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Cycles Renderer is described as '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' and is an app. There are more than 10 alternatives to Cycles Renderer for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, Blender and Autodesk 3ds Max. The best alternative is Adobe Dimension. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try LuxCoreRender or appleseed. Other great apps like Cycles Renderer are V-Ray, Mitsuba, Radeon ProRender and RenderMan.

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Cycles is Blender’s ray-trace based production render engine and in development since 2011. It was originally developed by...

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  1. Adobe Dimension icon

    Adobe Dimension

    • Mac
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    • 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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    LuxCoreRender

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
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    • 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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    V-Ray

    • Mac
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    • 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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    appleseed

    • FreeOpen Source
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    • Linux

    appleseed is a 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.

    ⚫︎ Portableappleseed can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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  5. Mitsuba icon

    Mitsuba

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Physically based renderer.

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    Radeon ProRender

    • FreeOpen Source
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    • 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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    RenderMan

    • Free PersonalProprietary
    • Mac
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    • Linux

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

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    Indigo Renderer

    • Mac
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    • Linux

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

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  9. Octane Render icon

    Octane Render

    • Mac
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    • Linux

    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.

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    Sunflow Rendering System

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    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.

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