New in Cheetah3D 8

  • Native support for Apple Silicon
  • Native support of the Metal API
  • Import/Export of USDZ files
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  • 3D Modeling
  • UV Unwrapping, Texture Painting
  • Joint Based Character Animation
  • Global Illumination Renderer
  • Node Based Material System
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The powerful 3D modeling, rendering and animation software for Mac.

Built for Mac

Built for Mac

Cheetah3D is a powerful and easy to learn 3D modeling, rendering and animation software which was developed from the ground up for Mac. So jump right into the world of computer generated imaging, create 3D artwork for your next iPhone game or make your first animated character.

3D Modeling for Mac


With a full set of polygon, subdivision surface and spline modeling tools the artists can focus on creating, safe in the knowledge that Cheetah3D has a breadth of features for the task. Cheetah3D makes modeling in 3D a breeze for new and experienced users alike.

3D Animation for Mac


Character rigging is part of the seamless animation system of Cheetah3D where just about every property of an object can be animated. Breathe life into a character for your next iPhone game or animate an architectural fly-through by the powerful animation system built into Cheetah3D.



Cheetah3D smoothly integrates the industrial strength Bullet physics engine to simulate rigid body and soft body dynamics. No matter if you want to spill a bowl of marbles on the floor or simulate a waving flag in the wind. Cheetah3D can handle it with just a few mouse clicks.

UV Editing for Mac

UV Editing

So you've modeled a nice character or a new product design, it's time to get decorating and Cheetah3D is ready to get to work. With a powerful UV editor combined with a node based materials system you can paint and texture every model you make.

Rendering for Mac


Raytracing, Global Illumination, HDRI, Caustics and much much more means Cheetah3D can produce stunning images and movies using advanced techniques .... Create amazing pictures with Cheetah3D: mesmerize friends, colleagues and clients.



An easy to learn yet powerful Javascript API allows you to extend the feature set of Cheetah3D by custom object types, file loaders or tools.

3D File exchange

File exchange

Import and export 3D models using 3D file formats like FBX, STL, 3DS, OBJ, DAE, SCN, USDZ, etc. enables sharing of content produced with Cheetah3D. Use your 3D models in popular game engines or send your artwork to a 3D printing service.

Images and movies created with Cheetah3D can be exported to a wide range of popular image and movie file types (JPG, TIFF, PNG, MOV etc.). The support of the macOS sharing services even allow you to upload your creations straight to various social media sites.