Alternatives to Arnold for all platforms with any license

  • LuxRender icon

    LuxRender

    LuxRender is a physically based and unbiased rendering engine. Based on state of the art algorithms, LuxRender simulates the flow of light according to physical equations, thus producing realistic images of photographic quality. ...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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    POV-Ray

    The Persistence of Vision Raytracer is a high-quality, totally free tool for creating stunning three-dimensional graphics. It is available in official versions for Windows, Mac OS/Mac OS X and i86 Linux. The source code is available...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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    Mitsuba

    Physically based renderer. Mitsuba is an extensible rendering framework written in portable C++. It implements unbiased as well as biased techniques and contains heavy optimizations targeted towards current CPU architectures. ...

    Free Mac Windows Linux

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    RenderMan

    PhotoRealistic RenderMan, or PRMan for short, is a proprietary photorealistic RenderMan-compliant renderer. It primarily uses the REYES algorithm but is also fully capable of doing ray tracing and global illumination. PRMan is...

    Free Personal Mac Windows Linux

  • Kerkythea icon

    Kerkythea

    Powerful, feature-rich and fast standalone raytracing renderer. Exporters from Blender and Google SketchUp are also available. Allows network rendering of images and animation Supported Features* - Bump Mapping -...

    Free Mac Windows Linux Sketchup Blender

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    appleseed

    appleseed is a modern, open source, physically-based rendering engine designed to produce photorealistic images, animations and visual effects.

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • Indigo Renderer icon

    Indigo Renderer

    Indigo Renderer is an unbiased, physically based and photorealistic renderer which simulates the physics of light to achieve near-perfect image realism. With an advanced physical camera model, a super-realistic materials system and...

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux

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    owlet

    Owlet is a stanadlone, unbiased, physically-based raytracing renderer. It takes your 3D files in many formats, allows you to setup the scene and renders them using a high-quality raytracing renderer.

    Commercial Mac Windows

  • YafaRay icon

    YafaRay

    YafaRay is an open source raytracing render engine. As an open source project, users and developers have free access to the source code and it is free, as in free speech. Ray tracing is a rendering technique for generating an image...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Blender

  • Sunflow Rendering System icon

    Sunflow Rendering System

    Sunflow is an open source rendering system for photo-realistic image synthesis. It is written in Java and built around a flexible ray tracing core and an extensible object-oriented design. It was created as a framework for...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • Octane Render icon

    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 your computer to render photorealistic results fast...really fast. This allows the user to create...

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux

  • FPrime Rendering System icon

    FPrime Rendering System

    Realtime rendering, giving you instant feedback on every step of your work. Interactive texturing, lighting, shadows and radiosity. Even Nodes! The key tool to efficient LightWave workflow.

    Commercial Mac Windows LightWave

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