Alternatives to HDR Light Studio 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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    Clara.io

    Clara.io is a full-featured cloud-based 3D modeling, animation and rendering software tool that runs in your web browser. With Clara.io you can make complex 3D models, create beautiful photorealistic renderings, and share them...

    Freemium Web / Cloud

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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

  • Keyshot icon

    Keyshot

    KeyShot is an interactive raytracing and global illumination program developed by Luxion for both PC and Mac that breaks down the complexity of creating photographic images from 3D models.

    Commercial Mac Windows

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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

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    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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    MiniLight

    MiniLight is a minimal global illumination renderer. It is primarily an exercise in simplicity. But that makes it a good base and benchmark (in some sense) for development and experimentation. And it just might be the neatest renderer...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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    3Delight

    3Delight is a fast, high quality, RenderMan®-compliant renderer designed to produce photo-realistic images in demanding production environments. The renderer was introduced to the public in the year 2000 after being used for more...

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux

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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

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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 plug-in to link it to 3ds Max. A linking script is also available for Blender users. As with...

    Free Windows

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    fryrender

    fryrender is the physically-based light simulator developed by RandomControl. It is a photo-realistic render engine where all the elements involved in the generation of the final image (materials, lights and cameras) are based on...

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux

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    Arion

    Arion is the hybrid-accelerated and physically-based light simulator developed by RandomControl. It inherits all our expertise in light simulation and makes it run on steroids, thanks to our very unique approach to massive CPU+GPU+LAN...

    Commercial 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 near-perfect image realism. With an advanced physical camera model, a super-realistic materials system and...

    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 own advanced studio, all-in-one. Plugins are available for 3dsMax, Blender, Cinema4D, Rhino...

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

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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

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    Freestyle

    Freestyle is a software for Non-Photorealistic Line Drawing rendering from 3D scenes. It is designed as a programmable interface to allow maximum control over the style of the final drawing: the user "programs" how the...

    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 2005), Linux and on OSX (using XCode or unix style configure script). Pixie is an open source...

    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 Panoramas, Objects and animations as well. Artlantis Studio the fastest stand-alone 3D rendering and...

    Commercial Mac Windows

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    V-Ray

    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 rendering engine with the flexibility and exceptional speed of the interactive rendering system V-Ray RT...

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux Autodesk 3ds Max

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    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

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    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

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    mental ray

    mental ray® is a rendering software which generates images of outstanding quality and unsurpassed realism. The software combines the physically correct simulation of the behavior of light with full programmability for the...

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux

  • Visual Designer 3D icon

    Visual Designer 3D

    Visual Designer is an advanced GPU & CPU photorealistic renderer with a unique set of features to handle all the aspects of your creation. It will save a significant amount of time and let you concentrate on refining your designs...

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

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux

  • Maxwell Render icon

    Maxwell Render

    Maxwell Render is acclaimed as a landmark in next generation rendering technology, having produced the best quality images to date, and continues to be the leader in unbiased rendering for photorealistic imagery and advanced lighting...

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux

  • Twilight Render icon

    Twilight Render

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

    Commercial Mac Windows Sketchup

  • Click-VR Visualizer icon

    Click-VR Visualizer

    REAL TIME RENDER VIEWPORT PLUGIN FOR 3DS MAX. Be productive instantly. Click-VR Visualizer is completely integrated in Autodesk 3ds Max. You do not need to waste time exporting data or learning new 3D software. Everything has been...

    Commercial Windows Autodesk 3ds Max

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    PhotoView 360

    PhotoView 360 is the new visualization and rendering solution from Solidworks. Its a highly interactive environment for viewing your designs as well as for creating photorealistic renderings that you can use to showcase your designs.

    Commercial Windows

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    Bunkspeed Shot

    Bunkspeed Shot is a completely redesigned interactive photograph for 3D data software application, all new generation replacement for HyperShot.

    Commercial Windows

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    lucille

    lucille is a fast photo-realistic global illumination renderer. lucille acts as a plug-in for Autodesk 3ds max. There are plan to develop plug-ins for other modeling software in the future. lucille Specifications: - Core...

    Commercial Windows

  • FurryBall icon

    FurryBall

    FurryBall is the first unique real-time GPU renderer in production quality implemented directly into Maya. No more time-consuming exports, waiting and tuning in new applications!! You can see your render in real-time hairs, Maya...

    Commercial Windows Autodesk Maya

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    RenderZone

    RenderZone allows you to create photorealistic renderings based on the LightWorks® rendering engine. It offers three levels of rendering: simple, z-buffer, and raytrace. A user can start developing the image of a 3D model at the...

    Commercial Mac Windows

  • Indigo RT icon

    Indigo RT

    Indigo RT is a new rendering solution which delivers unmatched value in the high end rendering market. Indigo is an unbiased, physically based and photo-realistic renderer which simulates the physics of light to achieve...

    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. Even Nodes! The key tool to efficient LightWave workflow.

    Commercial Mac Windows LightWave

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