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appleseed is described as 'modern, open source, physically-based rendering engine designed to produce photorealistic images, animations and visual effects. It provides individuals and small studios with an efficient, reliable suite of tools built on robust foundations and open technologies' and is an app. There are more than 50 alternatives to appleseed for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, Sketchup and Blender. The best alternative is Adobe Dimension. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try Cycles Renderer or LuxCoreRender. Other great apps like appleseed are POV-Ray, Keyshot, V-Ray and RenderMan.

appleseed alternatives are mainly 3D Modelers but may also be 3D Animators. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of appleseed.
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  • FreeOpen Source
  • Mac
  • Windows
  • Linux

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

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  1. Adobe Dimension icon

    Adobe Dimension

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Adobe Creative Cloud

    Adobe Dimension (formerly Project Felix and then Adobe Dimension CC) is the 3D design tool made for graphic designers. With extensive integration with Adobe Stock, you can easily composite 2D and 3D assets to build product shots, scene visualizations, and abstract art.

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  2. Cycles Renderer

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Cycles is Blender’s ray-trace based production render engine and in development since 2011. It was originally developed by Brecht van Lommel, and is maintained by an active team of developers today. Since its release as Apache 2.

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    LuxCoreRender

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

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

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  4. 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 for those wanting to do their own ports.

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    Keyshot

    • Mac
    • Windows

    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.

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    V-Ray

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Rhinoceros
    • Autodesk 3ds Max
    • Autodesk Revit
    • Sketchup

    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 and the even more impressive new V-Ray RT...

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  7. RenderMan icon

    RenderMan

    • Free PersonalProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    PhotoRealistic RenderMan, or PRMan for short, is a proprietary photorealistic RenderMan-compliant renderer.

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  8. Kerkythea icon

    Kerkythea

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Sketchup
    • Blender

    Powerful, feature-rich and fast standalone raytracing renderer.

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  9. Mitsuba icon

    Mitsuba

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Physically based renderer.

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  10. Radeon ProRender icon

    Radeon ProRender

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Radeon ProRender (formerly AMD FireRender) is a powerful physically-based rendering engine that enables creative professionals to produce stunningly photorealistic images.

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