Best Alternatives to MagicaVoxel of 2020

If you want to try a different editor outside of MagicaVoxel there are quite a few choices to choose from. We have a list of the top alternative voxel editors to MagicaVoxel for creating voxel art for graphics as well as games. Check our list of voxel software below:
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Qubicle


Qubicle is a great alternative voxel editor created by Minddesk for creating voxel models for 2D images and video games. Similar to MagicaVoxel, it also supports tools for creating and editing voxel models all in a single application. However unlike MagicaVoxel, Qubicle does have some features in the software you won't find anywhere else. One huge example is a virtually unlimited matrix size (size of the model) and easy to use color editor. This color editor automatically keeps track of new colors for you so you don't have to. One huge advantage of Qubicle supports a variety of export formats it supports such as FBX, DAE, and OBJ. This makes it very attractive voxel software for game developers and modelers who plan on importing their voxel models into other 3d softwares. Many popular games on the App Store have been developed using Qubicle including Crossy Road and Shooty Skies. There is a free trial that comes with all the functionality that can be downloaded from there website. If you want the exports there is a one time fee.

Read more about the Qubicle Voxel Editor

Features:
  • Full Fledged Voxel Editor with the ability to Add, Edit, Delete and Paint voxels
  • Large Set of Pre-made commands to assist in the creation of voxel art
  • Support for Voxel models larger than the traditional 128x128x128 constraint of MagicaVoxel
  • Numerous export options including .FBX and .DAE, which are widely used file types in Game Development
  • Great Track Record of Award Winning Games including Crossy Road and Shooty Skies
Supported Platforms: Windows, macOS
Price: Free Trial (no export), $99 Indie License 
Installation Instructions: How to Install Qubicle

Interested in learning how to use Qubicle? Try out our free Qubicle Tutorials!
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Goxel


Goxel is another alternative open source voxel editor for desktop and mobile. Like MagicaVoxel it also supports common functionality such as editing, deleting and creating voxels. A powerful feature of Goxel is the ability to use layers like in Photoshop to keep your independent voxel models separated from each other in a single scene. One huge difference between Goxel and MagicaVoxel is that this voxel software pretty much available anywhere: iOS, Android, macOS, Windows, and Linux. The desktop versions are completely free to use however there is a one time fee for the mobile versions.

Read more about the Goxel Voxel Editor

Features:
  • Complete Voxel Editor for creating, editing and painting voxel models
  • Desktop Version Free to Use for Personal and Commercial Projects
  • Mobile Version available for creating voxel art
Supported Platforms: Windows, macOS, iOS, Android
Price (Desktop): Free
Price (Mobile): $4.99
Installation Instructions: Goxel

Ready to learn how to make voxel art with Goxel? Check out our free Goxel Tutorials!
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Voxel Max

Voxel Max Voxel Editor Software

Voxel Max is a great alternative voxel editor for artists who prefer to create on a mobile device such as iPhone and iPad. This was developed exclusively for iOS for creating voxel art  models. This app is literally loaded with features, many that you'll only find in Voxel Max. First thing you'll notice with Voxel Max is that it includes real time material rendering with excellent performance. Voxel Max also supports a 256x256x256 building area so you can build as big as you need to which is kind of a negative with other software out there today. Some other useful features include instance cloning, rotation, translation, flipping, object alignment and snapping. Apple Pencil with pressure sensitivity is also included out of the box. We have a list of some more features below, but we recommend checking out there website by clicking the link below.

Read more about the Voxel Max Editor

Features:
  • Full Fledged Voxel Editor with the ability to Add, Edit, Delete and Paint voxels
  • Huge feature set including instance cloning and delinking, non destructive rotation, translation, flipping, object alignment and snapping
  • 256x256x256 Build Area
  • Apple Pencil support with pressure sensitivity
  • 240 Color swatches with individual alphas
  • 24-bit RGB color with 8-bit transparency
Supported Platforms: iOS (beta), macOS (coming soon)
Price: Free (Beta)
Website: Voxel Max

Want to learn how to make voxel art with Voxel Max? View our free Voxel Max Tutorials!
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VoxEdit


VoxEdit is a free software by Pixowl for creating voxel models for The Sandbox Game. Because It supports Windows and Mac, this makes it a great alternative to MagicaVoxel. It is similar to MagicaVoxel  as it also supports a common feature set such as editing, deleting and creating voxels. A unique feature that sets this apart from MagicaVoxel is the ability to not only rig character voxel models created in VoxEdit but also animate them as well. The current version is in Beta and is free to download and use.

Read more about VoxEdit Voxel Editor

Features:
  • Full Featured Voxel Editor for creating voxel models
  • Built in rigging tools for animating voxel characters
  • Free to Download and Use
  • Support for the Sandbox Game 
Supported Platforms: Windows, macOS, Linux
Price (Desktop): Free

Want to learn how to create voxel art using VoxEdit? View our free VoxEdit Tutorials!
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Blender

Blender for Making Voxel Art

Blender is yet another open-source modeling software for creating 3D models. It supports Windows, macOS and Linux. Unlike traditional voxel editors, Blender is a fully featured 3D modeling suite. You can model, animate, rig and export models directly inside the program. With minor modifications, Blender can be used to make and convert 3D models into voxel models. It is free to download and use for personal and commercial projects.

Features:
  • Full Featured 3D Modeling Software
  • Built in tools for modeling, rigging, animating and mapping models
  • Free to Download and Use
  • Many export options including FBX, DAE, OBJ and more
Supported Platforms: Windows, macOS, Linux
Price (Desktop): Free
Installation Instructions: How to Install Blender
Learn VoxEditBlender Tutorials

If you would like to learn any of the Voxel Editors we mentioned above, visit our Voxel Art Tutorial Library for free tutorials and resources for creating your own voxel art!
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