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We asked our users what they used before Rotato. Turns out there’s a ton of great options for rendering and animating your 3D mockups in up to 4K UHD resolution. Here’s a few of them.

Rotato

Animations and still rendering

Price
Unlimited trial with ear tag, 69 without

3D Devices included
6 and growing

Preset animations
5 and growing

Available for
macOS Mojave

After Effects

Price
US$20.99/mo
with Creative Suite (~US$250/year)

3D Devices included
None

Preset animations
None

Available for
macOS and Windows

Adobe.com

Screenspace

Pixel perfect 4K renderings in the cloud

Price
US$399 per month for animations, US$10 per month for stills

3D Devices included
12 and growing

Preset animations
9 and growing

Available for
Browsers

ScreenSpace.io

Videohive

Ready to use templates, most even include music

Price
Around US$40 per template

Devices included
Typically 1 per template

Preset animations
Typically 5-6 per template

Available for
After Effects

videohive.net

Threed.io

Simple and easy to use web app

Price
Free

Devices included
1

Preset animations
No animation

Available for
Browsers

threed.io

Adobe Dimension

Photorealistic 3D mockups of a wide range of products

Price
US$20.99/mo
with Creative Suite (~US$250/year)

Devices included
1 phone, 1 laptop

Preset animations
No animation

Available for
macOS and Windows

Adobe Dimension

Cinema 4D

According to many, one of the most straightforward 3D packages out there

Price
US$1,500-3,500

Devices included
Some, depending on choice of package

Preset animations
None

Available for
macOS and Windows

Maxon

2D mockups

Mockuphone. A wide range of devices. Free.

Angle 2. 500 angles and various devices. USD$50 (limited time offer)

Mockuuups studio. Real hands using phones. USD$9/month

Placeit. Tons of templates, including videos. USD$29/month

Envato Elements. Thousands of mockups. Including video templates. USD$16.50