I downloaded the demo and 20 minutes later I made the purchase. Since that day I've never looked back. Cheetah3D does everything I want it to do and then some. If you're looking for an excellent 3D package for Mac at a good price, stop looking, you've found it!
Like (5)
Version 4.0
M-Rick
07 March 2007
Look at AC3D, easier to use, cross-platform, fast, stable, more compatibility and really less expensive ! http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/18390
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Version 3.6.1
1 answer(s)
Jboadas
Jboadas
25 June 2008
AC3D os only a modeler Cheetah3D is a complete 3D App ...
Like (4)
Version 4.6
Sebastiaan-B
30 September 2005
Hi all, this prog has a cool interface, and it doesnt look that hard compared to other programs like Blender and such, but i am in the search for a good program to render game data, such as cars from Ford Racing or Soldiers from BF1942, i have downloaded alot of these programs, but i cant import those kind of files, does anyone know a good program for it ? it doesnt have to be for mac specific, but else VPC gets so slow :/ mail me anytime ! info@darkraver.net cheers !
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Version 2.4.1
1 answer(s)
BrookJordan
BrookJordan
21 October 2006
I don't quite see what you're getting at? Silo has always been dedicated to all of it's user base, very quick to respond on their forums, if the other users don't get there first, and there's not been any money payed for any updates for mac users so far... The mac version's only recently fallen behind, and that's because they work on PC and they're wokring on a new major release that NO-ONE has paid for, and neither version, PC of mac, has been released in a later than beta version. Don't slate a piece of software using lies guy :)
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Version 3.4