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    MiniLight Alternatives

    MiniLight is described as '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 around (on average, about 650 lines)' and is an app in the Development category. There are more than 25 alternatives to MiniLight for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, Autodesk 3ds Max and Sketchup. The best alternative is Adobe Dimension. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try LuxCoreRender or POV-Ray. Other great apps like MiniLight are Keyshot (Paid), V-Ray (Paid), appleseed (Free, Open Source) and RenderMan (Free Personal).

    This page was last updated Jan 21, 2022

    1. 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 computation.
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    2. REAL TIME RENDER VIEWPORT PLUGIN FOR 3DS MAX. Be productive instantly.
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      • Windows
      • Autodesk Maya
      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!!
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    3. RenderZone allows you to create photorealistic renderings based on the LightWorks® rendering engine. It offers three levels of rendering: simple, z-buffer, and raytrace.
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      • Windows
      • Autodesk 3ds Max
      • Sketchup
      As an interactive, photorealistic renderer, Shaderlight redefines traditional rendering workflows. Simple to learn and easy to use, it features ‘progressive’ rendering that lets you see your image develop as you work so you can visualize your ideas in no time.
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    4. 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.
    5. Bunkspeed Shot is a completely redesigned interactive photograph for 3D data software application, all new generation replacement for HyperShot.
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    6. Artlantis Render is designed more for those who seek very high quality rendering (architects, interior designers, urban planners, landscapers, exhibition organizers, exhibitors, etc.).
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      • Windows
      • Cinema 4D
      • Autodesk 3ds Max
      • Autodesk Maya
      High-speed rendering software. finalRender 3.5 brings completely new features and major enhancements, with more stability and productivity.
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      • Windows
      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.
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