Blender, Wings 3D and Daz 3D are popular computer software programs that can be used to create 3D anime characters. All three programs may be downloaded in either an open-source or trial version on their respective websites.
Blender features photorealistic rendering, fast modeling and realistic materials as part of its open-source software. It also contains an animation toolset to assist in the animation of 3D characters. Wings 3D is open-source software and is free to use for both personal and commercial reasons. Daz 3D offers a trial version of its software, which includes a 3D content marketplace for users to download creatures, accessories and other tools.