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  • Terragen icon

    Terragen

    Terragen is a scenery generator, created with the goal of generating photorealistic landscape images and animations. It is already capable of near-photorealistic results for professional landscape visualisation, special effects, art...

    Freemium Mac Windows

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    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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    Vue

    Create vast expanses of terrains, add trees, select the best point of view and render hyper-realistic images of your landscapes in moody atmospheres... in a few mouse clicks. Vue Pioneer is a great way to learn 3D. It's so easy...

    Commercial Mac Windows

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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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    World Machine

    World Machine is a proven terrain generation solution for artists, game developers, visual effects studios and other visualization professionals

    Free Personal Windows

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    Bryce

    Bryce is an award winning, fun, feature-packed 3D modeling and animation package designed to allow new users to quickly create and render stunning 3D environments. Bryce combines exceptional power with an innovative interface for...

    Commercial Mac Windows

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    Nem's Mega 3D Terrain Generator

    Nem's Mega 3D Terrain Generator is a relatively new terrain generator that takes a step in a completely different direction. Unlike traditional generators where the user must depend solely on the generators generation abilities...

    Free 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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    Geomorph

    Geomorph is a height field generator and editor for the Linux operating system. A height field is a kind of topographic map. It is a 2D projection of a 3D landscape. Geomorph generates square images and shows a 3D preview of...

    Open Source Linux

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    EarthSculptor

    EarthSculptor is a realtime terrain height-map editor and paint program featuring an easy to use interface designed exclusively for rapid development of 3D landscapes for visualization, multimedia and game development. Earth...

    Freemium Windows

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    GeoControl

    GeoControl2, the professional terrain generator. The revolutionary concept of GeoControl2 opens up totally new dimensions of creating virtual landscapes. The unique combination of more artistic tools and semi-scientific...

    Commercial Windows

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    PnP TerrainCreator

    PnP TerrainCreator is a highly integrated tool for large scale terrain creation. Featuring manual as well as automated/randomized terrain generation including heightmaps, texturing, vegetation, seas and rivers, static objects and...

    Freemium Windows

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    Visual Nature Studio

    Visual Nature Studio 3's redesigned interface makes creating complex scenes easier than ever before! Additionally, faster rendering of animations along with still shots guarantees faster delivery of final product. If a picture...

    Commercial Windows

  • MiniLight icon

    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

  • DreamScape icon

    DreamScape

    DreamScape is sophisticated set of 3DS MAX plug-ins for creating and rendering realistic landscapes, seascapes, skies, clouds, outdoor lighting and more. In contrast to other terrain creation tools for 3DS MAX, DreamScape Terra uses...

    Commercial Windows Autodesk 3ds Max

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    Grome

    Grome is a game level authoring tool used by professional game developers and companies from 3D simulation industry. Continuous development on the existing proven functionality brings new features like road networks editing, decal...

    Commercial Windows

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    Graphite

    Graphite is Quad Software reference renderer for Grome editor. Definition: Middleware reference outdoor renderer, 100% integrated with Grome pipelines, directly from the makers of the editor. Advantages: Out-of-the-box...

    Freemium Windows

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    Outerra

    Outerra Engine is a global world rendering engine capable of seamless real time rendering of planets from space down to centimeter details on the surface. It can use arbitrary resolution of elevation data, refining it further to the...

    Commercial Windows

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    World Construction Set

    World Construction Set gives users the necessary tools to create real places as they are today, as they were in the past or as they may be in the future. Create museum displays that are more understandable than basic maps, making...

    Commercial Windows

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    Natural Scene Designer

    Natural Creative Power that's Easy To Use Natural Graphics is the developer of Natural Scene Designer -- a powerful yet easy to use 3D program which lets you design, render, and animate natural outdoor scenes. Its intuitive...

    Commercial Mac Windows

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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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    Raiseland

    Raiseland is a procedural terrain generator that can produce realistic & non-realistic terrains in minutes.

    Commercial Windows Linux Steam

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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

  • 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

  • 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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    VizTerra

    VizTerra is fast, powerful 3D Professional Hardscaping and Landscaping design software. VizTerra gives you the power to quickly and easily design incredibly detailed, fully-interactive 3D hardscapes, landscapes, and outdoor living...

    Commercial Mac 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

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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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    Flamingo

    Raytracing and Radiosity Rendering for Rhino. Flamingo brings the raytrace and radiosity rendering inside Rhino. This plug-in includes: Rendering: Photometrically accurate images with reflections, refraction, diffusion...

    Commercial Windows Rhinoceros

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    Kray

    Kray is the fastest global illumination renderer for LightWave. Kray is a state of the art Global Illumination renderer that allows very fast and accurate rendering of scenes where indirect light plays important role. It includes...

    Commercial Mac Windows LightWave

  • VirtualRender

    VirtualRender is yet another LightWave renderer. The difference from other solutions is that it does not use physical memory for framebuffer allowing to render the biggest imaginable scenes without using virtual memory, which slow...

    Commercial Windows LightWave

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    WorldBuilder

    WorldBuilder, a stand-alone scene builder and renderer with unsurpassed compatibly with Max, Maya, LightWave, and SoftImage, is the premier tool for laying out and rendering 3D outdoor environments.

    Commercial Windows

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    VistaPro Renderer

    Vistapro Renderer has the ability to add oceans, lakes, rivers, waterfalls, clouds, snow, haze, trees, shrubs and buildings. The creation of computer generated, 3D landscapes has never been easier or faster. You have full control over...

    Commercial Windows

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