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Compare LightWave 3D vs Blender

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comparison of LightWave 3D vs. Blender
based on data from user reviews. LightWave 3D rates 3.9/5 stars with 25 reviews. Blender rates 4.5/5 stars with 100 reviews. Each product's score is calculated by real-time data from verified user reviews.

Meets RequirementsSee More
Meets RequirementsSee More
7.9
(Based on 25 reviews)
8.9
(Based on 98 reviews)
Ease of UseSee More
Ease of UseSee More
7.6
(Based on 25 reviews)
6.6
(Based on 98 reviews)
Ease of Setup
Ease of SetupNot enough data available
9.4
(Based on 7 reviews)
Ease of Admin
Ease of AdminNot enough data available
8.7
(Based on 7 reviews)
Quality of SupportSee More
Quality of SupportSee More
7.5
(Based on 23 reviews)
8.6
(Based on 85 reviews)
Ease of Doing Business With
Ease of Doing Business WithNot enough data available
9.1
(Based on 5 reviews)
Product Direction (% positive)See More
Product Direction (% positive)See More
7.1
(Based on 25 reviews)
8.8
(Based on 98 reviews)
Small-Business (50 or fewer emp.)
Small-Business
(50 or fewer emp.)
76.0%
74.7%
Mid-Market (51-1000 emp.)
Mid-Market
(51-1000 emp.)
16.0%
12.1%
Enterprise (> 1000 emp.)
Enterprise
(> 1000 emp.)
8.0%
13.1%
 
Animation
30.8%
Design
13.4%
 
Design
15.4%
Animation
7.1%
 
Biotechnology
3.8%
Media Production
6.3%
 
Construction
3.8%
Computer Games
5.5%
 
Publishing
3.8%
Computer Software
5.5%
 
Other
42.3%
Other
62.2%
Most Helpful Favorable Review
Most Helpful Favorable Review
Piotr D.
User in Animation

I love LW's surfacing capabilities - nodal editor, more-than-adequate out of the box renderer, modeling capacity, greatly expanded by active community. I actually like that modeler is separate from scene editor (Layout) - while you render your scene out,...

Chris O.
User in Public Relations and Communications

Blender has nearly all the features you'd expect in commercial 3D modeling software, but for free. Many of the features it lacks (such as certain export settings) you can patch with 3rd party extensions. It is very hotkeys-based, which makes it a bit...

Most Helpful Critical Review
Most Helpful Critical Review
G2 Crowd User in Design

Some of the preset plugins have bugs and which is really annoying when working, since they close the program.

Charles M.
User in Automotive

It is in constant evolution and still needs to be a complete tool to apply in major industries as a primary design software, it is still of complementary use, it seems to me that some modeling tools work correctly only when you use a graphic drawing...

 
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