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POV-Ray Alternatives

POV-Ray is described as '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' and is an app in the photos & graphics category. There are more than 25 alternatives to POV-Ray for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, Blender 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 Fragmentarium. Other great apps like POV-Ray are appleseed, SheepIT, Kerkythea and RenderMan.

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  • FreeOpen Source
  • Windows
  • Linux

The Persistence of Vision Raytracer is a high-quality, totally free tool for creating stunning three-dimensional graphics....

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    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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    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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    Fragmentarium

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Fragmentarium is an open source, cross-platform IDE for exploring pixel based graphics on the GPU.

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    appleseed

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • 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.

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    SheepIT

    • FreeProprietary
    • Online

    A free distributed render farm for Blender.

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    Kerkythea

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

    Powerful, feature-rich and fast standalone raytracing renderer.

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    RenderMan

    • Free PersonalProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

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

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    Mitsuba

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Physically based renderer.

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  9. Visionaray icon

    Visionaray

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    A C++ based, cross platform ray tracing library.

    Visionaray Ambient Occlusion Example (https://github.com/szellmann/visionaray/tree/master/src/examples/ao)
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    Indigo Renderer

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • 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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