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[non-Blender] Dilay Open Source Sculpting App


Looking for new new sculpting options? Give Dilay a test. It's open source and has builds available for Windows and Linux.

Anyone interested in comparing Dilay with Blender's sculpting capabilities and writing a quick report for BlenderNation? Let me know!

Dilay is a 3D sculpting application that provides an intuitive workflow using a number of powerful modeling tools. As each tool locally subdivides the mesh where more details are required, Dilay allows artists to rapidly create complex meshes.

Hat tip to @Nezumi for spotting this.

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Bart Veldhuizen

I have a LONG history with Blender – I wrote some of the earliest Blender tutorials, worked for Not a Number and helped run the crowdfunding campaign that open sourced Blender (the first one on the internet!). I founded BlenderNation in 2006 and have been editing it every single day since then ;-)


    • Caio Ferreira on

      We need a 3D Open Source software focused on Sculpt, to replace Zbrush
      Somewhat to what happens with "Natron" considered "The Open Source Nuke"

  1. Eli Spizzichino on

    Blender it's quite advanced compared to Dilay, but I wonder why every sculpting app has the circle widget sticking to the surface normal and Blender does not, I find it to be a quite important visual cue. Retopoflow addon's widget does it already, but as far as I know I haven't seen implemented in sculpting mode. Hope someone proves me wrong!

  2. Artturi Mäntysaari on

    I agree with ELI SPZZICHINO, that should be default on every texture painting and sculpting program.

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