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    LuxRender is a physically based and unbiased rendering engine. Based on state of the art algorithms, LuxRender simulates the flow of...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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    The Persistence of Vision Raytracer is a high-quality, totally free tool for creating stunning three-dimensional graphics. It is...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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    Physically based renderer. Mitsuba is an extensible rendering framework written in portable C++. It implements unbiased as well as...

    Free Mac Windows Linux

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    KeyShot is an interactive raytracing and global illumination program developed by Luxion for both PC and Mac that breaks down the...

    Commercial Mac Windows

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    Open Source Windows Linux

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    Powerful, feature-rich and fast standalone raytracing renderer. Exporters from Blender and Google SketchUp are also available. ...

    Free Mac Windows Linux Sketchup Blender

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    MiniLight is a minimal global illumination renderer. It is primarily an exercise in simplicity. But that makes it a good base and...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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    3Delight is a fast, high quality, RenderMan®-compliant renderer designed to produce photo-realistic images in demanding...

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux

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    PhotoRealistic RenderMan, or PRMan for short, is a proprietary photorealistic RenderMan-compliant renderer. It primarily uses the...

    Free Personal Mac Windows Linux

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    NOX Renderer

    NOX Renderer is a rendering software based on unbiased methods. The renderer is available as a standalone Windows executable with a...

    Free Windows

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    Indigo Renderer

    Indigo Renderer is an unbiased, physically based and photorealistic renderer which simulates the physics of light to achieve...

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux

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    Arnold is an unbiased, physically based, ray tracing 3D rendering application, based on Monte Carlo Ray Tracing.

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux

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    Thea Render

    Thea Render is a state-of-the-art biased/unbiased renderer with a rich set of innovative features, a powerful material system and its...

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux Autodesk 3ds Max Sketchup Autodesk Softimage ... Blender

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    Owlet is a stanadlone, unbiased, physically-based raytracing renderer. It takes your 3D files in many formats, allows you to setup the...

    Commercial Mac Windows

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    Freestyle is a software for Non-Photorealistic Line Drawing rendering from 3D scenes. It is designed as a programmable interface to...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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    Pixie Renderer

    Pixie is an open source RenderMan renderer for generating photorealistic images. You can compile Pixie on Windows (using Visual Studio...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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    Artlantis Studio

    Artlantis Studio is the ideal tool for anyone who wants very high resolution rendering not only for images, but for QuickTime VR...

    Commercial Mac Windows

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    YafaRay is an open source raytracing render engine. As an open source project, users and developers have free access to the source...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Blender

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    V-Ray 2.0 for 3ds Max is a complete rendering solution, which combines the power of the well-known V-Ray award-winning production...

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux Autodesk 3ds Max

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    mental ray

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    Commercial Mac Windows Linux

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    Sunflow Rendering System

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    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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    Visual Designer 3D

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    Free Mac Windows

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    Octane Render

    Octane Render is the world's first GPU based, un-biased, physically based renderer. What does that mean? It uses the video card in...

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux

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    Maxwell Render

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    Commercial Mac Windows Linux

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    Twilight Render

    Twilight Render, one of the photorealistic 3D rendering systems for SketchUp,

    Commercial Mac Windows Sketchup

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    Click-VR Visualizer

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    Commercial Windows Autodesk 3ds Max

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    PhotoView 360

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    Commercial Windows

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    Bunkspeed Shot

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    Commercial Windows

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    Commercial Windows

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    Commercial Windows Autodesk Maya

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    RenderZone allows you to create photorealistic renderings based on the LightWorks® rendering engine. It offers three levels of...

    Commercial Mac Windows

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    Indigo RT

    Indigo RT is a new rendering solution which delivers unmatched value in the high end rendering market. Indigo is an unbiased...

    Commercial Mac Windows

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    FPrime Rendering System

    Realtime rendering, giving you instant feedback on every step of your work. Interactive texturing, lighting, shadows and radiosity....

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    Raytracing and Radiosity Rendering for Rhino. Flamingo brings the raytrace and radiosity rendering inside Rhino. This plug-in...

    Commercial Windows Rhinoceros

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